Sunday, March 30, 2008

Hotdogs! Oh so many culinary uses!

Mmmm sack of sauce now that sounds super appetizing!

And for desert why not some Jello?

Aria Giovanni models her new bikini!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Lyrics Quiz!

As is made obvious with the weekly movie quote quiz I post, I love quizes! And since I haven't done a random I-pod shuffle lyrics quiz in a while I thought it would be fun to put one up :)So if you know which songs these lyrics are from leave your guess in the comments!

1. "Glow, melt and flow, eviscerate your fragile frame, and spill it out in the ragged floor a thousand different versions of yourself." Douglas

2. "We dont need to see what the butler saw, or a mirrored room with a mirrored floor. All those sneaky looks gazing down on you are no substitute for our rendezvous." SamuraiFrog

3. "Offer me the bait, I'd take it. Offer me the cake, I'd bake it. Generally I'd try to fake it, but these days I'd rather face it." Douglas

4. "You know you can't hold me forever I didn't sign up with you, I'm not a present for your friends to open." SamuraiFrog

5. "Crazy Chester followed me, and he caught me in the fog. He said, I will fix your rags, if you'll take Jack, my dog." SamuraiFrog

6."She's the second best killer that I have ever seen they dont come much more sick than you. I could go on if you want me to." Douglas

7. "I saw you this morning I thought that you might like to know, I received your message in full a few days ago, I understood every word that it said and now that I've actually heard it you're going to regret." Tim

8. "I don't want to talk about any of that bad stuff. Why I missed out on your wedding and your high school graduation, I'd like to explain, but I can't." SamuraiFrog

9. "Strollin' on the boulevards of Paris as naked as the day that I will die the sailors they're so charming there in Paris, but they just don't seem to sail you off my mind." Douglas

10. "I want to be the wandering sailor, we're silhouettes by the light of the moon. I sit playing solitaire by the window, just waiting seasons change." RAB

11. "He met his lover almost every single day, making excuses through his dodgy holiday, unto religion that he said and duty found, they didn’t know his faith was earthly bound." Douglas

12. "I was a short fuse burning all the time, you were a complete stranger now you are mine." Douglas

13. "Well you know that I love to live with you, but you make me forget so very much. I forget to pray for the angels and then the angels forget to pray for us." SamuraiFrog

14. "The old fortune teller lies dead on the floor, nobody needs fortunes told anymore. The trainer of insects is crouched on his knees and frantically looking for runaway fleas." Adam

15. "For what is a brat, what has he got, when he wears hats and he cannot say the things he truly feels but only the words of one who kneels." SamuraiFrog

Now that everything has been guessed I will post the complete list of answers in the comments. Awesome work indeed!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Dita Von Teese!

Haven't posted any Dita pictures in a while and thought these were quite nice!

Monday, March 24, 2008

They're creepy and they're cooky.

I did a drawing of The Munster family a little over a week ago and Dean Wormer suggested I try my hand at drawing the Addams family and so I did! I love the way it turned out, especially Gomez.

Guess That Movie Quote: Week 32

It's another theme week...cause I love themes... I will post the name of a company or corporation created for a movie, you just tell me what movie it comes from. Easy as pie...

Here are the rules:
If you know or think you know the source of the movie quote please leave your guess in the comments section. As people guess the source of the quote I will grey it out and give them credit (using google to find the answers will disqualify you), the person who has the most correct guesses each week will get a fun movie genius award to decorate their blog. Any person who wins 5 weeks (consecutive or non-consecutive) will earn a Movie Master award and must then refrain from guessing for 5 weeks but a master can email quote suggestions for the game.

Now on to the guessing before Big Brother catches on to this unauthorized contest!

1. Weyland-Yutani Corporation SamuraiFrog

2. Delos Corporation Valor

3. The Wing Kung Trading Company Johnny B

4. Virtucon Valor

5. ENCOM Captain Incredible

6. Cyberdyne Systems Corporation SamuraiFrog

7. Spectacular Optical Splotchy

8. Tyrell Corporation SamuraiFrog

9. Consumer Recreation Services Splotchy

10. Yo-Yo-Dyne SamuraiFrog

Wowee you guys guessed everything! So cool! But there can be only one...winner and this week with 4 correct guesses it's SamuraiFrog! Great job Samurai you are truely a force to be reckoned with. Here is your award:

Thanks to everyone for playing!!! And we'll see you all back next week for more movie guessing fun!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter From No Smoking in the Skullcave!

