Friday, May 25, 2012

2 New Paintings In 2 Weeks

I decided to finally paint these 2 wooden panels I've had in my garage for probably around 2 years. I realized I need some nice art in my home, but art that I've created, not bought. I am very happy with the result, certainly not intensively difficult creations, but nevertheless a step in the right direction. I am thinking of doing a nature scene on canvas for my next project, or perhaps another wood panel.

Both are on 2x2 foot birch wood panels, painted right on with acrylics. The first one does consist of cherry wood stain as well on the exposed wood. Here they are with their names:



Monday, May 14, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A Rant On New Warning On DVDs & Other

Nowadays, many people enjoy watching movies by either downloading them, watching them on their computers, pay-per-view, or cable/satellite TV. This is pretty normal, I do it myself as well. But I also enjoy having movies on DVDs, it's like a library of books for me. I am an avid DVD buyer, especially used ones at whatever Blockbusters we have left (La Verne and Montclair are now both closed, Upland is the last around here). It's always nice to pour a glass of wine, look at my collection, slip in a DVD, dim the lights and hit the surround sound on a lazy Friday night.

Do you remember how we have to see the non-skipping FBI warning with every movie? Well, it's about to get longer and more tedious for new DVDs. Welcome the new obnoxious anti-piracy warnings. Just more bullshit to have to sit through. It's ridiculous and stupid, even if I'm used to the old FBI warning.

Here's what really pisses me off, IT IS PRETTY MUCH NON-EXISTENT in downloadable movies!!! That's where I'd stick the ad, since it is already DIGITAL CONTENT! Are they trying to kill the DVD industry, which is already slowly dying? Simply stupid.

I support and enjoy DVDs/Blu-Ray movies, even though people are just simply doing the NETFLIX thing. The DVD industry is a gigantic employer of many companies and people who go through the whole process of designing, creating and packaging the whole thing for you to have at home. One thing I am happy about, is many big movie companies like Sony are limiting to what NetFlix can have in their inventory, thus, keeping it exclusive to DVD/Blu-Ray, even if for a bit. They know how much money is made through the physical product. Alot of regular NetFlix subscribers I know are telling me this.

That's a good thing. Now if this same industry can reasonably price new releases, it should be a good thing, even if for only a little longer. I am the last generation of people who like to 'collect' stuff. The 20-something and under are all just about fully digitial idiots. I am a semi-digital idiot, that nostalgic feel keeps me collecting!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Approaching Westwood Village the year of 1941. My how times have changed.
(Click to enlarge a bit)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

UFO Sighting In L.A. On Wilshire


A photographer, hearing a rumor that a UFO would appear over Los Angeles on Sunday, seems to have filmed an unidentified flying object just as predicted by the gathering crowd. What is it?

In this strange video, YouTuber envisionMagic, is shown filming a group of eager onlookers on Wilshire Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles. Somehow he was made aware that something strange would appear in the sky which was not any known aircraft. As the hours pass by from mid-morning to early afternoon, something actually does show up overhead.

It appears to be of the silver orb variety being increasingly spotted all over the world. Two objects look stacked upon each other, with the lower one changing color and shape and looking as if it is falling out the bottom of the top orb.

It's not a bird or a balloon and it's not like any plane, jet or helicopter. The crowd looks on in wonder as the UFO moves away slowly through the sky.
So, what is it?

Here's the video. The unidentified object shows up at around the 3:00 mark. But watching the nearly five minute video from the beginning sets the strange event in its proper context.


This compilation is interesting as well, as it is a compilation of UFO's seen worldwide... for the month of APRIL 2012!