Wednesday, September 29, 2010


"Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist."

— Kenneth Boulding

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Sunday, September 26, 2010


How dare you say I didn't get anything accomplished yesterday?!?!!
I'll have you know that I was promoted to "Gem Scraper" on Bejeweled Blitz for facebook! That's a full three rankings higher than my previous position of "Apprentice polisher," and it only took me two or six hours. I've been seeing those damn jewels in my sleep, but it's worth it to strive for your goals. I'm not quite good enough to go pro yet, but you have to dream.
Today is the day of worship (football) and then I can get back to painting tomorrow. Unless of course I get in a quick Bejeweled session in the morning..........Those precious stones aren't going to line themselves up, you know.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


I just rewatched Grey Gardens (1975), the groundbreaking documentary about Jackie O.'s eccentric aunt and cousin. It's basically an hour and a half audio visual definition of "crazy cat lady." They even eat cat food. Pretty amazing movie.
That got me thinking about all the famous crazy cat ladies throughout history. Of course there's the Simpsons crazy cat lady, who used to be a news anchor before everything went haywire.
Every once in awhile you hear about a rich old bat who left her fortune to her cats. At the wine shop, people would ask me about Bordeaux the cat wandering the aisles, and sometimes I'd tell them that the eccentric owner of the building had left everything to Bordeaux when she died, so the cat actually owned the store. About 98% of the people believed it no questions asked.
There is even a guy in Pennsylvania who built a village for his 660 rescued cats. Crazy cat guy? Doesn't really roll off the tongue like crazy cat lady.

But the all-time, life acheivment oscar goes to this Russian lady with 130 cats in a tiny apartment. Cats rule! Metal rulez! Mosh pits rule! And my god, that apartment must smell bad........

Sunday, September 5, 2010


I have been obsessed with Ralph Wiggum since the first time I laid eyes on him. You can ask my friends. It's all I ever talk about.

There is something in his blank stare and Zen-like stupidity that fascinates me. Is he just an idiot, or a prophet of the modern age?

I recognize something in Ralphie that is deep within all of us, whether it is his naïve sense of wonder, his ignorant bliss, or his blind faith in things he can't understand.

We can all learn something from Ralphie, even if it's just to keep our fingers out of our nose. His unintentionally ironic statements can lead us to a greater understanding of our place in a scary world.

The Ralpholution has begun! Here's your chance to join the church of Ralphie and own a piece of Him......


(available on eBay)[SOLD]

(available on eBay)[SOLD]

There will be more paintings in this series, so stay tuned........