Hope the Easter Bunny brings you lots of candy!

Fun Easter ad!

I love the art on this ad, it kind of reminds me of Mary Blair though I don't know for sure who the artist is.

Easter Bunny Time!

Found these cute pictures of the easter bunny and his bunny mate and thought I would share!

Would you like to buy a monkey?

Hey he comes with a cape! I'm sold!!!

Friday, March 21, 2008


The talented John over at Matterings has started posting one of his stories; a fantastic, whimsical and surreal story that I really enjoyed reading when he was kind enough to share it with me. You should check it out! I loved the story so much I've even been working on a few illustrations like the one below...

So head over to Matterings to start reading about the adventures of Wispilly Wingpleat

The Baseball Kids

Damn these greeting cards are way creepy!

Happy Birthday Timothy Dalton!

It's one of my favorite actors and my favorite James Bond's birthday today so I thought I would honor the man by listing 5 facts you may or may not have known about him:

1. In mid 1986, he and Sylvester McCoy were performing together with Vanessa Redgrave in a season of Shakespeare at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Dalton and McCoy sympathized with each other about the difficulty in finding good long-term acting jobs. A year later, McCoy was Dr Who and Dalton was James Bond.

2. According to the James Bond film tailors in London, at 6' 2" he is the tallest of all the Bond actors. The tailors who have fitted and measured each of the 5 Bonds over the years claim the following heights for each of the other Bond actors: Sean Connery 6' 1 1/2" without shoes, George Lazenby 6' 1 1/2" without shoes, Roger Moore 6' 1" without shoes and Pierce Brosnan 6' 1" without shoes.

3. He played Lord Asrail in a London stage adaptation of the His Dark Materials trilogy. In the film The Golden Compass, this role is played by Daniel Craig, who also succeeded him in the role of James Bond.

4. Desmond Llewelyn claimed in an interview of Dalton that his portrayal of James Bond was closer to Ian Fleming's original novel version of the character than any other Bond actor.

5. Dalton loves fishing, especially in the Pacific.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tiki Luau

Here is a recent drawing I call Tiki Luau. The dancers are so cute!

Overlooked Movies: The Window

Set and filmed on location in the tenement section of New York's Lower East Side, the film tells the story of a young boy who has a habit of crying wolf. Late one night he climbs up the building fire escape and sees two people murder a drunken sailor. No one, not even the boy's parents, believes young Tommy when he tells what he has seen, since they all assume that this is just another of the boy's tall tales. The murderous neighbors find out the boy is a witness to the killing and plan the same for him when his parents are away. Tommy fears that the killers are out to get him, so he runs away from home only to be caught by the two.

It never lets you go!

This peril-thrilled adventure in suspense...the terrifically taut story of a boy of too much imagination who was the only witness to a murder...alone against the killers because nobody believed his story!

Fun Trivia:
Howard Hughes bought RKO in 1948 just after the completion of The Window. Filmed in the winter of 1947 when Bobby was 11, Hughes saw the film, didn't think much of Driscoll's performance, predicted it was going to be a flop and ordered it shelved. After some convincing Hughes did eventually realease the film in 1949.

The Window cost $210,000.00 to make. When it was finally released it became a huge hit and almost all the credit went to Bobby Driscoll. It made back 10 times the original investment and became the surprise hit of the year.

The original poster for this film featured only Bobby Driscoll but Hughes pulled it and had a new one produced that featured the film's adult characters and Bobby shown only in sillouette. When the movie became a surprise hit the new poster was immediately recalled and the original poster was sent to all the theaters for display.

Bobby won an Oscar on March 23, 1950 at the Pantages Theatre for his performance in The Window.

The Window has been remade three times; The Boy Cried Murder (1966), Eyewitness (1970) and Cloak & Dagger (1984).

