I strictly ration my gum, and always have some with me (Don’t ask for it though) so I soon amassed a pretty hefty collection. It totaled about 30 pieces of normal aluminum plus Five’s red, blue and green wrappers. I realized the potential of these wrappers. I could create…art.
First I had to figure out what to make. It would have to be a simple image with not too many colors. The Obama O-bingo. Wrigleys wrappers for white, Flare red, Cobalt blue and Rain green letters.
How I converted the Obama logo into a 3-color pixelated was pretty sophisticated. I’m pretty sure I applied some saturation layers, created a grid, then created three duplicate layers of one individual square to replace squares with the right color. One square equaled one half of a wrapper.
I spent about 45 minutes figuring out how to draw the gird but eventually got it on the two pieces of posterboard, along with the gum wrappers. I had to chew more Big Red, and finished it up with “2008” made with Rain green.
Eventually my art was finished. This was my masterpiece. You know the Obama poster that says “Hope” underneath? Mine was cool like that. What to do with it though?
Great idea-frame it and put it in the nearest Obama HQ. One opens in my county tomorrow morning.
More Obama art:
As a Catholic I get flak about our traditions. But they’re actually pretty well-grounded. One example is at end of Mass-the pastor proclaims “The Mass has ended” and the congregation enthusiastically responds “Thanks be to God.”
When you’re working, you do really dumb stuff to keep you amused during those slow times. Kinda like college, but safer.
The setting was my place of employment, Chick Fil A. Saturday nights are the slowest, and in my opinion, have the funnest people on the clock.
Our styrofoam cups come in long plastic bags that you poke open at one end. One employee was casually inflating one. Not only do we stock inflatable toys at Chick Fil A, we have helium for balloons.
Soon helium usage was spiraling out of control. We moved onto bigger and badder inflatable items, like gallon jugs.
Yes, you can inflate an empty gallon jug. Of course, the nozzle stays inserted for only about three seconds before the cap blows off. Have you ever heard a gun shot from fifty feet away? That’s what it sounded like.
Things quickly escalated to inflating garbage bags. We wrote our names on promotional materials for new menu items and taped them to the bag. It sounds dumb but you had no idea. This was momentous. We wrote the store’s number on one, then prepared to release the bag into space.
“Wouldn’t it be hilarious if we actually got a call from someone? ‘Yeah, I found a trash bag with this number on it.’”
We rushed out the trash door.
“Jake, get in the picture! Wait for Mandi Karen!”
We were making history.
“Hey guys, Mr. Johnson just pulled up.” He actually didn’t.
I took a picture on my horrible camera phone. It’s still my wallpaper.
Found this when I went to the site 5 minutes ago:
The image is a link thats takes you to this website.
The website is apparently designed to combat this FRA. “Everything you do on the network will be monitored,
All your phone calls will be intercepted” is the headline.
Google translator says the title, StoppaFraLagen, means “Stop the FRA Law”
On Wikipedia it says it’s Sweden’s version of the NSA combined with the RIAA. It’s had a run-in with the Swedish Pirate Party plus conducts email and phone wiretapping. Hm. Not only does the Pirate Bay borrow the front page, now they’re using it for social and political issues. I’m looking forward to seeing the ship decked with Christmas lights.
Paul Burns has proven himself to be an exceptional leader. He has devoted years of service to advancing the social state of this nation. He is a fighter for kitten rights.
Once in a generation a public servant appears in the spotlight. That time is now, and the servant is Paul Burns.
As he himself would say, “PB&J: Spread the word.”
Obama takes control of DNC fundraising
Barack Obama has been the presumptive Democratic nominee for two days but is already changing the party from within. He has instructed the committee to accept his proposal of denying funds from PACs and lobbyists, among growing insider concern about the DNC’s lackluster fundraising. The move not only unifies Obama’s policy with the party but stabs at McCain’s lobbyist ties.
The Republican National Committee has raised twice as the DNC’s 77.6 million this year, and has ten times more than the DNC’s 4.4 million on-hand cash. Leaders hope Obama’s fundraising knack will translate for more funds for the Convention in August.
Obama prepared to help Clinton with debt
Barack Obama and second-place finisher Hillary Clinton appear to be reconciling after a bloody 16-month primary season. An Obama campaign advisor says Obama will help Clinton pay back the $20 million dollar campaign debt, including 11.4 million she owes herself.
According to the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, Clinton must pay the loan back by the Democratic Convention or she’ll only be able to repay a fraction. Though Obama can’t directly donate from his fund experts predict they will both reach out to Obama’s maxed out donors.
Clinton to end her bid
At the same time, a Clinton campaign issued a statement last night announcing that Hillary will voice her support for Obama and end her bid on Saturday. Aides say she originally wanted to wait but by Thursday had been convinced to back down.
“Senator Clinton will be hosting an event in Washington, D.C., to thank her supporters and express her support for Senator Obama and party unity,” said a chief strategist.
The tide turned as Obama declared himself the nominee Tuesday night and soon created a three person vice-president selection group, including longtime supporter Caroline Kennedy. Many Clinton supporters like former Vice President Walter Mondale expressed support for Obama after Tuesdays primaries, which may have prompted her exit.