Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Video project!

This is about a documentary that was accidentally shot from a camera that was found. It was analyzed soon after and edited to give an explanation for what the viewer is seeing.

It's silly.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

tiny news!

Apparently Matthew Shlian's work is featured in a Book about paper art! Woo go Matthew (he was our TMP teacher last year!

A&D news


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Gunna try and get back on this news train again.

In Afghanistan Birth Control is just now being introduced to people and rightfully so. They have a birth rate of 6 children per woman. Some people are outraged because in the Islam faith children are considered blessings from you god. Some woman were so thankful and excited when they heard about and will even take it secretly behind their husbands back. The country needs to more informed about birth control because on average a household in afghanistan will make $700 a year and begins to hurt the economy.

In this article though, this particular birth control advocating group, were making an impact by having a informational session with Mullah's. The priests of the Islam religion. They were paid to come to the session but were in fact leaving them with supportive ideas of what it will do for the country. There is a quote that finishes the article:

"This is an Islamic country,” he said. “If the clerics support this, no one will oppose it."

Monday, November 2, 2009


aol news

I just thought this was kind of interesting. Like in the movie terminal, there is a man living in an airport in brazil. He's been identified and noted by the airport workers and by the brazilian government and has permission to stay at the airport for 3 months before he will be deported. He's a 46-year-old ex pilot from germany who came to brazil to meet a brazilian woman local to he had been romantically talking to online. Apparently though after meeting somehow this woman left him with no money and thus he ended up at a small airport right outside of Sau Paulo.

He says that the airport workers are nice to him and he plans on moving to a "pretty" place in brazil. When asked more questions he tried to trade answers for the reporters computer cable and theres when it ended.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


At a High School innn . . . Forte Oglethorpe, Georgia, cheerleaders, during a school football game were brandishing Religious banners in support of the football team and support during sept. 11th. Although the religious practice is common in this small town a parent called in and questioned the actions of these cheerleaders. The mother was a practicing christian but knows in the constitution under our 1st amendment that church and state must be separate. The schools decided to prohibit those banners because they understood the risk of a lawsuit and then the towns people and students began to protest.

I think it's dumb that they're protesting. If you are a student you personally can bring the sign but the school cheerleaders and officials that wear and represent the school may not. They as well are using their constitutional right to speak freely about their religion, why do they have to turn it into an ordeal about not having the right to do something? . . . when they can.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


aol news

This radio show host (not Tom from my animation) fell for a stupid fake blog article about Obama writing some (untrue) things about the constitution in a paper he wrote in college. This article said that he said things that slammed the constitution. This article was a from a JOKE website that wrote satires! The host of the show even said that this article had no source and yet he still backed up this idea that obama thinks badly of the constitution or that it is highly unsufficient. Ugh it's kind of a lame news post but it frustrates me that a stupid person is allowed to be in a position where he can spread lots of untrue information to the public.

Friday, October 23, 2009

more news

AOL news

This woman that wrote this article is a married woman who has chosen (along with her husband) to not have children. She's written a book about the advantages to not having children, such as: financial stability along with the ability to take financial risks and not having to worry about college funds, having a stronger relationship with spouse because you can spend more time and energy just focusing on them, able to live a more spontaneous life that includes spontaneous trips and vacations.

I like the article because it crosses some boundries and brings up a topic i dont really think about because having kids is so normal and expected of everyone but I there is one statement i dont agree with. She says something in her article about her decision not to have kids that included the fact that it would not enhance her and her husbands relationship at all and that is something i don't think she can speak to. That is the area of this topic that she has no facts on because she just hasn't lived in that situation. She can talk all she wants about the pleasures of her life right (and that life happens to be one without kids).

I think this is a very interesting subject. Talking to my dad about it too said something. He didn't know how much having kids would change his life. I like what he said, "no one gives a crap about other people's babies. Before i had kids i didn't yearn to have kids all the time but as soon as i had them you become obsessed. They're great. It's the best decision i ever made."


AOL news

I like driving and I often joke about how i will race cars in my spare time when i grow up because i loooove to drive and to drive fast. I just caught this article really quickly while looking for other interesting articles.

Basically this author wanted to test to see how fast you could go in reverse and i was expecting that you would go just as fast cuz i thought the gears to go forward were also used to go backwards but thats WRONG. Theres actually 1 separate gear for reverse and it can only go up to 20 miles an hourr! AH gosh you couldn't even go down scio church rd. without people honking at you!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


SO, in Masontown Pennsylvania there is a coal burning factory/plant that for a long time was creating a heavy amount of air pollution. It often left coal debris on people's properties and left a yellowy film on cars and windows from the yellow smoke being released into the air. The city of Masontown complained and forced some regulatory changes for cleaner air practices. There were scrubbers installed into the chimneys that got rid of a lot of the toxic chemicals and pollutants that were going into the air. Also installed were water sprayers that washed the remnants away. All of the left over toxic waste was now in a dilluted water mixture that now needed a place to go. The plant chose the Monongahela River which is a the source of drinking water for over 350,000 people in the area. Each day this plant has been dumping tens of thousands of gallons of this toxic waste into the river . . .
The city basically traded clean air for dirty water . . . what a waste.

read on it's very interesting

news-ish blast-ish

this illustrator/childrens book writer is speaking tomorrow in angel hall. I hope i can go. When I looked im up theres was a new york times article about him (and we all know how much i adore the new york times!)

heres the link

Monday, October 12, 2009


Disney is having a million dollar per store make-over. Holyyy crap. Is it really necessary i mean i know the economy isn't great right now but is disney really doing that bad? and do you really need to make amusement park stores to trick people into thinking buying things is the right choice right now? Yeah, lets squeeze everylast bit we can get from people who need to be spending money wisely at a time like this. 

