Thursday, December 31, 2009

end-of-year clearance!!


so in doing this perhapa-blog three times a week--a schedule set up by my late, great pal mike who, frankly, hasn't been keeping up, dude--i tend to gather and save various images and stuff on my computer's desktop with the hope of someday using them or needing them for some post or another. they consist of creepy things, funny things, artistic or creative things, or just stuff i thought looked cool.
of course, at times, this makes for a pretty cluttered desktop.
so here is my year-end blowout! a chance to just clear the board and start fresh--'cause isn't that kinda what new years is all about? make what you want form them--it's a mish mash!
have fun!

a hungry gator in the bayou by andrew goldhawk

sometimes i just like the design or layout of something and think it could work as a comic book cover. i dig this retro 60s look. okay, i dig goldie hawn too. met her once. she was delightful!

how i get things done...

a sweet ms. marvel by matthew clark.
call me a traditionalist, but i love the old costume.

apparently this is a tribe elder donning a ceremonial bear costume for a (inuit?) ritual.
but i grabbed it 'cause it looks like that shaggy man guy the justice league used to fight.

the dover demon

i don't know what this is, but it's freaky.
the name ascribed to it is nauka chodzenia, but i don't know if that's the artist or the name of the piece.
when i google it, everything is in polish or czecnian and there are photos of babies...


strange animals

when our pal, roger ash, sent me this link with the title/subject line reading fish with see-through head i thought i knew what he was talking about. i had seen a picture of a goldfish in japan that scientists had bred to make it's skin transparent...

but this is not that.
this is mondo freaky.

oh, and here's that goldfish...

Japanese researchers have succeeded in producing goldfish whose beating hearts can be seen through translucent scales and skin, as pictured in this handout photo from Mie University.

have a safe and happy new year!
smell ya later!


Brian said...

The natural see through fish is much cooler than the man made one.

Todd, thanks for sharing all these cool pics and your thoughts and insights through your thrice weekly posts throughout 2009 and I'll see you back here in 2010 - Same 'Haps Time, Same 'Haps Channel.

Have a safe and Happy New Year's Eve Celebration everyone and let's go out and make 2010 the best year yet.

JWA said...


Happy New Years my friend!

Great posting today, wild pics!

Hope you and Shay-Ron have some sweet plans for tonight. As for me I'll be gallivanting around SoHo, Chinatown and Williamsburg with a wily band of rapscallions and ne'er-do-wells as we seek shelter in various dives to slake our thirst and collective drive for unhinged revelry!!! Plus I'll be catching one of my favorite rock & roll bands, Titus Andronicus!!!, as they blaze through their 1:30 AM set at the Mercury Lounge!

It shall be a night of nights!!!

Have a wonderful evening, a marvelous 2010, and if any drink-n-dials are to come of this, then Todd, I apologize in advance...


Jared W. Adams
Grand Minister for General Mayhem

Brian said...

"Nauka Chodzenia" is definitely the title, as it is translated to english asTthe Science of Walking and is the title of a book of poetry by Tadeusz Rozewicz, a major Polish post-war poet and playwright.

It is definitely not the cover of that book, so maybe a piece of art inspired by the poetry.

todd said...

thanks for trackin' that down, brian!

good to know!~