garfield minus garfield

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life?

Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against lonliness and methamphetamine addiction in a quiet American suburb.

http://garfieldminusgarfield.tumblr.com

crippled

well not quite crippled, but certainly not at my best. a few weeks back (after tayo in fact) i noticed a fair bit of pain in my right foot, i could hardly bear weight on it. assuming i had just twisted or knocked it somehow, i proceeded to walk it off.

a week and a half later when it hadn’t improved at all and i realised it was actually quite swollen, i decided it was just getting stupid, so off the see a registered medical professional i went. i was xrayed, bandaged and given anti-inflammatories and sweet sweet codiene which helped a great deal and gave me movement back.

after quite a few days of phone tag, i went in for follow up today. turns out i’ve got some bone fragments just off the navicular bone in my foot. (in the middle, click for clearer fullsize view)
so, seemingly not life threatening, in fact not a lot to do. back on meds again after running out on the weekend and overdoing it a bit being on my feet so much on saturday at koma & bones. back again next week for another follow up. *sigh* it sucks being old and falling apart. 🙁

jake’s awesome sculpture

jake is an old friend of mine from kelston days. he’s a stunning metal worker, most of the time i’ve known him to work in foundries and the like. among his many skills, he’s also a wicked artist.

on saturday night, a few of us missioned out to his leaving party, as he’s about to head off to the UK for a few years, and i took the chance to finally grab some pics of some of his work. warning: crappy cellphone pics ahoy.

scale: about 4 inches tall, cast bronze.

awesome, awesome dragon, probably my favorite pieces. about 8 inches high, cast bronze, all the sharp points like the teeth and claws are sharp enough to cut you badly, and the detail is stunning, the skin even has scales that are shaped differently in places like the folded elbow. weighs a fucking ton. you’ll see he has two sitting there, and the first sculpture in the background.

awesome predator/alien type thing and a violinist made out of essentially scrap. very cool.

a hugely talented individual with a passion for what he does. not pictured: the massive sword he made out of a discarded land rover leaf spring.

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With summer in full-swing, it’s time to get ready for our annual Summer Series, and this year’s series promises not to disappoint! With a licensed bar, food and market stalls, kids entertainment and more, there’s no reason to miss our first installment of Summer Series 2008!

The first concert of the Summer Series kicks off at Albert Park on Sunday, February 10th from 12pm-7pm with the following fantastic acts:

SJD
The Coshercot Honeys
Unity Pacific
The Shades
Sonz Of Zion
Lawrence Arabia
Timmy Schumacher & MC Kyla

Our second series is also in Albert Park, on Sunday, March 2nd, from 12pm-7pm and the line-up is as follows:

Tyra & The Tornadoes
MC Tiki
Family Cactus
Scribe
An Emerald City
Bulletproof & MC Twincam
New Telepathics

And last but certainly not least, the series will come to a close on Sunday, March 16th from 1pm to 5pm – at Henderson Park in Waitakere.

Tenement Yard
The Managers
Batucada Sound Machine
State Of Mind