Fun Quotes:
Police Officer: A good lickin' never hurt anybody, boy. My old man used to give me enough of 'em when I was a kid. Hey, still in all, I never thought of callin' the cops when he did.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Guess That Movie Quote: Week 31

Here are the rules:
If you know or think you know the source of the movie quote please leave your guess in the comments section. As people guess the source of the quote I will grey it out and give them credit (using google to find the answers will disqualify you), the person who has the most correct guesses each week will get a fun movie genius award to decorate their blog. Any person who wins 5 weeks (consecutive or non-consecutive) will earn a Movie Master award and must then refrain from guessing for 5 weeks but a master can email quote suggestions for the game.

Now on to the guessing!

1. "It's the wood that should fear your hand, not the other way around. No wonder you can't do it, you acquiesce to defeat before you even begin." MC

2. "We tried sodium amatol on him three years ago to find where he buried a Princeton student; he gave 'em a recipe for potato chip dip." Bubs

3. "Yeah! I am sure. I've permanently yanked the silver spoon from my mouth, and I buried it 6,000 miles beneath the Earth's crust. I mean, figuratively speaking, of course. I mean, who could do such a thing? That would be insane."

4. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile." Bubs

5. "I should do something very extroverted and vengeful to you. Honestly, I'm too tired. So, I think I'll transfer you to the undergrowth department, brackens, more shrubs, that sort of thing... with a 19% cut in salary, backdated to the beginning of time." Bubs

6. "I want the people to know that they still have 2 out of 3 branches of the government working for them, and that ain't bad." Bubs

7. "George Michael is all about the ladies. "I want your sex". Does that sound like he's singing to a guy?" SamuraiFrog

8. "When people believed the earth was flat, the idea of a round world scared them silly. Then they found out how the round world works. It's the same with the world of the supernatural. Until we know how it works, we'll continue to carry around this unnecessary burden of fear."

9. "I don't want to know who you use, as long as they're not complete muppets." Bubs

10. "I know the presidents' chief advisor, we were at MIT together. And, at this point in time, you really don't want to take advice from a man who got a C minus in astrophysics. The presidents' advisors are wrong. I am right." MC

Well it looks like we have a winner! Congrats to the awesome Bubs who swept this weeks quote quiz! Nice work Bubs! Collect your award bellow:

Thanks to all for playing and come on back next week for more guessing fun!!!

Happy Birthday Kurt Russell!

It's the awesome Kurt Russell's birthday and to celebrate here are 5 facts you may or may not have known about the man.

1. Played pro baseball (2nd base, AA club- California Angels) until a torn shoulder muscle forced retirement in 1973. Was hitting .563 at the time. His friend, Ron Shelton wrote the Crash Davis role in Bull Durham for him - the studio insisted on Kevin Costner though.

2. He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."

3. He is a card carrying member of the NRA and was the best man at Ted Nugent's wedding.

4. Auditioned for the role of Flash Gordon, the part went to Sam J. Jones instead.

5. He performs many of his stunts himself.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Fashionable Meme!

Oh I got tagged by Miskatonic Randal with a pretty neat-o meme where I get to talk about t-shirts! I mean who doesn't love t-shirts?

The rockin' rules:

1. Link back to the original post.
2. Describe two t-shirts that you own.
3. If you design your own vanity t-shirt what would it say?
4. Where would you wear your vanity t-shirt?
5. Tag three of your best blogging buds.

First off it's hard to decide which t-shirts to talk about. I own quite a few that I love quite dearly but after some deliberation I've decided to talk about the 2 most unusual t-shirts I own.

The first I took a photo of because I thought it would be too difficult to describe without the visual aid. The t-shirt is basically black but screen printed with all these great vintage pictures of bondage rope tricks. People always love this shirt, it's quite the conversation starter. My bunny Thumper helped with the picture, can you tell?

The second most unusual t-shirt I own is a My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Kooler than Jesus shirt. I adore their early music and have had this shirt since I was in high school. It still fits and it's supper comfy so I've worn it alot over the years. You don't see near satanic saints very often so I get ugly looks from older people every now and again when I wear it. Guess living in a small town doesn't help.

If I were to design my own vanity t-shirt it would have my art studio, Wink Studios' logo on it.

It would come in yellow, white and not pictured black. Dita and Tera not included.

