Friday, November 13, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
Do you think you could pitch a show like this nowadays? Kids running around a big town getting into all sorts of mischief, parents nowhere to be found. Building their own fun. I remember this one episode where they were firemen. They took over a loft over some wharehouse, built themselves a fire engine out of boxes and old bicycle wheels, and actually went off to fight a fire.
Or how bout this episode...
It's the first day of school and the gang isn't ready for readin', writin' or their new teacher Miss Crabtree. Jackie, Chubby and Farina decide to "welcome" her with gifts of sneezing powder, red andts and a mouse.
If a kid tried this today you'd have the HAZMAT and Health and safety squad at your school in no time. Now I am in no way encouraging this sort of behavior, I'm just pointing out how interesting it is that as time goes on things seem to get a bit more sterile. Even when I was a kid things were different. I have the scars to prove it. Yes I tried to build a go cart out of old scaps of wood. Yes it had nails sticking out the front of it like spikes ment to rip apart my friends go cart. Yes they were rusty nails. And yes I have an inch and a half scar on my left hand where the rusty saw blade cut into it. Nothing a little Hydrogen peroxide and mecurecrome couldn't handle.
I don't know if I'd want my kids doing the same thing. Probably not. I want them to grow up safe and with as little pain as possible. What parent wouldn't? However I still let my kids climb trees. Just have to watch for those slivers. Besides, it sure beats the alternative...
Posted by Jastolfo at 10:11 PM
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Happy New Year to everyone out there.
Looking back on 2008 feels like I dreamt the whole year. Not that anything unusual or exciting happened. It's just that it felt like I sort of slept through it, sort of Rip Van Winkle style. I can't really explain it much more than that.
I seem to have awoken somewhere near the begining of December by dusting off this old blog and have started to post again. I hope to continue this trend in 2009 and to stay "awake" as long as possible.
I'm disappointed in my progress in regards to that secret project I started a year ago almost to this date. But I'm happy in my progress with my online comic strip/journey which I call "Ink".
"Ink" is a strip I've created which will have no regularity as far as posting goes. I have no idea where it's going. You can expect the format to change from time to time.
The only thing that I can expect of myself is that it continue moving forward, along a path, curiosity being the driving force. I have created a seperate blog for "Ink", the link for which is located on the right side of this blog. Please feel free to visit.
I hope this coming year is kind to everyone and that a year from now we'll look back and have plenty to reflect upon.
Happy New Year!
Posted by Jastolfo at 11:36 AM