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Opinion

The Curious Case of the Soda vs Sota . . . AND Moose Milk

Now, here we have a curious case of misaligned words and women(s) that act like they don’t ever drink sodas. Even very small ones. Whether it be small women or small sodas, make no mistake because lives have been lost because of these small understandings in culture and border-line short hair length. Let me pour a little history / future into the mix:

One might beg a question of: Where does Minnesota have anything to do with small sodas and Ms. Michelle Geller? I have no idea. That’s where I need your help! Now, this might be a clue that will help us:

These older folks are flocking north with their mini-sodas into Minnesota! It’s absolute bonker-ness and it must be stopped at once. At least they need no coolers to keep the drinks cold, which is about the ONLY thing that makes sense about the whole situation. Our future kids depend on it. Or, are all the kids going to Florida? Do they just want to play and lay on the beach with full sized sodas in retaliation for nutrition while the strength of the Vitamin-D permeates their subdermal layer? Maybe so. Maybe not! Maybe they are actually taking a vacation from milking the moose altogether and everyone will have to eat dry cereal once and for all.

These ones are still milking the moose in Minnesota to keep everyone healthy:

Exhibit A: Milking the moose

Not a one of you can tell me they actually get the milk from Florida moose! So where does it come from? More like Minnesota. That’s where. It’s causing mass confusion and too much cereal eating. The Milk is our only hope besides Mtn Dew:

Got Soda Ads Vs Got Milk Ads:

GOT SODA ADS
GOT MILK ADS

THE WAR ON THE CURIOUS CASE OF SODAS AND SOTAS vs MOOSE MILK? WHAT IS THE ANSWER TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD? I’LL LET YOU DECIDE.

Guys and gals, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley.

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Music On Art

Deception in Art: Psymbionic & Of The Trees – One Thing ft. Cristina Soto (Bassnectar Remix)

[ Lyrics @ Genius.com ]

Exhibit A:

Now, here we have a modern example of deception in musical artwork: HEAVY DISCO MUSIC, disguised as Again, do not, and I repeat, do not be fooled by: Psymbionic & Of The Trees – One Thing ft. Cristina Soto (Bassnectar Remix), genre dubstep or a less specific genre – electronic dance music ( not to mention the still video’s use of chromatic aberration‘d butterflies ). However! And so forth, and so on – DO NOT BE FOOLED, because even though this mmmmmmmhm music likes disco balls . . . it, it . . . IT EXPLODES THEM!!

Example of what happens to disco balls after listening to Psymbionic & Of The Trees – One Thing ft. Cristina Soto (Bassnectar Remix)

Something in somewhat of a grey area, it seems. It’s offensive because of it’s fenciveness stance. Through all this, just remember one thing guys: this song takes a liking for disco balls AND it explodes them! A two faced liar in the form of disruptions in the airwaves in between the media source and your ears. Imagine that. It’s distractful, arrogant and pious!

How does this make you feel when the disco ball is literally coming undone?

So, if you are against disco music, THIS MUSIC IS OFFENSIVE. And, if you strongly dislike disco music, THIS MUSIC IS OFFENSIVE as well. Rant over.

Don’t even get me started about how disco evolved into heavy disco, here and how it took a long, grueling 30 years to happen. That’s beyond the scope of this class.

NOTE: If you happen to enjoy it, even after my persuasive argument: throw your earbuds in the trash, confiscate your mother’s decent Pioneer speakers with mandatory 50″ subwoofer, turn them on full blast and attempt to listen to everyone bellow over the top of some electronic music build ups, extra loud bass growls and deceptive woman vocals!

PSA #2: And, if you’re still sadly Facebook’n or SnapChappin’ even after they steal your data and sell it to people that used to work @ Area 51 – just remember good luck making a worthy post on THOSE platforms that can hold any sort of candle to this or any other blog post! Umph!

