Walk on...

Well, it's been a few weeks, but I now present you with the triumphant return of Snippet Wednesday!

My buddy from across the pond, Dan of All That Comes With It, is involved in a pretty ambitious fundraiser called Hadrian's Walk. Basically it's a group of 60 people from around the world who will be walking the 60 mile span of the Hadrian's Wall Footpath in July in honor of Joseph Salmon who died in 2005 at the age of three. The money raised goes to help provide financial assistance to those who have lost a child. Right now, the crew behind this fundraiser have gotten nearly halfway to their goal and they need your help. Generously donated items such as buffs and t-shirts are available for purchase with proceeds going to the Joseph Salmon Trust and a raffle is also being held. If you have the opportunity and are interested in a very worthy cause, check it out.

Eagle NestOne of the big deals right now in the area where I live is the discovery of a Bald Eagle's nest at a place called Mooseheart two towns south of me. I had to see this for myself, so I stopped off on Monday night on the way home from work to check it out. It's pretty cool. Sadly, due to the distance, I couldn't really get quite as close a shot as I would've liked and, because it was so far away, the focus is a little soft. But check it out anyway.

Can you believe that Willie Nelson cut his hair? Yikes! I never thought I'd see the day.

You may or may not have seen the Tweet last week, but the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau some weeks back asked if they could use some of the photos I've taken of the area and posted on my Flickr account. I have no problem with it, so I zipped up some high-res copies and sent them over. Last week, they e-mailed me to say that they used one of my shots in their Visitors Guide. My shot is the speed limit sign on page 41. I received a pair of guides in the mail today and, on those, you can see where they gave me credit for the image. And the card included in the mailing said that more opportunities may be available in the future. I'm stoked. It's really flattering to have your photography recognized like this so, yes, any chance I get, I'll submit photos.

On the way home from work today, I was listening to a local college radio station, WONC FM 89.1 out of North Central College, when they played a sound bite from Ren & Stimpy meant to intro their 5 p.m. happy hour programming. Hearing Stimpy's voice made me reminisce about the heyday of great cartoons that were introduced when I was in high school. My freshman year marked the start of The Simpsons, sophomore year was Ren & Stimpy, and my senior year was Beavis & Butt-head. Oh man, those were some great years in cartoon programming. *Le sigh*


It felt really good to write up a Snippet Wednesday again. Sorry it took so long.

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Thanks for the WONC/North Central College shout-out!

Sybil Law

Oh, man. I loooved Ren and Stimpy. It made for some great party cartoons, back in the day.
Congrats on your photos being used, big shot! That's awesome!!
Love Willie Nelson.
Love the Bald Eagle.
Hey - I love this whole post!! :)

Marty Mankins

Welcome back Snippet Wed.

Ren & Stimpy, Beavis and Butt-head and The Simpsons... all great animated shows on so many great levels. The first season of Ren & Stimpy was so classic. 1992 was the year I remember first watching it. I have all 3 volumes of Beavis and Butt-head on my iPhone/iPod nano and iPad. Now I need to watch "Mr Anderson's Balls" again.

Bob "Pappy" Richardson

Those cartoons were in your freshman year? ::sigh:: I think My freshman year in HS I was still tacking down OLD cartoons like Funky Phantom, Speed Buggy, Groovy Ghoolies and Super Chicken. Granted those were when I was real little if not before but hand drawn cartoons from back then ... ahhhh the memories.
And love the eagle...that is way cool.


No problem. Good to know you're tracking me. ;-)


Thanks for the plug man.

I had my photo appear in a German magazine once, one aimed at teachers of English (It was a shot of a festival we have in our village and they were doing a bit on English celebrations). It was rather cool. Yours sounds cooler though :)


It's clealry an all-around crowd pleaser. Thanks!


Ohhhh, where did you get your digicopies of Beavis & Butt-Head from?


You sure your freshman year didn't coincide with the intro of
Steamboat Willie? ;-)


No problem. Hope you get some donations as a result. Got a copy of
that photo posted somewhere? I'd like to see it.

Marty Mankins

I used Handbrake to rip the DVDs into digital format (Apple Universal preset, which works on iPod touch, nano, iPhone and iPad, as well as PS3, Mac and Windows via Quicktime player)


Oh I don't even have the DVDs to rip but also use HandBrake in those
situations. Actually HandBrake Lite.


Congrats on the speed limit photo buddy! Thats really cool.......GO HAWKS!!!


Thanks. I've got a post coming today for you as well as one on Norman's blog and my Blackhawks Rah Rah will be tomorrow. So keep an eye out for all three.

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