Monday, December 22, 2008

Cool Glasses

This week the snow really came down. In my excitement I gathered a crack team of friends to start construction on the highly anticipated giant snow something. Unfortunately... I was a little too hasty and the snow that had just fallen was in no shape for packing together. So instead... a battle of snowballs broke out ending our attempted construction.

At one point I crawled onto the ground and tried to crawl my way under the snow. Perhaps I was trying to conceal myself for a sneak attack. The snow, however, was not quite high enough and instead my friends eagerly helped bury me in it. I was belly down and with a good amount of snow weighing down on me I found it a little hard to breath. We got some pictures though and I triumphantly emerged from my icy tomb.

Anyways! The new Triangle Dude comics is up over at Triangle Dude Comics. The idea for this comic came from a conversation that took place that day. My friends were discussing whether or not Eskimos wear sunglasses. Of course, then one had to think... what would they make the sunglasses out of? My prompt and slightly absurd answer... "ICE!"

Friday, December 19, 2008

Zombie Vampire

When you think Zombie Vampire you might think... awesome right? Well that's what I thought too until I created one. They're actual very confused and emotional. Wussiest monster every. I set him free and he happened upon Triangle Dude. Check it out at Triangle Dude Comics.

And... yes... I know it's basically almost Christmas and this seems more like a halloween comic but I say bah. Just because you don't see monsters on Christmas (except the Grinch) doesn't mean they are not there.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Taking Cover

Triangle Dude is taking some cover over in his new comic. Not the best of cover might I add, but cover none the less. Check it out at Triangle Dude Comics.

Also, I'm going to add that there is currently, at this moment in time, outside my window, in the freezing air... SNOW! Yes! What does that have to do with Triangle Dude? Well absolutely nothing at the moment, but perhaps in the coming days I'll come up with some snow related comics to express my love for the white powdery awesome stuff!

Also, I must build something amazing out of it. I better remember to take pictures *etches reminder into palm of hand with knife* now I'll never forget... but if I forget to look at my hand... *etches reminder into eyes* there! And no I did not just do that. And no I am not crazy. That is all.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Fakers

Faking stuff can be fun. It can also get you smacked upside the face pretty good if you take it too far or fake something serious. I'll give you an example. Faking you're sick to skip out on a day at school or work: that's alright. Faking you're choking, being electrocuted, and drowning: that's not alright. See the difference. In any case, Triangle Dude is taking care of the faking today so you don't have to! Triangle Dude Comics.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Knock Knock Panda

Knock Knock... who's there... a panda... panda who... a panda walks into a bar... and the panda says to the koala... there's three bears... each with three wishes... a panda, a grizzly, and a black... the koala asked if this was a racist joke... and then the panda ate everyone. The End.

Hah...

I basically combined the beginning of a bunch of jokes into one mega, ultimate joke, and I threw a hungry panda in there too for good measure. You have to watch out for those pandas... The Pandas are coming! The Pandas are coming!

Thank you Liam Lynch.

The Panda Song.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Pyro Part 3

That's about it from the Pyro. Part 3 went online today. Check it out at Triangle Dude Comics.

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That is all.

Oh... but it isn't, because Triangle Dude Comics has now had over 2000 visits! WOOT!
Thanks to everyone who continues to put up with, and enjoy, my sense of humor!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Squidoo and Lenses

I tried a new thing the other day! Squidoo! It's this cool little site that makes it easy for people to create "lenses" or pages/articles about pretty much whatever you want. I've made a lens for Shop Vorgus and one for Triangle Dude Comics. There is a wealth of information here on probably any topic imagineable. I've got an idea to do a Tips and Tricks Lens for Roller Coaster Tycoon (yeah, I got back into that game... addictive).

A little more about lenses: They're really easy to make. There's a quick set up pipeline to get one started, and then afterwards you can edit them as much as you want. By choosing from different little sections or blocks (say a picture block, and a text block, a list block, etc.) you can piece together your "lens." It's pretty fun and the neat thing is you can actually make a little bit of money. Don't go expecting to get rich or anything though, but with enough hard work you might make a few bucks here and there.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pyro Part 2

Part 2 of the short week-long "Pyro" series is now up at Triangle Dude Comics. It's very 'hot'... ha ha get it? Because I'm talking about a Pyro... and there's fire... and it's hot. Sigh, that was really bad.

