Wednesday, November 15, 2006

They're taking the hobbits to Isengard
Jefferson Airplane- White Rabbit
Jefferson Airplane- White Rabbit
Tsunami

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

METROPOLIS - Fritz Lang 2006 Promotion
Titanic 1943 German Version

Friday, January 06, 2006

Alternate Reality: Jenna and Babs Become Patriotic


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

11 American soldiers died yesterday. Bush had a fake photo-op while they died in agony. His daughters and nephews still refuse to do their obvious patriotic duties. So here is a look at the First Couple in a fantasy where they paid the same price the average American has paid for this war.

Oh, dear! Time to dust off the Jenna/Babs memorial flags on the mantle! La, la, la! I love doing this!

Hic. Yesssh. Whossse Babs? Gimme another beer, beeeyitch.

I am so terribly happy they read "Yellow Elephant" and decided to stop being wastrels and join up to fight in Iraq! The happiest day in my life was to learn they died for America! La, la, la, la! Isn't it wonderful, dying for America? Every mother should be thrilled to lose a child in Iraq.

My Carlyle shtocks shot up. Hic. Yesssh. God blesh America. Whoopee.

Well, now when that Cindy Sheehan bitch tries to camp out at my doorstep, I can yell, "I gave at the office" back at her now! Hahahaha! This is such a relief. Everyone showers me with pity and love because I sacrificed my daughters. Now I can hold my head high and laugh at those Gold Star Mothers Against the War, right, dear?

Kin ya call Condi and ashk her if I can go to the bathroom? Burp. Got to pee.

Hahaha. I'll give you permission!

But Condi walks on my back in high heelsh. I want her to be Mommy.

Where's my Adavan? And Praxil? Did you feed them to the dogs again, dear?

Hic. What dogs?

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Meet Ed, Another Reader Of This Blog Who Blogs, Too


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

It never ceases to amuse me, readers of this blog who also blog. One sees so many diverse sites this way. I really enjoy seeing into the minds and lives of my readers. So today, Ed has finally, after several emails, showed me his blog he just started. It is a window into another world if you live in the cold north, he being deep down in Dixie and all that.

From Ed Hunter's blog:
My great grandfather William A. Hunter (1842-1928) and his wife and their children settled in this area in 1879. He was here about 15 years before when he was fighting at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in the Civil War. He was shot in the knee and recuperated in the nearby town of Woodstock. After he was well enough to walk and the war was over he walked back to his home in Macon County, North Carolina, where his wife was waiting.

Within a year, he and his uncle Van Trammell (they were near the same age, most people thought they were brothers)had a heated discussion with a man who fought for the North. Van hit the man with a limb or a rifle and killed him. All evidence pointed to Van but his nephew William told the sheriff he was with him all day. Later the sheriff found out William told a lie and he too was involved in the slaying. They were wanted by the law. Van, a brother, and some sisters moved to Arkansas; William and his family moved to Texas.

Up until this point in time William went by the name of William Trammell. He was the son of Rebecca Trammell. Rebecca died before 1850 and he and his sister lived in the house of his grandparents, Jacob and Polly Trammell. He enlisted into the Confederacy with the name of William A. Trammell and also married Emaline Ray with the name William A. Trammell. But, possibly wanted for murder, he changed his name to William A. Hunter after he left.

Why did he pick the name surname Hunter? Because in 1842 his mother Rebecca Trammell sued Jason Henderson Hunter for Bastardy. Jason admitted he was the father and he was ordered to pay $100 a year in child support.

They tried to make a living in Texas but times were hard. They came back east and he looked up his friends he had made when he was recuperating from his wound in Woodstock, Georgia.

And now, about 126 years later I am here in Marietta, Ga., almost within the shadow of Kennesaw Mountain where he was wounded, and only 7 miles from his home in Woodstock.
OK. It is interesting to me, as someone who lived a fair part of my childhood in the south, that there are so many liberals down there who come from some of the hardest hard rock ribbed folk imaginable. Are we born under a blue moon? Did our mothers pick us up by accident from the hospital nursery?

All I know is, it is fun exchanging family tales. My own family has an, ahem, rocky history, too. This is why we used to say, "If you can see the smoke from someone's chimney, they are too close." Sometimes, when looking into family history, in books, they often start off with, "He was a terrible person," or "Now I will introduce a blackguard," or "Strange things happen to the Steeles during storms" (my all time favorite).

This is why we reached the West Coast in 1848. Ahem. Nothing like staying one step ahead of whoever is hunting you, right?

Anyway, thanks, Ed, for telling us about how your family discusses politics. I will argue with them once I finish cleaning ol' Betsy and I will take the dawgs along too, just in case.

And one last thing, did they nail that thar photographer, Ed? With looks like that....Well.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

49 MEDIA IS HOSTING MY PICTURES

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The man behind the web site and his tremendously cute pup.

