10.06.2008

51 Comments:

Blogger Anonymous Boxer said...

I just got home from dinner, had a few drinkees and then came here! Bwahaha - things are moving. LOVE the elephant. And the Buffalo. Oh hell, love them all.

GREAT post.

10:01 PM  
Blogger American Hill BIlly said...

That was neat! I love the all of them except the people....Reminded me of the insane freaks in control.. The bison though was really nice.




United In Peace And Freedom

2:12 AM  
Blogger dianne said...

You are so clever K9, loved them all except the people, they looked kind of scary. :) xoxox ♥

May I be a pest and ask a question?
In your beautiful video of chickory and your cathedral of trees, could you please tell me the name of the white lily like flowers with the lovely yellow stamens? :)

4:22 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

anonymous boxer: i do too. i didnt make these -they're stolen and part of my massive image bank. i thought about you this weekend at amicolola falls. it was so beautiful and quite a hike to get there. video coming soon.

american hillbilly: yes at the end is exactly like the insane clown posse ol cabal as you call em.

the buffalo is an animation made from the famous eadward muybridge photographs. i love the bison he is a perfect metaphor for our situation: american heritage on the run for its life.

UPF!

dianne: i wish i was this clever. i will teach myself to do this but i did not make these animations. the flower you are asking about is a trillium. it is a native plant and it take seven years to bloom once seeded. its one of the most poached plants in the forest i am sorry to say - and it never survives the transplant. mine grow in this stands low by my creek along with native blue flag iris and phlox. its such a gift to be given flowers that nature herself selected.

5:18 AM  
Blogger dianne said...

Thank you it is a truly beautiful flower, so are the yellow flowers in the video. I have 'native blue flag' with their vivid blue flowers growing in the wild part of my garden where there are wood violets peeping through the grass and many other pretty plants which have been brought courtesy of the birds. :) ♥

5:47 AM  
Blogger Robert V. Sobczak said...

I love the galloping buffalo!

6:12 AM  
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

That last one makes me think of Wall Street. Did you hear that they may refuse the package because there aren't any golden parachutes?

My sense is that you are trying to move on from it or you can't get past it yet, so you find beauty in what is good in our land.

6:14 AM  
Blogger moi said...

You ever hear this story about a wildlife researcher studying elephants in Africa? He was watching a herd that had just arrived at a watering hole while also keeping an eye on a looming thunderstorm.

The head elephant went to the water's edge, his head seemingly lifted towards the storm in the distance, while the rest of the herd stayed behind him a few hundred yards. What was going on, the researcher wondered? Why wasn't the herd drinking?

Then the researcher had a thought: could it be the elephant was noting in some fashion the frequency of the lightening strikes and accompanying thunder, much in the same way we humans do to determine the distance of a storm? So the researcher started counting the lightening strikes and the thunder sounds. It seemed to him the storm was moving away. Sure enough, withing a few minutes, the head elephant made a motion and the rest of the herd came to the watering hole.

Loves me some elephants.

6:25 AM  
Blogger iamnot said...

You crazy.

In a nice way.

6:35 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

diane: i love those bird brought volunteers! i know your garden is a lovely place and i am certain it inspires poetry;in every sense of the word; in your life

robert: welcome to the yard. i love that too. and i have the muybridge book and may try an animation of my own - ive done it with paper flip books but not with a computer.

enemy: i am far far from over it. but i had to take a break from it on my blog i was cortisol rushing all day like i was on speed. just burning like a sun inside. yes oh yes i did hear about the refusal of the bailout cause it didnt allow the big booty payouts. disgusting.

a flip in me has be switched i am not the same person i was. yes i know that is dramaville but its true. i cannot do anything about the bigger picture except vote against anyone who voted for the package. after that, my only recourse is to redirect the path of my own life -and in that light i did a lot of concrete things this past week in the woods that move me toward being self sufficient.

but yes in some way you are correct - i turn to art because i believe creativity will be my (our) salvation.

moi: elephants are the greatest. i remember seeing one in chains as a young girl at the ringling circus and crying my eyes out. i dont do zoos and i sure as hell dont do circuses. visions of "trapped" seriously disturb me.

iamnot: and getting more so everyday.

6:58 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

grrrerhahaha

enemy: that would be a switch has been flipped.

