February 1st, 2007

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Latest flier designs.

While sitting at home wishing I was Beau's gig, I consoled myself with doing a couple flier designs.

The first was because I looked at the calendar to see when I might next make it out to Jai Thai Psy, and I noticed it falls on St. Valentine's Day.

I would like to see if I could get the fractal heart to be more heart shaped. I was going for a clean minimalistic design. The text beneath the heart needs to be redone also.

In the process of trying to make a heart shaped fractal, I stubled across this fractal, which reminded me of an oscilloscope with the scale lines and the wave forms in the background.

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And two more flier designs...

If people are getting sick of these, let me know and I'll cut back on the postings.

I happened across this, and in a way it remending me of Joy Division's "Unknown Pleasures", but with color and from a different perspective. It also makes me thing of a sea and sky image made up of layered lotus petals.

Getting back to trying to get a heart shaped fractal, I came up with this. Good ol' Mandelbrot is close, but not quit there.

[Please ignore that I left the "r" off "cover". D'oh!]
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Maybe I got spoiled in Oregon and Washington, but when I would e-mail senators Barbra Boxer, Diane Feinstein, or and Ron Wyden I would always get a personalized response addressing the issues I e-mailed about, saying if they agree or disagree, and why.

But I've now e-mailed Maria Cantwell a couple times, and I never get anything more than a form letter. (Just like you get if you e-mail the white house.)

As much as I prefer her over her republican opponent, I can't help but think she doesn't listen and doesn't care, when compared to the three other senators I mentioned.

Are my expectations set to high after my experiences in Oregon and California?
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For the PDXers...

My Dad sent me this, and the Portlanders on here might enjoy it:

ANNOUNCEMENT: Mattel recently announced the release of limited-edition
Barbie Dolls for the Portland and surrounding areas market:

"Wilshire Park Barbie"
This Barbie now comes with a stroller and infant doll. Optional accessories include a GED and bus pass. Gangsta Ken and his 1979 Caddy were available, but are now very difficult to find since the addition of the infant.

"Hawthorne Barbie"
This doll is made of actual tofu. She has long straight brown hair, arch-less feet, hairy armpits, no makeup and Birkenstocks with white socks. She prefers that you call her Willow. She does not want or need a Ken doll, but if you purchase two Midtown Barbies and the optional Subaru wagon, you get a rainbow flag bumper sticker for free.

"Lake Oswego Barbie"
This yuppie Barbie comes with your choice of Rolls Royce convertible or Hummer H2. Included are her own Starbucks cup, credit card and country club membership. Also available for this set are Shallow Ken and Private School Skipper. You won't be able to afford any of them.

" Beaverton Barbie"
The modern day homemaker Barbie is available with Ford Windstar Minivan and matching gym outfit. She gets lost easily and has no full-time occupation. Traffic jamming cell phone sold separately.

"Stark St. Barbie"
This versatile doll can be easily converted from Barbie to Ken by simply adding or subtracting the multiple snap-on parts.

"Clackamas Barbie"
This recently paroled Barbie comes with a 9mm handgun, a Ray Lewis knife, a Chevy with dark tinted windows, and a Meth Lab Kit. This model is only available after dark and must be paid for in cash (preferably small, untraceable bills) .unless you are a cop, then we don't know what you are talking about.

"West Hills Barbie"
She's perfect in every way. We don't know where Ken is because he's always out a-'huntin'.

"Pearl District Barbie"
This collagen injected, rhino plastic Barbie wears a leopard print outfit and drinks cosmopolitans while entertaining friends. Percocet prescription available as well as warehouse conversion condo.

"Forest Heights Barbie"
This princess Barbie is sold only at The Galleria. She comes with an assortment of Kate Spade, Prada and LV Handbags, Rolex watch a Lexus SUV, a long-haired foreign dog named Honey and a 25,000 sq ft. patio home. Available with or without tummy tuck and face lift. Workaholic Ken sold only in conjunction with the augmented version.

"Lebanon Barbie"
This pale model comes dressed in her own Wrangler jeans two sizes too small, a NASCAR t-shirt and tweety bird tattoo on her shoulder. She has a six-pack of Bud light and a Hank Williams Jr. CD set. She can spit over 5 feet and kick mullet-haired Ken's butt when she is drunk. Purchase her pickup truck separately and get a confederate flag bumper sticker absolutely free.

"East County Barbie"
This tobacco-chewing, brassy-haired Barbie has a pair of her own high-heeled sandals with one broken heel from the time she chased beer-gutted Ken out of Butler Barbie's house. Her ensemble includes low-rise acid-washed jeans, fake fingernails, and a see-through halter-top Also available with a mobile home.
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As Beau is actually spinning very little psy-trance, he's talked the bar owners into letting him change the name of the night.

He's strongly leaning toward going back to "Fluorine", like his night at that bar in Oakland.

This is the first potential flier I've done based on the likely new name.

Start with the obvious design and work out from there.