Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nurse Ratched and the One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest series

Nurse Ratched

This painting was finished in early 2013 and I've finally decided to upload it seven months later due to general apathy. My painting has slowed to a crawl because of other projects I will soon blog about and also due to general apathy.

Anyway, below is the three paintings as I would have them on my wall if I were not too apathetic to hang them up.

Cuckoo's Nest Series

Friday, May 4, 2012


Adam yauch A.K.A. MCA of the Beatie Boys passed away today at 47.

Thanks for fighting for my right to party.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Cheswick

Finally! My second installment in my Cuckoo's Nest series of paintings, Charlie Cheswick.


The first in the series was a painting of Jack Nicholson's character, R.P. MacMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the 1975 movie based in the Ken Kesey novel of the same name. Sydney Lassick's portrayal of the neurotic Charlie Cheswick makes him one of the most endearing character's of this classic movie. It was much better than his role in the Vanilla Ice epic, Cool as Ice but that is a totally subjective appraisal. To see pictures of the process of the painting check out the orange kid's flickr photostream in the artwork set. I now leave you with video of a still image of Mr. Cheswick to the tune of Jack Nitzche's Medication Valse from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Delicious Kimchi

I've finally done something blog-worthy this year. After a trip to the local Korean food store I visited my Mom in Morden where I made my first attempt at preparing one of my favourite side dishes, Kimchi. Following the recipe and tutorial from the wonderful Maangchi and with the help of my Mom and Rae Rae, I now have enough kimchi to last me months. I made only one third of this kimchi recipe producing enough kimchi to fill 4, 1 litre ice cream containers. Below are pictures of the kimchi making process.

Cutting up the cabbage

Chopping up the napa cabbage.

salting the cabbage

Preparing to salt the cabbage.

adding pepper flakes to the porridge

Mixing the kimchi paste.

adding sauce with green onion and carrots to the cabbage

Combining kimchi paste, chopped green onion, julienne carrots and cabbage after rinsing the cabbage well.

delicious kimchi

Finally after about 2 hours, I have delicious kimchi. The kimchi will get better after about a week in the fridge where the fermentation process does it's magic… providing it lasts that long.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Shiny New Link

Last Import-2

A new link has been added to the Best Of The Blogosphere in the left column. European Adventure is a blog we started to follow us through our trip through Europe. It's a great way to keep in touch with us and saves us spending our evenings writing emails to everyone. Now our evenings are spent wrestling with the task of blogging from an iPad.


Friday, August 19, 2011

God's Away on Bussiness

One of the best mashups I've seen yet. Made me laugh this morning.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Drunk voicemail left on my girlfriends phone (NSFW)

Last week my girlfriend began receiving voicemail messages from a disgruntled drunk. After the first tirade was left, I decided to answer the phone the next time the dude called.

I said, "Dude, you got the wrong number." To which he explained, as eloquently as the message he left, "Yeah, my stupid girlfriends stupid number is like 2 digits reversed from yours."

Yeah, it's your girlfriend's phone numbers fault that you can't dial a phone number. So I asked him to be more careful the next time he dialled. Yesterday we received a barrage of three new voicemails directed at his stupid girlfriend.

Damn, I hope this is a wrong number.

All four voicemails can be heard in the following video. Be forewarned that there is quite a bit of strong language and should be considered NSFW.