What do you call a snowman in May?

A puddle.

Hah!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tiny Person

There was this guy and he was walking down the street. Then all of a sudden, he fell into a small, foot-high hole. Now, for any regular person this wouldn't be much of a problem. Unfortunately, this man was exactly 1 foot high. He fit very snugly into the hole and could not escape. It started to rain and he thought he would drown, but luckily for him it turns out people that are only a foot high are very buoyant. As the water rose, so did he, and he eventually escaped!

Tiny people are magical. I wonder if you caught one if they would grant you a wish. A tiny wish probably, but that's still a wish. I'd wish for a shiny rock that tasted like cotton candy.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Pyro Part 1

I love fire. Fire is hot. Hot is good. Good is great. Great is what Tony the Tiger says a lot.

I think a perfect day would at some point involve me torching something to the ground with a flamethrower. I mean, something I was allowed to torch of course. I would highly discourage anyone from setting anything that's important to you or someone else on fire. I find they don't like it.

Anyways, today's new Triangle Dude Comic features a Pyro. It's a three part-er spanning over this week. Check it out over at Triangle Dude Comics.

Also, I just realized that the dragon from the video games named Spyro... has the word Pyro within his name (s-PYRO). Now, to me, this is an amazing realization. Though... somehow I feel this was done on purpose and because I'm only noticing it now I must be some kind of idiot. Oh well... I still thought my discovery was fairly exciting!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Half Full

Is the glass half full or half empty? Friday's Triangle Dude Comic attempts to answer this question.

Check out the comic at Triangle Dude Comics.

Interestingly, in quantum physics if you measure something you change it. Crazy! I found this one guy's article that kind of covers this and some other stuff about physics and the world. It's an educational and entertaining read! Two words that when put together are amazing. I like when he says "theorizing is like physics for poor people." Very true lol. Anyways, here's the link to the Quantum Stuff.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Long Live the Cartridge

I'll always remember my childhood days and how most of them revolved around some sort of video game. *Nostalgia* "Sigh." Anyways, this is my tribute to the good ole' days of video games. The days of fewer buttons and cartridges. The design features the amazing cartridges for the NES, SNES, N64, Game Boy, and Game Boy Advance. Yes, I picked all Nintendo cartridges (sorry Sega and Atari and whatever else had cartridges), but it's really more about the spirit of the cartridge! The NES cartridge is proudly wearing its robe and crown. "LONG LIVE THE CARTRIDGE!"
You can find the design (there's two different kinds) over at Shop Vorgus.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Other Pill

The new Triangle Dude Comic this Wednesday is called "The Other Pill," and features Morpheus from The Matrix. Huzzah! I stumbled across some interesting information on Morpheus as well. Apparently Morphine is actually named after Morpheus who is the Greek god of Dreams. This Morpheus is the son of the god Hypnos who is the Greek god of Sleep. Isn't that amazingly interesting and awesome!

Anyways, check out the new comic at Triangle Dude Comics.

Also! I found out about that whole Morphine and Morpheus thing at this site I stumbled upon. I didn't peek through much of the other items, but here's the Morpheus thing.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Igloo

In anticipation for the hopefully coming snowfall this year I've been thinking a lot about igloos. My friends and I are going to build something amazing with the snow this year. Last year we decided to make a huge snowman... then a slide... and eventually just ended up with a large mound of snow we then proceeded to destroy. Great fun! This year there was talk about another giant snowman, mound, and possibly an igloo. If we made a huge igloo that would be super sweet.

Anyways, all this igloo thinking inspired me to make some sort of igloo design. I hope you guys like it! The design is on a T-Shirt, Mouse Pad, and a Tote Bag at the moment over at Shop Vorgus.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Smelly Snowman

It's pretty much that time of the year for snow and I am so excited! I can't wait to wage epic war upon the world in my ultimate snow fortress. Every year the top of our pool freezes over and I brave the icy water with my hands to collect giant chunks of ice. These ice chunks are about 3 inches thick and add much defense to my show fortress. I can't wait.

