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Mercedes Helnwein: No Way Home

…for giving us a copy of her newest book, No Way Home.

No Way Home collects some of Mercedes’ art over the past decade, including her pen-and-ink work, large-scale oil pastel portraits, film stills, and more.

Learn more about Mercedes here, then pick up your own copy here.

I knew her when she was just a writer,

-Shady

Scout: Mr. Fabulous' competition.

…a dog who also has a knack for balancing things on her head.

Thanks to Rita for passing this along!

They’ve doubled up on a few of those items,

-Shady

…this guy popped up on the corner of Fairfax and Pico.

Clay Man on the corner of Pico and Fairfax.

Clay Man on the corner of Pico and Fairfax.

I don’t know what it is or who made it, but I dig it. I especially like the fact that he’s made entirely out of clay (and maybe a little bit of dirt), which means, over time, he’ll eventually just disintegrate into nothing.

If you live in L.A., be sure to catch him before he disappears.

The very definition of street art,

-Shady

…that was supposed to tell me which political party I most identified with.

Here are my results:

Flaming liberal!

Holy crap! I mean, I knew I was a liberal, but damn!

I love how I’m more of a Socialist than I am a Libertarian. I also love how the GOP has about a snowball’s chance in hell of ever getting my vote.

You can take the survey yourself here.

Pretty cut-and-dry,

-Shady

Word.

The older I get, the easier it gets,

-Shady

This sweet new sticker!

Any day I receive free Dwellephant stickers IS a good day.

See if you can grab your own sticker here,

-Shady

PEANUT FOR DINNER!

He was delicious.

His owners weren’t half-bad either,

-Shady

…including my Grandpa Shady, who was a medic in the Army…

Grandpa Shady

Grandpa Shady

…and my Grandpa Hi-Guy (Steib), who was in the Navy.

Grandpa Hi-Guy (Steib)

Grandpa Hi-Guy (Steib)

That, or he was the inspiration for the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

I come from military men… though I’m not one myself,

-Shady

…for sending me these two coasters.

First, this show promotion for the Minneapolis band Farewell Milwaukee.

Coasters from Loren!

And second, this sweetly bearded guy from Dangerous Man Brewing Company…

Coasters from Loren!

…which also features a great T. E. Lawrence quote on the back.

Coasters from Loren!

Thanks, Loren! Come visit and we’ll put these things to good use!

Have a beer sitting on one right now,

-Shady

Hey... pass them ANOTHER beer!

Watch on in amazement here.

The first beers passed,

-Shady

Old Poop!