Bonus:

[ Source: From article titled: We Tried a Recipe from the Mountain Dew Cookbook and It Looks Radioactive @ People.com ]

Guys and gals, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley.

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RWP

Funny or Not Funny? Mitch McConnel Edition

I’m just sitting, being peaceful, thinking and toying around with the idea for an occasional, new blog theme called “Funny or Not Funny?”. This will be the first addition to the occasional theme, because SDMcKinley.com is primarily an art blog and also a place to share about my writing efforts.

Without further ado, presented is my second original meme of all time ( please excuse the messy graphics. I’m in quite a hurry and don’t have much time ):

I’ll let you decide whether it’s funny or not funny. Maybe, I’ll get a couple of non-quibble shillings for this one. 🤣

Guys and gals, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley.

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Resources

The English Language is Special

I spend some time every day thinking about different words and their prefixes, origins, etc. It proves to be quite enlightening for a subject of meditation, even if it presents itself on a silly level sometimes:

mon·key – /ˈməNGkē/

Learn to pronounce

See definitions in:AllMammalMechanicsnoun

1. a small to medium-sized primate that typically has a long tail, most kinds of which live in trees in tropical countries.

2. a pile-driving machine consisting of a heavy hammer or ram working vertically in a groove.

verb

behave in a silly or playful way.

[ Source: Google.com ]
[ Source: Google.com, search for “definition of monkey” ]

Also notifiably, I take grateful pride in having fluidity in my English-language-speaking-skills. And then, I think entomology . . . what is the entomology of “monkey”? Think . . . think . . . think . . .

Let’s see what etymonline.com says, while I think:

monkey (n.)

1520s, also monkie, munkie, munkye, etc., not found in Middle English (where ape was the usual word); of uncertain origin, but likely from an unrecorded Middle Low German *moneke or Middle Dutch *monnekijn, a colloquial word for “monkey,” originally a diminutive of some Romanic word, compare French monne (16c.); Middle Italian monnicchio, from Old Italian monna; Spanish mona “ape, monkey.” In a 1498 Low German version of the popular medieval beast story Roman de Renart (“Reynard the Fox”), Moneke is the name given to the son of Martin the Ape; transmission of the word to English might have been via itinerant entertainers from the German states.

The Old French form of the name is Monequin (recorded as Monnekin in a 14c. version from Hainault), which could be a diminutive of some personal name, or it could be from the general Romanic word, which may be ultimately from Arabic maimun “monkey,” literally “auspicious,” a euphemistic usage because the sight of apes was held by the Arabs to be unlucky [Klein]. The word would have been influenced in Italian by folk etymology from monna “woman,” a contraction of ma donna “my lady.”

In general, any one of the primates except man and lemurs; in more restricted use, “an anthropoid ape or baboon;” but popularly used especially of the long-tailed species often kept as pets. Monkey has been used affectionately or in pretended disapproval of a child since c. 1600. As the name of a type of modern popular dance, it is attested from 1964.

Monkey suit is from 1876 as a type of child’s suit; by 1918 as slang for “fancy dress clothes or uniform.” To make a monkey of “make a fool of” is attested from 1851. To have a monkey on one’s back “be addicted” is 1930s narcotics slang, though the same phrase in the 1860s meant “to be angry.” There is a story in the Sinbad cycle about a tormenting ape-like creature that mounts a man’s shoulders and won’t get off, which may be the root of the term. In 1890s British slang, to have a monkey up the chimney meant “to have a mortgage on one’s house.” The Japanese three wise monkeys (“see no evil,” etc.) are attested in English by 1891.

[ Source: etymonline.com ]

Then, I’m thinking, “NO! NO! NO! NO! They all have it all wrong!!” Monkey was originally called a “man-key”, because of evolution, and then someone said, “Well that might be quite offensive!” so the word constructer says . . .

“Okay, no worries. I’ll just make it ‘monkey’, so no one will get offended”.