I also can't wait for snowmen, sledding, icicles, ice, snow angels, and brightness. The night will be almost as bright as the day from all the snow. It's going to be awesome.

With all this good also comes bad driving conditions, cold nights, muddy dirty snow, the evil face-wash, and yellow snow. Watch out for that yellow snow. Even worse is the brown snow...

A new Triangle Dude is up and one such snowman gets a little smelly. Check out the new comic called "Smelly Snowman".

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Heart is Where the Home is

I've been working on an older drawing lately - finally making it all colorful! Huzzah! The drawing plays on the phrase "Home is where the heart is" by switching the heart and the home around. This would make for one messy house. I worked on it for about 8 hours in all maybe. It wasn't being timed so that's really just a guesstimate. Anyways, I'm fairly happy with the way it turned out... and without any further waiting - here it is!

You can also catch the new picture on some products over at Shop Vorgus in the Everything Else category.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Frankenstein

The new Triangle Dude Comic is up! Let's put our hands together for the great and classic Frankenstein! Okay, that's enough clapping. Guys, I said that's enough clapping... GUYS! No Frankenstein! NO! Oh my gosh he just killed Ted! ...Ted... TED! WHY! You monster Frankenstein!

Hah, good ole Frankenstein. Well actually to be more accurate it is Frankenstein's monster. The crazy dude who created life was named Frankenstein and the monster is actually never given a name in the book. It's just become such that today most people refer to a sort of ugly, scary monster as "Frankenstein" when in fact that isn't accurate at all. Crazy huh? You can of course find more information on the great and all powerful Wikipedia.

Catch a ride on the neck bolts over at Triangle Dude Comics.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Different Tale

I shall tell you a tall tale about a tail that was spelled "tale" instead of "tail" because this particular tail-spelled-tale liked to be different than all the other tails. The story's trail is very short and it seems we are now at the tail end of it. For, you see, all the tales and tails beat up the "different" tale until it didn't even have a tail. Now it is the Tailless Tale.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

White and Nerdy

How white and nerdy are you? I already know I don't get outside in the sun enough, but it must be really noticeable when people start telling you so. How white? Well I'm not quite "ghost-like" yet, but I've figured out a way to determine just how white. Swatches. Yes, those funny little cards with some colors on them that everyone can find at their local paint store. So, exactly what white am I? I still haven't figured out yet, but Triangle Dude is in his new comic "White and Nerdy"

Also, yes I did steal the title from something else amazing. The same title also belongs to a certain song by Weird Al. Oh, Weird Al, I salute you. Check out Weird Al's "White and Nerdy" over at youtube.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Lazy Zombie Returns

A new Lazy Zombie design is up! It's available on a shirt and a tote bag at the moment over at Shop Vorgus. This time Lazy Zombie is being lazy in bed. He likes eating his breakfast of brains in bed, and who wouldn't? Although I might prefer to eat something other than brains for breakfast, but to each his own. I'll leave you now to gaze upon the laziness that is "Lazy Zombie."

Friday, November 14, 2008

Robits

What's a Robit you ask? Well they're little Robots! I've been busy creating a group of little Robots, or Robits, lately. Most of the little robots are created using an existing piece of hardware, furniture, etc. and turning it into a sweet little robot. Right now there's a Robit for a TV, Toaster, Speaker, Fan, Lamp, and a few others. I'll probably continue to add more Robits to the collection in the future and I kind of want to turn it into some sort of card game... hmm... Card game Craze! WOO! Check out all the Robits at Shop Vorgus.

Also, now that I've got some Robits I'm thinking about making some Robytes. Basically more mature and complex looking robots. Robits -> Robytes. I like that idea. For now though, I'll leave you with a picture of one of my Robits... BinocularBot!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Attacking a "Saying"

So a thought has come to mind. You know how people say "things always happen for a reason." Well I've been thinking that that's really just a load. I mean, come on - think about it. Of course you can say things always happen for a reason because afterward the person just comes up with their own reason. Honestly though, things don't happen for a reason. Things just happen - then people give them a reason.

