Monthly Archives: April 2010

“Beat It” in Legos

And the original for comparison: I embed; you decide.

Posted in amused, visual pleasure | Comments Off on “Beat It” in Legos

Let’s give Arizona back to Mexico

It’s such an embarrassment. “The bill’s author, State Sen. Russell Pearce, said it simply ‘takes the handcuffs off of law enforcement and lets them do their job.’” You know, I have to wonder if Sen. Pearce has ever really thought … Continue reading

Posted in politics | Comments Off on Let’s give Arizona back to Mexico

No Show Collage Box, part 2

These collage boxes were really hard to photograph. They’re much cooler in person and they make noise when you shake them. This makes me laugh. I’ll post a few barely decent images I could get out of the dozens I … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Collage Boxes | Comments Off on No Show Collage Box, part 2

cAts and iPads

Welcome to the Hackenblog: documenting the inevitable since 2003. Just what the world needs: a $500 cat toy. Of course it’s a guys’ cat. Spoiled rotten, probably (the cat, I mean).

Posted in horrfied | Comments Off on cAts and iPads

Why voting is important, episode 55,646,846

“The election then. You’re probably already bored rigid with talk of it even though it’s not happening for another three and a half weeks. “You might be one of those non-voters, giving it all that ‘Yeah, doesn’t matter who you … Continue reading

Posted in amused, economics, politics | Comments Off on Why voting is important, episode 55,646,846

Dentistry is not optional

“Cindy Williams, 48, took several buses from her home in Twentynine Palms to secure her place, arriving well before dawn. William hopes to see a dentist. She lost her job as a sales clerk last year, then saw her state … Continue reading

Posted in health, Los Angeles | Comments Off on Dentistry is not optional

Disney Decisions

“This is pretty darn big… The Beat reports Marvel has left Diamond Book Distributors. Marvel had easily been DBD’s biggest account. No particular reason was given for the change, though DBD’s Kuo-yu Liang claims the distributor has been ‘prepared’ for … Continue reading

Posted in amused, comics, economics | Comments Off on Disney Decisions

As a composer, I should be appalled…

But as a secretary, I’m fascinated. The ending is a little weak, but who cares?

Posted in amused | Comments Off on As a composer, I should be appalled…

The sad truth about the 80s

And why we live the way we live now: “Something is profoundly wrong with the way we live today. For thirty years we have made a virtue out of the pursuit of material self-interest: indeed, this very pursuit now constitutes … Continue reading

Posted in economics, impressed, politics | Comments Off on The sad truth about the 80s

No Show Collage Box, part 1

These collage boxes were really hard to photograph. They’re much cooler in person and they make noise when you shake them. This makes me laugh. I’ll post a few barely decent images I could get out of the dozens I … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Collage Boxes | Comments Off on No Show Collage Box, part 1

Let’s have a Bitburg Day, too

“So, sure, let’s teach Reagan’s legacy. But front and center of that legacy is the AIDS crisis. He stood by as millions died, including some of his supposed friends from his movie days. Reagan’s inaction directly led to many needless … Continue reading

Posted in annoyed, economics, horrfied, Los Angeles, politics | Comments Off on Let’s have a Bitburg Day, too

Worthy Dems

Here are Dems I like and if you like them and find them, y’know, worthy, please give them or some of them some money. We need people to come together and support the candidates and causes that strengthen our democracy. … Continue reading

Posted in politics | Comments Off on Worthy Dems

I hate California Nazis

All the fun things to do in Los Angeles must have been closed yesterday. Me, I was at a craft fair with the fabulous Wendy Lee. It was, as you might imagine, a sea of tranquility compared to the lawn … Continue reading

Posted in Los Angeles | Comments Off on I hate California Nazis

We love you, Barbara!

We love you, Barbara! Let’s get some money and keep you in D.C. America, we need people to come together and support the candidates like Barbara Boxer, or Barbara Boxer herself, and causes that strengthen our democracy. Your support is … Continue reading

Posted in politics | Comments Off on We love you, Barbara!

Postcard for the show that never happened

This is the postcard I made for the Brewery Artwalk April 17 and 18, but the Brewery management decided to charge an extra $150 for each artists showing in a resident artist studio. Boo. Hiss. So I have a hundred … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Careerism, Collage Boxes, news, postcards | Comments Off on Postcard for the show that never happened

Bring back Governor Moonbeam

America, it is time to love California for the best of all the things we are. Yes, I mean Jerry Brown, former Governor, former Mayor of the coolest, toughest town west of the Mississippi, and soon to be former AG … Continue reading

Posted in politics | Comments Off on Bring back Governor Moonbeam

CCSD outgrows 7 football fields

“Since organizers of Comic-Con said they have outgrown the San Diego Convention Center — the festival’s home since the 1970s — L.A. and the city of Anaheim have launched campaigns to lure the celebration of comic books and pop culture.” … Continue reading

Posted in comics, economics, Los Angeles | Comments Off on CCSD outgrows 7 football fields

Laurel Sutton Illuminates Trademarks

“Why did Sony give up on Arc? It’s unlikely that they thought consumers would be confused; the MS Arc products aren’t hugely popular and don’t have a lot of brand recognition. (In fact, before the PlayStation Arc name was floated, … Continue reading

Posted in amused | Comments Off on Laurel Sutton Illuminates Trademarks

Should you buy an iPad?

I wouldn’t know. I’m not buying one until it can clean my house, get me off, and pay the rent.

Posted in amused | 1 Comment