Friday, February 27, 2009

Happy Fishnet Friday!

Saloon Girl by =rav777

I've got new Heels by =rav777

Fashion Show Miss Emma by ~TheRealEricX

Subprime Gangster

Fishnet Fantasy by ~CherylLee

maria by =the-pink-rabbit

I had no idea Wagga's latest Fishnet Files™ included so many Safe For Baab images, so it will take me some time to decide which ones hit Nuclear Tentacles this evening...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Andy Warhol, Debbie Harry and an Amiga

Yet another link I saved and nearly forgot about:
Long before there were Steve Job’s flashy Mac World technology summits, prehistoric computer rival AMIGA staged a 1985 publicity event in which ANDY WARHOL created his first computer-generated portrait using a then wildly-futuristic digital camera and the Amiga’s pioneering graphic filters. Fittingly, the portrait subject was DEBBIE HARRY and the results weren’t too far off from his off-register silkscreen prints. From the looks of things, Andy was pretty satisfied with the results. In the end, however, Apple won the space race, as Andy never made the Amiga logo into an art piece…

we love you Debbie Harry!!

"Die young, Stay pretty."

Ain't Debbie Harry gorgeous?!

Every Punk boy's pin-up

punkmate of the month

Friedrich was born in the Swedish Pomeranian town of Greifswald, where he began his studies in art as a youth. Later, he studied in Copenhagen until 1798, before settling in Dresden. Friedrich's work brought him renown early in his career, and contemporaries such as the French sculptor David d'Angers (1788–1856) spoke of him as a man who had discovered "the tragedy of landscape". However, his work fell from favour during his later years, and he died in obscurity. By the 1920s his paintings had been discovered by the Expressionists, and in the 1930s and early 1940s Surrealists and Existentialists frequently drew ideas from his work.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I Hate the Academy Awards

but I love this Paris, Je T'aime image via Flowing Heat.
(We'll avoid the fact that Poms are quite rare in Paris, presumably because they are not French enough.)

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE for Flowy: I've been behind on my RSS feeds, but thought you might like this Floating Lykke Li linky in case you missed it.

Knocked Up (Rodeo Mash Up)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy Fishnet Friday!

bathing in gasoline

At least there was some good news today. I love dolphins and it's uplifting so I won't comment on the irony of the location.

Flowing Heat

Gatochy's Blog

t e l e s p h o r e

The Sarcastic Dharma Society - "You Swan Go On (by Mount Eerie)".

Gatochy's Blog

This is so F-ing hilarious:
I Love You Forever and Always
via BuzzFeed
The bubble writing reminds me of my high school yearbook. Couldn't stand it.
If you were Jonathan who would you choose?
Some things never change... I pretty much hated most people in high school and never told anyone I loved them (because I didn't). Of course, I had plenty of other things to say about them.

via Wagga - source unknown

Shelby Sifers - "Are You Devo? (The Spirituals remix)".

Iveta B via Wagga

The novel is set in an allegedly dystopian alternate reality in which most nations (now controlled by the United States) are dominated by for-profit corporate entities while the Government's[1] Political power is extremely limited. Some readers consider it similar in satiric intent to George Orwell's 1984, but of a world with too little political power as opposed to too much. Consequently, some readers see the novel as a criticism of libertarianism. Many readers also see it as a criticism of globalization, although Barry claims he is not an anti-globalizationist.[2]

Travels - "Dogs".

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Little Lance Still Needs a Forever Home

Remember Little Lance...?

Adopt Little LanceAlthough I don't see the update on Friends of the Oakland Animal Shelter's site, I received a donor newsletter stating that Little Lance is still available for adoption. As a spinal injury victim, he has special needs, but if interested contact:
Also, despite the 15K reward, they still haven't caught the abusers.

In other completely unrelated news...
I've received some rather interesting mail regarding a HELOC I've never used:
"Because your account is in good standing you will receive a $200 Visa Gift Card as a bonus when you choose to close your account. It is just a way of saying thanks for your great handling of your account, and giving a little extra cash to spend any way you like."
Why would they want to pay me to close my account? That never happens with credit cards.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Muriel Understands

More NSFW Muriel fishnet finds can be found over at Nuclear Tentacles.

