Reason In Madness


Piet Mondrian (1877-1944)
November 23, 2010, 12:39 am
Filed under: "People" Encounters, Inspiration, Obsessions & Interests, Rants


Edward Bernays
June 4, 2010, 5:30 pm
Filed under: "People" Encounters, Obsessions & Interests

If you don’t know who he is, you really should!

I recommend watching this whole series, its great!



That movie 23
June 4, 2009, 5:53 pm
Filed under: "People" Encounters, Inspiration, Obsessions & Interests, Rants

So i have yet to see that movie, but the concept as far as i know is that when you look for repeating patterns, out there in the world, you will likely find them. Any who just the other day i was walking down the street (in Victoria) and passed a woman walking a rambunctious Lassie dog. It stood out in my mind only because the dog was super excited, playfully bounding about in a government mantained garden in front of the hospital. So the seed was planted, i continued my walk and in about three blocks came across a lost dog posted stapled to a telaphone pole, no doubt it was a rough collie. Once i got to my destination I went out for a run and saw a couple walking to young rough collies. On an ordinary day or even week i dont thing i would come across one of these dogs, perhaps there are just more peeps in Vic that have these dogs (i could see that seeing as they are kind of classicaly posh dogs). Non the less this did stand out and get me thinking about this idea of repeating patterns one can find if looking conshusly or subconsciously.

Another example, (more of a coincidence/encounter) I was searching about on the net for cheap ways of traveling, through this site I was linked to some other site about how you can travel on cargo ships. It seems like an interesting idea, apparently it’s not super cheap $80-$120 a day is what this site said to manage for (meals were included and you would often get tours of the ship and what not). To me this experience seems much more rewarding then floating on an all inclusive Cruz with a bunch o fat headed and Americans. I will swing back to my point, but first let me also include an article i read about a free lance illustrator, we’ll call him “Jim”. Jim decided that he wanted to travel the world for a year, wile working, he also wanted to avoid taking planes so that he would experience more on the travel as opposed to flying straight to a destination. Any ways Jim worked out a deal with one of these cargo ships and hopped a ride across the Atlantic Ocean, wile using a satellite internet connection to keep contact with his clients. So back to the topic at hand, I had read that article before coming across this “travel on cargo ships” web link but the idea was first planted though the previously mentioned magazine article. After having reading the web link about traveling on cargo ships, i went for lunch, taking a walk to a park close by. I was sittin in the shade of a tree watching some tourists taking pics of them selves sitting on benches. The thought crossed my mind of were they were from were they were going and so forth, not paying much mind to it other then that. When it came time to leave i chose i different rout then i normally walk. I was in my own world, plugged into my ipod, when one of these tourist dudes popped out in front of me on the side walk waving his arms trying to get my gapped out attention. I removed the ear buds and was confronted with a question, “were can we go to find a good disco tec?”. It was the middle of the day, and i was at a lose for a good recommendation. I told them of a good out door patio were they could have a beer (Chill Winstons), it was in the same direction as i was going so we all walked together. I found out that they were in town for a matter of a few hours then would be heading to China, turns out they work on a cargo ship! I got to chat them up for a bit, four of the boys were from India, and the other two older guys were from the  Philippine. Sounded as if they would spend alot of time inside the ship and not seeing whats going on out side so much. I asked them about tourest hitching a ride on the boat, at fist the younger boys said it was not possible, but the older guy said it was, you just have to conferm every thing through the company before hand. Seems like an excting way to travel non the less, ill have to keep this stored in my memory banks for future traveling adventures.

Any who perhaps i should check out that movie “23” with Jim Carry and see if its any good. Any one out there see it or recommend it, ive heard mixed reviews.



Old People
April 5, 2009, 1:16 am
Filed under: "People" Encounters

Last Summer my friend David and I were doing some product research for a fake company we intended to create. We were in London Drugs taking photos of products that were “old tyme” which we intended to use as inspiration for the foundation of this would be false company. David was having supers brutal hay fever, so he picked up some medicine to help combat his plugged up synises and runny nose. It was a sunny summer day so I chose to wait in the parking lot, as opposed to the cash line (which is one of my all time hated events in life, making midnight grocery shopping a popular trend of mine). While in the parking lot i observed an adorable old lady smoking and watching the birds. I wish i had went and  talked to her, she looked like quite the character. I do not have many old people in my life at the moment and at times I feel an uncontrollable urge to converse with them. This was one of those times, I couldn’t think of a reasonable approach, but there was some thing about this old lady, Edith (I nick named  for no particular reason other then the fact that she looked like an Edith). So i snapped a few shots which i had intended to use in some kind of creative endeavor latter on. In my fantasy land i pictured striking up a conversation with Edith, we would hit it off and every Sunday (tell the day she kicked the bucket) we would meet at a coffee shop and talk about how today’s children have no respect, morals or sens of work ethic. Of course i would buy her coffee because her meager Canadian pension cut her spending coasts to a minimum. But non of that happened, instead i took pictures of her from afar and later on would photo shop them into a col loge of types.

❤ Old People

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Also wile in London Drugs that day i recall passing an older man (might have been in his late 70’s) sitting on some stock boxes in the candy isle. He seemed to be fairly out of it, and was staring off into space wile he savoured an Eatmore candy bar. My first thought was, this poor old man doesn’t have enough money that he can justify buying candy so he is resorting to eating in the store and not paying. I also had a fantasy’s of grandeur were i would befriend the old man and we would become long time pals. Latter on that day I was recounting the imagery left in my brain of seeing this old man sitting there eating the candy i assumed he couldn’t afford. My g/f (at the time) suggested that he may have been diabetic and was having a crash and needed the sugar in his system immediately. This was a less sad thought in that, he could very well afford the candy but also sad in the way that i just passed judgement and walked by him when he very well could have needed some help. My grandma has recently been diagnosed as diabetic. One day wile out grocery shopping she had a crash, she made it to her car and sat there contemplating what to do, wilst on the verge of passing out. As luck would have it she hap-pend to have purchased some maple syrup that day. So she opened the bottle and swalled it back, it worked! Now she always carries around some candy in her purres in case of such emergency’s .