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Miscellany Monday – The Side of Cialis You Have Never Seen

Posted in Miscellany Monday with tags , , , , , , , on March 30, 2009 by thegeekwearsprada

My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub. –Grover Norquist

The ads for Cialis using the mnemonic device of a man and woman soaking in side-by-side tubs, while quite memorable, annoy me very much. The commercials leave me with so many questions. If Cialis is indeed a medication that is intended for men with erectile dysfunction and the medication actually works why, oh why, tell me, are those couples not in the tub together? I would expect one tub with the man’s head banging against the faucet and the woman’s soapy knees slipping and sliding against the slick porcelain. But no, we get two people in two tubs and in very odd locations, top of a mountain, a field, and the oddest of all, on the beach with water (hello! water) ebbing and flowing. Hmmmm…


….but I think after reading the most recent issue of Fringe, I have a better idea of what is going on in those commercials.

So, Dr. Bishop likes to be retrained? Interesting!

See the detail below...



Ooohh, Dr. Bishop *blush*So? What do you think? Discuss it amongst yourselves. 🙂


Miscellany Monday – Colour Palette

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 23, 2009 by thegeekwearsprada

Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” –Claude Monet

I am obsessed with colour as one can tell by my home and apparel. And I am obsesssed with colour and the interesting palettes the colourists choose for comic book art. Having read many comic books, I can say that I have experienced a wide variety of palettes.

If there is one thing that attracts me to a specific comic book, I would have to say that it is the artwork and the colour of said artwork. This weekend as I was flying home from my week-long conference I read volume one of Sky Doll (Marvel) by Barbara Canepa and Alessandro Barbucci. I will review this comic at a later date because there is just so much to say about it, but for now I would like you to experience the colour. Or in the case of Sky Doll; I believe I should type that as COLOUR.

The colours contained in the artwork of Sky Doll ranges from wild 60s psychedelic to muted classical Renaissance and every thing between. Peaceful and subdued, unbridled and exciting are the colours of Sky Doll.

Below is four flavours of Sky Doll along with the colour swatches representing the palette.