Monthly Archives: August 2011

AAC Tour Postcard 2010

4″w x 6″h
I made this postcard on the Arroyo Arts Collective Tour on November 21, 2010

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The grocery strike

“According to officials for Ralphs, Albertsons and Vons, employees will be required to pay $9 a week for single coverage, while the cost of family coverage under the proposal would be $23. “The health-care proposal would maintain the current prescription … Continue reading

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Disney explains menstruation and does a pretty good job of it

(via) They showed this to all the 5th grade girls in my school. I recall finding it comforting and helpful at the same time.

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Stripped – the future of comics

This might be fun when it comes out.

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Science Kiddies

How adorable: “A pair of high school sleuths sequenced the DNA from their dinners to determine that New York City sushi wasn’t always what it claimed to be.” DNA Sequences Expose Fishy Sushi, Findings Magazine, July 27, 2011

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Jerry Brown vs. Corporate Taxzilla

Whoo-hoo! Jerry Brown is about to rock the state! In a good way. “Gov. Jerry Brown has a new tax proposal to sell the Legislature: raise levies on some large out-of-state corporations in exchange for new sales-tax exemptions for companies … Continue reading

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Staircase

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Comic Con 2011: Shannon Wheeler

Between now and the last time I saw him, Shannon Wheeler shaved off his beard. Then he won an Eisner. Is there a connection? Discuss. Shannon’s upcoming book from Top Shelf is “God is Disappointed in you” in which the … Continue reading

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Come fly with me, come fly, let’s fly, fly away

“A few weeks ago, Malaysia Airlines announced that it would ban infants from flying in the first-class cabin because other passengers had complained about squalling babies. And last February it was rumored that Virgin Atlantic and British Airways had been … Continue reading

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Eschaton-a-Go-Go, Page 58 of 58

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Madonna and Parrot

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Comic Con 2011: Karen Knighton

I learned from Karen Knighton that to get a table in the Small Press area, the artist must have a new comic for the convention and that comic must pass CCSD’s approval. Ms. Knighton’s new comic this year is Snowsville; … Continue reading

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Redistricting – All the Rage

“Republican political consultant Dave Gilliard said Monday that he is working on a petition drive to overturn the state Senate lines — he wouldn’t say who’s hired his firm — and is looking into a referendum on the congressional district … Continue reading

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Eschaton-a-Go-Go, Page 57 of 58

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Keep calm and read the London Bluebird

“The painful alliteration of ‘Broken Britain’ was invented by The Sun in 2002, and became a coarse concertina of a label, in which anything can be sandwiched that corresponds to present representations of social breakdown – teenage pregnancies, the absence … Continue reading

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Google+ vs. Facebook

Mayerson Service Announcement: Don’t try to use Plusist to crosspost from Google+ to Facebook. The app’s been hacked and your links will go to bizarre FB pages. Would be nice if Google+ had it’s own working app for this and … Continue reading

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Wolfie

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20% off the 2012 Collage Calendar until August 12, 2011

20% off any order at Lulu.com until August 12 with this code: SINK305
2012 Collage Calendar and Wapshott Press Storefront

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Nancy Wake – Spy, Patriot, Heroine – RIP

And spitfire. “During the second world war, the servicewoman Nancy Wake, who has died aged 98, became known as “the White Mouse”, a nickname given to her by the Gestapo for her elusiveness. In the run-up to D-day, Wake, who … Continue reading

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“Did I vote on your marriage?”

The most hilariously effective signs supporting gay marriage. And don’t forget the booming business divorce lawyers will be/are already doing, too.

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Reader funded journalism

www.spot.us. Huh…too bad they don’t have an RSS feed.

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Tuscon AZ housing bust

Now might be the time to buy that retirement home in Tuscon. “1. Tucson, AZ > Homeowner vacancy rates: 6.8% (1st) > Rental vacancy rates: 15.9% (6th) > Total housing units: 440,909 > Unemployment: 7.8% “Tucson’s homeowner vacancy rate was … Continue reading

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The internet eats the seed corn

Robert Levine interview about this book “Free Ride – How the Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back” published by giant publisher Random House. I wish I could embed this video, but … Continue reading

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Dinosaur 2

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