August 20th, 2012
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SuperCat and SuperFat

The kiddo made labels for the new cat food containers so we can tell them apart. Can you guess which one goes on the (prescription) diet food container? 

August 6th, 2012
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Atom & His Package: If You Own the Washington Redskins You’re
a Cock

Redefining Music, 2001

I didn’t name the song, I just woke up with it stuck in my head (and I like to share those) so that’ll be my post today. It’s a good song from a long, long time ago …before iPhones, even. I suggest you read the lyrics a few times before you decide you hate it.  :]

If You Own the Washington Redskins You’re a Cock

I like sports

There are some things I force myself to miss

Like I never met an athlete I like in hockey or in Texas 

When it comes to Native American nickname teams 

Even within the context of sports it’s awful and mean

And you’ll go wah wah wah you’re so PC 

And I will say hey wait

My my my how the table has turned to be a fucking prick is a desirable trait

While we’re on the subject of changing team names there’s no jazz in Utah  

And few lakes in LA

Just this once give me the benefit of the doubt

The Bullets became the Wizards to Pilots? Get out

And you’ll go wa wa wa you’re so PC

And I will say hey wait

Remind me again how it came to be

That being a stupid American is a desirable trait

Wouldn’t it be offensive if we cheered

"Rah rah rah" for the Carolina negroes with a beat box cheer and a big foam afro

The Minnesota Vikings became the New York kikes with dollar bills on their helmets

Cause thats what they’re like ya know

Atom, What about the Saints, Angels and the Padres too ain’t that the same thing for Christians thats offending you?

When there’s a Jesus Christ mascot dog shooting crucifixes

They nailed to a cross dying to save the team

You’ll be right, you’ll be right 

But until then

YOU’RE…NOT…RIGHT

So

What’s your take on Washington Redskins

What’s your take on the Cleveland Indians

What’s your take on Washington Redskins

What’s your take on the Cleveland Indians

The Official Atom & His Package Website 

July 11th, 2012
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"Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them.”
Oh man, this made me laugh. I would say something like that, then fall on the stairs or something. But I’d hop back up with my punchers ready, fast as you can say, “clutzyfuck”. Yessir, you betcha. And while you’re laughing, I will take you down with a swift, round kick at your ankles. WIN!

Then I’d run.

"Ladies do not start fights,
but they can finish them.”

Oh man, this made me laugh. I would say something like that, then fall on the stairs or something. But I’d hop back up with my punchers ready, fast as you can say, “clutzyfuck”. Yessir, you betcha. And while you’re laughing, I will take you down with a swift, round kick at your ankles. WIN!

Then I’d run.

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June 29th, 2012
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OMFG Happy Birthday

Love, Vader

Context: It’s my friend’s birthday today. Last year she told me she loves Vader, but I didn’t send her a picture in time. This year Vader and I made up for it with a bit of color. Just a little bit. Happy Birthday, Cassy! We love your sassy assy. 
(original image source here)

OMFG Happy Birthday

Love, Vader

Context: It’s my friend’s birthday today. Last year she told me she loves Vader, but I didn’t send her a picture in time. This year Vader and I made up for it with a bit of color. Just a little bit. Happy Birthday, Cassy! We love your sassy assy. 

(original image source here)

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June 14th, 2012
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…the habit of mind which leads
to a search for relationships
between facts becomes
of the highest importance
in the production of ideas.

A 5-Step Technique for Producing Ideas circa 1939by 

Years later, upon reissuing A Technique for Producing Ideas, Young recounted the many letters he had gotten from “poets, painters, engineers, scientists, and even one writer of legal briefs” who had found his technique empowering and helpful. But what’s perhaps most interesting is the following note he made to the postscript of a reprint:

From my own further experience in advertising, government, and public affairs I find no essential points which I would modify in the idea-producing process. There is one, however, on which I would put greater emphasis. This is as to the store of general materials in the idea-producer’s reservoir.

[…]

I am convinced, however, that you gather this vicarious experience best, not when you are boning up on it for an immediate purpose, but when you are pursuing it as an end in itself.

June 13th, 2012
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"If I had a million cats I would feed the cats. I would be nice to the cats. I would feed them good things."

Awww, sounds like the kiddo has been paying attention to us chatter at home about what to feed our kitties. Take care, folks - many of those “trusted” pet foods you feed your cats or dogs are actually made of mainly corn or, sometimes, ashes. Here’s a quote from Donna Solomon, DVM (Veterinarian, Animal Medical Center of Chicago) in the Huffington Post a few weeks ago:

The biological value (how well the pet absorbs and utilizes the ingredient) of animal protein (like beef or chicken meat) is almost twice that of a plant protein (like corn, gluten meal or soybean meal) for cats. So when selecting an ideal diet for your cat, choose a diet that is primarily meat-based protein and not grain-based protein rich diet.

They’ll thank you for it, purrrrr.

June 8th, 2012
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I have just one wish for you —
the good luck to be somewhere
where you are free to maintain the
kind of integrity I have described,
and where you do not feel forced
by a need to maintain your position
in the organization, or financial
support, or so on, to lose your
integrity. May you have that freedom.

Cargo Cult Science – Richard Feynman’s fantastic 1974 Caltech commencement speech on integrity. 

Amen.

Reblogged from Explore
May 23rd, 2012
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Indifference
Dan Newton's Cafe Accordion Orchestra
Le Disque Francais

Everything you can imagine is real.

Pablo Picasso

I downloaded some new music yesterday, to suit the fresh creative mood I’ve found myself in. It’s fantastic (the music, not the mood - well maybe that too, but I was referring to the music).

Anyhow, what brought this on? I don’t know. I don’t question it, I just go with it. I’ve recently finished a book (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Murakami) and really enjoyed it, perhaps that helped. The characters came alive for me, much as they have from past much-loved books, so I’ve filed a few new additions to my growing list of favorite characters: Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel and the tiger, John Blackthorne and Mariko, Liza Hamilton and Lee, and now Cinnamon and the cat. These (and a few others to be saved for future rambly posts) are my preferred company for the imaginary conversations in my head, while I design and paint and listen to music…

…in other words, dreaming while I’m awake.  :)

May 22nd, 2012
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Age gives you a great sense of
proportion. You can be very hard
on yourself when you’re younger
but now I just think ‘well
everybody’s absolutely mad
and I’m doing quite well’.

Steven Patrick Morrissey

That’s a pretty cool guy to share your birthday with. Speaking of which, today we wish happy birthday to the kiddo, the coolest little person in the universe. <3

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