Friday, December 21, 2007

Code Guardian Too Cool

found this surfing the other night. Worth a watch.

And here is part two

You can download the full video from Marco Spitoni's site here.

This Is Only A Test

There are people in this world who live off the hard work of other people. You know who you are. Your lifestlye is inexcusable.
You are not, repeat NOT entitled to anything you did not earn simply because you are needy. Get over yourself. You need does not cancel anyone else's need or desire for that matter.
These people should learn to take responsibility for their sorry state and do something about it other than whine.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Early Christmas Present

Guess what Christmas gift I wanted but was never going to get came today? Give Up? Well lets get some help.

Hey Dave! Help me out here. Just stand right there. Let's see.. stare at object and then squint.

Whoa! Wow that is too cool!

Or should I say hot Dave? You're lookin' a little warm.

Theres a glow about you. I don't know.. Are you losing weight?

Ooh. Looks like I missed some of you. I guess I have to work on achieving total vaporization.

Darn I'm out of test subjects. And I'm not trading one of my Storm clad Halle Berry clones to resurrect you Dave. Your wife can use one of her Antonio Banderas clones.

Now who should I practice on next? Oh Scott...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Headlines Cross Post for Testing

Woman Wins Sears Tower Race for 6th Time
Tower says it will train harder. Hopes to actually move next year.

'Mr. Toilet' Builds Commode-Shaped House
No one wants to come over and sit in his pool

Homeless man uses church phone to call sex hot line
Bigger surprise is the nuns who answered the phone

UK Fat Patients Claim Discrimination
Despite snub Micheal Moore still claims it's better than US health care

Food makers pressured to cut sodium
Dairy producers pressured to cut cheese

Firemen told to abstain from sexual bribes
Asked to return to more traditional money only bribes
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Stomach virus races through cruise ship passengers
It got really crowded on the poop deck

CBS news writers give OK for strike call
Now who's going to make up the news?

Experts promote the global warming diet
  1. Eat nothing but beans for seven days
  2. Seal yourself inside airtight plastic bubble
  3. Produce greenhouse gases until you polar regions melt

5 Million Pizzas Recalled on E. coli Fears
Get it back to Dominos in 30 minutes or less or you have to keep it.

Giuliani Promotes Virtual Fence
Fence blocks 100% of illegal aliens from World of Warcraft. Mexicans still get in.

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Alabama woman turns 100, gets her diploma
Says; "I had to take P.E. over 87 times but I finally got that last credit"

Burglar drives into store, snatches TVs
Gets home, realizes nothing is on because of the writer's strike, returns them all

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #59 Cross Post

Thursday Thirteen #59

13 Things About Dane Bramage
13 Photos Left in My Digital Camera

I picked up my camera last night and noticed I had not downloaded the 82 pictures in it. These pictures span two gaming conventions and two church events going back to July. So I decided to share 13 of them with you. I wish I had more time to play with my camera. I really want to get better at taking pictures. Clicking on the thumbnail will open a larger view in another window.

  1. Hotel Room
    When I go out of town I pack only the essentials

  2. War is Swell
    At least it is on the tabletop front. Terrain was a big feature at Origins 2007.

  3. Battlestar Celebrity
    Richard Hatch was there. He has a Sci-Fi genre game company that is pushing a "game universe". He is the only actor to star in both Battlestar Galactica series.

  4. City of Ruin
    Here they are selling damaged building terrain for use in war miniatures. Don't those tanks notice the spider-like aliens on the other table waiting to swoop in and take over?

  5. Expensive Village
    More terrain. Yes that price tag for one building is $74.95. A building behind it is $90.

  6. If you "Gotta Catch 'Em All"
    This is where the national Pokemon championships are held. This is the lovely yellow spokesmodel.

  7. Elevators Exposed
    The Hyatt in Downtown Indianapolis has these beautiful glass elevators. Kinda scary if your in one going to the top.(you have to look at the full view. This is too dark to see in the thumbnail.)

  8. Tin Foil Hats
    One of the groups of gamers decided that their game called for special headgear.

  9. Homage or Mockery?
    An adjoining table decided that the other table should be made fun of. So they put on paper headgear.

  10. Western Sunday
    The adult Sunday school class files in on Western Sunday at my church.

  11. Western Ushers
    The ushers had out lessons all dressed up for Western Sunday

  12. Kid Corbin
    Here's the orneriest hombre west of Streetsboro

  13. Davey the Kid
    Folks tell of the biggest bus rustling cow poke this side of the Tuscarawas.

Well that'll teach me to keep my camera cleaned out.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Ah Fall In Ohio

It will be officially Autumn soon and the signs are everywhere. This morning at 8:00 I left to take the kids to school and had to run the heater/defrost in my car. At 9:00 I left for work and had to run the air conditioner.

