How cool is THIS?! The very talented SAM GILMORE from Chiaroscuro, who I am happy to call friend, created this painting for me from the best picture that was ever taken of me.
Like the painting, it was in glorious black and white. It shows me in all my glory in my cadet camp uniform while listening to 'The Human League' on my 'Walkman'. (Holy crap that is a time machine back to the past - 1982). Way to capture a cool moment in time, buddy. I know exactly where I would want to go if I ever get my time machine to work properly.
I am honored to be immortalized in such a fashion. And really, people, isn't that the way it SHOULD be for me and my Cave of Cool? Check out the comparison to see just how talented Sam is.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.