6:59 AM  
Blogger /t. said...

well,
i'm likin'
the people...

just coz nobody else is

:)

7:38 AM  
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

I too am far from over it. People both in the blog world and what x-Dell calls "meatspace" are telling me to move on, accept it. But I just can't. Maybe I am just naive, but I still can't believe that we live in a government that is behaving like Britain to the American colonies. Lord! It's an indignation, and yes, I feel changed. My husband laughed and said: You really still believe that your country is basically good? I still do believe that, but it is now fact that government serves the bloated, overindulged rich who think they are above any law, even moral law, natural law--the basic principles that define human existence.

I've written letters to my senators and congressman, all who voted yes. They will not get my vote again, but does it even make any difference? So John Doe runs against Alan Spector and we vote him in because he was not part of the bailout. How do we know that he won't turn around and do what he is told? I had such faith in Obama and look what he did. I am getting huge flak on that-I have to vote for him, no McCain, the world wants a Democrat. But when I read yesterday of the further abuses of the Wall Street scum, I said to my husband: "Obama knows this. He knows what they are. He knows they are looting the banks and paying themselves before the bailout may mean a paycut." I don't care if Obama took their money anymore; I care that he is willing to play ball. So my vote (AGAIN) is choosing the lesser of two evils, which is all it has ever been my entire life. And even from the most hardbitten, cynical realpolitik view, this bailout is a farce. I too, am changed.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Middle Ditch said...

Cool!!

I just loved Moi's elephant story.

7:52 AM  
Blogger dianne said...

K9 dear, there is something over at my blog for you. :)

8:09 AM  
Blogger NYD said...

Sorry I have been scarce. My computer has liver spots and needs Metamucil. I could watch that elephant jump all damn day long.

Protect your creativity. It amazes me that a company that professes to support the voice of the people and has made a fortune on their resources would covertly attack their property and charge an extortionist fee for what anyone could plainly understand to be private property.

No such thing as a free lunch.

8:38 AM  
Blogger Anonymous Boxer said...

Moi is a great story teller.

8:46 AM  
Blogger The Troll said...

My views haven't changed. The Gubment was 70% traitor-democrat party-of-filth, 15% RINO, and 15% decent Christians before and after the Fannie/Freddie cover-up and bail-out.

Is that Ozzy Osbourne in the 3rd and 4th pics? Before and Afters?

12:04 PM  
Blogger The Troll said...

Make that SECOND and fourth pics.

12:05 PM  
Blogger foam said...

wow ..
i love all the images ..
the people too just cause they are so intense and creepy with their eye makeup and all.
this post really speaks to what's been happening lately in my opinion.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Big Shamu said...

OK I love all of them, even the creepy guys at the end who I want to rent on Halloween night to answer my door to all my lovely neighborhood Trick or Treaters and their drunk parents. But what I really love is when the site is first loading and the elephant is bouncing very slowly at first. Watching that massive trunk sail up slowly and then gracefully back down. Makes me smile.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Anonymous Boxer said...

I came by to see the Elephant again and decided to take him with me. Why? For exactly the reason that Shamu said; it makes me smile.

:-)

9:37 PM  
Blogger Doom said...

I love the elephant. The rest, barring the dog, develop psychic emesis to my mind, literally. Do not take this statement as an admonishment. I suppose I state it to see if you see otherwise, or if you have learned to accept and go beyond that? I am curious about the mind the way you seem to be curious or interested in art. I am seeing if there is a connection.

Or I am poking fun. Trust as you may or will. :p Oh, bother, do trust... in my good will anyway.

2:21 AM  
Blogger Ruela said...

Lollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

2:59 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

/t: thats our leaders, /t. grrherhahaha

everybody go to /t's and see the red white, black and blue flag he made. its perfect.

enemy: McCain should have stood with the people against the bailout. his numbers would be better if he had. not too mavericky of him. i sent you a more complete comment via email.

middle ditch: so did i. shes a font of interesting tales.

diane: i love it! you are too sweet grrrrrrrrrrrl

nyd: thats just one of the extortion schemes being run on us. sorry about your computer! i need an upgrade myself but i refuse to spend money! its always good to see you no matter how scarce.

aonymous boxer: she really is. so are you.

troll: that is rather ozzyish isnt it? i love that one...what was that? halloween night?

foamy: you got it. each image represents where i am at in some way.

shamu: that elephant is really calming to watch. im going to keep it on my sidebar to ward off anxiety attacks. tonight is the finale! *of you know what*

anonymous boxer: :-)

doom: i had to look up the word emesis. er - i dont know ??? i just love the weird loopy movement and of course i want to make my own

ruela: right up your alley ;-)

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful post......
Beautiful images......