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

I periodically google my data to see if anyone is linking to my blog. This is part of the underground work of running a blog. Google is an uncertain platform since it uncovers only a slight skim of one's work but it can be useful, still. The other night, to my surprize, I found out about this web page: 49 Media: Camera Obscura. This site has a spider that crawls all around the web, seeking photos and media data, webcasts, etc. Then the person running the place organizes them. About a month ago, the spider snagged the picture of Richard showing him as the British Lion wih a Brit flag Tee shirt. That was a hit, evidently, with visitors to 49 Media and so it showed up in google!

I sent 49 Media an email and a cartoon:
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and in a few hours, he replied with a photo of himself and his companion. In turn, it became the basis for a cartoon.

Drawing cartoons: I used to make my living doing this way back in the Ice Ages called "the Summer of Love" etc, in San Francisco and the Bay Area (housing costs caused many moves back in the vagabond days). It was a great way to make money as a student, better than waiting on tables. Then I had to get serious after leaving school. Reviving cartooning skills has been harder than I thought, expecially using a strange format, the Wacom pad. Looking up while scribbling down is hard work, I tell you! Gradually, it is getting better.

The stick figures are for quick pictures because I can do them in less than half an hour each. The more elaborate drawings can draw out for hours if I get really involved in them. Usually, I try to time it to under an hour. The photo cartoons are done in about five minutes each but seeking out photos is the time consuming part.

I usually use Yahoo photos and slideshowsto find pictures. They have a multi-level site that is easy to use if you have a high speed connection like I have. This is the only way to do heavy picture work. I used to have dial up years ago. Time crawled so much, I would play solitaire while waiting for simple downloads and pictures really messed it up.

Most blogs are text right now, if they have pictures, it is very limited. Most cartoon sites do one or fewer a day and I generally pop at least three a day onto the web. Some of them are buried within the stories. Sometimes I feel only cartoons can tell what is going on because it is so ridiculous, so stupid, stick figures are insulted by it all. Gads.

Anyway, welcome to 49 Media and let the blogs spread like molasses over a carpet! We will get everyone stuck!

Reading and looking.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

LITTLE ELMO (nome de plume) MEETS CINDY!

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Little Elmo, one of our visitors here, with Cindy Sheehan!

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

One of our regular visitors told us all he was going to Crawford to help out with the Peace camp there and here is his story with lots of neat pictures: Blind in Texas: (this blog is run by a vet, by the way)
Blogumentary: Camp Casey II, August 27, 2005
My alarm went off at 5am, and I leapt out of bed. After a quick shower I packed a light bag, kissed the wife and kids, and headed out of Austin toward Crawford. It took an hour and forty minutes to get to the Crawford city limit sign. Just a few miles past that on the right is Crawford Peace House...

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There are many pictures, some touching, a good record of the place. For example, I didn't know about the peace maze which is laid out with stones and one can walk through it before going to the crosses which are dedicated to those who have died for this folly.

A good idea to seperate the experience of wandering about and then focusing on something important. Indeed, his description of the meetings and how things are run are very interesting. This is a well run outfit. I have run multi-day demonstrations before such as the 2 month one in front of the UN in 1989 and I am in awe with the sensible and well designed way of doing things at this camp.

I really wish I could pop in, too.

But we all can do this in the cyber-world!

This story was also carried by Wimpling Wings, another blogger who visits here and who is a great read, I visit her site daily. Just the art alone is worth many a click!

Keep you chins up, everyone! We must stick together!

Rough seas ahead.

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Monday, August 22, 2005

SPAGETTI DO-IT-YOURSELF RELIGIONS

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Picture from Earl Bockenfeld

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Like myself, readers of this blog like to plumb the mysteries of space and science. Earl has a breaking news story (ahem):from his blog
This picture shows the nebula IC 8675, which as you can see is filled with Noodly structures! Not only does this image scientifically PROVE the existence of the FSM, I believe it shows His home in space." snip

The board for Beebe School District in Arkansas voted on 12 July to remove from textbooks stickers promoting an "intelligent designer" over evolution. Feedback wonders if they were influenced by an open letter to the State Board of Education in neighbouring Kansas circulated by Bobby Henderson, a "concerned citizen".


"Let us remember that there are multiple theories of intelligent design," is its crux. "I and many others around the world are of the strong belief that the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster," Henderson affirms. "It was He who created all that we see and all that we feel. We feel strongly that the overwhelming scientific evidence pointing towards evolutionary processes is nothing but a coincidence, put in place by Him."


He writes "to formally request that this alternative theory be taught in your schools, along with the other two theories [creationism and evolution]." The full text is at Venganza.org and includes the argument that global warming correlates with the diminishing number of pirates. There is also a discussion forum and letters of endorsements from academics and leading scientists. Below is a small sample.
The Venganza url is a funny sight (site).

It is quite possible that we really could do a class action suit concerning Intelligent (sic) Design. After all, the real debate ceases to be evolution and immediately becomes "what is the Entity that created humans out of mud or spagetti or whatever junk was lying around the Creator's messy bedroom?" That seems to me to be a very pressing question and no teacher's manual should be without the long list of probable suspects and what things they used when making that disasterous creature, the ultimate Frankensteinian monster, humans.

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