Sunday, November 12, 2006

"There can be no 'them' in America. There's only us." - Bill Clinton

Well, fuck. i was originally gonna write about the US midterm elections but, I got busy, and forgot to. And now, it's almost Thanksgiving, and the election's so far gone, I'm out of a topic to write about. Meh.

Well, not completely. A couple of weeks ago, the Arizona Comic Book Association held a charity sketch drive at a local comic shop, Spazdog Comics. It was fun, I met a lot of really great people, drew my fingers off, and we raised a total of $102.50 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and then our host, Shawn at Spazdog matched it giving us a total of $205.00!! And it got me thinking. We're coming into the holiday season, the season of giving and of taking. As Americans, we don't celebrate the holidays for the reason they were instituted for the most part. Which is fine by me, since as you may know, I'm NOT a religious person. I don't celebrate Christmas to commemorate the birth of Jesus, I celebrate for family and happiness. I love giving presents to people I care about. I hate the commercialization of the season. I hate that this Friday, little old ladies will be beating each up other to get the last fucking Elmo doll or DVD player at Wal*Mart. I hate that TV channels are showing toy commercials to teach the little kids that mommy and daddy must give you the super-flashy-bomb toy for Spendmas™, or you just aren't as special as the kids who have gotten one. The holidays have become more about who can spend more money than who rather than about spending time with family, celebrating togetherness, and giving. So, I'm imploring you to give. Give some canned food to the food pantry, give a toy to the local Toys for Tots, when you pass the old man with the bell on the way into Wal*Mart, give him a dollar. Just give. No matter how bad off you are, there's probably someone worse off than you. It'll make you feel better, it'll make someone's life a bit better, and it'll help make the World a better place to live.

Art Time!!! what do I have for you today? Let's See.... how about a t-shirt design?
As you may know, I'm starting a new Cafepress shop called Monkey Minion Press. so, I've been working on new designs for t-shirts around the clock. Here are a couple of designs from the initial batch:

Let Me know what you think by clicking on the cafepress link on the sidebar--->
and buying some shirts or magnets!

Peace out until next time! Thanks!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

I like that about the Republicans; the evidence does not faze them, they are not bothered at all by the facts. - Bill Clinton

Hidey-Ho! Welcome back. I know I promised to unravel the mysteries of pie this time, but I can't. It's flaky, crusty, filled to the brim with all manner of fruity goodness is unfathomable by the human mind. I have failed.

On to today's quote. By the last legally elected American President. Why is this relevant you ask? Well, because this past week, I had the opportunity to listen to this man speak. He hasn't lost his shine. Charming, homey, polite and downright charismatic, he was and still is the epitome of Presidential. He was in town at ASU to stump for Congressional candidates Harry Mitchell and Jim Pederson. His speaking skills far overshadowed the guys he was here for, tho. But, Jim used that to his advantage, and kept his speech short. Everyone else, sadly, didn't. Oh well. I wasn't there for them anyway. If it weren't for the small technicality that Clintonisn't running for anything, I'd vote for him.

It struck me to think that most of the kids he was speaking to probably couldn't remember his first election. I was in 6th grade, but I remember. But they were as rabid for him as any lifelong Democrat. You'll see it in the video. I took two videos of the speech, forgive the shakiness, but I was holding the camera up by hand, and trying to hold it above the crowd. Unfortunately, one video is too long, so I'll have edit it down before I can show you. Here's one video, tho.

No art today. I don't have any new art to show. Sorry. That's all for this installment. Y'all come back now, y'hear?