Website design/development, & mktg. Star Wars, comic art, Cubs, Retro video games, & bad jokes. Creator of poorly-drawn & thusly abandoned comics.
Modern archeology: @jessipic and I found this old Disney notebook at a yard sale a couple years back. Only a few pages have been written on. They contain monthly budgets for an Indianapolis family in 1940. There were a couple receipts too. The prices are extremely interesting. Between $5-$9 for groceries each week. $2.50 for insurance, $1.50 for haircuts, and $1.00 for kids’ recreation each month. Strangely they spent $1.25 on rabbit feed. Seems awfully expensive in comparison. Maybe that’s why the groceries cost so little. 🐇 🍴
RIP, Malcolm Young. The diminutive Scot/Aussie sure packed a punch as the driving rhythm of AC/DC.
I found this eye-opening coffee mug on Halloween clearance at @krogerco. You’ll never guess how much it cost me. Swipe ➡️ to see the price. Woohoo, indeed. (This is an everyday cup for me, not just Halloween.)
I drew some scary masks.
Since the classic is on ABC tonight. Cartoon by Mark Parisi.
Tonight, 39 years ago this made-for-TV movie premieres on NBC. It’s an extraordinarily awful flick. One of the “highlights” is Ace’s role being taken over by an African American actor/stuntman because Frehley was drunk and stormed off the set.
Rewatching parts of “Raiders” and recognized this #OnePerfectShot. The framing is amazing. Indy just lost Marion (😉) and is being forced to meet with his nemesis Belloq. Despite a near silhouette of Indy’s face you can see his mix of anger and sorrow as Belloq lectures him. [Disregard the glare from my window blinds.] The positioning makes it seem as if Belloq is talking directly to you, heightening the tension and helping you to further identify with Indy. It’s a completely negative space but that smaller glimmer in Indy’s eye captures your attention. I think this film’s director may know what he’s doing.
Successful staycation dinner at Iozzo’s Garden of Italy. Hat tip to my boss Katie for the suggestion. Here’s some adjacent outdoor art with some living art of my own. The third photo of Iozzo’s is not mine.
Kids, back in my day we would buy little magazines each week in order to find out what was on the six TV channels we could get.
There was no Netflix, no everything-on-demand. You wanna record something? Scramble to find a rewound VHS tape and use some arcane steps to set a program.
If you were lucky, you had cable television—satellite TV wasn’t even a thing. Cable offered a half dozen more stations to watch. Kinda like now, HBO was the best. Not because of original shows like “Game of Thrones;” they didn’t have those yet. It was because HBO gave us uncut movies with all the good parts left in.
This “TV Guide,” as it was called, was our window into the otherwise unknown programming schedule. It was all pretty awesome.
Apparently EVH was shopping at the same store as me the other day. Or it could’ve been Wolfie. Yeah, it was probably Wolfie. #ShoppinWithTheDevil