Possibly not spam ramblings and links from the edge of the universe

8May/120

Funny Guy

Posted by dracoling

Sometimes I make stupid analogies that make me laugh. Here's a recent example:

dracoling: let me put it this way
dracoling: it's like building a car out of blenders
dracoling: sure, I guess if you add enough duct tape and chop the blenders into the right shape you might be able to get it to pretend to be a car... sorta
dracoling: but it's never going to be a good car

19Jun/110

An uncertain artist

Posted by dracoling

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I entered a piece in a 24 hour art show this weekend. Later this post may contain more information about it, but for now I'll just leave you with a picture.

27May/110

Burning Beats and a Shining Light of Craziness

Posted by dracoling

Last weekend was the Spring 2011 WildFire Retreat. I had the pleasure of traveling and camping with some of my dear friends from Consolidated Awesome, and it was amazing.

Lets get on with the good stuff? Okay, here it is!

  • friday.mp3 - 374.1mb 3h10m - Even though I forgot my power adapter for my MacBook Pro at home, I was able to record all the way up to the final "goodnight"! I was so happy to find out that I had gotten it all.
  • saturday.mp3 - 388.6mb 3h34m - I was fortunate enough to borrow a power adapter for Saturday night. Thanks again whoever you were (sorry, I'm awful with names).
  • sunday... - Sorry, there's no recording of Sunday because I was only able to borrow the power adapter for Saturday. In addition I was having far too much fun playing with my INSANE FLOWTOYS OF INSANITY (more below).

On Sunday night, after the performance class I assembled and lit the series of tubes that was variably named "a big mistake", "a bad idea" and "awesomely stupid" (all labels applied by me). It consisted of 20 FlowLights in various sized tubes assembled into mega-sized toys.

Round 1: MEGA POI - 10 lights, 2 connectors, 3 tubes in each of 2 gigantic (approximately 6ft) poi. They were spun on benches, and on stilts and I even spun them (with little hops and jumps) while standing (long arm) on the ground. After everyone who wanted to had tried this craziness out, we moved on to...

Round 2: MONSTER STAFF - Remove flowpoi caps, insert contact staff handle. Result? 15 foot contact staff with about a foot of sag from center to ends. This thing was insane. In a show of complete badassery, Terry Fields was able to pull off both a cartwheel  with the staff on his back and (what looked like) a full matrix. He and I then proceeded to harass the people standing around the fire pits into lighting up and getting the spinning started for real, by imitating a gigantic glowing bird screaming and chasing me across the field.

It was wonderful. It was hilarious. I didn't get any pictures of it! :-(

If any of you have or know people who may have pictures or video of the epic flow madness from Sunday at 2011 Spring WildFire, please contact me to share.

Thanks for another great event, keep burning brightly, and spread the awesome!

~ Mike

25May/100

Just do it.

Posted by dracoling

Feel like your life is boring? Your friends don't share your interests or you don't know anybody to hang out with? You go home from work, lock yourself in your room and wait for morning to do it all over again?

I was like that for years. Then one day something changed everything, and part of that something was me developing my new personal mantra... Whenever I'm feeling down or misunderstood or alone, it helps to remember this simple phrase.

Fuck you guys, I'm awesome.

Now go out there and do something that frightens the shit out of you, just because you can!