CLASS DISMISSED!!
!!!

Guys and gals, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley.

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Book Reviews On Art Other Reviews

Graphic Novel Review: Rogue Planet

[ Image Source: ComiXology.com ] Just amazing artwork. If you click this picture, it takes you to a source to buy the individual comics that are available for release now, unlike this graphic novel, that will release on 02 Mar 2021.

I completed this as an ARC in exchange for an honest review via NetGalley.com.

Have you ever seen a comic running through a tablet that looks 3D? Holy Cannoli. Nonstop, dropkick, knock your face off, extra-pulpy SciFi monster-butter on top of SciFi bread with space jelly of whatever flavor you want, here with Rogue Planet. I really enjoyed this one! 🤨

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Resources

Thou Doth Quoth Too Much: An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe by Marietta Rodgers

SDMcKinley.com presents the short story titled Thou Doth Quoth Too Much: An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe by Marietta Rodgers @ The Mordant Scribe – Cynical Musings of an Absurd Mind.

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Creative Methods Memories On Art Resources

On ‘A Scanner Darkly’ by Philip K. Dick

A Scanner Darkly © WARNER BROS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

WARNING: Some elements of this post are NSFW, as also the suggestive themes and premise of this book and movie. The movie is Rated R for drug and sexual content, language and a brief violent image.

S.D. McKinley.com presents a quick dive into the book and film, A Scanner Darkly.

I must not have been as big of a fanatic I thought I was about the story A Scanner Darkly, because I just learned that the movie was first a book by Philip K. Dick.

NSFW Video clip of the movie A Scanner Darkly. I am not the creator of this video.
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Resources

9 Types of Indie Authors You Might Meet by Kristina Gallo

Fellow indie author Kristina Gallow outlines the different types of indie authors you might meet when stepping into the indie author game. The smartass, the snitch, the beggar, the helper, the pest, crying baby, silent author, the rival and the egoist. And hilarity ensues.

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Book Reviews

Review: The Gnostic Keepers by Marietta Rodgers

Vintage-style lettering combined with smooth illustration on the cover matches the book content and represents it well. Looks like something that could have been printed in the 1970’s and that makes it great. Although I’m not sure the white border would hang well on a printed copy.

Summary:

( Extracted from Amazon )

The Archangel, Uriel, is determined to preserve the Gnostic Gospels, after the Church has concluded they are no longer part of canonical scripture. He enlists the help of seven monks, who have been banished by the Church, for possession of the heretical gospels, to help him with his quest. The monks, among them a mute and a hunchback, agree to help the Archangel. Not everyone wants the books preserved, the demon, Azazel, will stop at nothing to thwart Uriel in his quest. Beginning in the fourth century, and spanning across a time period of 500 years, the preservation of these gospels, becomes an almost impossible task, between the determined demon and the burning of the heretical scriptures, by the Church.
The Gnostic Gospels is a humorous, but ultimately esoteric journey toward principled people, rather than strict adherence to dogmatic principles.

Evaluation:

The Gnostic Keepers presents humorous insight into the characters – worldly, angelic, and demonic – involved in the preservation or destruction ( depending what side you are on ) of the the Gnostic gospels and the actions between different entities ( worldly and supernatural ). The pages are lush with character, intricacies, funny interactions and plenty of dialog to keep it light and personal. That’s really what this book is about – fictional humor in appreciation for history and supernatural influences in common culture – what is included in the current days version of the Bible and how it all went down. Personally, I consider it a prime example of how nothing is too serious to escape a little bit of fun, jokes and humor.

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Opinion

Video Repost: I read every Halo novel – Polygon.com

With an entertaining video about his journey, Brian from Polygon read every Halo Novel in a year. Some of them (presumptuously) he enjoyed and others he did not and he provides a brief on each book:
( warning: occasional potentially offensive language )

The one thing that is certain is now he is a Halo lore expert and he cut his mustache off.