Saturday, May 29, 2010

Rest in Peace Dennis... Dennis Hopper Dies at 74

Sad to read that Dennis Hopper has passed away at the age of 74. He was iconic.
Rest in peace Dennis...

A longtime resident of Venice who also was known as a photographer, artist and collector of modern art, Hopper died at his home of complications from prostate cancer, said Alex Hitz, a friend of the family.

In a more than five-decade acting career that was influenced early on by working with James Dean and studying at the Actors Studio, he made his film debut as one of the high school gang members who menace Dean in the 1955 classic "Rebel Without a Cause."

Hopper went on to appear in more than 115 films, including "Giant," "Cool Hand Luke," "Hang 'Em High," "True Grit," "Apocalypse Now," "The American Friend," "Rumble Fish," "Speed," "True Romance" and "Rivers Edge."

Blog find: Monster Island News

I found a new blog (new to me that is): Monster Island News. Great title, fun blog. Check it out.

Friday, May 28, 2010

USO Episode From Sea Hunt

Ray's X-Blog has a nice post about two episodes of Sea Hunt; one involving a USO (a UFO, only underwater: Unidentified Submerged Object) and a "profusely" growing plant on the bottom of the ocean floor that's a "hybrid cannabis."

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Women Of Esoterica: Next Wave

One of my blogs is Women Of Esoterica, but I hesitate to say it's "my" blog because there are several contributors (Karyn Dolan, Lesley Gunter, Farah Yurdozu, Chris Holly, Anya, Richelle Hawks, Danille Lee, Kithra, Deirdre O'Lavery of Interstellar Housewife ) who make it what it is. Our newest contributor is Tina Sena, of the yufology.blogspot.com">YUFOLOGY blog; you can also find her at Binnall of America at her column Esotericana.


Her first article for WOE is titled Women of Esoterica: The Next Wave, about female esoteric super heroes. . .

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Gabriel Vargas, Rest in Peace

Mexico's 'Familia Burron' cartoonist dies at 95.
MEXICO CITY — Gabriel Vargas, the creator of "La Familia Burron," one of Mexico's most-loved comic strips, died Tuesday. He was 95.
The National Council of the Arts and Culture said Vargas died at his home in central Mexico City. It said his health had been failing in recent years, but did not give a cause of death.
La Familia Burron was "one of the greatest representatives of the golden age of Mexican comics" and an "undeniable reference point for the nation's popular culture," the council said in a statement.
The cartoon, which Vargas started in 1937, described in quirky detail the travails of a lower-class Mexican family, their extended family and the barrio where they lived.
Thanks to The Daily Grail for the link.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Seattle's Best Coffee: New Logo

Seattle's Best Coffee has a new design, which makes one wonder why they bothered because it's disturbingly ugly, in a plain non-descript and uncoffee-like way. It looks more like the logo for an off brand of feminine hygiene products.  Reasoning for the ugly logo:
According to a spokesperson for the company, the logo "has to live in all kinds of environments." The understated look may be intentionally generic, as she says they "want it to be a universal sign for good coffee someday."

More here, with pics.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Great Resource on Copyright, etc. images

Just found a blog new to me that some of you might know of: Dear Rich, which answers questions about use of images, copyright, patents, fair use, public domain, etc. News and info, images, -- readers send in questions and Rich answers them with specific advice. Very useful. Thanks, Rich!