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Crash Course for Artists, Illustrators, and Cartoonists, NYC, the 2013 Edition!
"Work is more fun than fun."
"Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
Cool, voice seems familiar.
Everytime I put Samsons collar back on, the puppy pulls it off again. He keeps wandering up to me naked
it looks so weird.
Every single place you can sit to do plein air at in New York city, someone has already took a piss there. I smell dry piss at least twice a day because I live in New York city, it's a novelty in the Big Apple. I bet Bear Grylls would love the Big Apple.
So, how about those people who rushes towards the doors of the train first, as if they are in a hurry or something, only to walk up the stairs like turtles. They're like "Oh crap! Stairs are my weakness, I don't walk up stairs that fast, maybe I shouldn't have rushed out of the train ahead of all these people." This happens to me every week day during my commutes. Reminds me of the stand-up by Brian Regan about people rushing to board air planes as if it was the "last Helicopter out of Vietnam", minus the part where they walk up stairs like turtles.
I also noticed how a lot of people in New York look grumpy, but that's probably because everything smells like piss. And if you are sensitive to weed and cigarette, you're going to feel extra grumpy, like me. The no smoking in public park thing is not working.
Twinkle, twinkle little star
I don't wonder what you are
For by spectroscopic ken
I know that you are hydrogen - Ian D.
Oh Elwell is that it? I think that might be the Generation Y (or as I like to call them, Generation P for Power Rangers-Pokeman ) They are defined by their great ability to work in a team and stay positive. I like how Gen Y is very congenial and never seems to get worked up beyond passive aggressive. I like how they cannot fathom my love of death, nihilism and morbidity (I am Generation x sub-gen Doom). Yet, there is really such a thing as bad theatre/books/paintings
I have heard you should never really tear apart another visual artist's work if you are a visual artist. Like you shouldn't ever say "God I can't stand their art why do people think its so good" not speaking about critiques in general of course. (I really like most artist's art, even TK had his moments) I feel like I should be able to criticize an author though, since I'm an amateur writer who has no intention of writing a book, ever. I think it should be about as okay as complaining if my cheezburger is off.
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It's amusing to feed crows Gummi Bears-- they don't quite know what they've got.
They strut around for a minute or so holding the Gummi Bear in their beak. Then, they plop it on the ground, stand on it, and start pecking at it. Being that Gummi candy is tough and bouncy, they have a real time of it until they manage to shred a bit between their beak and talons.
They know it's tasty. And, they fly off to a private place where the other crows'll leave them the hell alone.
Seeing how crows respond to and deal with a variety of things I feed to them, I have noticed a phenomenon of crow feeding behavior. Frequently, upon encountering a novel food item, a crow will tentatively peck the item and JUMP BACK like he thinks the thing may be as hot as a stove.
Upon reflection, I believe this may be a conditioned survival reflex arising from attempting to feed on roadkill items that aren't quite dead yet! (Think: try to peck out a coon's eyeball from a not quite dead run-over coon-- you might just end up a very dead crow.)
It was weird, so I sat in my car and watched them for awhile. Two or three cars came by but they didn't move, then a car came and ran over something in the road that popped. It was a walnut. The development was built on a walnut orchard and every house had walnut trees in the yard. The crows hopped out into the road and ate the now cracked open walnut. Then one of them flew off and came back and dropped another walnut in the road. The crows hopped to the curb and waited.
Yeah, they know to do that. Never saw it happen in real life, though. Only on the Discovery Channel.
There's enough crows out here, maybe if I find a spot and just sit and wait, I can see them do cool stuff. Maybe I could try drawing them...if they sit still.
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I've seen in real life. Not just in terms of height, but muscle as well. He was a bit of a mean
brute too. His owners could not handle him properly. He ran that household.
Fortunately, if anything, Isis is -too- friendly, to everyone and everything. Which is better
than the alternative of course. Now its just up to us to instill respect in her. A dog that
size that knows no boundaries is like a wrecking ball.
Re: crows, they can memorize faces and actually teach other crows to recognize faces. If you piss off a crow, you might find yourself with an entire neighbourhood of crows that don't like you.
Check out my sketchbook! Socially acceptable opportunity to yell at a teenage girl!
felt this was appropriate.
sb's sb: Crit it! Hurt it! Make it cry!
So thoughtless. No courtesy at all. What cracks me up is when someone will
bust their damn ASS and weave through traffic and overtake me illegally
just to get one car ahead and -still- get stuck at the same traffic lights.
Either in front of me or next to me. I know I shouldnt but I usually
try get their attention and make the "you're a wanker" gesture.
"Seeing how crows respond to and deal with a variety of things I feed to them, I have noticed a phenomenon of crow feeding behavior. Frequently, upon encountering a novel food item, a crow will tentatively peck the item and JUMP BACK like he thinks the thing may be as hot as a stove."
Corvids are insanely smart. Thyeve been shown to at least seem to understand the concept of self, and other. If another crow is watching them hide food, theyll wait till its gone, come back and hide it again. One parrot had a 3 digit vocabulary and could assemble new sentences. Theyre sentient. Id like one as a pet. It could sit on my head.
My wife has taken to hiding food from me!
She plays a dangerous game.
Peck her eyes out
I'm 23 and recently started dating for the first time
and she's pretty cute reaction pic by me
good thing i finally started this before i've completely balded eh
I want one so bad!
I bet they go mental later on though.
It seems wrong to buy animals from breeders when theres RSPCA's full of abandoned ones, but those domesticated foxes look like a tonne of fun! I think like wolves wild ones never really become happy living with people even if theyre reared from birth, but if successive generations are selected for friendliness they seem super fun.
Theres a family of red foxes that lives on the allotments outside my house and every year they scale the chicken hutch wall, bite all the birds heads off and I get to sleep through the dawn without the rooster doing my nut. Heaven.
Though I'm breaking my 'no personal info on the Web' Golden Rule, here's a follow-up on where I'm at:
My SO's a viking.
In just the few weeks that have passed, I've got a job doing what I love and what I'm good at, we've bought an apartment ,(which I've funnily enough, never seen outside of Google Maps) and have found out we're having a boy.
In just a few weeks, I'll be flying back home into the arms of family and friends, and few months after that, a married father.
I'm truly grateful for all the people I have in my life, and, if somebody had told me where I would be today, just five years ago, I would never believe him.
Just keep swimming
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