Monday, April 30, 2007

Photo Contest: Dappled

Next Week's subject is Light.

According to
Dappled. Adj.
having spots of a different shade, tone, or color from the background; mottled.

For the Subject of Dappled, we have:

A Universe in Every Drop, A World in Every Speck of Light

Mossy Shade

Field of Yellow


Sunday, April 22, 2007

Photo Contest: Home

The subject is Home. Next week's subject is Dappled.

According to
Dappled. Adj.
having spots of a different shade, tone, or color from the background; mottled.

Anyway, here are the pictures for the subject of Home.

To Vote, include your alias/name and the name of the photo you are voting for in the "comments" section. Click on the pictures to see them full size.

The House that Jack Built

Chaos is My Home

Butterfly House in a Garden

No Trench Like Home

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Hot Fuzz

Just saw Hot Fuzz. Extremely good. Probably one of the 5 funniest films I've seen. Made by the guy who did Shaun of the Dead, so I suppose that's not too surprising. If you liked Shaun of the Dead, (which is to say, if you're a decent human being) then you'll probably like this too.

.95 out of 5 Ron Perlmans

Friday, April 20, 2007

Americone Dream

I finally got my hands on some of Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream, his signature ice cream flavor produced by Ben and Jerry. I have to say, it's pretty tasty. If you like iced cream, and subsidiaries thereof, you'd probably like this.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Photo Contest: Wings

The contest seems to going pretty smoothly now. I think this one came out pretty well. Next week's subject is "Home".

TO VOTE: Go to the "comments" section and write the name of the photo you prefer and your own name/alias.

To see the pictures with high quality, click to enlarge.

For the subject of Wings, we have:



Angelo Di Autunno

late entry:


Thursday, April 12, 2007

Photo Contest Rules

To see only the photo contest entries on this blog, click here.

The contest rules are simple: every week, some people I know and I go out and take pictures based on a topic. The photos are due Sunday. My personal goal is to have the photos up weekly by Monday morning. We submit them to your judgment, the losers are shamed, and the winners are inscribed in the hall of heroes forever, or at least for a week.

To vote for a picture, go to the "comments" section beneath the post, then write your name/alias and your choice of photo.

If you want to join the contest, drop me a line in the "comments" of this post.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I Am The Loser

Although we still have to tally the votes, one thing is certain: I lost the most recent photo contest. I'm not too surprised that I lost, since my photo was at best mediocre, and arguably off-subject. The thing that I didn't expect was to get only one vote. Among more than 30 people, only one of them was drunk enough to choose my picture.

Here, to be remembered forever, is the only vote that my peeps won. Names have been obscured to protect the identity of someone who was clearly high.

EDIT: Since this post, there have been two anonymous votes for my peeps. I appreciate the support, everyone.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Photo Contest: Candy

Another Sunday, another contest. I think we have some great entries this time. Today's is Candy, next week's will be Wings. I expect we'll see some birds for that one.

To vote, write your preferred picture and name in the comments section.

In the Battle for Gummy-Kind, Only One Will Survive.

Gummi Bears



Looks like "In the Battle for Gummy-Kind, Only One Will Survive." won by a single vote. Congratulations!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

My Friends Hate Me

Not too long ago, my hometown game store shut down suddenly. Now, there's an empty husk where it once was. I didn't really go there very often, so I wasn't too broken up about it. I have a different problem: there's something in my brain that thinks running a game store is a great idea.

"Go ahead," says the voice, "getting a loan, leasing the land, buying the product and hiring people will be nightmarish, and you'll probably fail like the company that occupied the exact same place." The problem is, whenever I think about it, despite the endless risks and negligible benefits, it still seems like a good idea. I keep coming back to it.

The worst problem is my friends. Whenever I mention it, they encourage me to "live my dreams", or whatever other nonsense they saw in a commercial. They don't seem to care that this madness could end with me living in an alley, endlessly recounting the days I ran a business for a week.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Photo Contest: Metal

The previous week's subject was metal. Here are the photos. This week's subject is Candy. It's rather lame, but we'll see.

When viewing the pictures, I'd advise you to go to a high resolution and click on the picture to see it in its full glory.


Picture 1: Grate

Picture 2: Rust


I won this one with "Rust". Hooray for me!