Monday, February 6, 2023

When The Earth Moves...

 When the earth moves, mama you've got to duck and cover. 7.8 magnitude earthquake has struck central Turkey. That is one massive earthquake. There hasn't yet been a whole lot of news about deaths and destruction (I'm keyboarding on Sunday afternoon). However, the Black Sea area has been put on notice of a possible tsunami. Most recipes require the turkey be shaken prior to roasting. Bad joke and timing of course. Monday machine art -

towers -


tattooed -


Siberian -


tempest -


7.8 earthquake would shake your socks off as well as your shoes, roof, walls, your neighbors roofs, and just about everything else standing. wow... ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Pop Goes That Balloon

 President Joe gave the U.S. military the go ahead to shoot down that Chinese balloon. The balloon had floated across the entire continental United States and after the balloon cleared populated South Carolina coastline, well, send in the missiles. Ka-blammy! Balloon no more. The military is carrying out recovery operations to pick up the pieces of one now blown to shreds Chinese balloon. The Chinese got the idea for floating a balloon over the U.S. from World War II Japanese balloon missions that were in the process of dropping bombs on Americans living in and around Seattle, Washington. Oh that is true so very true. Now for that Pro Bowl Sunday machine art.

queen but not Beyonce -


atlas gots an aching back not a shrug -


few friends -


cloud city -


louie -


disaster cleanup continues and I can almost see a finish line. almost... ๐Ÿ˜

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Disaster Cleanup Day Three AND That Dang Chinese Balloon

 We've recovered at least the important half of the hall bathroom and it was declared almost safe on Friday. Black mold is remediated and industrial dryers and dehumidifiers are gone. Hauled away by the ServiceMaster professionals. A plumber is coming on Tuesday to fix the broken drainpipe that was the sole culprit causing a damn ruined carpet and padding PLUS a sizable chunk of drywall under a now missing and torn to teeny tiny bits vanity sink and adjourning wall. Slowly ever so slowly we shall recover. Now for that eerie Chinese balloon floating across these United States. Overhearing gossip and unsubstantiated rumors about the balloon, associates from the top-secret and heavily restricted if not redacted Area 51 in Nevada were heard talking hush hush about the balloon. It seems that dang balloon is spraying droplets and molecular particles of a genetically modified turbo-Covid onto 'we the people' as a prelude to an America versus China world war three or four or whatever the number is at now. It was the Chinese after all that sprang the Covid pandemic in the first place and that was just the first round. So if'n that balloon comes a drifting over your particular airspace, well, mask up for hell sakes and keep the children inside for the time being. Dang Chinese anyway. Saturday is up right about now.

speaking of Chinese, southeast Asian rice paddies -


so why in hell might the Chinese want to crank up a dang global war on an unprecedented scale? short answer would be on account of after any Chinese anything, 45 minutes later you'll just want more. or possibly this all may have something to do with Taiwan. go figure. ๐Ÿ˜

Friday, February 3, 2023

Disaster Cleanup Day Two

 Flooded carpet removed. Dripping carpet pad removed. Hall bathroom vanity sink and surrounding accoutrement removed. Black mold remediated living room and bathroom. Industrial drying equipment in place and functioning. Noise level akin to life next to LAX during primetime takeoffs. Living the dream..no doubt. Friday machine art next up.

the dead have few friends -


all whining and boo-hoos aside, things could have been much worse. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Sporadic

 Service will be sporadic for the next little while. Dealing with disaster cleanup. Dang if'n that don't about suck! Thursday machine art.

dance -


at least the sun is shining. that counts for a whole lot. ๐Ÿ˜

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Open That Great Money Spigot

 These United States of America have given the under siege nation of Ukraine nearly $50 billion dollars in the form of humanitarian aid, military aid, and grants to hopefully assist the nation of Ukraine resist and stand tall in the face of Russia's illegal war of naked aggression. $50 billion dollars of yours and my money. A measly 10 percent of that $50 billion would still be a staggering $5 billion dollars. Dang that is a mountain of money. I have to wonder how many homeless people could have been helped. How many hungry men, women, and children could have been fed. How many women suffering through an unwanted pregnancy could have been helped. I have to wonder how events and circumstances may have been altered. I have to wonder what in hell is the human species doing. To the overall human condition. To the only Planet we have to live on. Considering that our place in the cosmic panoply of all things doesn't even amount to much more than an infinitesimal teeny tiny barely a dust fleck if that...$50 billion dollars is not much more than a brief pause on a road to nowhere. 10 percent of $50 billion dollars could do so much good and yet...

