Archive for December, 2008

Happy Nude Beer!

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008


Happy Nude Beer!, originally uploaded by Epiclectic.

May 2009 bring you things you aren’t expecting, and avoid bestowing upon you the unfortunate fate you probably are anticipating. Good things happen to good people. So, be good people.

Sunday, December 28th, 2008


’tis the season, originally uploaded by Epiclectic.

Have a Motty Christmas!

Thursday, December 25th, 2008


Have a Motty Christmas!, originally uploaded by Epiclectic.

Evolution

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

I happened across this recent comment posted on a Fox news forum asking if the readers felt they deserved a bailout from the government based on their financial situation. What struck me is that I know the guy that posted this, and knowing that he was heavily involved in the mortgage business at its peak, he appears to be recovering from his fall. I honestly wish he and his family all the best.

November 24th, 2008 at 12:17 pm

Look, all of the decisions that I have made throughout my life have ultimately led me to this point. I don’t blame you or the government. I don’t need welfare, food-stamps or the peoples money. Presently, my wife and four kids live with my in-laws (1 month now). We like many have lost everything. Business, homes, jobs, financial life savings. All…..because of our decisions. Not yours! We are back in school finishing our degrees. Only 2 of the kids can go to school now, which by any standards is sub-par at best (thanks to our public school systems). The twins cannot go to the pre-K program because of our move. We lost the cars and now have something functional for our situation. There were no big birthday parties and there will be no real gifts for Christmas. There is no Starbucks coffee or trip for our anniversary. There are no real luxuries. I pick up trash in the neighborhood because I can’t stand seeing it. Presently, my wife and I are leaning on each other….we are leaning on our parents until we land on our feet again. It really stinks but I believe in myself and my family….This will not last forever.. But Hey..Who really is to blame? I can only blame myself. Bad decisions in life, coupled with my lack of foresight created our new reality. The church has helped us, our friends and family…not the government. We don’t believe in becoming STATISTICS!

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Monday, December 8th, 2008


ooooo, originally uploaded by Epiclectic.

Browsing the Barnes and Noble last week, I came across a must-have resource for my bookshelves. Titled 1000 Pin-Up Girls, and published by Taschen, it is a wonderful collection of magazine covers, pictorials and advertisements from magazines such as Beauty Parade, Eyeful, Titter, Wink, Whisper and Flirt. (Maybe its me, but the last five magazine titles sound like Web 2.0 applications).

Every once and a while, I will be scanning and posting some of the images to my epiclectic Flickr account. In particular, you’ll find the hot girls with expressions such as this in the Ooooo Face group.

Epiclecticized Martika

Saturday, December 6th, 2008


Epiclecticized Martika, originally uploaded by Epiclectic.

My attempt to give a warmer feeling to this beautiful girl’s album cover. Tried a few things with filters and masks and liked how it came out. Think I might start creating treatments of other album covers.

If you don’t remember Martika, you might remember the kid on the TV show Kids Incorporated that ran in the early 80’s. Found this on Youtube and it brings back a grin.

I also discovered that Stacy Ferguson also appeared on a few episodes of Kids Incorporated. She’s the little blonde on the right in this version of “Cool Places”. Stacy is now more commonly known as Fergie, for you older farts out there that might not have known.

De.OJ.a Vu with a Happy Ending

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Finally.

Say “hasta luigi” to OJ for a few years with his 15 year sentencing for armed robbery and attempted kidnapping in his “I want my stuff back” escapade. I loved the judge’s comments that she couldn’t understand if OJ’s original attitude when first indicted was arrogance or stupidity – and hence determined it was both.

Forget retribution for what went on in the past. Now, he’s off the streets and preparing to begin dropping his soap in the shower.

Moby Grape Live

Monday, December 1st, 2008


Never had a chance to see them play live, but I guess this video of them playing the Mike Douglas show is as close as I’ll ever get. One of my favorite bands from the late 60’s, and I still listen to them on vinyl.