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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Illustration Friday: Quiet


I dunno, I seem to be in a mood lately.

While Bill Clinton is always good for a laugh, does anyone else think that the whole, “It’s not my fault, it’s his fault!” ranting that’s going on between Clinton and Bush is just a show to keep us distracted? Has such childishness ever happened between a sitting and an ex-president before?

Joe & I went to the Wired NextFest expo today. We had a lot of fun looking at dancing robots, singing (robot) bunnies, Virtual Reality, and a whole lot of awesome crap that I’ll never be able to afford.

I’m increasingly under the suspicion that I’ve lived my life, died, went back, and tried to do it over. Either that, or I tried to go back in time and program my younger self. Either way, I still cocked it up. Next time, I’m staying dead. Anyone else ever feel that way?

“Hip hip hooray, it’s Weasel Stomping Day!”

TTFN
-Tony

25 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

pretty cool work!

Rrramone said...

Dude, that weasel video rocks. And per your comment about dying and coming back, have you seen the movie Defending your Life? You'll love it.

String said...

You just have to get that programming right...!!

Tanya Nichols said...

Looking at room 101 "Phobia" sparked a conversation between my husband and myself HOLY COW, intense. Love your "moodiness" ... always interesting to see what you bring to the table...

Alina Chau said...

This is real cool ... haunting!!

Ginger*:) said...

Both this week's and last week's illustrations are great, Tony. Your comments are always so interesting.

Amy Zaleski said...

Good to see Weird Al is still making a living. I do wonder who goes to his concerts, though...interesting illustration here...lots of tension.

Proud Progressive said...

I'm glad Clinton spoke up. I'm sick and tired of Bush and his neocons implying that 9-11 was Clinton's fault.

I want my country back. Unless and until progressives start shouting...that won't happen.

Bush's henchmen and brownshirts will have us all silenced.

Tony LaRocca said...

Though Bush should have done more after the bombing of the Cole, (which was at the end of Clinton's presidency) Clinton had an entire administration to do something about terrorism. The WTC was first bombed in '93. To paraphrase (democrat) Senator Schumer after 9/11, "and we did nothing." Also, Clinton's Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick (who somehow wound up on the 9/11 commission) was responsible for the "wall memo" which stopped communication between the various government agencies.

As far as brownshirts and henchmen having you silenced, if that was true, we wouldn't be having this discussion.

Tiger Mouse said...

Wow, I think your moodiness makes you produce intense and interesting work. Both this post and the "Phobia" post are great and disturbing.

Legal Eagle said...

Yeah, I hate the way politicians blame-shift too. They are such egotists that it's always someone else's fault, though. Easier to blame the previous incumbent or the next guy!

Fact of the matter is that no one did their job properly: Bush Snr should have sorted out Iraq properly way back in 1991, Clinton should have nipped terrorism in the bud when that was still a remote possibility, and whoa, as for the mess we're in now as a result of Bush Jnr...! Need I say more. :(

uvor said...

Great work as allways, even this one I like nearly the most, fine technics and a serious meaning-
on and on its just breakin the wall...

atomicvelvetsigh said...

what a wicked virtual ride! cool concept! and what an amazing style on the white colors almost makes it feel metallic.

and yeah, sometimes i have that weird feeling too that either i came from the past to check out the future or from the future to fix something in my life but i just seem to get stuck. ha!

Robert McLaughlin said...

Hey Tony

Great illustration. How did you make it?

We are living in dangerous days. The screamers and whimperers on the left and right seem to add heat but not light to the issues of the day. Sometimes I just want to bury my head in the sand, or maybe just do a drawing and not think about it.

Sincerely,
Robert

Shano said...

For some unexplained reason, I'm envisioning them with a super-soaker! hee. Great illo. Reminds me of Munch's "the Scream". Quiet, but SO loud. Vr, vr complex . . .

Sweet Harvey LLC said...

Dont even get my started on politics ;-) This is a really cool piece. I love how the dark figure seems caught in the middle. I sure do feel like that sometimes!

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Cool work, and nice commentary! And yes, sometimes I feel like that too.

Ian T. said...

The reincarnation thing was big in old religions, but it's awfully boring as a concept when you seriously contemplate it - not to mention completely and utterly illogical at a purely numerical level.

I love the repressed rage conveyed by your picture - those angry ghosts loudly naming the elephant in the corner, while Mr. Nondescript quietly continues his amiable existence.

As for the blame thing - it's like bad any bad relationship. Honestly, if being President isn't about personal accountability, then what is?! But it's really about self-awareness, and way to many people lack that. When you are walking, know you are walking...

Twisselman said...

That weasel thing was weird, Al... I mean Tony.
Don't get me started on the politics thing. Though I'm not happy with the current administration, I'm not seeing any leadership potential from the Democrats. This Foley thing, as disturbing as it is, should not have brought about all the finger-pointing, both from the Dems and from within the Republican party.
Like I said, don't get me started.

Pat Angello said...

I love this - you really do some cool work!

ValGalArt said...

you are doing some amazing stuff Tony and I always like to hear what you have to say.

Alex Senna said...

it´s kind a scary.

Caroline said...

I used to fear that what happened when we died was that we'd have to keep on reliving our lives all over again ... and that was before I'd seen Groundhog Day... luckily I don't feel like that anymore but I realised it IS what often happens in my dreams.

; * said...

Love that image!

Just say NO to weasel stomping, natch!

Smooch,
The Tart
; *

Braidwood said...

"I’m increasingly under the suspicion that I’ve lived my life, died, went back, and tried to do it over. Either that, or I tried to go back in time and program my younger self. Either way, I still cocked it up. Next time, I’m staying dead. Anyone else ever feel that way?"

Ha! I love that. See it quoted soon at a blog near you.