Archive for the ‘One Thousand Words’ Category

One of these things is not like the others…

…which one is dif­fer­ent, do you know? Can you tell me which thing is not like the oth­ers? And I’ll tell you if it is so. You know it’s only a mat­ter of hours before the op-​​​​ed car­toons start, fea­tur­ing Cronkite, Armstrong and MJ together on the Moon. Only one of them doesn’t deserve to be lion­ized. You […]

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Okay, Okay.

I’ll stop whin­ing. Like hell I will. 107 degrees — and stormy. Can you begin to imag­ine the kind of humid­ity that means?

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Monotony, thy name be desert weather

Sure, it’s con­sis­tent — but I mean, come on. It’s weather like this that makes you feel a day lasts an entire month. What the fore­cast doesn’t show, of course, is the steady 20-​​​​mile-​​​​per-​​​​hour wind that blows in con­stantly from the west-​​​​southwest and feels about as com­fort­able as stand­ing beside an open kiln for 16 hours at a time. […]

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TabletDraw: Yeah. Yeah, I think so.

Always, always always, my pre­ferred mode for illus­tra­tion is pen­cil and paper, with ink­ing. Of course in our ultra-​​​​modern age, that doesn’t always work; Illustrator has taught many to expect very clean, slick graph­ics that are more or less entirely vector-​​​​based. There’s noth­ing wrong with the look per se; cer­tainly I can work in that format […]

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Yes. YES! Respect the n’t!

Nice to know I’m not the only one with a peeve or two. Via The Warehouse.

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Braindrizzle with depth

Or the illu­sion thereof. Click to enlarge. Stare through the mon­i­tor until the dots line up.* That is all for now. ==== * This is not one of those cross-​​​​eyed images; it’s parallel.

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Tour d’oh France

The Beeb has a day in pic­tures fea­ture, which included this lit­tle gem: David Zabriskie got lost, which isn’t the prob­lem — but look who’s spon­sor­ing him. Oops.

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Big sky what now?

Montana ain’t got nothin’ on this. As part of an ongo­ing project to cap­ture images of local … cap­ti­va­tions, I’ve recently spent some time roughly north of where I am now, but not by much. I think we’ll start with this one. That vast expanse of blue is what you might call “copy space”. The sky was really cooperating […]

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On shrimp, and the lack of cuteness therein

So the lat­est round of inter­est­ing tasks included cre­at­ing some cute car­toony mas­cots for the swim les­son age divi­sions — from infant through about 13 years old. The idea was to cre­ate some­thing fun and light, with each age divi­sion hav­ing its own mas­cot. The youngest was pol­ly­wogs, and the old­est was orig­i­nally going to be […]

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Sunsets

We got ‘em. I actu­ally took this one back in December, but what the heck.

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Boy, sometimes things just work

One of our bet­ter known physi­cians is also incred­i­bly busy, and com­men­su­rately dif­fi­cult to nail down for a phở­to­graph. I went into cahoots with our cath lab super­vi­sor and was able to grab him for about 90 sec­onds. Shot 12 frames. The best of the lot is below the fold.

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Just another reason not to go anywhere near Utah

Early in the era of talkies, a man named Al Jolson put on black­face and issued what is regarded by many today as one of the most shame­ful per­for­mances in American cin­ema through The Jazz Singer. Possibly the only way for him to be more obnox­ious would be to affect a Rochester accent, eat water­melon and fried […]

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