Okay now I get to tag three of my blogging buddies. I tag Erin, SamuraiFrog and Dane of War

Wonder Woman Reviews Episodes 4 & 5: The Feminum Mistique

Introducing Debra Winger!

The first part of the Feminum (no this is not a spelling error) Mystique two parter opens with none other than John Saxon! Saxon who plays a Nazi Captain named Radl is standing on a Virgina beach watching a submarine surface. Saxon's "German" accent is so bad, possibly the worst of the series so far, that if I didn't know this show had Nazis in it I wouldn't have the slightest idea what he was trying to do. He meets up with a fellow soldier and they head to a nearby base to spy on the test flight of a secret American airplane the XPJ-1.

Enter Steve and Diana who have been sent down to witness the test flight. They pull the plane out of the hanger to a mock version of the Richard Strauss composition Also Sprach Zarathustra...a really bad mock version of Also Sprach Zarathustra...The it hits me...OH FUCK are they going to let the IMBECILIC Steve Trevor test pilot the really expensive, really important XPJ-1? What they hell are they thinking? It's no wonder we came so close to losing the war. Apparently they've not seen his record. Of course what's worse than his record is his too tight flight suit and cravat. Who except maybe Fred from Scooby Doo wears a cravat with a flight suit?

Of course Captain Radl and his Nazi friend Wertz played by Paul Shenar are watching and waiting for their chance to distract the Americans and steal the XPJ-1. They do this by blowing up some canisters helpfully marked "aviation fuel" then Wertz hops on the plane. Wonder Woman shows up to save the day but arrives too late and the plane launches into the air before she can stop it.

Steve rushes into action and at a gingerly pace eventually calls the General to activate "Code Z". (Oh no does that mean the U.S. forces are out of codes?) Luckily code Z represents the only foresight the Americans have had so far in this series, and have equipped the plane with a self destruct device. They blow up the plane but not before it's Nazi hijacker can escape via parachute. Captain Radl escapes too and finds refugee in a Hibbsville Virginia Forest preserve run by another Nazi spy. America is just teeming with Nazis!

The Nazis are sorry to lose the XPJ-1 but witnessing Wonder Woman's bullet deflecting metal bracelets in action find something new to get excited about and determine to discover the mysterious metal's source...

Cut to Pardise Island home of Wonder Woman and dozens of Amazons doing calisthenics in see through costumes and nylons. They have nylon on Paradise Island? They should have packaged it and sold it in the states they could have made a fortune during the war shortage years. We've journeyed to the Island in time to hear a conversation between the Queen this time being played by the beautiful Carolyn Jones and her youngest daughter and Diana's sister Drusilla Debra Winger in one of her first acting roles. The Queen thinks it's time her eldest daughter and heir returns to the island and sends Drusilla to bring her home. Of course it's fascinating to learn that Diana has a sister since in the premiere episode the Queen stated Diana was her "only begotten child".

Back in the good ole US of A the Americans are building another XPJ-1 on the sly, kind of like the second space travel device in Contact, but they only have five days to finish. Steve has to discuss plans with the XPJ-1's designer and Diana recommends using her apartment, she'll make dinner and everything, but when Diana gets home she discovers her sister Drusilla raiding her fridge. Dru wants to drag her home to Paradise Island right away but Diana tells dru she can't, that she must help to defeat the Nazi enemy before the enslave the whole world. She invites Dru to stay for a few days to learn a bit more about her cause and she agrees. Before dinner she finds Dru something appropriate to wear and tells her sister about her life in the modern world. Dru finds it simply laughable that Diana could possibly work for a man!

Dinner is hilarious the creator of the XPJ-1 Peter Knight spends most of his time hitting on Dru who's been outfitted in her "modern clothes", ribbons and pigtails looking no more than about 16 years old. Oh my god Wonder Woman has the same salad bowl as my grandmother...freaky.

Of course I should have realized right away when Knight hit on young Dru that he was a Nazi spy! We discover this little factoid when he meets with John Saxon's Captain Radl and spills the beans about the American's XPJ-1 rebuild project. How did so many Nazi spies infiltrate the US in such a small area? It's almost as bad as the percentage of murders that take place whenever Jessica Fletcher is nearby. Seriously I think Murder She Wrote was about the biggest undiscovered serial killer of our time.

