27 March 2008

art directors, take note

Or draw a diagram, or whatever it is you do.

Three new image search applications that will make your life easier. Well. Two new ones, and one old one that I like.




Go forth and comp, my countrymen-and-women. Make the magic happen. And I promise, I'll stop calling you "fart directors" ... just as soon as it stops being funny.

Which will be never.

24 March 2008

tiled & terrific: changing the lexicon

Once, not long ago, I tried to remove a word from my vocabulary. That word was "awesome." The word I tried to replace it with was "terrific." It means almost the same thing. (The meaning of "awesome" is "inspires awe," and that for "terrific" is "inspires terror." Awe ≠ terror ... but it's close.)

It didn't work. Mostly because "terrific" is something that junior high librarians say. That, and my own personal failure -- I kept slipping up and saying "awesome" anyway. I have no self-control, especially when it comes to words.

But this doughnut shop seems to be in alignment with my thinking. I'm wondering if they're also sick of the word "totally."

Not just terrific. Extra terrific.

A little further down is a tile store. Look closely and see that this lady is a mannequin with a swimsuit tiled directly onto her body. They can set a mood with a window, I'll tell you what, and that mood is "creeped out."

She looks lonely.

The other window has this guy. Now HE is terrific, in all senses of the word. LOOK INTO HIS EYES AND FEEL THE TERROR.

Help this robot!

And so I present to you the strip mall of discontent and loss.

09 March 2008

i think i know why speakerphone was invented

So you can talk on the phone with your mom

and also scribble on your hand

and draw a goose

and make the goose crap all over the place.

Yep. I think that's how it started.

05 March 2008

morning observation

Think about it.