Is it just me (and Vista)

Or has my blog content disappeared...?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy F-ing Valentine's Day

When I see this I think of Exxon.

For those of you who happen to have a "Valentine" who doesn’t make you miserable, appreciate it because it won’t last.

In more upbeat news, Liza wants to be your Valentine...

I shall follow up with some more NSFW images of Liza at Nuclear Tentacles.

Sister Suvi - "Longlegs"

The aldol reaction is an important carbon-carbon bond formation reaction in organic chemistry. In its usual form, it involves the nucleophilic addition of a ketone enolate to an aldehyde to form an aldol (β-hydroxy ketone), a structural unit found in many naturally occurring molecules and pharmaceuticals. Sometimes, the aldol addition product loses a molecule of water during the reaction to form an α,β-unsaturated ketone. This is called an aldol condensation. The aldol reaction was discovered independently by Charles-Adolphe Wurtz and by Alexander Porfyrevich Borodin in 1872. Borodin observed the aldol dimerization of 3-hydroxybutanal from acetaldehyde under acidic conditions. The aldol reaction is used widely in the large scale production of commodity chemicals such as pentaerythritol. The aldol structural motif is especially common in polyketides, a class of natural products from which many pharmaceuticals are derived, including the potent immunosuppressant FK506, the tetracycline antibiotics, and the antifungal agent amphotericin B. Extensive research on the aldol reaction has produced highly efficient methods which enable the otherwise challenging synthesis of many polyketides in the laboratory. (more...)
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Groovy Flowy finds.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Day of the Locust

Dolly, a miniature poodle, yawns as she is groomed backstage. Dolly is treated like a princess as she rests on her pink pillow and dons ribbons of the same color.

OctoWomby launches website to beg for donations!
I won't encourage her with a direct link, but you can find it in the article. There's even a place for comments, but unfortunately you can't see them.

PsychoOctoMom somehow reminds me of this...

Brilliant novel and rather good film too:
The Day of the Locust is a 1939 novel by American author Nathanael West, set in Hollywood, California during the Great Depression, depicting the alienation and desperation of a disparate group of individuals who exist at the fringes of the movie industry.

Plot summary
The book follows a young man named Tod Hackett who thinks of himself as a painter and artist, but who works in Hollywood as a costume designer and back ground painter. He falls in love with Faye Greener, an aspiring starlet who lives nearby. Between his work in the studio and his introduction to Faye's friends, he is soon interacting with numerous Hollywood hangers-on, including a cowboy who lives in the hills above the studios and works as an extra in cowboy movies, his Mexican friend who keeps fighting cocks, and Homer Simpson, a hapless businessman whom Faye is taking advantage of. The book ends with a riot at a movie premiere.

Further commentary to follow
after I get a decent bowl of hot and sour soup for dinner.

Monday, February 9, 2009

I'm sorry, but Octomommy never ceases to Disgust me.

Octuplets' Mom Receiving Public Assistance

Given the number of Australians (or people who live in Australia) around here, I thought others might appreciate this Australian Octo-perspective I posted at Flowing Heat's place earlier today:
NADYA Suleman must be a closet Monty Python fan.
Searching for the meaning of life, the mother of 14 children - including octuplets - turned to the film of the same name, with its rousing theme song:
Every sperm is sacred...

Nadya Suleman's retired mom has filed bankruptcy, been foreclosed on and takes care of her six previous IVF kids while her Dad is forced to return to Iraq, yet she somehow manages to afford repeated IVF in Beverly Hills, a Michael Jackson nose job, a wannabe Angelina Jolie fish-lip job, French manicure and god knows what else (courtesy of milking the state and federal government)..?
And she hasn't worked in 8 f-ing years!!!! WTF?

This sick woman is a shining example of
That is Just
So Fucking Wrong these days
I wish I could keep my eyes off the train wreck, because it annoys me so much, but I can't.

In other news that pisses me off Canada continues their pointless slaughter of seal pups.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Is this Greta Garbo?

Sister Suvi - "Longlegs"

LaDivina... by ~MankoMorgenstern

Garbo Style by ~Ninjatune85

dr. lakra

When I was a kid visiting London, I got really into the English Beat and felt depressed when everyone else in Middle School disovered them later - now everyone discovers everything at the same time. Is that a good thing?