I have had empathy fatigue for some time and have now suddenly developed sycophancy fatigue, so I will say no more.

P.S. and re last post..............
hoping that you can perform fellatio better than you can spell it!!

Table for two?????????

PPS and also re last post............
is this a petition?
another couple of votes and I'll be president .....of Florida!!!

PPPS to acolytes......keep the hate comin', it makes me feel so goooooooooood!!



Missing you already,
A

4:12 PM  
Blogger American Hill BIlly said...

k9,

I think you are doing the correct thing in becoming self sufficient, and AWARE. Your art is great, and is needed in times like this. Creativity, and beauty always makes things easier. Enemy, I laughed with what your husband said; regarding the government. I'm in, and out of the country, but the lessor of two evil's is correct. WW3 is riding on this. Neither candidate is going to fix things, because they are both thieving bastards, but one will steal without as much blood.

United In Peace And Freedom

11:32 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

ardlair: well that was creative spelling to rhyme with sheik and date. grrrherhahahaha yes, i know you love being hated on....like sauron...it feeds ya powa.
(more creative spelling)

american hillbilly: thank you! but ive been thinking about what you said about Chile. i know that on the big dog's passport it says country or origin is Chile but that doesnt help me. i think we will keep calling to follow up. in the meantime though, i will keep working on the SS at the cabin.

UPF!

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The elephant on the trampoline, like America, is at risk..it will surely plummet through the trampoline on the next down

Pic #2 of agitated misfits are illustrative of our current cultural misdirection and angst.

The super hero and the buffalo are both moving at speed but are they
seeking to help or escape?

Animated fool....might be in the best position of all...blissfully unaware!

The bee must be America...totally disoriented!

The Stepford men speaking in grimmaces? Obviously politicians who speak but don't accomplish.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

a study in motion... fascinating!

4:27 PM  
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

Anon: Unfortunately our politicians have accomplished plenty all too recently.

K9: Thanks for the visit--I'm trying to dig myself out of the bailout rage, almost made it then I got into an argument at work--I feel like Paul Revere,screaming THE BOSTON TEA PARTY IS COMING.

12:50 PM  
Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Cool animations. Posted a gar for you.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Reverend X said...

K9,
Here's how ya do it... import a video into Adobe Flash. During the import, edit for length. Once imported into the timeline, goto publish settings. Turn off all options except .gif. Publish the gifs, i'd suggest lowering your frame rate to around 6 if you want it jerky like these.
Open Adobe fireworks. Count the gifs. Open the 1st one, then add frames. As many as you have gifs. import or paste each gif into the appropriate frame... run the sequence a few times cuz fireworks is notorious for moving the images and making the sequence jerk all over. Go to export settings. Select animated gif... export and there you have it, a film clip contained in a single image....

Oh and make sure to optimize the pics on each frame in order to drop the end size... 80% is unnoticeable to the eye. Depending on how many gifs u use, u might wanna go lower.

Next time I'll teach ya how to do kewl effects like this...
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2:20 AM  
Blogger rubenh (thesocialreformer.com) said...

awesome!

8:37 AM  
Blogger Middle Ditch said...

:-D

8:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out Malkin's Obama Witch Project.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

are those horny-looking guys in black and white from Metropolis? (the movie, not the Superman city!)

7:44 PM  
Blogger Malinda777 said...

For a guy trying to say nothing, you my friend said EVERYTHING :)

Just glad to see you kept the elephant at the top :)

Bark, Woof :)

12:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7665925.stm

good to see aunty belle changing her mind.

10:47 AM  
Blogger puerileuwaite said...

Wait. What happened to the elephant? Is this a test? Am I supposed to pretend it's not in the room?

4:02 PM  
Blogger Ricardo said...

Arg! this is coming up all screwy on my work computer if there are more animations than just the buffalo which is very cool. I'm still sore on that whole bailout thing.

5:26 PM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

the buffalo is running from Ted Turner...

