Tuesday, September 30, 2008

We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent. - Barack Obama

So, the debates.
You know, not often am I going to tie my work in with politics, but after watching the debate Last Friday, I got to thinking, "You know what would make this more fun? BINGO!" So, I decided to design a bingo card for bored debate-watchers to make it more interesting. So, this is what it looks like:

Download it here: http://www.monkeyminionpress.com/electionbingo2008.pdf

Now, I'm assuming that anyone who downloads this will know how to play bingo, so fill in your own cards, but make sure that they are different so that you can have a winner. If you need a starter on words to use to fill in the cards, here's a list my wife and I compiled.
  • Reagan
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorist
  • Veteran
  • POW
  • Maverick
  • Palin
  • Biden
  • Liberal
  • Conservative
  • Doesn't Understand
  • Oil
  • Thanks, but no thanks
  • Safety
  • Economy
  • Golden Parachutes
  • Roe V. Wade
  • The Bush Administration
  • Foreign Leaders (you can use this one as is, or whenever a candidate mentions meeting a specific one)
  • Russia
  • foreign policy
  • Catholic
  • bridge to nowhere
  • Alaska
  • Delaware
  • Illinois
  • Arizona
  • Houses
  • Earmarks
  • middle class
  • wealthy
  • tax cuts
  • taxes
  • war
  • Gen. Patreus
  • Rove
  • History
  • spending
  • experience
  • voting record
  • lobbyists
  • • Newspaper
    • Tina Fey
  • Nixon
  • 911 (or September 11)
  • bipartisan
  • nonpartisan
  • pork barrel
  • bailout
  • upperclass
  • Iraq
  • Afganistan
  • Iran
  • Georgia
  • greedy,
  • Wall Street
  • my friends
  • mainstreet
If you think of some that I missed, please let me know, because I'll be playing this Thursday during the VP debate. Play by any house rules that you like (BINGO or Blackout), you could take a shot every time you get a word on the board, etc.

Good luck and play fair!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Last Thursday!

Tonight is the Alberta Arts District Last Thursday along Alberta St.

I, with my wife, will of course be setting up my booth out there. Swing on by and check it out, if you're in town!

So, recently I held a Pirate Trivia contest in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day last Friday and gave away 2 pieces of original art. So, I figured that I'd post those here today.

First up, here's what the first winner asked for:
"Tell me if this Commission'll fly. Since I'm a huge Tusken Raider fan, how 'bout a Pirate Flag(Skull and Crossbones), but with a Tusken Head with Gaffi Sticks crossed behind it?"

So, this is what I gave him:

The other guy asked for something a little more complicated:
I can't believe I won! I think that's what I'm suppose to say. I was going to google for the name of the extra toe cat but figured if I did I'd get beat to the punch!

Pirate themed... I don't want to have to do a ton of work on my account, but I sure do appreciate you donig this. How about Red Skull, of course, and he's sorta piraty - with the traditional captains pirate hat and all that happiness with a black cat in there somehow. A Polydactyl would probably be too hard to show easy.

I trust ya, ye scurvy dog!!!"

So I gave him this:

Anyway, LAST THURSDAY. TONIGHT. BE THERE, or BE SQUARE (oh yeah, I went there!)

Monday, September 22, 2008

It cost 75¢ to kill a man in Caesar's time... - Homer T. Bone

Hail and well met, fellow travellers!

I have completed the task set afore me of drawing 75 Marvel Masterpieces cards. I will post them now for your perusal. Let me know what you think of them in the comments section below!