These new stores are also my idea of what people in the 50's and 60's though the current future would be like: 
"Computer chips embedded in packaging will activate hidden features. Walk by a “magic mirror” while holding a Princess tiara, for instance, and Cinderella might appear and say something to you.

It’s your birthday? With the push of a button, eight 13-foot-tall Lucite trees will crackle with video-projected fireworks and sound. There will be a scent component; if a clip from Disney’s coming “A Christmas Carol” is playing in the theater, the whole store might suddenly be made to smell like a Christmas tree."


New york times

Saturday, October 10, 2009


this isn't really news but it was posted in the new york times yesterday. It's an essay or I guess a glimpse into this man's life. It's not really about him though it's about his son. His son is 11 and doesn't really seem to understand the world around him and his family the way you or me does. He routinely fills his day by walking back and forth in their backyard wiggling a belt to make it look like sine waves. He loves sine waves and thus loves the Ocean where some of the biggest sine waves of all exist. It's interesting to read to read about this fathers dillema of routinely ignoring his son because of how they don't understand each other. Occasionally they'll exchange blinks.
It's hear warming but also sad. I'm interested in hearing essays to come.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


There were over 100 pro-democracy protesters shot and killed last tuesday in the capital of country of Guinea. The military was called in to handle the protesters and they first sprayed them with tear gas and then started shooting the protesters. 
It's really sad to see this type of thing still going on around the world. People aren't free to protest their government or really just individules as well. They were protesting captains Camaras plans to run in the presidential election. It seems fishy that they would need to protest that, as if their votes against him wouldn't count . . .

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Or at least has the materials for it. It has Hydroxyl which is one oxygen and one hydrogen but it's all inside the soil of the moon. They predict that there's a concentration of 1 quart per cubic yard of moon soil! They say this could be a huge step in SETTLING on the MOON. . . thats probably in the far future but how cool is that?

Monday, September 21, 2009


Obama sends more troops to Afghanistan in an attempt to keep things safer at home i.e. avoid the risk of more terrorist attacks . . .

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Ahhhhh i kinda forgot to do friday and saturdays so I'm going to do 3 today whether it helps my grade or not!

A Mr.Najibullah Zazi was arrested, along with his ather, for what is thought to be a conspiracy to detonate United States explosives. There was a search into Mr. Zazi's laptop computer when he was arrested and notes were retrieved that had instructions and information on manufacturing explosives and explosive detonators.

As the United Nations meet to talk to about the climate we're starting to hear from several different European leaders that the US is not giving enough political will or attention towards the climate change and cautions and actions that need to be taken. Obama does his best to reassure our European comrades but our senate gets a little uneasy when they hear about the economic costs we're expected to pay while other countries are spared.
Hmm maybe they should sit in on our ADP lectures sometime . . .

In response to the Swine Flu scare Egypt killed all of their pigs! The problem with that (besides not being able to have bacon with breakfast) is that pigs ate almost 70% of Cairo's organic waste. Now they have a huge trash problem where the streets of a busy and lively city is filled with heaps of trash.
The decision to kill the pigs was very uniformed and is onlycausing a huge problem for the city of Cairo.
Jeez that stinks . . . ha, no but it really does!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Human Task: Grocery Shopping!

Grocery shopping to humans is kind of like hunting but for animals . . . but easier, so much easier.
Basically everyone has to do it to survive unless you want to be an animal and hunt . . . my dad does that sometimes, i actually had deer the other night. BUT when my provider leaves town I have to fend for myself the only way i know how . . . Grocery Shopping. I pick the foods I feel like eating almost any food i want and then trade it for green paper. It's almost always done in a huge building with hundreds of other humans doing the same thing, but there's no competition because there's enough for everyone! It sounds crazy, i know, but it's just what we humans do.


New York Times

Researchers from MIT put tracking devices on random pieces of trash from people in Seattle and are going to track the route it takes. So far they've attached the devices onto the "trash" (can of beans and a small light bulb along with other things) and have sent them off. They plan on showing the route in real time online and present it in exhibitions. A god way to make people more aware of they've impact on the earth through their trash!

Sounds like ADP related stuff.
I'm not sure this is working. I'm having trouble with compressing it!

2D Image of Time

i used fonts to show the change in time. I also incorporated imagery with the "for instance" to relate to things you'd see in comics to show a different aesthetic and to contrast with the other aesthetics (like the typewriter font). I also tried to put the fonts in chronological order from top to bottom. The actual words that are written are a paragraph i was writing about the assignment and then i cut up and used in different places. Basically, though, the end says is that "the future is Sans Serif".

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Human Task: Napping

Really it's more of a form of lack of task but I believe it to be an essential part of my week and is universal to all humans (or most). Sleeping for an hour or two while the sun is still up with intentions of getting up again before bedtime. Sometimes I feel groggy after my nap but then it is soon followed by a refreshing and reenergized feeling. Perfect for doing homework!


New York Times

Obama assigned new regulations on the american auto industry, requiring a 40% increase in fuel efficiency by 2016. Cars will have an average of 35.5 miles per gallon at that time. Woooo!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Human Task: Vacuuming

Vacuuming. I very rarely do it because man does it SUCK! I had to do it for work today (and even then its unusual) and it was just a huge hassle and it scraped my leg and I dropped it off a stair and the cord got all tangled . . . but it sure does clean up a dusty rug, something humans like . . .


3 men in London attempted to bring liquid explosives on to multiple planes going transatlantic from London to the United States but were found out and arrested.

And i was always so annoyed that we couldn't bring liquids, HOORAH FOR AIRPORT SECURITY and POLICIES!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Tools Material and Processes.

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good, everthing seems to be working.