Friday, March 14, 2008

In Praise of Spellcheck.

Spellcheck dozen love me, know it dozen.
Eye tail it two look closer, ewes sum imagination
Butt it lest me make such egregious Miss Steaks.

Eye know Eye should bee care fuller
And proof reed righting myself.
Microsoft gave me spellcheck though
And aisle con tin ewe two deep end on it.

Ewe just cant beet technology.

This guy has a Homonym List. Only problem is that they're all Homophones, not homonyms. In fairness, click on his name it goes to another page and about half-way down, he acknowledges that his child has now taught him the difference, but for some reason, he doesn't want to change the title. Therefore, since everything on the internet is true, let's please arrange to have all the dictionaries changed.

Lastly, for your viewing pleasure. I ran across Stephen Hanson's site which I deem shiny and full of most excellent illustrations.


Chris said...

Did Stephen Hanson do the animation for "The Wall?" If not, some of his work sure looks like it.

Nathan said...

No idea Chris. I just sort of landed on his site and liked the stuff. He doesn't seem to have any kind of "bio" link...just a bunch of purty pictures.

Chris said...

Sorry Nathan, that was a stupid question :) All I needed to do was go to IMDB and look at the credits!

Nathan said...

And the answer is?

Jeff Hentosz said...

Ask a graphic designer. Art and animation for The Wall was by Gerald Scarfe, famous illustrator, one-time compadre of Ralph Steadman (of Hunter Thompson book cover fame), and character designer for the Disney movie Hercules.

Tania said...

Potato Chip Day!

Kettle Foods' Online Store is giving people 20% off on orders today.

Mmm. Chips. Part of my high-carb lifestyle.

Eric said...

Or ask a Pink Floyd fanatic. Scarfe also did animation and design work for the Floyd's 1977 "In The Flesh" tour, designed the inflatable puppets for the '80-'81 Wall performances, and designed the cover for Roger Waters' first post-Floyd album, The Pros And Cons Of Hitchhiking. Scarfe also contributes to the commentary track for the DVD release of Pink Floyd - The Wall, which forces him to gamely sit next to Waters while Waters does a horrible job mocking the Irish and occasionally goes off on tangents about how awful child molestation is. (Listening to the Wall commentary track counts as something I did so you don't have to; it's really not worth your trouble.)

Tania said...

Get your filthy hands off my desert!

Oh. Sorry. Having a "Friday" moment. I'll go close my door, gather up some critters, slap on some woad, and get my groove on.

You. Hey, you. Get your hands of my stack. No, that's NOT a euphemism. Hands off!