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New Years Parade

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It's less than eight hours from now until the Gregorian calendar flips (~1,450 days until the more interesting Mayan one does) and the cosmic clash of cultures is still going strong with (thank the divinity of your choice, if any) no clear winner in sight.

Here's hoping that if you can't find peace or goodwill for others (ostensibly) of your species, you at least put your hands on a sense of humor, which sometimes is the only way to kindle a light at the end of the tunnel for yourself and those around you.

If I don't see you before then, I'll see you on the other side.

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31st Dec 2008, 21:22   comments (0)

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Now that _that's_ overwith, all holiday-flavored glittery chintz is 75% off!

Get out there and Robot Chicken you a nativity scene.

Seriously, joy and love to you all!

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25th Dec 2008, 14:58   comments (4)

Accidental sculpture

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Stack of bricks removed from Atlanta Contemporary Art Center wall for architectural installation. Green painted brick, as it turns out, is a Russell Maltz piece. Marble birdwing origin unknown.

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13th Dec 2008, 21:34   comments (3)

Exploding like spiders

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Birthday card, from my wife. Inside:

"Light it up & set it off -- Happy Birthday! Love, -A-"
12th Dec 2008, 05:15   comments (11)

Today's Uniform

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MARTA Catholic Protection Test Station

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"Call before digging."

I swear, I know what each of those words mean individually (MARTA is the local metropolitan transit system), but I'm kind of at a loss for what it all means aggregately, in this context.

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10th Dec 2008, 02:43   comments (5)

Elephant Soars Over

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By yours truly, but based on a design by old acquaintance Andy Lee of PaperBrush Studios ( http://www.findandy.com/ ) who still does it way better and isn't limited to whiteboard markers.

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9th Dec 2008, 17:07   comments (4)

Dear God, why?

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This is the very symbol of what's totally and completely wrong with the US healthcare system.

I wish it was easier to explain. At the ultimate core, however, is a horrendous layer of bureaucracy designed to obscure unconcionable greed and criminal irresponsibility with other people's money. Just like with the subprime/mortgage/credit/cds meltdown.

Same disease, different symptom.

This little toy bear, promoting commercial (and expensive) copies of the volumes and volumes of codes (typically bought with huge wads of Other People's Money) necessary to complete a form so that a doctor can get reimbursed for service (from a private stockpile of Other People's Money and/or a dwindling supply of government funds), symbolizes it all by its very presence, by the necessity that brings it into being.

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8th Dec 2008, 16:04   comments (4)