Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Racing Season...Cont'd

Turn up the sound for this one. If you like engine noises, that is...

Yup, it is a commercial. The last few seconds kinda spoil the purity that leads to the pitch.
Hearing the change in RPM's from one car to the next is pretty crazy.
Pretty music.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Racing Season...

Those San Fernando Valley guys are back at it. Things seems more serious - more cars, more speed, perhaps more organized. Why aren't you building one of these cars?

Why am I not building one of these cars? What is wrong with us? Do we just not like having fun? Are we avoiding hills, for some reason?

Perhaps we are just a couple of Nancy-Girls. Perhaps we need to stone up and get to building.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Gorn

Following my post on the Creeper, I thought I might speak of some of my other favourite villains.

Right at the top of my list - The Gorn

The Gorn are featured in a sweet episode of Star Trek. I am no Trekkie, but this episode is extra-awesome. Kirk is sent to battle another inter-stellar space ship captain, by some hyper conscious/intelligent dude. His adversary, some slow moving lizard guy. The Gorn.

I am not sure if the lizard dude was named Gorn, or the whole lizard race was called Gorn. It doesn't matter, either way.

The Gorn was a super villain to the nines. He was kinda ugly and had a hiss/weeze thing going on. The Gorn moved at a snail-like pace in his pursuit of Cappy Kirk, perhaps to add to the over-arching tension of their battle.

The Gorn seemed a little sad, to me. It seemed as though he might suffer from some manner of giant lizard asthma, and maybe some corns or foot thing.

Yet, keep in mind, The Gorn was a cold blooded giant lizard guy - ready to make lunchmeat of the handsome Jimmy Kirk.

Kirk shot the guy with a mystic crystal bazooka thing.
Oh, the humanity.
If I remember correctly, ol' James T refused to off The Gorn, in the end, much to the disappointment of the super smart puppet master of the battle.

I think we could all learn some deep and meaningful crap from Cap'n Kirk and The Gorn.


Just so you know, it has been determined through very unscientific methodology that KVC is in fact more witty than the entire geographic area known as Whittier, California.

Yes, it is true...

Witty-er than Whittier.

It is yet to be determined if the imported wit of other regions, into the general Whittier area, is to be included in final computations. Humor, you know, includes a modicum of perception in relation to the audience.

Whittier may not think things are quite that witty, as compared to you and me.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


Well, here we are. Tomorrow will be one week with the new gig.

This whole bit of travelling to work is a little tiresome.
In short, I am tired.
I feel like a recap tire after a few thousand miles of bad road.

That is about all I have to say on the subject.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Open City

I really wanted to post on this, but it fell out of my head. Out there, in fancy-pants New York City, it has been declared "Open City"

That is like open season, in hunting terms, for various graffiti, environmental and oddball artist types to have at it.
NYC is the canvas.

There is a conference, in support of the whole thing. I would guess that there are some sort of shows to go along with things. You can read more about the deal here:

I had seen pics of that giant projector thing in action, over some where else. I really dig that device. Graffiti Research Lab, probably.
I had mentioned creative genius before, that projector is genius.

Think about how much time you spend in "public" spaces that are actually private property.
Think about how much of the visual landscape in your daily life is owned by some corporation.
These folks are working hard to provide some medium of commentary and interaction, in a city and a world where that is increasingly made illegal.

artsy arty art art

I had mentioned previously that there was some painting going on out here. Well, there was. After living with it and tweaking it for a few weeks now, I think it's done.

Some points of consideration; the subject is a specific character-Edwina, the painting is done in a style I have applied previously-yes it is supposed to look like that, I am not much of a photographer.

Hopefully, it will make somebody smile...

It has been a while since I had done any painting. You might remember I did a bunch of work with the nutty animation influence, some years back. I wasn't quite sure I wanted to go back to that style, but kind of did anyway. I was a bit softer in this painting, than I was in past work.
I am not sure how much more I want to explore this style, but this Ed one needed to be done...


Hey, it's March now isn't it? Seems like there is a lot going on here, maybe. It sure feels like a lot.

There is the new job thing. I started a new job, so there was that whole transition from one gig to another. I made the shift with no break in between, which is kind of bewildering.
The new gig is as an op's manager for an AV production company. I will spare the mundane details of what that actually means. At present, it means a more regular income and a huge investment of time. We'll see how that works out.

School, yea there is some school stuff going too. I did some testing yesterday, for some credits. That is going well, as far as I can tell. I am at the first point where there is any real grading going on. Anyway, I am on a one-step-at-a-time plan with that. There is some progress being made.

Shit, that is really all that is going on. KVC is still in Thailand. As I don't work in a home office, with the new gig, there is less time for little house chores. That might be why it seems there is a lot going on.

Alright, really, there is the same sorta stuff going on.