24May/100

I’m in a mood

Posted by dracoling

16:35:50 dracoling: what's up tonight? we hanging out or going to the gym at least?
16:35:59 scottmon81: sure
16:40:25 scottmon81: when u getting in?
16:40:33 dracoling: NEVAR!@#
16:40:36 dracoling: err, I mean
16:40:37 dracoling: 7ish
16:40:42 scottmon81: lol
16:40:54 dracoling: yeah, I'm in a mood today
16:41:02 scottmon81: lol
16:41:08 scottmon81: ooo a mood
16:41:11 dracoling: err... uhm
16:41:30 dracoling: I think I need you to take me to my house so that I can set the internet back up
16:41:41 scottmon81: mm kk'
16:41:43 dracoling: dad just emailed me that he unplugged everything
16:42:15 dracoling: and mom called like 20 minutes ago from PA like "yeah, the car... tire... blah blah blah... pennsylvania... blah blah... things"
16:42:24 scottmon81: yuck
16:42:32 dracoling: and I was all "yes. call someone who can things"
16:42:50 scottmon81: nothing u can do
16:42:53 dracoling: and she goes "okaaaaay.... but I just wanted to make sure that you .... blah blah blah blah"
16:43:04 dracoling: she called kb, who is better be there already
16:43:31 dracoling: I said I would stay at the office until 5 to danny... but I want to leave... uhm... 2 hours ago
16:43:40 dracoling: but he's paying me overtime!
16:43:43 dracoling: so I like overtime
16:43:45 scottmon81: woot overtime
16:43:46 dracoling: its like money
16:43:47 dracoling: only more
16:43:50 scottmon81: it almost 5 lol
16:43:55 dracoling: did I mention I'm in a mood?
16:44:11 scottmon81: need to spin that mood out of u
16:44:12 dracoling: I think I'm gonna go have like... half a case of mountain dew and take a nap
16:44:29 dracoling: ZOMG LETZ SPIN FYER!@#!@#!@#!EQ#FQAEF@#R@R@#RAIHFWFPI@RFQ$AVQ#TT$^H#%^)*(YAEVINAWERV(*YHF@WC
16:44:38 scottmon81: lol
16:45:39 dracoling: in case you're wondering, that's the same sound you would hear if a bear and a unicorn were having a 3-way with an icecream cake... a concentrated ball of awesome exploding the universe we live in
16:46:03 dracoling: I have a pillow on my head now

21Jan/100

Forty-Two.

Posted by dracoling

In the interests of stimulating my poor decaying brain, I have decided to try to post at least one entry a day for the next 344 days. Today's entry is kinda useless, and there will probably be other useless entries, but its a goal.

Reading Material:
New Music:
Daft Punk - Discovery - Yes I know it's not new, but it's new to me and I've been listening to it obsessively.
Idea of the Moment:
Comic-bot, IRC/Web bot watches your 'subscribed' comics for new ones, upon request gives you the latest pull-sheet. Keeps track of when requested, how many new pages since last request. Ability to display "today's comics" pull-sheet via JSinclude on blogs.
Been done before? probably. Will do it anyway? probably.
25Aug/090

Hot Topic Is Not Punk Rock

Posted by dlz

I think I'll just leave this here...

GO!

Books about Evanescence,
Are not punk rock!
Guns & Roses watches,
Are not punk rock!
Hello Kitty iPod cases,
Are not punk rock!
Rob Zombie lunch boxes,
Are not punk rock!
Slipknot binder paper,
Is not punk rock!
Tinkerbell pillow cases,
Are not punk rock!
Led Zeppelin air fresheners,
Are not punk rock!
Tupac incense burners,
Are not punk rock!

Hot Topic is not punk rock!
Hot Topic is not punk rock!
Hot Topic is not punk rock!
Hot Topic is not punk rock!

Misfits candle tins,
Are not punk rock!
ICP throw blankets,
Are not punk rock!
Beaded Elvis curtains,
Are not punk rock!
Talking Lambchop plush dolls,
Are not punk rock!
AC/DC hair clips,
Are not punk rock!
Spongebob wristbands,
Are not punk rock!
Sex Pistols boxer shorts,
Are not punk rock!
Dischord back catalog,
Okay. Maybe that's punk rock.

Hot Topic is not punk rock!
Hot Topic is not punk rock!
Hot Topic is not punk rock!
Hot Topic is not punk rock!

Hot Topic is a contrived identification with youth subcultures to manufacture an anti-authoritarian identity and make millions.
The $8 you paid for the Mudvayne poster would be better spent used to see your brother's friend's band.

DIY ethics are punk rock.
Starting your own label is punk rock.
G.G. Allin was punk rock.

But when a crass corporate vulture feeds on mass-consumer culture,
this spending mommy's money is not punk rock!

Lyrics by Mc Lars (Andrew Nielsen)

30Jul/092

All work and no play…

Posted by dlz

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