Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Zombie Prince

image borrowed from the vatican archives

Christ, is this really the reason
for the season?

Thank You, Jesus

image borrowed from bing

In honor of Palmer's rant, this image gives
us something else to consider.

Monday, December 19, 2011


Ah, the harvest is in and we can all be so grateful we once again have enough to survive another winter, unless we get found out by the christians and they come and burn us all crispy in a big bonfire in honor of their zombie prince.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Say What?

Do flautists lay aside their flutes
And listen when a prostitutes?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

70 Years As Infamy

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We know that today, back on
a Sunday in 1941, became a
day that will live in infamy,
but as we are lucky enough to
age, we notice that the Pearl
Harbor survivors are dwindling,
like cheap gas, and B&W movies.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Turkeys 'R Us

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What we would worship, would genuflect to
if the turkey had been chosen for our national

Monday, November 21, 2011

D-Day as Expressionism

image borrowed from freaking news

If Claude Monet
had been at D-Day,
these images would
have emerged.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Time Train

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Hear that train
a'ticking, rolling on
down the mainspring.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Count Censored

Dark Side

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There is a dark side
to Veteran's Day; those
we lost except in dreams.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Counting Cattle

Painting by Ernest Martin Hennings

Counting Cattle

A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in Montana when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?"

Bud looks at the man, who obviously is a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, why not?"

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo. The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany. Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response. Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."

"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud. He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.

Then Bud says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?"

The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"

"You're a Congressman for the U.S. Government", says Bud.

"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"

"Well," answered the cowboy, "you showed up here even though nobody called you, you want to get paid for information I already know, you answered a question I never asked, you used millions of dollars worth of equipment to do it, and you don't know a thing about cows. This is a herd of sheep. Now, give me back my dog."

Christ in Winter

image borrowed from freakingnews

Christ in winter;
pain frozen blue,
still ascending.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Myer's Point

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Since 1978, this holiday has never been the same, as Michael Myers came into our lives.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Class War

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Class War

Through recent personal circumstances, I've been intensely made aware of how much privilege I enjoy. And while I certainly appreciate how that privilege is helping me, and am grateful for my long slog up the economic mountain, I am also reminded of how many folks do not have even a sliver of that privilege. As I read the coverage of last night's Republican Presidential debate, I am nauseated by how completely they've abandoned and vilified all middle and lower-class folks. And I'm even more nauseated to know that a majority of those middle and lower-class citizens will vote for the top Republican maniac in 2012.

Sherman Alexie

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

St. George at Home

image borrowed from bing

You, too, can have your own fabulous
painting of St. George. Here is the data:

St. George. Acrylic gouache with 23k gold on stretched canvas. 24 inches x 36 inches. This is a large icon, but rather lightweight. $800.00 + shipping.

The End of Days

Image borrowed from Freaking News

Halloween will become a national
holiday, and we will picnic in
cemeteries, and dance with
the dead.

Pablo's Contender

Image borrowed from Freaking News

October 25th was Picasso's birthday,
and I know for a fact he loved the
movies; this is proof.

Parrish Tidings


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Obama's got the
mojo gun, and
it's smokin'.

Breaking Away (1979)

We are screening this classic film at the Tacoma Film Club on Friday, November 11, 2101. If you are in the area, stop by 924 Broadway, in the Pythian Temple, street level, across from the Theater on the Square, in the heart of Tacoma's theater district. We have fellowship and food at 6:15 p.m., and the movie shows at 7:15 p.m.

The Giant's Train

Image by Glenn Buttkus

The giant's train
was more colorful
than most.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

1937 Hudsons

Image by Glenn Buttkus

1937 Hudsons
really are intrepid
time travelers.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Fourth Annual Willow Manor Ball

Yes, the 24 hour extravaganza is finally here. Before I link in with Mr. Linky's Magical Widget I need to prep my site for "some" intrepid visitors.
My chariot for the evening, a 1968 Chevrolet Impala SS convertible, with a four speed manual transmission, and a 396 V-8 engine.
My date for the evening, the lovely Cate Blanchett.

My formal attire will be this smashing kilt outfit.

This will be my tartan.

More later as the party experience deepens.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Vintage Cycle Poster 16

Vintage Cycle Poster 15

Vintage Cycle Poster 14

Vintage Cycle Poster 13

Vintage Cycle Poster 12

Vintage Cycle Poster 11

Vintage Cycle Poster 10

Tess introduced us to this poster.

Vintage Cycle Poster 9

Sex sells.

Vintage Cycle Poster 8

Palmer's Folly

I have felt for years that
riding in a Prius is like
riding in a Rainier beer can,
but a ride with Doug the other
day changed my mind.

The New Arrival

Image borrowed from freakingnews

The new arrival had
some ideas to share with
the man in charge.

Monday, October 10, 2011


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Jason, Michael, Leather,
and Freddy hailed as heroes;
what a world.

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Logging Truck

Image by Glenn Buttkus

A logging truck
can become sculpture,
left to the elements.

Sherman's Day

image borrowed from bing

Happy birthday to Sherman Alexie, one of our favorite
homegrown poets; lives in Seattle.

Tax Reform

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Maybe just giving in
to privateering will be
the only way to clear
up the national debt.

Liberty Ship

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We must not let
our liberty diminish,
vanish, or be outfitted
with hyperdrive.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Once a Rail Terminus

Image by Glenn Buttkus

Once a rail terminus,
now resigned to be
a federal hogan.