Monday, January 30, 2012

The Wedding Was Great

The wedding went off without a hitch.
Everyone was great.
That's Andrew (the groom), Evelyn (my wife), Siona (the bride and my daughter), and me (the proud dad) in the picture.
I'm sure there will be more pictures once we get a chance to catch our breath and catch back up with our lives.
Congratulations Andrew and Siona.  You make a lovely couple.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Little Girls is getting Married Today

Wow. My oldest daughter, Siona, is getting married to Andrew today.
They make a cute couple. And I wish them all the best as they make a
future together.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Perspective Means Everything

I have this happen to me all the time:
Something beautiful and simple to me is described as dangerous insanity by someone else.
Or something I see as dangerous and insane is defended as beautiful and simple by someone else.

Here is a YouTube example:  (Watch them both or you are only seeing 1 perspective.)

Maybe this is why “conservatives” and “liberals” can live in the same world and never see the same issue the same way.
Hey I’m doing something clever and beautiful with money and real estate!
No you're not!  You are destabilizing the housing market and making me ill.

Hey I’m doing something clever and beautiful to save the environment.
No you're not!  You are destabilizing my business and my way of life and making me ill.

Perspective means everything in how you instinctively describe things in your world.

What we need are ways to acknowledge the different perspectives people bring to the table and still manage to get worthwhile things done.  MSNBC vs FOX NEWS is not helping.  Republicans vs Democrats is not helping.  Liberals vs Conservatives is not helping.  We are just making each other ill.

I don’t have any grand solutions to the world’s problems.  But I think we are all crazy if we keep having the same arguments over and over and expect a different result this time.

Think about it next time you are sure you are doing or defending some beautiful thing.
Think about it next time you feel ill listening to someone else’s defense of their crazy thing.
We are all dancers.  But we are all someone else’s hula hoop as well.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

We Have Escaped Snowpocalypse 2012

Our long white out is over.
The temperatures are edging back toward normal.
The blessed rain is falling and the snow is melting.
There has even been a bit of sun now and then.
Back to the stores to restock.
Back to school and work to catch up.
Glad to be out of the snow.

I am doubly glad that I like my family,
So being cooped up with them for a week was NOT part of the ordeal.
It was the best part of the adventure.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Comic Mashup Theater vs Cabin Fever

Comic Mashup Theater has been trapped in the snow all week.
We offer the following advice for how to escape cabin fever:

New Comic Sans You Know Who...

We continue to be snowed in up here in Arlington.
Haven't been out of the house since last Monday.
I could really use a friendly visit from beings blessed with lava for blood to melt the ice and snow blocking my driveway.  But you know who is kind of mad at me right now.
So I continue to be plagued by Ice Demons.  And you know where Ice Demons live, right?
Maybe I shouldn't have said that...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jay Bird and Comic Mashup Theater Are On Notice

From the Heart of Truest Magma, we interrupt this blog to issue a warning:
Your frivolous mocking of our people and our homes will cease!
And don't you dare turn this serious threat into a comic.
Hey, stop!
You're drawing this aren't you?
No, I won't take a more "dramatic" pose!
My hair doesn't look like that.
And your representations of volcanoes and lava are so cliched.
Larsen, you're a dick!
Consider yourself warned, you cold-blooded blog monster.
-- The Volcano Demons

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Snowed In, Shaking Fist At Sky Gods!

Which does absolutely no good.
It just brings down the lightning.
 Which just wakes up the Volcano.
And we all know what that means!  Bum, Bum, Bum!!!
Lightning striking a volcano painting by Jay Larsen.
Pile of snow brought to us by the frigid union of air-born moisture and cold temperatures.
Waiting for the Puget Sound to warm us up again so I can find my driveway.
Volcano Demons living in a volcano, priceless.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Warm Water Girl on a Frozen Snow Day

This girls seems all warm and liquid.
The exact opposite of the frozen snow and ice day we are having here in the North West.
But I had the day off and decided to paint something.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Captain America at the 99% Cafe

Captain America reads what passes for "news" about the presidential elections.
And he doubts a 1-percent man like Mitt Romney will ever do what is best for the 99-percent of Americans.  He doubts any of the candidates are 99-percenters.
Jay Bird Comic by Jay Larsen.

Captain America and ROM Spaceknight by Marvel Comics.
Mitt Romney by and for the richest 1%

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

That Sort of Thing...

Comic Mashup Theater Presents: a simple game of Hide and Thing...or Seek a Thing...Thing Umma Jig?

 No, not that kind of Thing!

Ah, Thing!  You broke my blogger poster thingy with your big rocky Thing hands!
That was not a nice Thing to do at all!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Friday, January 06, 2012

Eat, Crap, Post

Every good website should have a publishing philosophy.
Here at Thunder Echo Blog we have this:

Don't worry...We will never speak of this again!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

What Kind of Hammer? Swakhammer!

Sometimes you gotta swing that hammer--Swakhammer!
 And when I say "hammer", I mean...

85 Days until ECCC 2012

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Shocking Pink Comic Mashup...In Space, space, space... (Kill the echo!)
Space, the final frontier.  Join Comic Mashup Theater for an educational experience that will keep you in the pink:

Sorry for the off color jokes.
That's all for now.  I pinkie swear!

86 days until ECCC 2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Monday, January 02, 2012

Easy Maintenance Tips

And remember, use only authentic Moper Parts,
to avoid costly mind benders.