Monday, January 30, 2012

Original Pancake House

Birds As Ants

Birds As Ants wdsiemer ii

Fold-up car of the future unveiled for Europe


The "Hiriko," the Basque word for "urban," is an electric two-seater with no doors whose motor is located in the wheels and which folds up like a child's collapsible buggy, or stroller, for easy parking.

(AFP Photo/Georges Gobet)

The vehicle's four wheels turn at right angles to facilitate sideways parking in tight spaces.
The backers describe the "Hiriko" project as a "European social innovation initiative offering a systematic solution to major societal challenges: urban transportation, pollution and job creation."

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock

Today is Jackson Pollock's hundredth birthday. I expected the Google Doodle to be related, but they already did one for his 97th.

Google Doodle (Jackson Pollock)
Lavender Mist: Number 1, 1950
1950 (350 kb); Oil on Canvas, Oil, Enamel, and Aluminum on Canvas;
221 x 300 cm (7 ft 3 in x 9 ft 10 in);
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Largest Snowflake

Google Doodle

It's hard to imagine a snowstorm in which the snowflakes are more than a foot in diameter. But on Jan. 28, 1887, a snowflake observed in Fort Keogh, Mont., was logged at nearly 15 inches in diameter.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Blue Marble

I have an abundance of ideas, but haven't made the time to implement them. I usually send myself a text message to remind me to work on them, so I'm probably falling behind.

In other news, NASA released the most high-def satellite images of Earth yet -- Blue Marble 2012.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Lifelike Beavis and Butt-Head

Beavis And Butt-Head Sculptures Are So Lifelike, So Horrifying
Posted by Adam K. Raymond in Art, Big Hits, TV


Kevin Kirkpatrick

Thursday, January 19, 2012

More Butter

Diabetes is not a funny condition, but there is a lot of contradiction/irony going on with the Paula Deen situation.

 Angry diabetics are calling celebrity chef Paula Deen a hypocrite, both for hiding her disease while promoting fatty, sugar-heavy foods and for partnering with a drug company that provides relief for diabetics.

Paula Deen loves fatty foods and butter.
Paula Deen gets diabetes.
Paula Deen promotes fatty foods.
Paula Deen promotes a diabetes drug.
wdsiemer ii

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

End Piracy, Not Liberty

Tell Congress: Don’t censor the Web
Fighting online piracy is important. The most effective way to shut down pirate websites is through targeted legislation that cuts off their funding. There’s no need to make American social networks, blogs and search engines censor the Internet or undermine the existing laws that have enabled the Web to thrive, creating millions of U.S. jobs.

Too much is at stake – please vote NO on PIPA and SOPA. 

I guess I shouldn't assume I was the only one capturing websites. All the images below are ones I found and created, but check out the collection PC Magazine collected. [VIEW GALLERY]

Cheezburger (Censored)
Reddit (censored)

Craig's List (censored)
WordPress (censored)
Google Doodle (censored)
Wikipedia (censored)
Take Action Campaign

Monday, January 16, 2012

Apposite: an original typeface design by Tobias Brauer

After years of work, a font for this century

[Read Article] As seen on inside of the a&e section of Sunday's Cincinnati Enquirer

I highly recommend going to see Tobias Brauer's gallery showing at Northern Kentucky University. See his typeface as it was meant to be seen!

suitable; well-adapted; pertinent; relevant; apt: an apposite answer.

Tobias Brauer in front of Apposite

What: Apposite: an original typeface design by Tobias Brauer
When: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays
Where: Third Floor Gallery, Fine Arts Center, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights.
Admission: Free. For more information, contact the Director of Exhibitions and Collections at or 859-572-5148.


Martin Luther King Day Google Doodle 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Centaur 'skeleton'

Centaur 'skeleton' takes science center stage
By Dan Vergano, USA TODAY

[Read Article]

Bill Willers 'The Centaur of Tymfi,' on display in Tucson.

Metropolis II

Speedy Toy Cars Blur The Boundaries Of Sculpture


About 1,200 tiny custom-made cars zoom around Metropolis II. If there's an accident, the sculpture comes with nearly 11,000 more toy cars, ready to hit the road.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Product Deformities

Product Deformities
Deformities draw our interest... Oyster crackers with two or more crackers attached, a peanut shell with three peanuts inside, or this oddly shaped pretzel.

A special pretzel wdsiemer ii


More of the stuff that is important to me...

Bieber and girlfriend switch up their hair

Power couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez show off looks sure to get fans buzzing.

If Justin ever shaved his head I would be devastated...
My life is all about their life.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Lizard

Growing The Lizard

We found an egg and gave it water to make it grow. Grow my pretty grow!

