"Ukranian easter eggs, the designs aren’t painted, but created with wax. Once you have your wax outline, you die the egg, and melt the wax off. Repeat with different colors until you have the final design."
Zak Snyder has chosen his new Superman for the reboot currently in pre-production. He was up for the role of Batman before it went to Christian Bale and was considered for James Bond also. This guy is a real hot property. I like Snyder's work on '300', 'Watchmen' and 'Sucker Punch' so I am interested in what he will bring to the new Superman. He does love his effects and will bring the awesome to his vision.
I am troubled about the fact that the Internet has been shut down in Egypt in response to the protests on the streets of Cairo and throughout the nation. I was one who always naively believed that the Internet COULDN'T be shut down. That was the whole point of the Internet. How stupid I was.
Of course there is one button that the governments can press that puts all us rebellious peasants back into the dark ages - deprived of our Twitter, Skype, and Blogger. I thought that shutting down one site like Wikileaks was wrong. Imagine how I feel about how easily a whole country can be isolated from those very things that can bring about change.
Tunisia brought about a revolution without guns. Of course the military industrial complex would never allow that to happen in a place that mattered, like Egypt. I am sure that no one in power ever suspected that keeping a highly educated workforce in poverty would ever lead to riots and revolution. Anyone with a brain, however, knew that all that was needed was a spark.
At least from my seat I can still see what is happening in Egypt because not all the avenues for information have been blocked.
I am starting to notice something that is annoying me. (ONE thing annoys YOU? How can you be the Calvin that we know?)
Why is it that every picture I see has the top half of the subject's head cut off. I was taught photography as a child and did a lot of picture taking as a teen and that was always rule number one after FOCUSING - frame your shot so that you don't cut off the head of your subject.
Maybe because I am extra special grumpy today that it bugs me all the more tonight.
You can never have a big enough gun for some people.
"This whopping handgun, called "The Judge," has been designed to fire shotgun shells. Taurus, who briefly imported the gun from Brazil, has withdrawn it from sale following a visit from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. According to Neatorama, "The Judge shoots .410 gauge shells as well as .45 Long Colt cartridges. 'The Raging Judge', pictured above, goes even further in this approach, firing the much larger 28 gauge shell."
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.