Thursday, October 27, 2005

It's time the world knew...

Yes, everyone reveres Superman. He stands for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. He's the world's greatest superhero.

Nope, he's a dick.

(found in the forum of the webcomic Bigger Than Cheeses - thanks, "hominid" from the UK)

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Pics by the buttload IV

OK, well, Sunday morning and we have a nice brunch before heading out. Higgy's pic of this is better as it includes Mad and I standing under this sign, but I wanted to get the "Chocolate Heaven."

And that's it! Whee!

Pics by the buttload III

By the way, in case you didn't know, you can click on the pics for larger versions.

Now it's Saturday. We had gone to Gilley's for bullriding but I didn't get any pics of that. See Higgy's blog (there should be a linky thing over there on the right --->) for some pics of that. He had the amazing stealth cam and could get away with it. So, this is the next morning. Polly and Mad went to get all lady-pampered at the spa and Higgy went off with the Meyersons so it was just me and the Light Haired Guy (who's hair wasn't really all that light; it seemed a kind of average brown to me, but that's just my 2 cents.)

Anyway, we decide to get all wild and debaucherous and hit the Gameworks arcade and M&M store. Woooo! Look out Vegas, we're gettin' crazy in here!

So, as we walk through the MGM Grand, I notice a lion and snap off a quick picture. He was sleeping. Lions do that a lot.

Here's the M&M store's famous Wall O' M&M's. They have every color imaginable for the low low price of $30/5 lbs, i.e. 6 bucks a pound. Oh well. I went crazy anyway.

So later, we met up with everyone else for dinner at Margaritaville, where I lei'd Mad right there in public!

An astonishly tall pirate. ARRR! (I told him I really looked up to him and I was nearly keelhauled for that.)

After a while, a volcano goes off and a bikini-clad girl gets pooped out of the volcano and slides down into a giant blender of margaritas, then gets fished out by a giant fishhook where she dances and spins around until you expect her to vomit in an amazing circular pattern, but somehow she holds in it and continues dancing without falling over. Here's a couple pics. Some came out wonky.

(like I said, I'm a crappy photographer)

After dinner, we notice an interesting statue. Mad stares interestedly while Polly compares herself...

Wheee! So we head back to our room and Mad steals my camera and takes this lovely BoogerCam shot of me.

(well, that was probably more of me than anyone needed to see)

Cute pic of Polly and Higgy:

We decide that since we've molested female statuary, it's time to find some male statuary to molest. So we go in search of Ceramic Dick (which of course WBAGNFARB). But first, Mad must spank Polly with a shoe.

LHG doesn't want to go, so we leave him behind. My super secret spy cam catches Polly and Higgy holding hands outside. (OK, so they we're really laughing at pics on his stealth cam, but it sounds more interesting and scandalous my way)

Statuary molesting is a fine art, and you can't just fondle the first statue you come across. So Polly had to choose just the right statue. Here we see her perusing the various Adonis-like statues that adorn the front of Caesar's Palace. "Oooh, THAT one!" Higgy approves.

Mad and I stayed in the car while Polly and Higgy went statue-molesting. Here's the last unmolested statue in Vegas, which despite what the sign says, is probably not of Gladys Knight:

That was about it for that evening. I end with this mysterious picture.

The effect of drinking a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Pics by the buttload II

Vegas baby! These are Friday's pics.

On the road! Some desert scenery:

Mad a-drivin' thru the desert:

The world's tallest thermometer at the Bun Boy in Baker, CA. Some people consider this the first place to bet en route from L.A. to Vegas. Sorry the picture is so crappy but there was a vehicle between us and the thermometer so I had to snap one on the fly. As you can probably guess, I'm no great photographer.

We arrive safely and Polly and Mad give a toast while we await seating at the Buca del Beppo restaurant. I probably spelled that wrong. Light Haired Guy hides behind Polly and chats it up with the Meyersons in the background.

It's time to pick up Higgy and we couldn't help notice the rather obscene "Mating Aircraft" logo at Las Vegas Int'l Airport. Oh well, what happens in Vegas...

Everyone looks solemn as we realize everyone forgot to stop at an ATM and we wonder who will have to stay and do dishes. (Just kidding of course) From left to right, Mad, Jeff & Jackie Meyerson, LHG, Polly, and Higgy. I'm the one behind the camera.

My lovely fiancé proves the formula on her shirt to be true.

Polly and I take pictures of each other:

Pics by the buttload I

First, here's Aprille and I doing the Walk for Hope a couple weeks ago:

Since there's gonna be lots of pictures, I'll put them into different entries.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Let's give a warm welcome to The Rock Bottom Remainders!

OK, I just realized I had my little flash drive with me, and fortunately I'd already made a jpeg of my project so I can go ahead and post it. (It looks a lot better in Illustrator but oh well...)

You'll probably immediately notice that the people in the picture aren't actually the Rock Bottom Remainders. Unfortunately, we were only allowed to use pictures from the image library on the school computer and no internet images (because of the low 72 dpi resolution of all web pictures), so I had to make do with this image of random businessy-people.

The first ticket is supposed to be done "static" style, i.e. everything in neat boxes and very basic shapes while the second one is "dynamic:" strange shapes and curves and such-like. One isn't considered to be "better" than the other, it just depends on your application.

Anyway, before you laugh that I only had the price at $1.98, consider that they usually play at bookfairs for free admission. If you get a chance to see them, they're a hoot!

Sign of the Apocalypse #2038

Rick Moranis, Country Musician

Go ahead, listen to some of the tracks, I dare you.

Coming soon: Vegas pics and the ticket.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Coming soon...

My latest project for my Graphic Design class was to design a pair of tickets to some kind of event, or museum, or what-have-you. Naturally I crafted two tickets to the Rock Bottom Remainders. I'll put em up tomorrow evening.

Also thanks to everyone who donated for our Walk for Hope. We raised over $300!

EDIT: It's not too late...

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


Since I finished my project a little early, I thought I'd have a little fun with Illustrator and Photoshop. Yes, I'm posting from class. Shhhhh!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Please donate!

As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, my lovely fiancé Aprille and I will be participating in the City of Hope Walk for Hope to cure breast cancer. If you'd like to support us with a donation, here's our easy to remember donations page.

Thanks for listening and don't forget to tip your waitress. Boogers.