Category Archives: random

Leno Splatter

I was walking home today when I came across this brightly colored paint splatter, and I don’t know about you, but I’d say bares a striking resemblance to Jay Leno. Just a thought, but maybe someone can spill some brightly colored orange paint to see if an outline of Conan’s head shows up.


Babushka Acquisition


I had some time to kill in between classes today so I went to the Value Village on Capitol Hill to see what I could see. After browsing aisles full of discarded softball jerseys and t-shirts celebrating various corporate team-building exercises from years gone by, I came across the “Collectibles” section of the store. It was here, tucked away alongside a plastic garden gnome, a glass seahorse figurine, and many other random tchotchkes, that I found the sweet Babushka doll pictured above. Why this babushka doll was made I have no idea, but that didn’t stop me from buying it (and at $2.99 how could I afford not to?). The five separate dolls commemorate the past five US presidents, and then, for no reason that I can ascertain, Vladimir Putin, the current prime minister of Russia. I especially like the hapless expression on George W’s face, and it makes sense that someone would put his mug on a traditional Russian doll. After all, you can’t spell Babushka without Bush.

From the Archives

My last post had a bunch of pictures of Seattle taken in the late 70’s, but there were many other great photos that I found while scavenging through my parent’s old albums. Here are a few of my favorites:


I really like this one because of all the activity in the background and then the stillness in the center. Also, I like how the photographer’s identity is obscured, though if I had to guess, I’d say it’s my dad at a party in NYC.


The caption said this one was taken on the Whidbey Island ferry. That’s all I know about it, but I like how the separation and contrast created by the frames of the windows enhances the colors of the sunset.


My older sister, Rebecca, running through the front yard. Must have been around 1983 or 1984. I like her facial expression in this one.


Caption on the back reads: “Rafe’s Nikes, 1980.” This is now my computer’s desktop wallpaper.


That’s my grandmother (reclining) and my grandfather sitting in a park somewhere in NYC. Don’t know who the lady in the middle is. Part of the fun of looking at old photos is trying to fill in all the missing pieces.


People were such sharp dressers back in the day.


I really like the color of the water in this one. Also, fat rolls.

Related listening: “Miniature Birds” – The Grand Archives

T-Shirt Concept

Picture 2

Here’s a crappy joke I conjured up that I thought would make for an even crappier t-shirt design. My friend Kevin Devoss did the artwork. This is just an idea right now, but if anyone is actually seriously interested in this, lemme know and I’ll try to figure out a way to print you one.

Related Listening: “Simeon’s Dilemma” – Why?

New Comic Project


It’s been a while since the last cartoon, so here’s a brand new one hot off the presses. This one looks good because my friend, Kevin Devoss, did the artwork. He’s pretty good, no? We hope to collaborate more often in the future. Lemme know what you think.

Oh Hai!

Oh Hai

Saw this little bit of whimsy on a bike ride I took this afternoon. I think there should be more of these sprinkled throughout the city. They definitely add some spice to otherwise drab shrubbery.

God Bless America

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