"" bshawise: November 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Scariest Photo Ever?

Is it just me, or is Tracksuit Ronald extremely terrifying? He's so laid back and casual. He looks like he lives in a carpeted van and eats gas station hotdogs for dinner every night. I kind of want to turn him into a photoshop meme (much like the Sad Keanu post below). If you want to join me, send me your new, photoshopped Tracksuit Ronald pic(s) and I'll post them here. Until then, try and keep this sly fitness clown out of your nightdreams.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sad Keanu

Have you seen the Sad Keanu photoshop meme floating around the internets? Here’s the original photo.
He looks so sad it almost hurts your heart.

Then internetters with photoshop turn Sad Keanu into digital treats for us to enjoy. Here’s a few of my favorites.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Ensemble: The Style of Music" poster series

EveryGuyed.com presents ‘Ensemble: The Style of Music’ a series of posters featuring Iconic Outfits from 20 Male Musicians. Designed by Glenn Michael of Moxy Creative House, and illustrated by James Alexander the prints are available here.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Hawaii post 5 (I think?)

Wanna see more Hawaii photos? No? You’re sick of them? You were sick of them a long time ago? Oh. Sorry to hear that....here’s some more Hawaii photos...


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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fear Not

If you're in Cincinnati the next few weekends pop on over to Vineyard Cincinnati. It'll be like going to a Smithsonian exhibit. Only way closer and with more singing. And free coffee.

Stage in progress...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wright Flyer

I asked Greg Dean if he could build a Wright Bros Flyer in two weeks time. He replied, "Does it have to fly? Because that may take a little longer."

Here's a photo before the wings get their covers. Cindy Dean is the wing fabric specialist. The Deans are the best partners a guy could ask for. I'm a lucky dude.

Wait till it's all finished. My buddies Mark and Lay, two of Cincinnati's top artists, are doing two murals on the walls. It's gonna be awesome. We start a new series this weekend that's about tackling the fears that hold us down and keep us from setting off an adventure of a lifetime.

French Mr. Rogers Video

If you liked those old Mr. Rogers videos where he visited factories, and you also like French accents, nice music and flax, you're gonna love this little documentary.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Potassium Cat

Mega weird.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Thanks to Deputy Hutchinson for sharing this video with me. I know that I frequently encourage you to waste time watching screwball videos that I post on this little weblog. This video is the opposite of that. It is seriously worth carving out 20 minutes in your day to take this in. There is so much to chew on in here that I'm gonna watch it again over the weekend and take notes.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Good Idea Engine

Thanks to Sven Sallquist for finding this one...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Flag Corps

I don’t want to rant, or be mean, or come off as a jerk....but am I the only one who doesn’t understand flag corps? How did that ever get started? Did a band conductor look out at his fleet one day and decide something was missing? Did he survey his instrument army playing and marching in perfect harmony and think, “You know what I need?....A bunch of ladies in small, sparkly outfits waving flags. But they must suck. I want them to do routines that are super awkward and out of sync. If they manage to wave their flags in unison even once I’ll be angry. Oh! And I want their flags to never match the team colors. Give me shimmery golds and other random hues. Yes. A mess of confusion is what my band of precision needs.”

So yeah, I just don’t understand flag corps. But what I reeeeeeeally don’t understand is a flag corps taking the field and having one of its flaggers unable to flag. It happened this Saturday at Nippert Field. My brain melted. Check out the girl on the 42 yard line. What you can’t see is that her arm is in a giant cast.

Yet she’s out there.


What universe does this make sense? She has one job and one job only- wave a flag. Seems like you don’t take field if you can’t do your one and only job. Right? If the trumpet player’s lips fell off, surely he wouldn’t still go out there and march around. And it seems silly to even point out that injured football players don’t still go on the field and play.

Am I the only one who finds this insane? If so, someone help me understand.

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Bearcat vs. Pumpkin

Every time I see what a bearcat actually looks and acts like, I am ashamed. No need for anyone to comment about this weekend's game. It wasn't good. Let's focus on what's important. Notre Dame lost in glorious fashion.