Monthly Archives: May 2007

Matthew 5:30 tattoo

I got tattooed this afternoon by Chino (great artist — check him out if you want another good Toronto option) who's tattooing at King of Fools. For those that weren't forced to memorize large tracts of the Bible at hillbilly school, that passage reads,

5:30   And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

Chop chop!

I love goofy translation!

Hehehe… It does say the same thing in the French version (well, almost… I think it would be “poisson, elle est trs petit” — it just says “little fish” here), but the slogan for this sardine package is far more amusing in English… Those of you who pay attention at the grocery store have been aware of this since the 1920s, but I only noticed yesterday.

Ron Paul 2008? Mike Gravel 2008?

So the “current leading” Republican candidate for the 2008 US presidency (depending on how you feel about Ron Paul and his numbers) is the rather terrifying Rudi Giuliani… A lot of messed up crap has come out of that dude's mouth, and I can't believe that even the most insane, fearful, ill-informed people would consider voting for him, but this comment quite surprised me…

“Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do.”
        – Rudolph W. Giuliani

Um… Did he just literally say “freedom is slavery“? He certainly said it in a wishy-washy way… I really hope that Americans aren't willing to accept the idea that freedom is submitting to a higher power.

Peg Legs and Climbers

I think I have three weeks left where I can walk. I can only walk about two hundred feet before I have to stop because of the pain, even when I'm doped up and wrapped. I'm going to give the surgery a year to heal, but if it stays like it is now or gets worse, I'd much rather just have an artifical leg instead… And I really don't have a problem tourniquetting myself and blowing it off with a shotgun (note: don't bother calling 911 — I have no intention of doing this for a year).

Other than that, I was chatting with a woman at the gym that has kids that are (pretty much exactly) the same age as Nefarious and we were talking about playsets… I think I may make a quick jungle gym in my tiny little back yard (it's like 15' square) that includes a big climb-up ladder-esque contraption to the first floor balcony.

Other than that, I think I'm going to re-shoot my art portfolio (at least of the paintings I have here) later tonight using my new camera since the current shots are so bad… I'm looking forward to finally putting some decent photos up, and if I can I'll patch in the gallery FTP tools as well (so you can use IAM to power galleries on other sites — something I've promised for too long now).

Creepy Racists Boo! Hooray Immigrants!

Saira and I think the folks from OPIRG are doing or involved in some anti-racist action that they want shirts for. I think I am not feeling very inspired as a graphic designer but if you know the Red Stripe commercials it's kind of funny. Who knows, maybe it's in poor taste.