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Turn Off, Tune Up, Drop By

October 27th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Turn Off, Tune Up, Drop ByAfter 20 years (give or take a minute or two) of expressing myself online – thoughts, hopes, dreams, jokes, lies, remembrances, imaginings, fantasies, whims, and various pictures of things I found funny, curious, interesting, or was about to eat or drink – I’ve come to one very obvious and somewhat shamefaced conclusion.

WHO CARES?

The internet is a great place for real information but how you’re feeling, what you’re doing this second, and meme spreading aren’t information. They and their ilk are pointless minutiae at best. At worst they create an echo chamber of inanity that obscures more meaning, truth, and reality than it has ever displayed.

Elevating something like your lunch past its proper place of notice does not expand its value, it cheapens it. The less I know about you, the more interesting (or at least inoffensive) you are. The more I know, well …

Nothing has proven the phrase “familiarity breeds contempt” to me more than social networking. After years of rubbing my face all over my own and other people’s merest thoughts, I can honestly say I’ve never had less regard for humanity as a whole, myself included.

The solution? Make like the crawdaddy and back out:

Turn off, Tune Up, Drop By

Pull your head out of your e-ass. Don’t “go online.” Get offline. Quit Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, and the rest. Forget there even is an “online” when it comes to expression and experience.

TURN OFF – Instead, when the urge to share an image or a thought strikes you, DON’T post it online. Tell a spouse or share it with a family member in real time and real space.

TUNE UP – Better yet, put that stupid phone back in your pocket and GO DO SOMETHING. Practice a skill you’ve dreamed of acquiring. Read a book you’ve been meaning to. Start a project. Don’t do something because you think it will make you look good or interesting to others. Do something because it makes you feel good about yourself and your world.

DROP BY – Discover life the way it used to be. Explore life outside yourself and the endless scroll of digitized ego. Make more use of the fascinating meatspace you fuss, fart, and fuck in. Call a friend, go for a walk, meet a neighbor.

Get a life. A real one.

The irony of my posting this online is not lost on me. Hopefully the truth of what I am saying is not lost on you.

Seven Colorado Tunnels in Two and a Half Minutes

April 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Seven Colorado Tunnels in Two and a Half Minutes

I just got back from a fun little, family vacation/road trip through some of the more beautiful parts of Colorado. We saw Mesa Verde, Garden of the Gods, Rocky Mountain National Forest, Cave of the Winds, Glenwood Caverns, lots of wonderful scenery, and seven Colorado tunnels (well, 8, actually).

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I Lost 50 Pounds Drinking Beer

November 8th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

 I Lost 50 pounds Drinking Beer - 160 Lbs soaking wet.No, really. I lost 50 pounds drinking beer every day. I went from being a 210 pound, mouth-breathing schlubb to the 160 pound, svelte lady-killer that you see before you now – and all without giving up beer, bacon, butter, or even breaking much of a sweat.

I drank beer every day and treated my Friday and Saturday evenings like a diet-free zone.

The trick to my success is … no trick. It’s not a fad, it’s not hard, and it’s absolutely free – no salesman will come to your door.

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Government Explained

September 23rd, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

GovernementGovernment is important – the governing body helps direct and protect the mass of humanity that forms it, supports it, and huddles beneath it in helpless and innocent expectation.

At least, that’s the purported goal of most modern, Western governments; what the best governing bodies aspire to.

Unfortunately, as with all human endeavors, the end result of government is often not exactly what the framers, voters, or contributors wanted, needed, or expected it to be. Thus and with my humble nature, I have decided to help explain how our current system works, what the end results tend to be, and all in a friendly, physically-metaphorical way that will have you more fully understanding the system and its attendant benefits

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Encounter

June 28th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Ultraman Jamaica

Bandai’s 66mm Mini Action Figure Ultraman on the beach at the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Travels with Ultraman – Jamaica 2015!

June 27th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

In pocket - Ultraman Jamaica

An inexcusably blurry shot of the Bandai, 66mm Ultraman mini action figure peeping out of my pocket

I recently traveled to Jamaica … with an Ultraman toy (or two) in my pocket. The toy in question is part of Bandai’s 66mm Mini Action Figure line – small, nicely detailed, expressive, and poseable.

Whenever it occurred to me and the opportunity was ripe, I’d bring it out and pose it for a picture, often to illustrate what was happening or on my mind right then.

As with any improvisational process, some of the images and concepts were more successful than others.

Below is the series as they occurred.

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American Idle – Steamy Creamy Beanness

March 27th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

I’ve been getting back into guitaring, as I like to say, and this has gotten me back into … looking back at things which have sprung before, unbidden from the instruments I torture.

Steamy Creamy Beanness is a musical idea I’d almost forgotten about – a bit of doggerel, a knock off – but I rather like this short edit of my initial concept combined with this silly, time-lapse video, here. Doop-de-doo … what else lies in these vaults, I wonder

Steamy Creamy Beanness

Once again, please forgive the sound quality (much less the hamhanded playing) – this is recorded live onto boombox sometime in 2002.

For more of this kind of torture …

Guiro Seijin

January 30th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

guiroSeijinB-Club Bullmark reissue Guiro Seijin vinyl kaiju figure.

Up to something unsavory down in the low places.

… a few more toy images …

Morning Reflections

December 22nd, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Morning Reflections

How many? That was the big question. The answer, in its ambiguity, its scant existence, looms just as large.

Beer, wine, cider, and of course, the hard stuff. Why did they always think the hard stuff was such a good idea after all else?

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KRANGGGG!

November 16th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

KRANGGG! - digital illustration

“KRANGGGG!”

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