I am fascinated by pop culture. Warhol was famous for commenting with his art on how popular and high culture have merged because of consumerism. Our gods have become singers and characters in movies and our sacred texts have become pulp novels and celebrity web sites. It is laughable in the era of youtube and streaming media to pretend that churches or museums are in any way relevant. They have been replaced by electric screens and glowing pixels. By electronic beats and zombie videos. And we are no longer dictated to by eggheads in ivory towers. We make our own culture and high art and share it in memes. Get rekt Velasquez and Schwitters, Chopin and TS Elliot. You are boring and you are irrelevant.
This is a fat guy with his shirt off standing in his underwear. He also has a pulse oximeter. It measures your blood oxygen level by looking at the color of your fingernail. It shows that his blood oxygen level is at 89 percent. Anything 92 or below gets you an oxygen tank to roll around. He has interstitial lung disease. It is a little understood lung ailment that causes your immune system to attack your lungs with scarring. The scarring makes your lungs less effective at putting oxygen into your blood. Eventually you suffocate as it is an untreatable disease. Life expectancy is 2 years from diagnosis.
Arab man with a cheek full of Khat. It is a green leafy plant that people in Africa and the Middle East chew to get a feeling of euphoria and excitement. It is a drug that the WHO does not classify it as seriously problematic. It is chewed like tobacco and coca leaves. Chewers stuff so much in their cheek that they look like hamsters. And its not unlike how rednecks look when they are chewing Tobacco.
I love Spongebob. He is so chipper and high on life. He makes me want to get a job flipping burgers. There must be a zen to menial jobs that you can take pleasure in doing over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over until you get it right. Lately Spongebob has been down and life has been gnawing at him. So he started taking Lexapro and sometimes he feels happy but others he feels depersonalized. He feels like he is observing himself from somewhere outside of his body. He is losing his teeth and has has dried out and sometimes small parts of his body fall off.
There is a cool bike shop in Statesboro called The Bike Shop. I bought an aluminum Trek mountain bike from him and it is great. This is a caricature of the guy who owns it. He also looks a bit like my Uncle. Get rekt Dick. Cyclist cartoon.
This is an Eastern Bluebird illustration. They used to come to bird houses in my grandma’s backyard. You could sit and watch them work constantly to build a nest and then feed their young. They would work as a team – tirelessly. I once found a dead male under a feeder in the coldest part of Winter. Turns out that they can actually freeze to death. It must be brutal to survive in the wild as a tiny bird.
This is a caricature of US president Donald Trump from the Side. It amuses me how angry he makes the media with his trolling. They deserve a little trolling sometimes to be honest.
I love birds so much. It is cool how they were sculpted by evolution to ride the wind like some sort of scifi machine. It also made them beautiful – with graceful shapes that reflect their purpose. Male songbirds have the most bright and beautiful coloration – chosen by female birds – for no other purpose than beauty. It is crushing that people have built giant skyscrapers that that kill millions of songbirds a year – as they fly into them blindly. I hope we can figure out a way to save them.
I love Rick and Morty. It is sometimes amazing and other times meh but the best episodes are incredible. I wish I had a genius alcoholic time jumping Grandpa with a 200 IQ. ;_; It is cool to see what smart and creative people come up with when they are getting paid to have fun. This is Rick vomiting up the fabric of the cosmos after eating too much Szechuan Dipping Sauce. God I love chicken mcnuggers.
This is a depressed green fish with yellow teeth and wrinkles. He hates the world and the fish in it. He knows cigarettes are killing him but he continues to smoke because it makes him look cool at work. Sometimes when he is especially gloomy he sits at the bottom of the pond under a black vortex.