It kind of reminds me of that saying, "it's always in the last place you look." Same thing here in that it's a completely pointless saying. Of course it's always in the last place you look... because when you find what you were looking for you stop looking. Then, that place where you found it in becomes the last spot! It's a kin to saying something like... "The place I'll find it in will be when I stop looking for it," all the while posing your arms on your hips and looking up into the sky all amazing like. Throw a couple doves in there and the sunshine. Yeah, it's pointless. Don't say it.

Really, they're both pointless. Don't say them. Please, don't say them. There, I asked nicely. So now you have to not say them! If you do happen to say "things happen for a reason" just remember this - things will happen and then things will happen after those things. Yes, the latter things may be a result of a former thing, but that former thing never happened just so that the latter thing could happen. Following me? They just happened. If you happen to say "it's always in the last place you look," or "it's going to be in the last place you look" just remember this - if you don't ever find it then it never really turns out to be in the last place you look. Run that through you're brain for a minute.

Anyways, pointless sayings aside.
Good luck (another pointless saying, ha, I'm being funny), just make things happen.

*UPDATE* February 26, 2009 - so, I figured out the only time you can say "It's always in the last place you look" is if you're looking for something where there are a predefined number of possible locations/choices...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The one Time Power

This is the story about a boy with an amazing power. What power is that you ask? Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves now. I'll tell you... right now! See how I made you wait an extra couple seconds. Yes, yes, I'll tell you. His power - the almighty power I've been wanting to tell you - is the power to take one thing and make it different. Now what kind of power is that?! Well unlike most super powers... this is more of a one time power. How does the boy know he has this power? I really have no clue and it really doesn't matter, but he does! So, he can only use it once. What one thing will he make different? Let's find out.

The boy - oh wait, wait, hold on... I can't call him "the boy" the whole story. Ummm... honestly a name in this case isn't that important. What's the saying? "A rose by any other name?" Something Shakespeare - you know what I'm talking about, and if not holy smokes go back to high school please. Anyways a name in this case, as I said, is not important. A name is merely a label. It's very much like the kitchen cabinet with it's labeled spices and such. Oregano, Pepper, Paprika, Mark, David, John. See? A name is merely a label, it neither makes a man, nor defines his actions. Let's label "the boy" as D. Yes a simple letter. That's all there needs to be. The 4th in the alphabet - very acceptable, very appropriate, very balanced.

Okay! so... now where was I? Oh yes! The story, the story! I almost got taken off to another world by that tangent. I'll come back to it at a later date perhaps. Another road to explore. Who knows where it could lead, or to what? Okay, back to the story! Still with me? Good. Here we go. For real this time. I promise. Okay? Okay!

The emptiness of the morning woke D from his slumber. He was not used to being so alone. He did not like it. D stretched out and turned his music on. Ah. Music, a wonderful, wonderful part of the world. What song was playing? Well it was of Montreal's "She's a Rejecter" of course - a wonderful, wonderful song. A wonderful, wonderful part of the world. Alright, time to get up. D did the usual morning routine all the while examining the sounds, or lack there of, in the house.

Alright, the morning routine is done... now what? D thought about his power. When would he use it? He could use it on something selfish, but that did not sit well with D. He could use it on something for someone else and that would make D feel better, but he wanted to be selfish. Things just never seemed quite right to D. If he did in fact do something selfish with his power... would it make things seem right? Either way D was unhappy. With that in mind it may be more obvious as to why D still has this power and hasn't used it yet.

SIGH. D SIGHED. He SIGHED deep... and it echoed. Wow. D realized just how empty this place was. Hello? A pause... and then Hello. Yes, definitely an echo. How D wished it was more than an echo. How are you today?! He yelled... and sure enough, How are you today?! the echo exclaimed right back.

I'm good thank you! Yelled D, and the echo answered right back, I'm good thank you!
What are you doing? D said and heard.
I'm just making conversation, I'm just making conversation.
You want to hang out with me!? You want to hang out with me!?
YES! YES!

D played with his echo for hours and hours. They played hide and seek. They played chess. They even watched a movie together and cried and laughed out loud.

I like you! I like you!
You do?! You do?!
I do! I do!

Without even knowing it... D used his power and there before him... stood his echo.

You're... you're...
I'm your echo! replied Echo.
I like you! I like you too!
Will you play with me some more?! I'd love to!

