June 18, 2010

Leaders in Nose Pickin'

Another report from the "Mad Artist".
This time he's giving us a beak at his collection of various leaders picking away. It all started years ago when he got this famous shot of Harrison Ford on the set of Indiana Jones searching for buried treasure.

Then there was this shot of Rep. Henry Waxman... a chronic picker, as you can tell by his stretched nostrils that a truck could drive into.

And daughter Liz Cheney was mortified while her nose-pick'n daddy, Dick Cheney, was drilling for oil while chastising the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad...
...who responded in much the same way...  With a defiant finger, he illustrated that Cheney should stick it where the sun don't shine.

More recently, President Obama stuck his nose into the issue, without a tissue, and supported a nasal blockade of ships flowing from Noseran, Iran to the Schnozzle strip in Gaza. He then referred to Iran's leader as Mahmoud "Ahmadigmyschnoz".
Mahmoud quickly blew back saying Obama was acting arrogant and snooty, and he couldn't put his finger on it but something smelled fishy.
Of course, blowhard Rush Limbaugh weighed in by snorting how he had found substance in what Ahmadigmyschnoz was smelling.

The Dalai Lama said Rush must be sniffing glue, and he pointed at the internal passageway to finding the source of inner piece.

That made the pope chime in to say that the Dalai Lama has hit it on the nose... "We must dig deep within ourselves, dislodge those inner obstacles and let the spirit flow."
The pope then honked out a booger, dropped to his sneeze and said, gesundheit!

June 14, 2010

Sapporo Beer Commercial - Legendary Biru

I came across this unusual ad for Sapporo biru.  Not your typical beer commercial, it's a visual feast that moves you through time in a vertical motion to show the brewing process of Sapporo beer using bits of Japanese legend and culture.
Lavish scenes of flowing streams, caverns and temples with Daiko drummers pounding on beer casks, humongous sumo wrestlers, and fire breathing dragons heating the vat.  It's refreshing to see a commercial that doesn't bore and cause me to flick the remote, which I do compulsively, because 99.5% of tv commercial suck!
For a larger view, here's the Youtube link.

June 07, 2010

Custom Bass Guitar from hell... or the farm

Here's an idea I came up with for a custom bass guitar, made in the image of a classic shovel.  The body is still crafted from hardwood but painted with a metallic finish to simulate metal.  Using shades of gray on the face gives the illusion of being curved like a spoon shovel.  In addition, it is tastefully decorated with a lovely sinister skull and his bony hand which seems to be strumming that ol' deep, dark devil music.  I call this bass the "Gravedigger".
In case you're wondering, yes, I am serious... 

As Frazetta would say, why the hell not?
Yes, it will bury the competition, and people will dig it, and there are probably a thousand other puns that'll accompany such an odd-looking guitar. But that's the point, isn't it? Gaining attention any way you can is exactly what a band needs and it's what a bass player should want. Standing out from the crowd is essential, and I guarantee that if it's made with craftsmanship, this is the type of thing photographers will shoot while you're playing on stage, the type of thing that will get mentioned in magazines, the type of thing that gets talked about, simply because it is unique and unusual.  Not only that, it's easy to carry, easy to hang on the wall of your garage, and easy to swing at the drummer's head.

Stay tuned for upcoming pics of the Pogo stick bass guitar.  :-)