Magikarp will always be my favorite pokemon. He is cool because he starts out as a useless fish that you buy from a guy for a bunch of money. You instantly feel ripped off as he can only cast splash and it does zero damage. But if you keep using him he transforms into Gyarados – a world beating chinese dragon.
Teen stowaway Hawaiian Air. It was in the news today that a young person hitched a ride in the wheel well of an airliner – from California to Hawaii. Don’t try this at home though. I hear there is a 75 percent mortality rate. And from what I have read you usually either freeze to death or you pass-out from lack of oxygen and then you fall out when the landing gear deploys.
Easter Egg Monster. Silly egg shaped monsters sometimes like to paint themselves with pastel colors for Easter. It is the height of good taste and restraint. As a kid, my birthday parties were always celebrated with easter egg hunts. I hated the heated Darwinist competition they stoked in my try-hard cousins. Collecting the most eggs was a life or death struggle that usually ended in torn clothes, yelling and some ugly ground and pound.
Movie nerd cartoon. I miss the old days when renting videos was at the top of the list of things to do on a random weeknight. Vision Video in Athens, Georgia is the place I used to go – it had great independent and hard to find movies. You can still see its ghost on Google Maps. That place made me into an unforgivable movie nerd. Fat nerd with a big gulp and campy straw glasses wearing a vision video t-shirt. Fedoracore.
Giant Paint Tube Monument. I miss the 90s. This is a recreation of an assignment I had in an illustration class – of the Lamar Dodd buildng. I still have dreams about that place. It makes me sad that they moved visual art to East campus. This is a giant tube of red paint with a crow perched on top. Pop Art sculpture.