Hatching from his egg. wdsiemer ii
Here he comes. wdsiemer ii
Bob the Incredible Lizard. wdsiemer ii
Bob becomes Lizardman

Gold Twinkies

Gold Twinkies
William D. SIEMER II

Twinkies maker Hostess seeks bankruptcy protection

As a kid, me and my mom would sometimes go to the local Hostess store to get some produce, bread, and a box of Hostess snacks. It eventually shut down, followed by the other location, the company filed for bankruptcy in 2004, changed its name to Hostess Brands in 2009, and now filed for bankruptcy once again early in 2012.

Supposedly Twinkies last forever, so hold on to them like gold to see if their value increases over time because Hostess profits sure need to...

Twinkies: Good as gold wdsiemer ii

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Rat in Mountain Dew

Rat in Mountain Dew

Mountain Dew Will Dissolve Rats On Contact
Revolting affidavit details drink's acidic power
[Read Article]

This spoof is related to an article of older news...

Rat in Mountain Dew wdsiemer ii

The Human Zoo

Outrage over 'human zoo' on Indian islands
[Read Article]

Howard Finster's artwork
The headline of this article stood out to me because I did a piece back in high school titled the "The Human Zoo" based on Howard Finster's artistic folk art style. My piece was based upon my belief that humans are still primal in their nature. In our history we have enslaved and demeaned people based upon gender and race. Yet, we considered ourselves just, civilized and intelligent beings.

Even today some try to hold others in a metaphorical cage based on sexuality, religion, and lifestyle choices.

If I can find the piece (which wasn't anything spectacular), I'll post it later. I later wrote a song of the same name.

-wdsiemer ii

Nicolas Steno Google Doodle

Nicolas Steno Google Doodle

Today’s green-topped Google logo is rendered as rock strata with embedded fossils — reflecting twin ideas for which Steno is best known.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Smallest Smartphone

Smallest SmartPhone

Just when you thought people only cared about large touchscreen smartphones, a new miniature model the size of a penny is introduced at CES that you can store it in your belly button crevice.

Monday, January 9, 2012

2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Ford Fusion

It's Auto Show time, and Ford unveiled an electric Fusion capable of achieving 100 mpg. I'm a satisfied current model driver. The new Ford looks more masculine, and is a little reminiscent to the much more expensive Aston Martin Brand.

2013 Ford Fusion
A little... (Little more bulky/I think its grill threw me in this direction)

Aston Martin

Barry Larkin

Barry Larkin
Growing up my two favorite players were Ken Griffey Jr. and Barry Larkin. It was awesome to hear Barry Larkin was elected into baseball's Hall of Fame today. All this talk of Larkin has me missing watching him play. He always came through in the clutch, had great speed, and was a defensive genius.

Barry Larkin (love that swing)

Vehicle Install

Vehicle Install

Jeep graphics installed by Brent

Friday, January 6, 2012

Playing Cards Border

Playing Cards Border

In the giving mood...

A Cards Border for 8.5"x11" Letter wdsiemer ii

Cincinnati Skyline

Skyline Silhouettes

Well, I drew them, so you can have them...

Cincinnati's Skyline Black & White Silhouette with Great American Tower wdsiemer ii
A more generic black & white silhouette skyline wdsiemer ii

Thursday, January 5, 2012

5 High-Paying Jobs Without a Grade School Degree

5 High-Paying Jobs Without a Grade School Education
Highest Earners Make Millions
William D. SIEMER II

Lab Rat

Always wanted a career in Science without having to go through all the boring grade school labs? Then, you should be a lab rat. Donate your plasma, participate in studies, and test new products. While the per session rates are not the highest, there are plenty of options to keep the income flowing.

Bank Robber

Adventurous? Daring? Give yourself a rush of adrenaline and loot by becoming a robber. The 1% do it every day. It may a high-risk job, but the rewards can be satisfying. Someone needs to keep the world on its toes, or we'll become too at ease.

Trust Fund / Inheritance Milker

Rich parents? Near death grandparents? Spend your career convincing them you are worthy of all their hard-earned money. Wipe grandma's butt, take out your parent's garbage, or make friends at the nursing home. You'll make others feel good, and yourself better.

Prostitution / Pimping

Selling your body for sex can keep a steady income pouring in, but the real money is in Pimping. You get to look like a jackass, make big bucks, court girls and do none of the dirty work. Downfalls to this industry can be STDs, jail, or even death, but the payout may have you retiring early.

Advanced Drug Dealer

While some drug dealers may need a Doctorate in Chemistry, the every day dealer doesn't need a minute of schooling. Imagine adding Dr. before your name--a Pharmacist giving people the drugs they want when they want them with a high markup.