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...and you just KNOW it the minute you read topics like this one:

- spoon brain and ice-cream mist?!?


Why Tourette's is a cool "condition"

Warning - foul language ahead...

- more on Tourette's Syndrom here. It's actually not funny at all, but I'm only human, so sue me for laughing at utterings like "The garbage disposal sounds like Chewbacca taking a shit", and "Bob Saget" as a profanity...


Another visualization

This time Saltboderne in Nibe.
Done at 3D-empire of course. Interiors by me - exterior by Anders and Danny.


More kittie goodness

Yes it's funny - but more so is the perfect hitler cat (or Kitler) overseeing the events from the background. I wan't a hitler cat too...
More at macrocats.com

- thanks to fixx.dk for showing the way.

...and yes it's quiet on the blog. I'm busy and stuff.


...in other electorial areas

- it's a tie between That guy and Ni!, closely followed by a bag of potato chips.

- at least I can conclude that my trusty viewers are sane, voting fictional characters and edible items over Anders Fogh ;)

Thank you for participating.

same old, say mold

Call me red, but last nights election did not come the way it should. I don't get it - after more than 6 years, the majority of the danish population still opted for the constellation of parties that has brought them the worst level of public service (schools, hospitals, elder care, kids care, public transportation), and who generally has a twisted perspective on humanity.
I've never experienced so many strikes and such a drop in public services as during this government. It was especially bad, when we were taken hostages during the latest bus conflict, which sarted before we moved to the city center. For 6 months we couldn't count on getting to work on time, and more than once I had to walk, because there were only 70% of the buses on the streets. The generation that fought the germans in WW2, are left to rot on elder "care" centers, where they get a bath once a week, and get put to bed at 7pm, because there's not enough staff to take proper care of them. If you live away from the bigger cities and get ill or break a leg, you're screwed, because the local emergency stations are being shut down one by one. If you manage to get yourself to a hospital, you face the risk of having to lie on the hallways. That'll surely speed up the recovery...
- and for what, Denmark? Just so that you can get the equivalent of 1-2 extra hours worth of work paid out at the end of the month? Why don't you WORK that extra hour then? Because with the current system, you're handing those money over again faster than you know it, in terms of higher prices on the public services YOU need. And guess what - you're paying more for less. Just so the government can go out in public and say : We're a rich nation. We have so and so much money in the treasure chest.
I beg to differ. We're a poor and sad nation when we can't even cater to those who need it. More people are living below the poverty limit now than under the previous government. And I'm not counting those refugees that we refuse to give a decent life. No - I'm talking born and raised danes. Families. Kids goddamit!

- I'm not proud to be danish today...


doodle doodle on the screen

I use a wacom tablet for photoshopping textures for my 3D models. Although I'm no wizard with a pen, it does seem to make the job a little easier. Or a lot actually.
This weekend I've been working on a concept for a project (which I won't reveal just yet, so if you are one of the few who already DO know, please don't spoil it), and I decided to take a raw, untextured 3D-model, render it with no colour, and try an overpaint in Photoshop. It was an eye-opening experience. I'm definetely going to try this again, because within an hour, I had a "previz" of the model - It'd probably take me a lot longer to unwrap and texture it. Granted my techniques are pants, and my brush strokes are somewhat shaky, but I like the result, and it gave me renewed inspiration and ideas for the texturing stage. And it's easy to change colour and add little details.

- that's the raw render.

- and the overpaint version.


Malta buses

If you believe in spiritual stuff, you could say that Malta is "Bus heaven". Where the very souls of old and worn-out buses come to get their halo and wings, if they've been good buses. Makes you wonder if "Bus hell" is being converted to a mobile kindergarten in Vilnius, Lithuania...

On Malta the buses get revitalized. And they do have many good years in them still. And even if they have more modifications and remakes than Dr. Frankenstein's pet project, you can see that the drivers (who are usually also the owners) really DO care about them. And so a bus trip on Malta becomes an attraction in itself. You never know what you're gonna get. Will it be "Bambina", or "Life in Heaven" - or perhaps the little Perkins that looks like it has shrunk in the last car wash.

I think they're gorgeous, and I really appreciate when someone takes such good care of automotive history. Just look at the shapes, the ever shiny chrome, the pinstriping and occasional flame-job.


Stupid people should have their voting privileges revoked!

The election campaign is raging at its fullest. Naturally it takes up every front page and every first 10 minutes of a live news broadcast. Some are digging up dirt on eachother, and some are scrutinizing previous statements of the opposing parties, and twisting their words around. Fair enough - that's part of the game. They're all battling for the voters approval and that extra little "X" in the right spot. But unfortunately some voters are just stupid (not just in Denmark, mind you - I mean... George W. Bush.... twice??!).

On the front page of "Urban" - one of the danish freebie newspapers - they have a front page theme with the title "Who would you prefer to hug?" - with a picture of the danish prime minister Anders Fogh and a picture of the leader of the opposing party (and candidate for the prime minister seat), Helle Thorning. And you can read on that Urban thinks the election (and especially the campaign) is about characteristics such as "credibility, empathy, care, efficiency, control and sex appeal". Sex appeal. What the fuck? If I wanted to vote for sex appeal, I'd go to ratemyboobs.com or ratemybutt.com. Sex appeal in a political campaign is just as stupid and misplaced as realityshows on MTV (you know that actually stands for Music TeleVision... Yeah. I know - where's the friggin music?)
Anders Fogh could be the handsomest hunk ever, and Helle Thorning the sexiest slut ever - but what the hell does that have to do with politics? What has that got to do with governing a country with 5.5 million people (yes we're a teensy weensy country)? Even though italian porn actress Illona "Cicciolina" Staller actually did get elected for parliament for flashing her boobs, what did that really do for Italy? I mean other than portray the country as a nation of men with constant hard-ons?
The only logical explanation for Urban's statement about sex appeal in a political campaign, must be that there are people out there who are just too damned dumb to have an oppinion about stuff that REALLY matters.
- like during the last election in 2005, where a local tv-station interviewed a bunch of women attending a political show-down of some kind in a big hall, and asked them where they would place their X in the upcoming election. Surprise surprise - some of these middle-aged, fat, trailor-trash scum actually said "We vote for this person, because he is more sexy and neat". Not for once did it occur to them that the minute he was elected, his first mission would be to cut back on their welfare, raise the price on pretty much all social services, and lower the quality at the same time. Great thinking, lard asses!
Now why, OH WHY, would a group of people vote for a person who would immediately start making THEIR lives miserable through anti-social politics - just because he looks neat? I mean what other reason, except blatant stupidity could there be?

Do us all a favor this time: DON'T VOTE! Become one with your couch (more than you already have), and leave the voting to people who actually care...

*edit* Oh look - dead race between That Guy and Ni! in the polygonpoop election poll