Paul Kafasis Is Not Dead 

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Despite a recent health issue brought on by a traitorous GI tract, I am not dead. However, if I had died last week, I would have left behind an eclectic collection of 13,429 digital songs in iTunes. While perusing that collection, I noticed that unlike me, a lot of things apparently are dead.

A list of things which, according to my iTunes music library, are explicitly dead:

An honorable mention also goes to Propagandhi. While they don’t directly state that anything actually is dead, they do tell us that the only good fascist is a very dead fascist.

It’s All Really, Really Bad 

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

When I see a headline like “We Asked a Gynecologist About That Ice-Cream Scene in Fifty Shades Freed”, I think “Ayuuuuch, this oughta be good”. And unlike the “Fifty Shades” books and movies, it is.

The List of Dishonest People and More 

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Speaking of weird things in China, their new experiment in “social credit” is both fascinating and horrifying.

Chinese Knock-Offs, Writ Large 

Monday, February 19th, 2018

China is rather infamous for making knock-offs of things like luxury goods. In recent years, they’ve been cloning entire famous buildings like the Eiffel Tower, and it’s led to some deeply weird cities.

“Can We Go Again?” 

Friday, February 16th, 2018

In the 1970s, Bill Watkins designed Space Mountain for Disney. In 2018, he got to ride it one last time. And then again.

Two Reasons OFT Isn’t Being Updated Today

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Two Reasons OFT Isn’t Being Updated Today

Update (February 22nd, 2018): An unfunny, but fuller, accounting of the matter at hand.

Male Polar Bears Have Limited Accessorizing Options 

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Today, I learned that male polar bears can’t wear gold chains or neckties, no matter how much they may want to:

We only put collars on female polar bears. The males’ necks are actually wider than their heads, so they won’t retain a collar. It’ll just slip right off their heads.

You probably won’t ever need to strap a body cam onto a polar bear, but if you do, stick with the females.

Results Matter 

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Speaking of poor drawing abilities, everyone’s ragging on this sketch, but it got the job done.

Branded in Memory, NFL Edition 

Friday, February 9th, 2018

These charts showing NFL logos drawn from memory are pretty great, particularly the upper left quadrants. I think the single most fascinating sketch, however, is the Dallas Cowboys logo showing what appears to be Tom Landry’s famous fedora. That shows a fairly deep knowledge of the team, coupled with seemingly no awareness of the real logo.

The more you look at each group, the funnier it all gets.

Previously in drawing logos from memory: Branded in Memory

Jade Hameister Kicks Ass 

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Australian teenager Jade Hameister has skied to the North Pole and she’s skied across Greenland’s largest ice cap. And now, while skiing to the South pole, she’s doled out some epic snark for internet trolls as well. Well done, Jade.