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Throwing random crap up against the wall until it looks interesting, hoping to stop before I go past peak interesting and descend into the valley of “WTF did you do?”

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Something Special In The Mail

[EDIT: This was written AND FREAKIN’ PUBLISHED last night at about 23:40! Now WordPress is asking if I want to publish or delete it. I swear, i pushed the “Publish” button and saw it go. I was wondering why no one had mentioned it…¬†I’m telling you, I’m needing a much better class of hallucination.]

I knew this would probably be coming, because I subscribe to her Patreon account (worth every penny, I love her and her work and her music and her art and her TED talk and her book) but I had sort of forgotten in all of the hubbub. (Stupid freakin’ hubbub!) Then I started seeing other people saying they had gotten theirs and after a while I was wondering if I might have gotten missed or lost. But again, even in that I was so caught up in the 9 to 5 chaos (or in my case, the 7 to 24 chaos) that even that didn’t get through to me.

But I recognized that sigil. I tried very hard not to squeee in the post office. I buried it in with the bills, magazines, and junk mail and waited until I got home to double check.

Even without the return address label, the stamps would have given it away.

‘Tis a thing to be cherished. And I will!


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Which Plane Was It?

There was a collision between an airplane picture and a rabid PhotoShop – no one made it out alive, except for a kitten that had fallen asleep back in the luggage compartment.


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No Context For You – April 18th

I seem to remember there was some blind celebrity (Ray Charles? Stevie Wonder?) who was actually an accomplished photographer. I try to remember that as inspiration, or at least a bar that’s set fairly low, when I find pictures like this on my phone.

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Sunset On Trappist-1e


It’s only forty light-years away! I’m ready to go!!

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Who Could It Be?

A couple of days ago I posted an odd creation I had made by goofing around with IrfanView, which I was using because I’m slowly setting up a new computer and I hadn’t re-installed Photoshop yet.

That situation was corrected this evening.

To test the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station installation I took something random off of my Twitter feed tonight and started goofing around with it.

But it’s a game – you can play!

Here’s your clue – the original photo contained someone named in a Tom Lehrer song – can you see them and who is it?

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For anyone who’s a regular here, I’m not sure if this is as hard as it might appear at first. We’ll see.


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No Photoshop!


This is:

a. What I saw in my dreams last night after eating way too much really spicy jambalaya at The Long-Suffering Wife’s birthday dinner

b. What I saw in the mirror this morning when I was awake this morning¬†after eating way too much really spicy jambalaya at The Long-Suffering Wife’s birthday dinner

c. Something bizarre which truly did involve no PhotoShop manipulation – because I haven’t yet re-installed PhotoShop on my new computer so I had to see what IrfanView could do with it

d. A combination of infrared and gamma ray images of Donald Trump’s hair.

e. Art

f. All of the above

Show your work.


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