I guess another sign of late summer early fall are these beauties which I captured with my camera phone.

These Hibiscus Syriacus have volunteered themselves into my yard. The Rose of Sharon as it is also called blooms in late summer with these large flowers. The plant depicted in the first picture was murdered by my neighbor. For no reason whatsoever she pulled it and trashed it one morning. She didn't say anything about it. I just notice it laying in my driveway amongst the weedy debris of her garden as I was going to work. I seem to be surrounded by nutjobs.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #30

Thursday Thirteen #30

13 things about Dane Bramage

13 Thursday Thirteen Logos

NOTE: I have learned from the Thursday Thirteen Hub that this is the last T13. I didn't know that when I put this together on Monday but I think it is kind of appropriate. A review if you will.
The Thursday Thirteen will continue. This T13 was originally posted at Dane Bramage

When I started doing Thursday Thirteen I used some of the beautiful logos designed by other people that you can find at the Thursday 13 Hub. I still use a couple but I decided early on that I would prefer to use my own. Here are thirteen logos that I did and have used throughout my Thursday Thirteen Career.

  1. The Church In The Barn
    I used a photo I took of my church for this logo. There is no 13 theme, just showing off the property.

  2. Highway Thursday 13
    I took a picture of some tabletop scenery constructed for miniatures games involving giant robot war machines, at Origins 2006. I altered it for T13.

  3. 13 Toes
    I found these normal feet on the web. I was looking for a pair that I could photochop into having 13 toes. This was one of the first photochopping exercises I did. If they're your feet I apologize.

  4. Indianapolis 13
    I took this picture from the window in my hotel room. I thought it looked cool and would make a nice logo.

  5. 13 Moves
    This chess game was on sale at the Origins 2006 Game Fair. Don't ask me how to play, I just thought it was an interesting shot.

  6. Thursday 13 Services
    I created this logo at Church Sign Generator .COM They have a variety of denominations but I'm Baptist. You can go there and create a church sign with up to four lines of text. After you have it say whatever you want, you can save the image to your local machine.

  7. 13 Steps to Cardhalla
    This is a picture I took of Cardhalla. People build structures out of cards during the first three days of Gen Con. Then on Saturday night they hurl change at the buildings to destroy them. The change is gathered up and given to a charity selected at the start of the event.

  8. Heritage 13
    This car was painted up as a race car by our Bus Director at church for the Heritage 500 (our Vacation Bible School). I had to photochop some details out and add the big 13 on the side. You can see The Church in the Barn in the background.

  9. 13 Foods
    This is the food court at the Columbus Convention center. This is during a break in the gaming action at Origins 2006. I'm not sure why I used it, I might have been in a hurry.

  10. 13 Dirty Looks
    Here is a picture of my friend Dave. He is sitting next to a pile of dirty laundry. I photochopped the laundry out and in it's place I created Dave's evil twin. This was by far the hardest photochop job I did. The balding one is the real Dave.

  11. Size 13
    I know who these feet belong to. They're Dave's. I photochopped the rest of him out of the picture and turned them into shoes. I did not apologize to him. Coincidentally they really are size 13. I have always been fond of them.

  12. 13 Explosions
    I took this picture from my hotel room in Columbus during Red, White and Boom. I was very pleased with the pictures I took of the fireworks that night.

  13. Super 13
    The drawing was done by my friend Eric. It is close to twenty years old which is scary. Each character is was played by one of my friends in a game. We did this on Friday Nights for almost a decade. The cool dude with gun and shades was my character. His name was, ironically enough, Dane. Anyway I used this logo for my comic book list. Thanks Eric!

Well there you have 14 logos (The castle logo at the top of this list is another one I created from a picture I took at Origins 2006). I have a couple more that I have used but no room for them this time. When I get another thirteen of them done I will create another list.

1. Raggedy
2. KarenW
3. Christine
4. JHSiess
5. Susan Helene Gottfried
6. Wacky Mommy
7. Chelle Y.
8. chupieandjsmama
9. Christine d'Abo
10. Barbara H.
11. JAM
12. Thomma Lyn
13. Tink
14. Jude&Elise
15. jenny
16. qtpies7
17. Amy Ruttan
18. Heather Rae Scott
19. Norma
20. thebluestbutterfly
21. Friday's Child
22. bernie
23. Robin
24. carmen
25. DKRaymer
26. Marcia
27. Cindy Swanson
28. TopChamp
29. CoMeDy PoRtAl
30. Comic Stripper

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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!