6:09 PM  
Blogger Doom said...

Fair, and actually, I could join you in that aspect. It is an interesting thing. Back when I first started surfing the pre-internet computer communities, I had a similar interest. Back then, they were just called looped pics, or something.

I never have figured out how to create them, but now there are many ways and it isn't just pics, as with the movie clip one. I hope you figure them out, I imagine you could be quite creative with them.

Oh, I also do like the buffalo one. I suppose I hope I have some such effect running under the skin of my higher order. An animal body with a heaven touched skin, if fallible, is what we are? I am, I think, for sure.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Lady Prism said...

Hello!
Hope everything is well with you. I just saw a few pretty bird paintings and thought of you, so here I am. Take care.

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

K9 check this link on Obama's acknowledged relationship with a pornographer, pedophile, and
communist.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/barackobama/2601914/Frank-Marshall-Davis-alleged-Communist-was-early-influence-on-Barack-Obama.html

8:40 AM  
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

I just got this from my congressman. Have a chuckle.



Thank you for contacting my office regarding the need for investigations into the financial crisis. I appreciate your views on this matter.



On October 1, 2008, the Senate passed the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, 74 to 25. I reluctantly supported this package because the failure of Congress to act would run the risk of dire consequences, including an economic downturn which could cause more foreclosures, jeopardize retirement accounts, and further restrict credit which is necessary for small businesses to operate. This legislation was a bitter pill to swallow but a vote for the economy was the lesser of two evils.



I am philosophically opposed to bailouts. I think that when you have Wall Street entrepreneurs who take big risks to make big profits and they go sour, they ought to sustain the loss themselves and not look to the government for a bailout which ends up in the laps of the taxpayers. If financiers knowingly overvalued assets on the books in order to lend more money, then fraud was committed and there will be repercussions. The same goes for individuals who engaged in predatory lending practices. The FBI has already begun investigations into major U.S. financial institutions whose collapse helped trigger this legislation. Moreover, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has held hearings investigating the cause and effect of the AIG bailout, and the cause and effect of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy. In the Senate, the Banking Committee as well as other appropriate committees, including the Judiciary Committee where I serve as Ranking Member, will continue to examine how this happened with an eye on holding those who led us to this point accountable.

Again, thank you for writing. The concerns of my constituents are of great importance to me, and I rely on you and other Pennsylvanians to inform me of your views. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office or visit my website at http://specter.senate.gov.







Sincerely,





Arlen Specter

2:21 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

anonymous: interesting assessment. i love those misfits in #2.

bogshond: i know. these things never fail to amuse.

enemy: keep on riding revere! i will run by your side.

PhoKid: i saw it! i was way off on that other fish!

revvy: you are the best. i need to set aside some time to try it. i made one that changed colors. it was pretty lame. grrrrrrrherhahahaha

7:10 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

bogshond: i dont know where that is from but ive seen hair flippin guys like that in the real. *not in some time though*

anon: i saw it.

malinda77: hey grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl! well you know what they say about pictures

anon: very cute. grrrrrrrherherherhahahaha! good one.

puerileuwaite: and its not pink either! *hic*

7:15 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

ricardo: thanks for stoppin by - i sent my chicken by your place to see if youd gotten over it yet - nope - just like i didnt. grrrrrrrherhahahaha

bogshond: another liberal do-gooder with like 40 billion private acres whilst supporting the UN habitation zone program for us proles. grrrrrrherhahaha

doom: you know that buffalo is an improbable creature. look at those little back legs and giant chest and back hump and billy goats beard.

lady prism: how does your garden grow! very nice to see you i see a visit is long overdue. give bushy a pat for me.

anon: i dont care.

enemy: saxby chambliss said the same thing. hes fightin for his life now -jim martin the (D) smells blood in the water! grrrrrrrrherhahaha. but chambliss is saying hes for the fair tax as a carrot to rope a dope us again.

lets just see if anybody goes to jail.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Doom said...

k9

"doom: you know that buffalo is an improbable creature. look at those little back legs and giant chest and back hump and billy goats beard."

Sometimes I wonder if you haven't somehow seen me, or a picture of me, give or take, and are just teasing me. Maybe you know me too? No doubt, I am most likely improbable, too. At least I smell better usually.

10:57 PM  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Ha ha
You are too funny!! :-)

2:16 PM  

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