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Monday, July 27, 2009

Yellow Submarine Art Director Passes Away


Yellow Submarine Art Director Passes Away
July 21, 2009

Graphic designer Heinz Edelmann, known best for his work art directing The Beatles' YELLOW SUBMARINE in 1968, has died at the age of 75, reports the AP.Edelmann died Tuesday afternoon in a Stuttgart, Germany hospital according to a spokesperson for the city's State Academy of Art and Design. No cause of death was announced.Edelmann also designed book covers, including the first German edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's LORD OF THE RINGS and won a competition in 1989 to design the mascot of Seville's Expo '92 world fair.


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Alice's Trip A Success!

My lovely wife Alice informed me earlier today that bride-to-be Michelle has selected her wedding dress for next year's nuptials! Michelle is engaged to Chris Hundley, and they are scheduled to be married next summer.
Alice flew up last week, and she and Michelle have hit all of the shops, having previously visited websites and poring over ANYthing wedding-related.

I am currently accepting ANY and ALL commissions and jobs in order to help finance the upcoming function and all related activities. Please pray for me.

Only....

40 Days 'Til KICKOFF....!
ROLL, TIDE, ROLL....!
Everyone is looking forward to the upcoming college football season, and plans are being made for watching the games. Host scheduling of get-togethers will be posted as soon as youth football and girls' soccer schedules are announced in order to accommodate some participants.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

PHINEAS & FERB Nominated for EMMY!

From Animation Magazine:
Phineas and Ferb Creators Talk About Emmy Nom!

Thursday, July 16, 2009By: Ramin Zahed
Since Disney’s popular Phineas and Ferb series was nominated for an Emmy in the Special Class category (for the episode titled “The Monster Of Phineas-N-Ferbenstein”) we contacted the show’s creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh to hear what they had to say about the good news.
“We’re thrilled and feel like we’re back in grade school,” says Povenmire, who was also nominated last year for Best Title Theme and Best Music and Lyrics. “It really helps that the Academy created this Special Class category for animated half-hour shows that have two 11-minute episodes. It used to be that the Emmys would always go to shows like The Simpsons and Family Guy and just one slot saved for shows made for kids. But this year, it’s great because we share the category with SpongeBob SquarePants.”

You can read the rest of the article by clicking on the title of this post.

Voice Actor McKennon Dies

From Animation World Magazine:
Voice Actor McKennon Dies
Tuesday, July 14, 2009By: Thomas J. Mclean
Dallas McKennon, a prolific voice actor for more than 50 years in animated films and TV shows, died Tuesday morning at the age of 89.
McKennon was best known as the voice of Gumby, as well as Archie in the Filmation animated TV series and Buzz Buzzard in the Woody Woodpecker cartoons.
He also did voices and sang for many Disney projects, including Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, Mary Poppins and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
His voice also can be heard at Disney’s theme parks on such attractions as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, as Ben Franklin in Epcot’s American Adventure and as Zeke in the Country Bear Jamboree.
McKennon died at his home in Oregon.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

51 Days 'Til Kickoff

The University of Alabama Crimson Tide kicks off the 2009 Football season against Virginia Tech on Sept. 5, 2009.
Roll Tide!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Send In the Clowns

Thanks to my sister, Gwen Pitts for the 'heads-up'.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Nifty New "Phineas & Ferb" Article over at "Jim Hill Media"

"Jim Hill Media", a blog about 'All Things Disney', has a good article this week about 'Phineas & Ferb' creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh. Summer is here, and the show is all about what to do all 3 months of vacation.
There are also instructions on how to draw Phineas & Ferb.
See the article here.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Global Warming a Myth:EPA Buries Evidence

The liberal Democrats are enforcing a massive fraud on the American people about "Cap & Trade". Scientific evidence PRODUCED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY stating that 'there is NO solid proof that man is causing temperature change' was withheld in order to propogate this 'global warming' farce and once again fleece the taxpayers.
One of the articles can be read here: http://blog.getliberty.org/default.asp?Display=1335

'Cubanology' Recommended Reading

The link below takes you to a site run by a Cuban expatriate, who exposes 'myths and untruths' (lies) put forth by the Castro regime. He includes opinions mirroring my own and links to other nifty sites:
http://cubanology.com/index.htm

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

'Diversity Lane' Recommended Reading


I highly recommend "Diversity Lane", a blog/comic by Zack Rawsthorne. It is a well-thought and cleverly-presented look at liberalism.

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