Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Minor Facelift

I've been playing around with a few banner graphics for the Friendly Confines. The one you see here, which I'm calling "What the hell are you looking at?" uses a Jackson Pollock (Number 1, 1950 [Lavender Mist], as it happens) for the background texture and a little dingbat designed by Eric Gill, a eye in a hand, which, I'm reliably informed, "manifests the integral and interactive bond between two essential human functions: sensing/observation (the Eye) and doing/acting (the Hand)."

So it's got that going for it. Which is good.*

I've already got another two or three ginned up to rotate in and out as the mood strikes.

*Movie ref., anyone?


blue girl said...

It so shocks me when change occurs.

I will miss the dumb-ass yuppie line (it said so much about you) -- but, love the "What Are You Looking At."

Don't know the movie now, but I'm sure I will once someone else says it.

Matt said...

Abstract pugilism, married to pancultural mysticism . . . I like it!

Kilgore Troutmask said...

Carl Spackler: "'There won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.' So I've got that going for me. Which is good."

Neddie said...

Kilgore: You can't just give the pucnhline! You gotta give the whole setup!

Carl Spackler (Groundskeeper played by Bill Murray in Caddyshack):

So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas. A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald...striking. So, I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one - big hitter, the Lama - long, into a ten-thousand foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-galunga. So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.


Not yourhfktw.

KevinHayden said...

I've got a hand like that, only I think mine's prettier. It was my first site, from the pre-blog era.

Plus mine has Jolie-like lips.

KevinHayden said...


Ooops, blogger hijacked my link.

Kevin Wolf said...

Sorry I didn't get here fast enough to answer the movie question. I closed a compilation CD with that speech once.

I wait with interest for the other versions of the Jingo yqrno.

Anonymous said...

As my daughter would say, "yuck".
I'd stay away from a full screen banner, it competes with the black blogger bar above it, creating a proponderance of horizontal rules, leading the eye off the screen. Also the texture doesn't tile and the hand is just silly. But other than that...

Neddie said...

Until I have a name to go with the snottitude, Negative Nonny, I'll just invite you to go yuck yourself.

Arvin Hill said...

Still trip, do ya?

It does have a shamanistic element. (But when you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)