Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Rarely does a moment come along in which a President's entire stay in office, and history's subsequent portrayal of that time, is encapsulated in a single act.

When that angry arab journalist threw a shoe at Bush, I felt a mixture of emotions. Happiness, that someone had finally tried to bruise the President, and sadness that it wasn't me.

History will vindicate that Arab journalist.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Holiday Energy-Saving Tip #387

You know how when you're wrapping gifts, and you find yourself sitting in a pool of scrap paper about an inch thick because it would be unseemly to have too much wrapping on a gift?

Well, if you're me, you take those scraps and a bunch of scotch tape, and you use it to make what I affectionately call "Frankenpresent."

To show how cheap you really are, you can also use the scraps you saved from birthday presents (given and recieved.) Voila! As long as you don't give anything too big, you never have to buy wrapping paper again.

The Late Great Bettie Page

Pin-up model and 50s Sexual Repression Bursting Point Icon Bettie Page died on December 11 (my birthday, but that is a total coincidence).
Looking through my portfolio and seeing a great gaping hole in my pin-up catrgory, I decided there was no better place to start than to memorialize the Notorious Bettie Page.
Long Live Bettie Page.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Charleston Mag

I did this piece for Charleston Home magazine. I didn't get paid, but frankly, for my first regional editorial publication, I think it came out pretty good. You can see my credit on the bottom here.
Vanity is all.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Comes Early to DC

For some of us, Christmas came on November 4th, and we got to open presents a little before 11 PM. We had parties and got giddy over the proverbial eggnog.
For others, Christmas comes when Obama Claus comes riding into town on his eight cable news networks and announces that they all get Cabinet positions.
And of course, it's almost like another Christmas comes around on January 20th, when we get the present that we all really wanted.
Eggnog sales are expected to rise exponentially in the coming weeks.

Cave Art

I'm retooling my web page (phostetler.com), so I figured, hey, let's really start at the beginning.