Doesn't Taste Just Like Chicken

Observations of Democracy in action, my own thoughts and images

Mar 14

comedycentral:

On last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart revealed that if you mix Mitch McConnell’s weird wordless campaign ad with any song, you get pure, uncut magic.

It’s called McConnelling, and it’s sweeping the nation. Make your own!

it works really well with Enya’s “Only Time”.


Mar 12
A thank you painting

A thank you painting


Jan 15

Dec 4
My childhood fascination with robots is coming full-circle. I always wanted robot friends as a child. I think my notions of the cartoons I watched as a kid were always different, because my media intake bounced between the likes of Transformers and Voltron to Sesame Street and Reading Rainbow. Two very diametrically opposed messages and I think those messages blurred- why couldn’t the Autobots and Decepticons get over their disputes?
I had one idea, possibly stretched too thin for its own good, when viewing Pacific Rim over the summer and even now, for thesis ideas, but I keep finding myself returning more to the atmosphere of The Iron Giant- a sentient machine designed for potentially sinister ends, but who lives in a sense of wonderment of the world around him, not dissimilar to Lenny from Of Mice and Men. In other words- a robot I would want to be friends with.
So now I’m looking at a project I found in an article, called “genetic robots”, which was meant to teach children the science (in simple terms) of hereditary traits via art, but I also think there’s room for understanding that what makes the human form seem “incomplete” or “disabled” in a robot is in fact ideal or appropriate.

My childhood fascination with robots is coming full-circle. I always wanted robot friends as a child. I think my notions of the cartoons I watched as a kid were always different, because my media intake bounced between the likes of Transformers and Voltron to Sesame Street and Reading Rainbow. Two very diametrically opposed messages and I think those messages blurred- why couldn’t the Autobots and Decepticons get over their disputes?

I had one idea, possibly stretched too thin for its own good, when viewing Pacific Rim over the summer and even now, for thesis ideas, but I keep finding myself returning more to the atmosphere of The Iron Giant- a sentient machine designed for potentially sinister ends, but who lives in a sense of wonderment of the world around him, not dissimilar to Lenny from Of Mice and Men. In other words- a robot I would want to be friends with.

So now I’m looking at a project I found in an article, called “genetic robots”, which was meant to teach children the science (in simple terms) of hereditary traits via art, but I also think there’s room for understanding that what makes the human form seem “incomplete” or “disabled” in a robot is in fact ideal or appropriate.


Oct 4

Sep 18

Story by Hye, illustrations by me. Hope everyone likes it.


Sep 11

Aug 24
elizabethveldon:

trixibelle:

3loco:

bourbonandclove:

That is not a record - that is a cross-section of a fucking tree. And it sounds like this.

I feel like crying

This is mad. It’s the MUSIC OF A TREE. Record player that plays slices of wood. Year ring data translated into music!

nice but it would be better if the sound output was closer to the sound of the tree rather than an analogue which reflects ideas of what is appropriate for a western classical tradition.

The idea itself is nifty, but it seems so discordant with how a tree sounds in my mind.

elizabethveldon:

trixibelle:

3loco:

bourbonandclove:

That is not a record - that is a cross-section of a fucking tree. And it sounds like this.

I feel like crying

This is mad. It’s the MUSIC OF A TREE. Record player that plays slices of wood. Year ring data translated into music!

nice but it would be better if the sound output was closer to the sound of the tree rather than an analogue which reflects ideas of what is appropriate for a western classical tradition.

The idea itself is nifty, but it seems so discordant with how a tree sounds in my mind.


Jul 29
Anyone who’s been a cycling fan for more than five minutes has had to confront the doping question, explaining to friends & family why we still follow the sport, explaining Lance Armstrong, looking at Tour de France performances and questioning them even when it’s riders we love. But sometimes I think the doping question is used as an excuse to hide every other issue. There’s a feeling out there in the media and some fans, that once we conquer doping, cycling will be sorted. As a women’s cycling fan, of course I know that’s not the case, but there’s a whole range of things that aren’t talked about in the media or on fansites – or at least publicly – and that make me angry. I love this sport, so much, but there are so many issues that worry me, enrage me, and make me feel helpless, because how can fans change things?

Cycling and the unspoken | Unofficial Unsanctioned Women’s UCI Cycling Blog

I’ve been thinking a lot about how the doping issue masks all kinds of other things that need to change within cycling.  Some thoughts on issues like racism, homophobia, eating disorders, sex and not getting paid.

(via womenscycling)

I couldn’t agree more

(via womenscycling)


Jul 25
Maybe what we need is a more exuberant spokesman.

Maybe what we need is a more exuberant spokesman.


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