After a morning of clothes shopping to find Dru some more contemporary clothes the sisters head off to the war department. Apparently they will let anyone into this building. After a bit the general offers to take Dru on a tour of George Washington's home. They head off but are intercepted by Captain Radl and his men who kidnap the general. Dru tries to contact her sister or Steve at the war department but they will not connect her so she takes matters into her own hands and decides to rescue the General herself. Dru attempts a spin change but can't remember quite how to make it work. Thank heavens for the magic of flash back where she remembers her mother showing Diana how to change her clothes via spin change. The flash back works and Dru is magically able to spin change into a much more revealing red, white and blue costume than her sister's. Dru tries to free the general but there are just too many Nazis and she is captured. Thinking they have Wonder Woman the Nazis leave the general behind and take Dru to a secret location so they can discover the source of the mysterious bracelet metal. They take a little girl but not one of the most powerful American generals in the war effort? No wonder the Nazis lost the war.

End part 1.

Part two begins with a recap that's like five minutes long, no episode of Wonder Woman is ever so complicated the plot can't be explained in under a minute. Seriously. Cough....says the writer of this very long post...cough....

Diana can't find Dru and she is panicked, she can't even imagine that her sister is being held by the Nazis, after all what would they want with a teenage girl? But what they want from this teenage girl is the location of where they can get more of that metal her bracelets are made of and manage to not only trick her into revealing it's name "Feminum" ouch! and it's one and only location, Paradise Island! The Nazis leave in search of it right away.

Meanwhile Diana overhears the general saying the war department had intercepted a message from the Nazis. They have ordered up a land attack to the exact latitude and longitude of Paradise Island. Diana assumes they are after the Feminum and heads for home straight away hoping to defend her home against the apparent Nazi threat. She beats them to the island and convinces her mother of the danger they face. Diana's mother allows her to take a few women to the Feminum mine and guard them against attack. Unfortunately the Amazons can't stop chatting and giggling about seeing boys for the first time, get taken off guard and knocked out by gas. They get Diana with the gas as well, enslave the Amazons forcing them to mine the Feminum. Apparently they mine Feminum from a lake floor, the Amazon costumes are entirely see-through when they are wet. Hubba hubba.

Luckily it's around this point that Dru escapes her Nazi bondage and flies back to Paradise Island in her own invisible plane...just how many invisible planes do the Amazons have? She makes it to the island and together with her sister defeat the Nazis! Much squealing is had by all! Those Amazons are such girls!

But danger is not completely over, back home they are about to attempt the second XPJ-1 test flight and a cravated Steve stands ready to do the honors. Of course there is a Nazi plant among the mechanics staff who knocks Steve out, steals his swanky costume and attempts to take the plane for Der Fuhrer. Luckily Wonder Woman arrives just in time to chase the plane down the runway...HEY something happened to her boots!! the high heels are now flats! Well I guess it makes it easier to run. In any case she grabs the planes tail and prevents it from taking off. They capture the Nazi spy and Steve finally gets his chance to test the XPJ-1, even if he's not wearing his swanky test pilot suit. The test is a success!!! Oh crap there is that mock Strauss music again... boooo!

This was a pretty good episode, the best since the premiere movie. Drusilla was a creation for the show and they picked a great actress to fill her shoes. Debra Winger is peppy, cute and looks enough like Lynda Carter to pull off the sister thing. It is my understanding that Dru appears one more episode and I have to admit I'm looking forward to it! Another great addition to the show was Carolyn Jones whom we all know so well from The Addams family. She plays the queen as two-thirds stately and one-third impish. I had a great time watching these episodes and highly recommend them!

Very enjoyable!
4 out of 5 stars

TV Totals:
9 Nazis
3 spin changes
2 instances of bullets and bracelets
2 cravats
2 instances of Dru getting Chloroformed
2 instances of man throwing
1 cat fight in wet see-though costumes
1 secret pass phrase
1 "We are not amused"
1 instance of forestry service small talk
1 reverse spin change

Friday, March 14, 2008

A Quick Super Girls Drawing

Here's a quick drawing I just finished. Needs a bit of work but I like the basic concept alot.