brucine (broo'-seen), 1) n. Pharm., Chem. a bitter, poisonous alkaloid, C23H26N2O4, obtained from the nux vomica tree; 2) n. Bruce Bortin's 'low-impact' weblog

Friday, May 30, 2008

FreakAngels

Warren Ellis is totally worth checking out. He wrote:

If all of you with a blog could do me a favour today, if
if you feel so moved:

Post a link to http://www.freakangels.com ? Just to remind people we're still here and still pumping out free comics episodes once a week.

Memories get short on the old intarwubs.



Sunday, May 25, 2008

Cephalopod


Cephalopod, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Cephalopod


Cephalopod, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Cephalopod


Cephalopod, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Cephalopod


Cephalopod, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Buddhist Scum T-shirt


Buddhist Scum T-shirt, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Cephalopod Production Shot


Cephalopod Production Shot, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Jig for holding the workpiece for eyeball attachment. Googly eyes with clear silicone adhesive.

Taco Truck Condiments


Taco Truck Condiments, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Pickled carrots, jalapenos & onions in plastic wrap. The container's shape looks just like a transparent tomato.

We're Going to Calistoga Soon


We're Going to Calistoga Soon, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

!!

Cephalopod Eyes


Cephalopod Eyes, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Rig for holding googly eyes for eyelid painting. Scotch tape sticky-side-up on a ruler. The paint is white-out correction fluid.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Chairman Pearl


Chairman Pearl, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

"People of Earth! Rise up! And fall to your knees...The King of Mars walks like a Kitty among us."

Quoting *Spot 1019*, "Peter Tripodi"

Signed "Little Brother"



Signed Little Brother, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Cory signed this edition that I bought for John for his birthday. John's moving to London, and he wants to write a book for kids, and he's all about personal freedom and empowering the disenfranchised, so I hope that "Little Brother" will be inspirational for him.

Cory signed the Mobipocket version of the book that's on my phone.


I had him sign the page about how the terrorists blew up the BART tunnel under the bay, which I was reading on my way to work, on BART, under the bay. LARP that.

Things that I forgot to mention to Cory:
Since reading this book, I've made microwave grape plasma, and installed Python 2.5.2 on my 'puter.

Cory Doctorow at Cody's


Cory Doctorow at Cody's
Originally uploaded by dumbeast
Cory's answering a question about media studies before his reading from "Little Brother" last night. I really enjoyed the event. I'm hardly ever in the same room as other members of my tribe.

Lite Brite Pearl


Lite Brite Pearl, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Devil Kitty

BHB


BHB, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Small Scale Sculpture


Small Scale Sculpture, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Two sacrificial paper clips

Monday, May 19, 2008

Johnny Carcinogen


Johnny Carcinogen, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Outside of SF General Hospital

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Some Call me Bwana


Some Call me Bwana, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

To the tune of "Heatwave"


I'm on a safari,
SSI Safari!
I'm here at the clinic,
in my Manalo Blinics,
SSI Safarai!


Photo by Megan Martenyi

Laura's Jade Plant


Laura's Jade Plant, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

This plant sits on Laura's desk, directly between her and me. We want to chart its growth, because we suspect that we're fertilizing it with the constant stream of bullshit that we subject it to at work every day.

Minimum Contest:


Minimum Contest:, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

What's this?

Answer to Contest Question:


Answer to Contest Question:, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

This is a glue stick that's decided to grow some mold.

Process Shot


Process Shot, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Crochet & silicone invertibrate with inner tentacles attached.

The Gang on the Fire Escape


The Gang on the Fire Escape, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Watching the May Day Open Source Citizenship Parade.

Photo by "J.V. John"

Monday, May 12, 2008

Recipes


Recipes, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

For the cover of Mary's recipe book. That's our kitchen.

Invertibrate


Invertibrate, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Process shot of new crochet project. It's something like jellyfish.

Tree


Tree, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Photograph

Spider


Spider, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Security


Security, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

1401 Jackson St. Eyesore. Still.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Domestic Surveillance


Domestic Surveillance, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Pointing in our general direction from our neighbor's window across the courtyard.

Dragon Crew


Dragon Crew, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Oakland Chinatown

Dragon Crew


Dragon Crew, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Oakland Chinatown

St Cesar Icon


St Cesar Icon, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

In a storefront on 24th St

Re-fractalated Cauliflower


Re-fractalated Cauliflower, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

At the Civic Center farmers market. These things, something's not right. They've over-divided. It's like the program forgot to stop running and did two or three extra iterations.

Doggie & Hedgehog


Doggie & Hedgehog, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Buddies

Doggie


Doggie, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Doggie


Doggie, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Crochet. For Ramona.

Doggie


Doggie, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Crochet. For Ramona.

Doggie


Doggie, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Crochet. For Ramona.

Annie


Annie, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Penny & Dave


Penny & Dave, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Annie


Annie, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Penny & Dave


Penny & Dave, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Lilah


Lilah, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Avi


Avi, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Avi


Avi, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Lilah


Lilah, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Skate Park Model


Skate Park Model, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

In the window at Mission skateboards, 24th St SF.

Our Space Station Display


Our Space Station Display, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Market St, SF

Our Space Station


Our Space Station, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Drawn by Tyrone & God

Hedgehog


Hedgehog, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Crochet & Silicone. For Mary

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