Tuesday, May 30, 2006

A Web Walkabout

So many oddities and curiosities abound across the internet, many of which defy explanation, such as the first entry -- using the crucifixtion to encourage voters in a bid to combat a proposal to allow for sales of alcohol. (via Joshua Blankenship)

The next entry takes us to Japan to view a new craze, hikaru dorodango I really do not understand how it can be possible to make a shiny mud ball. Then again, it was mostly pity that prompted my geology professor to give me a passing grade.

Some sad news - last Saturday one of the great artists and animators of the last 50 years passed away, Alex Toth. Toth created Space Ghost, Josie and the Pussycats, took the TV show Zorro to the comics and helped create characters for shows like Jonny Quest and many other Hannah-Barbera cartoons in the 1960s. He worked in just about every genre - westerns, romance, adaptions, superheroes, mystery and horror, and much more.

Samples of his style are featured on his web site.

I've noticed some discussions of late about the federal government's Video News Releases programs, often showing up on a local newscast unidentified as a government-created news release. Despite the FCC's memo from April of this year, incidents continue to occur.

Between 2003 and 2005 the Bush administration has spent $1.3 billion on "pre-packaged news."
And, uh ... hint for the DC cabal ... it's not working.


  1. What in the effin hell does the crucifiction of Jesus have to do with letting some township buy beer?
    I'll tell you what... NOTHING!!!!
    Why not buy a giant billboard space with a tiny kitten about to get thrown into a blender and ask a similar question?
    "Would you do this to Kitten?
    Then Vote No."

  2. Rolls eyes at billboard. i'm surprised we haven't seen something like that around Mo-town yet.

    Joe, thanks for the mention of Alex Toth. He'll be missed.

  3. You had me at "shiny mud ball."

    RIP Alex Toth.

  4. heh heh ... shiny mud ball .... i want a t-shirt with that phrase on it!

    (or maybe a jonny quest t-shirt)