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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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Strange Toys I Have Known –
Marx Toy Soldier Casualties

November 5th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

marx06b

I think most of us who grew up between the 50’s and the 80’s would consider the little, green plastic soldier to be one of the most ubiquitous toys of that world. I know I saw hundreds (if not thousands) of them littering the floors, toy boxes, and playgrounds of my and my peers’ youth. Among them would have to have been some Marx toy soldiers.

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Gimmie …

October 30th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Gimmie That - digital illustration

“Gimmie … ”

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“Winner”

July 25th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

"Winner"

“Winner” has its foundation in something my mom always used to say.

“There’s a real winner.”

This phrase would invariably be flung in the general direction, yet out of earshot, of some hapless doofus, loud-mouthed jerk, or scowling ne’er do well. “Winner” to my mother was a sarcasm, a sour taste, an ill-bestowed honor.

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Of Course We Are Sick

June 11th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Of course we are sick.

The inevitability of our course left no alternative

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Spider Leg

June 4th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Spider LegIn the shower
in the wall
on the plastic shell shelf
of the shower stall
I spy thee, spider leg

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Spin Black Groove

May 19th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Spin Black Groovespin black groove
wax and wane
unwound by a needle
again and again

spin black groove
bump and restart
flip to 2 B
in time with my heart

spin black groove
tick tock imperfection
analog warm
ever growing collection

vibrate stylus
vinyl gloss
special treatment
minimize loss

180 gram disc
platter static brush
this one’s a favorite
now sit down, hush

spin and return
round out and renew
drop pop crackle
spin black groove

cae 5-19-2014

EXTERMINATOR!

May 15th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Exterminator!

I’m looking at my copy of
Exterminator! by William S. Burroughs
the white bordered Penguin version from the 80’s
with the upside down painting on the cover
or, rather
the painting is OF someone
upside down

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Musée Mécanique on Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

April 8th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Musée Mécanique

The rain is relentless and our clothing sticks to our travel weary bodies. To our right, grand galleries of outrageous pomp and finery in bronze, gold, and glass stand cheek and jowl with fast food counters, kitsch mongers, and dingy alcoves papered with promises of adventure and fantastic sights at only 39 dollars a head. Across the street and on past another row of shops is the bay and an island with an old prison converted to a tourist attraction.

That’s right, we’re on Jefferson Street in San Francisco’s waterfront, heading towards Fisherman’s Wharf – tourist hell.

As with any city, any handful of earth upon which you may find yourself: sift carefully, for their may be gems here. Gems like the Musée Mécanique at the end of Taylor Street on Fisherman’s Wharf.

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Radio Silence

March 15th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Radio Silence

radio silence
you know it
because you can hear it
silence like someone left a window open during a storm
silence like a mic full of reverb in a fat room
silence like a man in search of a lozenge
back’a th’throat, meditative like
aural snow
radio silence

5 Years in 5 Seconds (approximately)

February 12th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

5 Years in 5 Seconds (approximately)

I recently discovered a treasure trove (?) of really stupid self portraits that collected in my computer over the years while I was working out of a particular office. May 2009 to January, 2014 – 5 years in 5 seconds (approximately).

The camera in this Mac has seen a lot – mostly me answering email and the phone, photo-correcting client images, puzzling out strings of html, css, js, and php – but also me surfing the net and taking questionable pictures of myself when I might have been working a little more diligently.

The images were not created out of vanity – well, not many of them, anyway. It’s hard to be vain when your first reaction upon seeing a camera lens is to act like a total dipstick. Instead, I created them over the years to illustrate the point, complete the joke, startle the timid, annoy the serious, and, of course, to waste the time.

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Cat in a Store Window

February 3rd, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Cat in a Store Window

What do you do when you see a cat? Let’s say a cat in a store window peering out at you, for example? Well, I dunno about you but, when I see a cat, my first urge is usually to go and try and interact with it, the polar opposite of my typical reaction at seeing another person.

So, now that I’ve outed myself as one of *those* people …

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Jaywalking In Charleston

January 19th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Jaywalking In Charleston

This collection of vignettes, observances, and rants accumulated over a four day period in Charleston, South Carolina where I was employed as a vendor at a trade show.

I don’t travel much. This is my first trip in that direction: approximately six hours in the air, southeast with a connection in Atlanta. It’s the farthest south I’ve been on the east coast, maybe on the continent.

Anyway: stuck on a plane, stuck in a hotel room, stuck in a booth, and stuck in my head, the urge to document and rant came. Short of screaming to the heavens, I felt the need to express myself, so into my phone and computer the impressions and observances went – mostly as they happened or shortly thereafter.

Now, with only the slightest of apologies, I present them to you.

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