Thursday, January 26, 2012

I'd totally be there, but I have a lame excuse

I have a lot of fabulous, artsy friends. I love them to pieces, but sometimes it's a real challenge to enjoy and support their "creative projects". I get several Facebook invitations each month for weeknight bar gigs, art openings, drag queen pageants, plays and poetry readings, and I'm more than a little ashamed to admit that I usually hit the "Ignore this Invite" button.

And that is why this little bit of funny I found on Failbook made me laugh so fucking hard:

Friday, January 20, 2012


Happy Friday everyone! I'm back at work today, although my head and sinuses are not pleased with that decision. 

I got some great news from my tech guy - he has managed to rescue the data from my old computer! Yes, I do know that I'm a complete idiot for not backing-up my hard drive... or more accurately, not keeping my back-up UPDATED, but I'm thrilled that I'll be getting my photos and music back! That means I'll be firing up the FOTOROCKET in the near future, where I'll be sharing my best photographs from my Year of Living Bloglessly. The down side is that I have to give up my new laptop for the weekend in order to do a data transfer, so no posts until Monday, folks. 

So I'll leave you with a link to a delightful blog called street art utopia - featuring amazing urban environmental artworks from around the world. May your weekend be inspired!

by Pavel Puhov -

artist unknown

artist unknown

by Sandrine Estrade Boulet -

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Blackout Fever

Rocketradio was blacked out yesterday to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA).  In related news, Katrocket has been blacked out on her sofa all week with cough congestion due to cold or flu. 

If you've been blogging from a pineapple under the sea and would like to learn more about the potential fuckification of the innerwebz, our good friend the Vegetable Assassin has written an excellent post on the subject. If you're a Canadian who's wondering how this proposed US legislation could affect you, check out this CBC article on the equally frightening Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act.

But for now, let's just take a moment to celebrate the spirit of a free internet by stealing sharing someone's "intellectual property".

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hello! Is it me you're looking for?

It seems that when I announced my imminent return to Blogland, my trusty desktop computer may have been suffering from Danny Glover Syndrome: it was "too old for this shit".

I regret to inform you that my beloved HP Pavillion desktop died of natural causes last week, taking with it all of my fondest memories -- photos, music, work projects, recipes and porn. So while it lay in state at the computer repair shop, I didn't even wait for the old power supply to go cold. Yeah, I'm heartless that way.  I picked out a shiny new 17" HP Pavillion laptop that makes me go "squeee!", and the computer doctor thinks he can rescue my data and transfer it to the new laptop sometime this week.

So it's awesome that I'm finally free of the wires and cables that once tied me down, but I wish I was free to write a decent post for you today. In the meantime, please enjoy this big screen mashup:

Hello from ant1mat3rie on Vimeo.