Funky Fabrics

October 8, 2006 at 3:25 am (Uncategorized)

Funky Fabrics

 

 

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Beatrix Kiddo

May 9, 2006 at 3:36 pm (creative, eye candy, links)

I found some really great work at this website art set.  There were quite a few I wanted to include, but decided on this one from the movie Kill Bill (1 or 2 or maybe both).  I think most of the work here is from commercial work, like book jackets, and magazine covers.  The artist is T O M E R :::H A N U K A.

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Johnny Rocketfingers 2

May 8, 2006 at 1:27 pm (games, love it!, sites)

Johnny Rocketfingers 2

I played Johnny Rocketfingers 2 today, and I thought it kicked ass. It's probably not suitable for work, and wait until the kids are in bed for this one.  There is plenty of adult material that isn't for their eyes.  I found this game from LazyLaces, my new favorite source for games online.  This is what they say about the game: "prepare for one of the "coolest stick-figure games in history", with a whole heap of point'n'click action."  I also recommend reading the comments posted at LazyLaces about this games, there is a walkthrough.  I doubt anyone could figure it out without it.  Even with the walkthrough the game is loads of fun. 

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enchanted evening

May 4, 2006 at 9:43 pm (creative, love it!)

I love these great illustration by Philip Straub I found on his website. This one is enchanted evening.

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america’s healthcare system is a joke!

May 4, 2006 at 8:36 pm (me, misc.)

I just read this article in National Geographic News, Brits Healthier than Americans, Study Says .  The story pointed out how Americans weren't as healthy despite the fact we spend twice as much as the UK, per person, on healthcare.  Besides the fact that we lead lives that are unhealthy with our poor diets and lack of excercise, our healthcaresystem is flawed in a huge way.   The textbooks at the universities that our future doctors are studying from to earn their phd's and the medical journals that current doctors use to keep up to date with medical information, are supplied by the pharmasudical companies.  Their interest is in suppliying information that is relevant to patients need for the drugs they supply.  An example from the article is that of preventing heart disease, our number one killer.  The information seems to focus of lowering cholesteral with cholesteral lowering drugs, rather than focus on the healthy choices people should be making that support a healthy lifestyle.  My question is this, why is it that we allow our healthcare system to be dictated by the pharmasudical companies whos main concern is profiting from the sale of their drugs.  Do our doctors know that the information they pass on to their patients is not necessarily, the most beneficial to our health?  Is this why people that don't recieve their healthcare from HMO managed doctors, (usually the wealthiest) seem to recieve more quality care?  I'm sure that is the case.  Being that I have only had experience with HMO's (Kaiser) and never seen a doctor that practiced privately, I am probably ignorant to this fact.  Even so, How did it come to be that the people controlling the healthcare to the masses, are only in it for monetary gain, first, and patients health second?  Is this the only way that the masses are able to afford healthcare, to settle for healthcare that is run this way.  Couldn't the HMO's still opperate if they were managed some other way?  All of this leaves me with so many questions that I intend to find the answers to.  Maybe just being a little more informed instead of just always accepting a system that has been all I've known and without questioning it.  Am I alone in this state of ignorance or do most americans not realize that this is happening?  Do we trust what are doctors are telling us without question?  How much is this affecting our health?

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Flash Dance

May 4, 2006 at 2:33 pm (games, love it!, sites)

Lately, I've been into Flash games, especially the adventure kind.  I discovered Hapland 3, which I'm probably way late, in discovering. I don't keep up with this stuff.  I had a hell of time trying to figure out how to get through any of it.  I found a walkthrough, but even with that, it's still not easy.  Timing is everything, so resetting the game often may be necessary.  I still havn't had a chance to figure out the whole thing, but I though it was worth posting anyhow.

So, after I got frustrated with that one (took 10 minutes) I decided I'd find Hapland 1, hoping it might be easier and I could do it without the cheat.  Of course, before I even started that one, I found that walkthrough too.  If I know it's out there, I can't resist.  Oh well, it's still fun, and not too easy. 

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read between the lines

May 3, 2006 at 5:59 pm (chuckle, love it!, sites)

Small ads from the UK.

This site is so fun to visit. A lot of great stuff to put a smile on your face. This one was briliant.

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Top 10 cool things about having a bodybuilder as governer:

May 3, 2006 at 2:35 pm (chuckle)

David Lettermans top 10 cool things about having a bodybuilder for a governer:

This guy will never hear the end of the Arnold for Governer jokes, that is what is he gets I suppose.  I know we elected him, but he really sucks ass.

Top Ten Cool Things About Having a Bodybuilder as Governor

10. Every California classroom will have a Soloflex

9. The Mr. Olympia contest now gets full coverage on C-SPAN

8. Was it not Thomas Jefferson who said we were all entitled to "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of a sweet-ass set of delts"?