Now for Wednesday machine art.

beach blanket entropy -


carriage -


cognition -


cloister not oyster -


Mt. Fuji -


so many questions that go begging for an answer. we probably will not find any answers and not any time soon. ๐Ÿ˜

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

So The Combatants Are...

The Stupid Duper Super Bowl 2023 will feature the Philadelphia Eagles against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Kansas City football team using the tag of "Chiefs" is culturally appropriate. The Washington Redskins were forced to change their team name on account of using the tag 'redskins' should be considered culturally inappropriate. I can also suppose that the "Chiefs" is in no fashion to be connected to the Santa Fe Railroad's 'Super Chief'. The 'Super Chief' was a locomotive and a really spiffy locomotive back in the day. I don't know which team will be featured as the "home team." I sort of don't care. The game will be played on February 12, 2023. February 12 is Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Back in the day Abe's birthday was an actual and for reals federal holiday. HOWEVER some political hack legislated the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1971 and that put Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays to be celebrated as Presidents Day. Congress did that to accommodate retailers and their 'birthday' sales bullshit. Yes America has always been about money. Now for Tuesday machine art.

big guns -


mythos -


conceptual -


floral -


equestrian -


in utterly useless NFL news, the Green Bay Packers are planning to ship QB Aaron Rogers off to the highest bidder. yes NFL players are routinely bought and sold on the open NFL market. of course the players are not slaves. yeah yeah...sure sure. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Monday, January 30, 2023

Entropy Of A Down

Physicists are attempting to explain 'time'. Evidently it's possibly to affect the present and the future but not the past. Gosh...no shit? Theoretical physicist Sean Carroll (some manner of brainiac guy) also insists that "entropy" is a thing humanity needs to have a worry over. ??? I've never really had any concerns about 'entropy'. Entropy is a natural state of things (universal?) as things start out with "low entropy" and in the end..."high entropy." Alrighty then. Disordered, disarrayed, discombobulated, and all manners of "AFU." (AFU is a commonly used acronym for 'all fucked up'.) Physicists should stick with regular vernacular and they could possibly be taken seriously by we little people that are barely above being knuckle dragging Neanderthals. Possibly and "theoretically" regular folk might be grasping at notions such as entropy but I think probably not. Whatever. Now for some Monday machine art without the notion of entropy trying to mess up a Monday.

transformative -


our dog (ahhh... ain't she cute?) -


covert -


memory -


the protective gear memory is wearing is for when 'entropy' goes full contact. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Sunday, January 29, 2023

ล abbฤแนฏ

 And on the Seventh Day God said..."are you ready for some football?" Now for that seventh day or Sabbath Sunday OR just plain old football. Playoff football. Swill beer, scream at the television, throw spit wads at the big screen, ignore the children, it's the American way. Now for Sunday machine art.

mariner -


pontifex maximus -


ready player 42 -


serendipity -


gilded cage -


white bird in a gilded cage on a winter's day...alone. ๐Ÿ˜”

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Spare

I've been reading Spike's book titled 'Spare' and it turns out a quite interesting read. I now know more about the British royals than I did prior to reading the book. I didn't really know much at all. At least I know more now than back then. Spike's book is worth the time spent. My one real conclusion taken from 'Spare' is that the British monarchy is a real dysfunctional mess. Hopeless mired in centuries of dysfunction. Petty, shiftless, racist, misogynistic, elitist, arrogant, and not very bright. If one has a falling out with the British royals there is a very real chance the sorry soul on the outs will end up cacked and brutally so. So it turns out Prince Charming is a sick and vacuous Disney myth. Did you know that Walt Disney is dead? Well he sure as hell is. Probably for the best. I'm thinking that Walt might not be too keen on how his dreams of fantasy turned into a corporate money grubbing hydra. Now for our Saturday machine art. None to soon I would add.

tunnel and not the one in Paris -


 Point Reyes -


golden gate the bridge -


taxidermy -


taxidermists use glass eyes. gives the dead thing being stuffed and mounted an almost real appearance. almost. ๐Ÿ˜•