Cats are funny. Whether we laugh at their misguided dignity, their stealth, or their casual use of human "owners", cats can make us laugh. Simon's Cat began as an animated video on YouTube (2008, I think) and grew from there. Now you can find an online shop, print books and a lot more YouTube videos. If you don't know about Simon's Cat yet, take a look. Start at the YouTube source. You'll be awhile... from the first video (Cat Man Do) a few years ago Simon's Cat has grown into a web empire and there are now four real cats living with the real Simon Tofield. You can do so much to tease a cat. I like setting out a paper bag and watch them hide in it. Just getting inside the bag is funny to watch. Of course, you don't make it too easy, crumple it up at the open end first. Cats will chase small things like a laser pointer, but tuck something under a rug and you can drive your cat crazy. They will sneak up and pounce on it and stalk it, my cat would reach a paw under the rug to try to grab whatever I had moving under there. It's a shame for cats to be indoors and become fat. They can be so active and sleek looking if they get exercise and aren't over fed. It's a bit of a myth that cats sleep more than they are awake. We just aren't up to their schedule. Anyway, relaxing in a sunny window isn't the same as sleeping the day away.
Categories: "Art and Illustration"
I like the woman with the guitar on her back best of the two. Lovely work, I will try to find more from the same artist.
The best description I read for photobombing was "any photo where the main subject is unintentionally upstaged". Of course, it's not always unintentional and those photos can be funny too. But, the funniest are those where someone didn't look behind them before taking a self photo. Or, the person taking the photo (of someone else) didn't pay attention to the background or just chose to take the photo in spite of someone behind the main subject of the photo. Is a photo spoiled by a photo bomb or is it just all the more sincere and silly? Of course, that's in the eye of the beholder and depends on the pride of the main subject. Can they see the humour or do they feel upset? I wouldn't like someone being intentionally rude in the background but something kind of clever or silly I would at least try to get over and laugh about. It's not easy to give up the limelight if you are upstaged, but it can be done. Photobombing: How to Deal with It
Some PhotoBombing History
One of the first famous photobombers (if not the first) was Rollen Stewart, AKA “The Rainbow Man” who became a pop culture phenomenon in the late 70’s and early 80’s by wearing a rainbow-colored afro wig, while holding up signs reading “John 3:16” at sporting events nationwide.From Know Your Meme: Photo Bombing Later in life Rollen Stewart ended up going a bit too mad over the photobombing sort of behaviour. He is in prison for attacking prominent places and people and then keeping a hotel maid held hostage. A bit overboard and beyond the realm of college prank sort of stuff.
Photo Bombing Links and Resources
- Photobomb | Tumblr
- This is Photobomb
- Flickr: Photobombers
- Flickr: Photo Bomb
- The Funniest Photobombs, Ever (Photos)
- Photojackers (Photobombs) | Funniest Place
- What is a Photo Bomb?
- Are You a Photobomber? - Quiz | ChaCha
- Sloth photobombs photo | Mail Online
- The Strangest and Most Wonderful Photobomb You've Ever Seen
The next World Drawing Day will be sometime in June, 2013. Nothing posted about this year on the site, so far. "Drawing Day is a world-wide event encouraging everyone to drop everything and draw on one day. Simply draw, then submit drawings to our website or any of our participating websites." One day each year just pretend you can draw. Even if you can already draw, draw something more. Challenge yourself. As a kid and a teenager and then a young woman, I always thought I could not draw. Even now, I know I'm not a great artist. It doesn't matter. I can draw. I can draw because I want to. I enjoy drawing just because I want to do it. I don't have to be great, I don' t have to make masterpieces or get something in a gallery (other than the gallery I made myself). World Drawing Day is a day for people who want to draw. People who wish they could draw and all those people who think they can' t draw. On World Drawing Day you don't need any special qualifications. Just draw. World Drawing Day on Flickr | Twitter | Facebook Places for Those Who Draw deviantART Art - community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose. Art prints. Drawn The Drawn Blog is your daily source of inspiration for illustration, animation, cartooning, and comic art. Rate My Drawings Draw online and learn to draw at RateMyDrawings using online drawing tools! SketchCrawl A communal blog for compulsive sketchers. DrawHappy An ongoing global art project on drawing your happiness.