7. He'll take that 8-billion-dollar deficit and… uh… punch it, I guess

6. I'm on the short list for Lieutenant Governor

5. Will put an end to America's dependence on foreign protein shakes

4. He'll veto bills by doing this (flexes)

3. He is nice

2. It's very entertaining — as long as he's not governor of your state

1. He'll have something to fall back on when he gets recalled 

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X-ray bag

May 3, 2006 at 2:16 pm (chuckle, love it!, misc.)


Great bag. I bet it turns a lot of heads.

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Flash Back

May 2, 2006 at 5:50 pm (games, sites)

I found this great flash game by Amanita Design called Samorost2
It is one of those adventure games that you figure out as you go, clicking all over searching and discovering how to get to the next level. They aren't very difficult, but so cool as far as the graphics go. I think there is a full version you can download, but it costs like $7 or something. Amanita makes a few other flash games that are good too. One, that I thought was way cool, wasn't really a game, more like a music creator. It takes place in a pantry of vegis and jars. Check it out, it's pretty cool. jars.http://www.samorost2.net/pantry/

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BzzAgent Take5 Taste and Believe Campaign

May 2, 2006 at 3:47 pm (love it!, misc., sites)

I gotta say something about BzzAgent . I've been a member for about a year, and have a great experience with it so far. It is a word-of-mouth marketing company that has over 130,000 members that take part in BzzCampaigns. Basically you are asked to test/sample a product and then tell other people your experience with it. For example, some things I've buzzed were Ralph Lauren Hot! perfume, Nutella spread, Fantastik OxyPower, Dawn dishsoap, Soul perfume, Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic shower cleaner, toys, candy bars. It doesn't cost anything to join, or ever. The BzzKits that they send with the products are super cool, and they are a great company. Agents are asked to submit BzzReports that give descriptions of the experiences they have from buzzing the products. You earn points from the reports and with the points you can earn prizes. I have been quite impressed with the prizes offered, so far. It's getting quite popular, and BzzAgent is creating quite a bit of media attention, you may have seen some of the stories.

Right now they are running a Take5 Taste and Believe campaign for new members that are referred by other BzzAgents. Here is my link to join:

http://mailer.bzzagent.com/966/rd.php?r=18985&l=5226


Here is the link to their home page if you want to check it out first:

http://bzzagent.com/

Share the link with your friends, pass it on. I don't earn anything from being a referal, I'm just trying to share the love cause I've had such a good experience.
Cheers.
Gina

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fleck?

May 2, 2006 at 1:15 am (misc., sites)

Im itching to find out what this fleck is all about…

Fleck.com

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love hate

May 1, 2006 at 9:21 pm (creative, love it!, misc.)

I know this shirt has gotten around a bit, but if you havn't seen it…what a bad ass shirt, right? I'd buy one, but it'll cost me like 80 bucks to ship it to me.

  http://www.madeindesign.com


http://www.madeindesign.com

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urine

May 1, 2006 at 5:42 pm (chuckle)

what language does urine mean lemonaide?  too cute. 

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empathy

May 1, 2006 at 5:24 pm (misc.)

I read this great article by Christel Broederlow on About.com describing empathy.  I know I'm an empathetic person, I'm very sensitive.  Sometimes, too sensitive, as strong feelings are hard to have sometimes.  I cry at commercials on tv, now come on.  Anyhow, here is a bit of the article:

Empaths have a tendency to openly feel what is outside of them more so than what is inside of them. This can cause empaths to ignore their own needs. In general an empath is non-violent, non-aggressive and leans more towards being the peacemaker. Any area filled with disharmony creates an uncomfortable feeling in an empath. If they find themselves in the middle of a confrontation, they will endeavor to settle the situation as quickly as possible, if not avoid it all together. If any harsh words are expressed in defending themselves, they will likely resent their lack of self-control, and have a preference to peacefully resolve the problem quickly.

Empaths are sensitive to TV, videos, movies, news and broadcasts. Violence or emotional dramas depicting shocking scenes of physical or emotional pain inflicted on adults, children or animals can bring an empath easily to tears. At times, they may feel physically ill or choke back the tears. Some empaths will struggle to comprehend any such cruelty, and will have grave difficulty in expressing themselves in the face of another's ignorance, closed-mindedness and obvious lack of compassion. They simply cannot justify the suffering they feel and see.
 

I highlighted the things that are particular to me, I think.  Especially avoidance.  I often will put things off, even if it's just thinking about something.  I'm quite good at this, and has become a bad habit.  Sometimes I envy those that stress about things like, finances, because they absolutely have to resolve issues, or else, they can't handle the stress of worrying about it.  I am greatful, however, that I am able to be sensitive in the way that, I am great at understanding people, and where they are coming from.  I can usually get what someone is all about by just knowing them a few minutes. 

This post is probably too boring for anyone to bother even looking at, but none the less, the article was stil interesting.  If you got this far, good on you, you probably posess great empathy yourselves. hahahahah. 

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