Robot Babysitter

May 24

Among the stranger things I’ve seen recently: 95% of the June 2014 issue is like the other issues of the magazine: suggestions for wealthy white people about how they can spend money. Interesting mansions, trendy places to drink, places to find furniture and art, fashion shows.
And then the story on the bottom left corner of the cover is a “SPECIAL REPORT” about Seattle gentrifying and becoming an expensive shithole like San Francisco.

Among the stranger things I’ve seen recently: 95% of the June 2014 issue is like the other issues of the magazine: suggestions for wealthy white people about how they can spend money. Interesting mansions, trendy places to drink, places to find furniture and art, fashion shows.

And then the story on the bottom left corner of the cover is a “SPECIAL REPORT” about Seattle gentrifying and becoming an expensive shithole like San Francisco.

May 22

Not the best chemical symbol to use with food.

Common symptoms of mercury poisoning include peripheral neuropathy (presenting as paresthesia or itching, burning or pain), skin discoloration (pink cheeks, fingertips and toes), swelling, and desquamation (shedding or peeling of skin).

Not the best chemical symbol to use with food.

Common symptoms of mercury poisoning include peripheral neuropathy (presenting as paresthesia or itching, burning or pain), skin discoloration (pink cheeks, fingertips and toes), swelling, and desquamation (shedding or peeling of skin).

May 21


authentic, foreign-style foods

authentic, foreign-style foods

May 14

Another pretty wonderful mural within a mural. Apart from the generally skillful execution of the overall piece - 2 point perspective, good use of fairly naturalistic colors - it incorporates the questionable Corvette tail light bumper modification, though it looks like the pinstriping might be left out.

Another pretty wonderful mural within a mural. Apart from the generally skillful execution of the overall piece - 2 point perspective, good use of fairly naturalistic colors - it incorporates the questionable Corvette tail light bumper modification, though it looks like the pinstriping might be left out.

May 13

The over the top way he presents himself - the peculiar title, the scrolls, the church music and radiating sunlight - makes me wonder if the haircut and oversized glasses are meant to suggest that he’s already undergoing a ritualistic head shrinking.

The over the top way he presents himself - the peculiar title, the scrolls, the church music and radiating sunlight - makes me wonder if the haircut and oversized glasses are meant to suggest that he’s already undergoing a ritualistic head shrinking.

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May 12

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This made me stumble on this old Metafilter question about whether those old timey round cartoon bombs were real. They were.

This made me stumble on this old Metafilter question about whether those old timey round cartoon bombs were real. They were.

May 11

This could be considered religious, because of the cathedral, but the way it is presented makes it seem more like it is acting more as a civic landmark, rather than a particularly religious building.
Very strong use of perspective and depth, which is somewhat unusual.

This could be considered religious, because of the cathedral, but the way it is presented makes it seem more like it is acting more as a civic landmark, rather than a particularly religious building.

Very strong use of perspective and depth, which is somewhat unusual.

May 10

Bigfoot #1 has a mural of itself.
(This is the cartoon starring Bigfoot that I watched over and over when I was little)

Bigfoot #1 has a mural of itself.

(This is the cartoon starring Bigfoot that I watched over and over when I was little)

May 09

This is the final day of our focus on religiously themed truck murals, and maybe the start of the “fever dream” series. The mural identifies the scene on the left side of the tailgate is in Tanhuato de Guerrero, which we can find with street view,.
The woman that is having some difficulty with her clothes draws attention from the most interesting part of the piece, which is the flaming overturned car behind the truck. There’s probably a story there.
The mural does a nice job of including the rest of the truck’s paint work and body modifications.

This is the final day of our focus on religiously themed truck murals, and maybe the start of the “fever dream” series. The mural identifies the scene on the left side of the tailgate is in Tanhuato de Guerrero, which we can find with street view,.

The woman that is having some difficulty with her clothes draws attention from the most interesting part of the piece, which is the flaming overturned car behind the truck. There’s probably a story there.

The mural does a nice job of including the rest of the truck’s paint work and body modifications.

May 08

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May 07

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May 06

Possibly the most straightforward example of a truck with a mural of itself.

Possibly the most straightforward example of a truck with a mural of itself.