Dec 2, 2013
My television is the last time Samsung made an LED screen that had a matte finish. Now all TVs have reflective surfaces. It's like watching television through a mirror. I don't want to look at myself when I'm watching the Jets lose each week. Although the new television technology that is on the way, is quite amazing. I've seen it. It's just too pricy at the moment. I'll hold out until it becomes reasonably priced. A few years perhaps. Until then, I'll keep watching all my sports teams lose on my current set up.
Nov 25, 2013
We have a cat named Ace. She is getting very old and cantankerous. Her eating pattern is not so great and she's not getting enough hydration. So believe it or not, we have to give her intravenous. I've never heard of anyone doing this but here I am doing it twice a week. I'm like Doctor Zhivago. We run around like nuts and catch the cat, who doesn't want to be caught. Then Doctor Kane administers the needle. Then I have to hold the IV bag up in the air while the solution goes into her. Lastly, I clamp it shut and then I take out the needle. It's a bit wacky and the cat doesn't seem to mind it, so who am I to question the procedure. So if anyone needs a good cat doctor, I'm available.
Nov 21, 2013
I did a second drawing at the Museum of Natural History. The rooms with the dioramas are purposely kept very dark. Each diorama is lit up dramatically to give a gorgeous effect. This is all well and good except if you are drawing, you must do so in the dark. Next time I will bring my little strap on headlight. Kids will love seeing that. Plus I'll look like an idiot. I went to the museum on a holiday, so it was packed with people. Now I know the trick is to take a day off and go during the week when it is emptier. Now I have a plan of attack. It's a perfect indoor setting for drawing, now that winter has set in.
Nov 18, 2013
I did a little drawing on the subway ride up to the Museum of Natural History. First I spotted a dude with a wool cap on and his glasses sitting up on top of the cap. He had a whacked out beard. Perfect for a drawing. As I started, he jumped up at the first stop and was gone. Now I was stuck with a pair of floating glasses. So I spotted some nutty girl and drew her and I let the glasses fall where they may. She was scribbling away and paying no attention. Then I found another women and made them Siamese twins.
A strange thing happens on the subway on my way to work every morning. I get to Jay street, which is a main stop for people to switch to other trains. What happens is, the platform is full of people waiting to get onto the train but they have to wait for all the people to get off the train first. Thirty of more people have to get off the train because it is always packed. The people waiting to get on, wait on either side of the open doors forming a little path for the people to pass through. This is what puzzles me. There is always some freak who stands right in front of the door on the platform. And I do mean right in front of the door. This idiot is trying to push past everyone to get on without letting anyone off. It ain't gonna happen. Now no one can get off and no one can get on. Finally someone has to yell at them and start a fight. I am always wondering what goes on in that person's mind. Are they dumb? Forgetful? Spaced-out? Or are they right off the boat from Romania or Yugoslavia? Or maybe mars? It never ceases to amaze me.
Nov 13, 2013
This is for all my skateboard friends. It's also for parents who care about their kids having creative outlets and places to go where they can feel alive. The most iconic skateboard park in the world is SOUTHBANK in London. Greedy developers want to pave paradise and put in a Starbucks, Gap and Chase bank or some other such useless things. This 15 minute video is a great look at a community of young kids trying to stand up for themselves. See why people hate the MAN and governments. Long live skateboarding and fighting back. Share this link if you can.
Nov 12, 2013
I had a day off so I got motivated and went to the Museum of Natural History. The best thing to draw is the stuffed animals in the dioramas. As I sit there drawing, I get to overhear conversations. I was surprised at the amount of people who don't know it's real stuffed animals. They question the proper size of the animals as if the Museum recreated the animal using fake materials and then screwed up the sizes. One kid watching me draw, told his mom that I should try to get a job as an artist. Another kid asked if he could take my drawing book home with him. I gave him some squirrel stickers instead. I was surprised that amongst all the dioramas of lions, cheetahs, giraffes and gorillas, there was not a single diorama of squirrels. New Yorkers may have to raise some money to upgrade the museum, if you know what I mean.