February 18th, 2008


Thank you for being concise. One more question. Are you a real baseball player?

This soliloquy transpired between a congressional interview of an American baseball athlete. It transpires during a televised House Oversite Committee on Feb 13, 2008. My apologies for the ugly hi-liting effect I make throughout the transcript. It seems I can't make any sense out of css transparence code just as I can't understand the answer to the "yes or no" question imposed to Roger Clemens. I'm going to either remove the hi-lites or fixe the leading. I won't fix the leading because I try to condense my writing to appear as though it's brief. (i.e. I wouldn't have this problem if I would maintain default settings on the line spacing of my entries).

The purspose for the hi=lite thing is so I can commit this css feature to memory. You may see a few entries with it. I hi-lite parts of Clemens response that appear to illuminate his guilt. Then again, who's to say he isn't trying to hide his guilt, he's just doing what he would naturally do as a manly man who has been caught with a puppeteers hand up his ass.

        REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS (D-Maryland)
Now Mister Clemens, I'm reminding you that you are under oath. Now, Mister Clemens, do you think Mister Pettite was lying when he told a committee that you`d admitted using Human Growth H–H–Hormones?

Mister Congressman, Andy is my friend. He will… he was my friend before this. He will be my friend after this. And, again, I think Andy has misheard.

        REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS (D-Maryland)
I'm sorry, I didn't hear you.

I believe Andy has misheard, Mister Congressman, on his comments on myself using HGH which never happened. The conversation that I can recall that I had with Andy Pettite was at my house in Houston while we were working out, and I had expressed to him about a TV show, or something, that I`ve heard about. Three older men that were using HGH and getting back their quality of life from that. Those are the conversations that I can remember. Andy and eye`s [sic] friendship and closeness was such that—first of all, when I learned, when he was uh… when he said that he used HGH, I was shocked. I had no idea. When I just heard your statement and Andy about, that he.. also injected himself, I was shocked. I had no idea that Andy Pettite had used HGH—my problem with what Andy says, and why I think he misremembers is, that if Andy Pettite knew that I had used HGH, or I had told Andy Pettite that I had used HGH, before he would use the prod.. the subs.. the, the HGH, what have you, he'd`ve come to me and asked me about it. That's how close our relationship was, and then, when he did use it, I'm sure he would've told me he used it. And I say that for the fact that we also used a product of.. called Hydroxycut and Thermacore. It had Ephedra in it. Uh, from what I understand to be a natural tree root. I believe Ephedra was banned at some, uhm, 2004… eh, something of that nature. Uh-uh, of, uh, a player in Baltimore, uh, passed away because of it. Andy and I talked openly about this, uh, product, and uh, so there's no question in my mind that we'd`ve talked if he knew that I had tried or done HGH which I did not. He would've come to me to ask me those questions.

I'm not about to analyze the man's mental stability. In fact, I'm really on his side because he seems like the rebel with a cause. I know nothing about HGH other than it's been described like a substance that is gotten from male hormones, and my simple brain interprets that as drinking from the male tit. And we all know what kind of behavior to expect when one male is suckling on another man's tit.

Read it again and see if there isn't a play in words taking place in his answer. I hi-lited stuff I thought vaguely described homosexual activity in the relationship which is every man's right to keep secret, unless he's getting a divorce. I guess. I've never been married.

I've underlined sentences that seem incomplete. But I still don't know what they mean when you put the underlined text together, which only makes me wonder about the kind of "work-out" Pettite and Clemens underwent in his house in Houston. This brief response to the yes or no question posed to Clemens about HGH seems like the movie of the century. The film that lasts 90 minutes and spans the duration of ten minutes, the time it took to answer the congressman's question.

heaven et hell

Billboard design 101

If you're advertisement doesn't appear like you are intentionally discouraging taggers from defacing your sign, then it is a very good chance that they will. They aren't dumb you know. It's hard work expressing themselves in writing without getting caught AND for the small notoriety they get out of it too, not worth the effort. Just take a look at how much planning must've gone into doing something like this and then tell me that they can't do God's billboard too.

I kind of like the new Toyota ad. It would be nice and different if advertisers would adapt ground root concepts of design to give their posters a human touch. I wanna shout "stop turning a blind eye, Americans!" No, the next prez isn't going to "make the change" of reclassifying the war on terror to a crusading holy war. Torture techniques won't be on the top of the list for things to do on his/her first day of work. If you think computers aren't controlling people yet, why are satellites so frightening? Okay, okay. Maybe it is a little far out to think of signs in terms of color frequencies that can penetrate our brains and tell us what to do. When I see a poster for a new movie, this is what I want to do: read reviews about it to see if it's good. Check who's in it to see if I like them. Check when film is released. Find good location to watch film. And lastly, schedule my meals around the flick so that I can call the popcorn lunch or dinner.

This second billboard must have something to do with that Rocky poster I've been seeing.


Cartooning 101

I can never stick to one project until it's finished. I'll start writing sequences and when I get stuck, I turn to editing css code on this blog. I try to learn a new song on my guitar, and when I'm stuck, I grab a good book. One of the books I'm certain I'm finished with, now that I've concluded the real reason my Firefox browser has been acting sluggish, is Don't click on the blue e!. I downloaded the latest version of Firefox, and i discovered that Opera has that same 'keyword' feature, so I'll soon be adjusting those keywords to match the same keystrokes. I like running several browsers at a time when I'm on-line.

Another book that almost had me convinced that I could tackle programming tasks in Java and what not, is Spidering hacks. I'll be glad to rid myself of that book. The projects seem so easy to do, but I honestly think the author focuses more on PC and Linux platforms. One of the programming projects I was seriously considering would've automated the tasks of accessing these websites and putting together a collage of images in one single html file.






I'm not even sure half of these web sites are active anymore. I thought it would be helpful for my own illustration, but I think I'll just save these URLs in bookmarks and manually download the pages when I feel like it.