January 6th, 2006

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Louis sent me this list of the worst things of 2005. Noticably lacking from the list is George W. Bush and the Iraq War, but still an amusing list.


Now Rann the Kite brings home the night
    That Mang the Bat sets free--
The herds are shut in byre and hut
    For loosed till dawn are we.
This is the hour of pride and power,
    Talon and tush and claw.
Oh, hear the call!--Good hunting all
    That keep the Jungle Law!
Night-Song in the Jungle
        -- Kipling

In other news, looking for ideas of stuff to print and glue onto journals, I have revisited Project Gutenberg. For those of you who don't know, Project Gutenberg is an effort to take as many uncopyrighted books as possible and type them up and put them online for free. I noticed there are a few explorers journals from the 1800's and adventure related books like Kiplings The Jungle Book are on there. I was thinking aged images with faded journal enteries of Kipling poems faintly overlaying them might look nice glued on to the front of Moleskine journals.

Speaking of which, how are the journals I gave people holding up? The glue still good? the image surface holding up? Any comments? Suggestions?
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Here is an example of what I was talking about in the last post. Combining an image I took of a boat in the Amazon Basin, with a picture of a map the Manu area, then some noise (desaturated plasma) to give it a faded old photo look, and Particle Deposition misuse to create the light cracking effect. Some bluring, and a border, and finally... From Project Gutenberg, an except from Algot Lange's 1912 travel log, In the Amazon Jungle: Adventures in Remote Parts of the Upper Amazon River, Including a Sojourn Among Cannibal Indians.

In other news, The Onion must be spying on me...

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The fact of the matter is, I've never been to a hockey game. Ever. In my whole life. I think this is a situation that must be fixed. On the plus side, we do have the Portland Winterhawks, which as I understand it is the equivalent to a minor league team. So, who wants to join me on my maiden hockey voyage? Should I see it here, or are there better teams to see near by (like on the Oregon-Washington stretch of the I-5 corridor)? Do I need to fake a Canadian accent and learn to love cheap beer to properly enjoy this sport?
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Urban Legend? Source of endless amusement? Please test and report back...

I found this on docbrite's journal:

have you ever tried loosely tying a tube sock around the midsection of a cat?

They instantly fall over and think they can't get up...has something to do with their balance...and since it doesn't hurt kitty in anyway, this is an amusing way to kill a couple of hours the next time you're bored. It's even more hilarious to do while drunk.