And so D spent the rest of his days with Echo. The emptiness D and the house held was never heard again. Echo made D happy, and D made Echo happy. Together, the two were happy for the rest of their lives.

THE END!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Boston Dynamics Big Dog

I found this video not too long ago and thought it was worth writing a post about. Why? Well... because it's the most amazing robot I've ever seen! Robots can do all sorts of things, but what this one does just totally shocked me. It's all in the way it moves. One problem robots have when moving is balance. If a surface is perfectly flat and the course is all pre-planned well cool, but nowhere near as amazing as this robot. The Boston Dynamics Big Dog must be virtually impossible to knock over. It can traverse hills and rocky surfaces, and it can even jump. The most amazing thing for though is how it handles ice, which though however ungraceful it does not fall over, and when a person actually tries to kick it over. The Big Dog regains it's balance and continues to push forward unphased. The only thing, and I'll warn you, is that it is noisy!

You really have to see it to be amazed though. Check it out here on youtube.

Also, some people put together a little parody of it which is pretty hillarious. I honestly believed it in the beginning. Just check it out here on youtube as well.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Beard









The beard is something only the manliest of men can grow. I'm not going to claim that I'm the manliest of men, but I do love my beard. These pictures were taken over the course of 4 weeks - one for each day. Day to day there is not a huge difference, but the contrast between the end and beginning sure do show the growth. I also put the pictures into a video... I think it makes my beard look like a Chia Pet. "Cha Cha Cha Chia!"


video

After doing this it made me think of another idea. Why not take pictures like this... but for the rest of my life. It would be quite the experience - although I would never see the very end of it. Even if I put it together in parts throughout my life... the last bit would have to be finished by somebody else. I just think it would be cool to see the gradual aging and wear and tear of the body begin to show. You'd know how I was up until the very end.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Triangle Dude Halloween Extravaganza 2008








It's almost Halloween! Yeah! I've got a little mini series planned for Triangle Dude. An awesome Halloween special. This is one of the first times I've ever put Triangle Dude into more of a story based comic instead of the traditional One-Pagers I've been doing. One major difference is that there is no 'generic' Triangle Dude. This is the first time actual characters have been made - partly because a story needs characters, but also partly because people need to be able to tell the Triangle Dudes apart! Anyways, come Halloween the whole series will be up. Go check it out here!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Olivia Tremor Control

Yesterday I got my much anticipated of Montreal album Skeletal Lamping. I've listened to it a ton already, but there's another band at the moment competing for my ear time. The Olivia Tremor Control. The music at points reminds me of The Beatles, but different - if that makes any sense at all! I've been listening to songs from their albums "Black Foliage: Animation Music," and "Music From the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk at Cubist Castle." Both are amazing.

I think I have a thing for most of the artists that spawned from the Elephant 6 Collective. The Olivia Tremor Control is another one of those artists. The Elephant 6 Collective is a Label which was home to a great many indie bands. It has since disbanded but many of the members remain friends and collaboration between members can be seen in various places. Spawning from E6 are some great bands which I would highly recommend.
  1. The Olivia Tremor Control
  2. Neutral Milk Hotel
  3. of Montreal ...of course :D
Some more info on the E6C can be found at Wikipedia

Monday, October 20, 2008

It Hath Arrived

My first post of many to come. Blog Vorgus has arrived, but more importantly is what arrived in the mail today - my order from Polyvinyl Records. My excitement immediately reduced me to a girly, childish fanboy of sorts.

Carefully, I opened the package and was to behold the most amazing thing I've ever had the pleasure to receive in the mail. I tend not to spend a lot of money on myself that often, but this time I'll admit I kind of went a little crazy (in my opinion).

I carefully drooled over each item:
  1. Skeletal Lamping CD by of Montreal
  2. Skeletal Lamping Vinyl by of Montreal
  3. Icons, Abstract Thee CD by of Montreal
  4. Aldhils Arboretum CD by of Montreal
  5. Lysergic Bliss T-Shirt from of Montreal
  6. Places Like This CD by Architecture in Helsinki
  7. As well as some other samplers which I quite enjoyed :D
Anyways... I'll just tell you that I was amazingly happy today. The artwork for of Montreal is gorgeous. Check out the whole collection at Pitchfork.