Saturday, October 31, 2009

I don't get it?


Everybody in San Francisco looks like this.

What is the costume?

You Don't Scare Me






Deadbolt.


Happy Halloween.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Franz Kline Friday










I am a fan of Franz Kline.


Some people don't get art like this.

Most people don't get how I can extrapolate the aesthetic appreciation of something like this into a thought process about making a part for a hotrod.


It is all about the use of space.
See, in that painting you are looking at a pretty stark use of positive/negative space.
The tension of the back and the white, balanced on one another.


Most cool stuff kind of locates itself in the world around it, relates itself through the space it occupies or doesn't.
Just like the back and white paint on Franz Kline's canvases.


Maybe I just think too much.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Got My Costume Ready!



Yeah!


I am going to be the multi-billion dollar economic bailout package!

One of the scariest things ever.

I am sure I am the only person dressing up as TARP this year.







This is going to fuckin' rule!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wall of Death Wednesday

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Badger Song























Out in the woods
Up to no good
I wanna make friends with the badger

The woodchuck likes me
We smoke PCP
I wanna make friends with the badger
I mean it!
I wanna make friends with the badger
For real!
I wanna make friends with the
Wanna make friends with the
Wanna make friends with the badger

Get drunk with owls
Drop acid with cows
I wanna make friends with the badger

I'll stand on my head till I'm legally dead
I wanna make friends with the badger
From the heart
I wanna make friends with the badger
You know it
I wanna make friends with the
Wanna make friends with the
Wanna make friends with the badger

I wanna make friends with the badger [x2]

The badger's your friend!
Make friends with the badger!
[x4]
The badger's your friend!
I wanna make friends with the badger

Climbing the trees
Spreading disease
I wanna make friends with the badger
I wouldn't lie
I wanna make friends with the badger
He's my buddy
I wanna make friends with the
Wanna make friends with the
Wanna make friends with the badger

I wanna make friends with the badger [x2]

The badger's your friend!
Make friends with the badger!
[x3]
The badger's your friend!
Make love to the badger!
The badger's your friend!
I wanna make friends with the badger

Smoking the leaves
I do what I please
I wanna make friends with the badger (BlbBlbBlb)
I wanna make friends with the badger (AAAAHHHH!)
I wanna make friends with the
Wanna make friends with the
Wanna make friends with the badger

I wanna make friends with the badger

Monday, October 26, 2009

MechaGodzilla Monday








I like Godzilla.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sweet Frown





My First Earthquake

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

History

Wall of Death Wednesday

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Tyra Banks Show





No, I don't watch The Tyra Banks Show....

Though, after seeing this I kind of wish I had the time.


For one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00), Tyra convinced a seemingly normal woman to strip to her skivvies and dunk her head in a bucket of mayonnaise.


One hundred fifty dollars.


I chose to type that out because $150 just doesn't seem like that much money.
Certainly not enough to bear your unmentionables to a national television audience and take a mayo facial.

I am not sure I could hire a stripper - somebody who gets down to undies professionally - to do this for $150.

If I were to solicit people on the street to perform this act, I would probably be arrested or at least detained for some questioning...


I am a bit awestruck.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Mute Grab Monday

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I can't say why...



I am pretty sure I need one of these.


I can't say why I need a truck with a giant jet engine strapped on top, backwards.

I just do.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Motorcycle Song







I might actually go for a pickle.

And motorcycles are in short supply here.


But I could go for a good ride on one...

A motorcycle, not a pickle.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Force Friday






You didn't think I was going to write about John Force, did you?

(Maybe in twenty years, when his legacy is covered in an oily, amber colored goo of nostalgia and romanticism.
For now, he can just keep going fast without commentary from me...)


No, not that force.


I am talking about the bulls-eying womp rats sort of force.

Making the Kessel run in twelve parsecs kind of force.


The dark side of the force.

So dark, you don't even hesitate to paint a mural of your own evil self on the hood of your sweet Celica type of force.



I would have pee'd myself had I encountered this scene in 1977.



I couldn't resist all of the hyperlinks to Wookieepedia.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thiebaud Thursday








You know, I just realized that I never talk about art here at prettynotgood.

Which is weird.
Because I like art.
And I did a bunch of schoolin' to learn how to talk about art.

Turns out I don't really like talking about art all that much.

You either like something or you don't.


The rest is just bullshit yammering, ego-singing and similar poo.


Anyway, I really like the paintings of Wayne Thiebaud.
I have for years and years.

American impressionism would be crap, were it not for this guy.

That is a sweeping statement, sure.
But when was the last time you had anything good to say about American impressionism?


If you don't know this guys work, go check some out.
It is all about moment and mood and light.
It is, also, often about delectable confections.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Whats up in the garage?







A whole lotta nothin' has been going on in the garage, that's what.











I did get through my little dash project, I guess.

It looks a lot more right than what I had there.
I am pretty pleased with the change.

I still need to make the little brackets that hold the gauges to the dash.






I had me annual mantis visit.

It seems that every year a mantis shows up in the garage.
I assume to check on the car...

Perhaps it shows up to see if my head is finally big enough to eat.






It started raining again.

Water is creeping in under the garage door.

I like this time of year, because the sound of the rain hides the sound of tools from most of the neighbors at night.

We'll see if I can get anything done.
Well, more done...probably not done - done.

Wall of Death Wednesday

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thirteen



The crew from Apollo 13 mission.

Why?
Uhm, it is the 13th.
That is it.




My head works like that.


I could mention thirteen other 13 things, but then you might you might assume I am some sort of autistic .

I certainly do not need you thinking that I am any more odd than what you already know.

Happy Tree Friends






It really is hard to have super powers.
Don't let anybody tell you differently.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Grillin'



Did some grillin' over the weekend.
Nothing to complicated.

Seemed like an end of summer thing.
With a fire in the fire ring thing.


Very relaxing...

Hot Wheels





See, those Hot Wheels tracks weren't that crazy after all.



You just need the right car.

And a crazy person.

And a giant loop.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

History

Sunday, October 4, 2009

10-4






10-4 is trucker lingo.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lovvers








OCD GOGO Girls

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fastplant Friday






Mr. Grosso demonstrates the Indy style.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Future








In the future, we'll all have jet-packs and monkeys.






In the mean time, things kind of suck.