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Germany discovers that it is not as socialist as it thought.  Germany rejects European fund for Greece.

And as usual, those who are holding out their hands get pissed when someone doesn’t want to dump their cash in it.

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Well, I got my desire to work on the Arcomage Project again.  (Earlier blogaboutit here)

A long time ago there was a game called Arcomage in the larger PC game “Might and Magic”.

It was a card game and you had to find the decks of cards and you could play them in Arcomage games in taverns around the realm.  The graphics were pretty blocky.  Now the game doesn’t play (M&M) since it is so old and the Arcomage game I purchased years ago won’t play because 3DO went DOA.

I decided I would make my own game.  Do the graphics on my own printed cards – only make five sets with a wood case – think of it in Steampunk with a dark wood and brass and leather.  Not sell a one so’s not to infringe on anyone.  Here’s some more samples of what I’ve ended up with.

I’ve dropped it for a long time because of my art mojo ran out of steam and while I was steam free I was learning gobs and gobs about how to get better.  Here is my latest inset graphic for a Succubus card that can be played in the game.  Yes, that is (drool) Salma Hayek.  I softened her up a bit and added some demonic wings to her.  You see this walking towards you there are two options – to be used like a toy sexually until you die or to run in fear and possibly be killed.  I’d have to sit down and think it over.

In response to Aggie’s query:

Oops. Meant to say “run in fear and STILL be killed”.  Given those options, I’d rather not die tired from running.

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Pancakes and sausage on a stick – in chocolate flavor.  #8 (got mentioned and a pic)

Our republic is doomed.

And what these guys say about an “Egg Loaf”… heartily concur… jeez, people.

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So how *do* you know when you are obscenely rich and might consider a philanthropological outlet for your largesse?

Why, when you buy a Superplexus.

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Who is supposed to be honored on President’s Day?

Ibrahaema Doumbouya, 44, of Senegal, said he thought Obama has done enough of a “good job” since being elected to be added to the mix.

“It’d be my pleasure if he got honored for Presidents Day,” Doumbouya said.

Done a good job?  What has he done, exactly?

Anyway, they say Washington and Lincoln.  Okay.  I’m game.  I’m still at work as well, so pardon me if I don’t drop everything and run out to light a taper.

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Today was the anniversary of 9/11.  I can’t say anything other than it was a rather powerful moment in American history, I will never forget it, and yes, I’m still angry about it.  It could not be justified.  It was pure and simple targeting of innocent civilians for it’s own sake and is indefensible and the act of utter worthless cowards.

I still have thoughts returning to the retaliation mentality – scorched earth and lots and lots of salt for the earth.

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On to the Lemur Dropping Thursday Special Edition, to be continued hereafter until I’m told to cease and desist or that it is a waste of effort.  Tonight will be “Lemur Droppings Lite” because I’m running on pure fumes, having only had twelve hours sleep since getting up on Monday and it is 1am Friday now.  But I’m cool.

  • Artsy gadget smashing… Gizmodo again.
  • Wooden phone.  Cool, but what about termites?  Perhaps a Motorola/Orkin teamup?
  • I’d just as soon slam my privates in a sliding glass door as go into an anti-sauna.
  • If you know me at all, you know I’m a sucker for Japanese architecture, furniture, boxes, etc.  Here’s some cool older stuff that I will never be able to afford but still appreciate.

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I suspect this is Obama’s strategy:

She plunged into a sea of platitudes, and with the powerful breast stroke of a channel swimmer, made her confident way towards the white cliffs of the obvious. – W. Somerset Maugham

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Perhaps not “incredible” but how about darned cool?

In my mother’s jewelry box was something I hadn’t seen in forever.  A wooden egg that always fascinated me as a kid.  It held no significant value to my sister and I asked her if she minded my taking it.  So here it is, as promised (thinking of you, KC).  Clicking on the pic gives you the larger image.

Just an innocent-looking benign ol’ inedible wooden egg.

But, it unscrews – there are really fine pitch threads on the inner lip.

And a little wooden basket of sorts inside.

But that’s not the only cool thing that I found while visiting.  All of it (going through mom’s stuff) felt like pilfering from the dead but I know mom would have wanted to keep these things in the family… a number of old maps done by E.D. Chase (Earnest Dudley Chase).  We’ve always just called him E.D.  He was married to my grandmother’s oldest sister, Clara, and I know for sure that the two of them worked on the map in the link below.  It isn’t clear to me how much she did on any given map or how many maps she was involved with.

As best I can make out the maps I have were done in the 1930’s – 1950’s and are wonderful examples of the fine handcraftsmanship of the day.  They are intricate and beautiful.   I plan to have them scanned (for a “permanent” record) and frame the reproductions if there is only one original or the orignal if I have multiples, as I am able.  Once they are scanned I will post a few of them.  You can see one of them posted here by an individual out there on the web selling them.

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