Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my blog.

28 December, 2015

[DESIGN] Classic Sailing Ships and Anchor

[DESIGN] Classic Sailing Ships and Anchor

Newest designs in my store on up to 31 different products

Classic Sailing Ship 02
Classic Sailing Ship 02
Link to Pillow

Classic Anchor
Classic Anchor
Link to Tote Bag

Classic Sailing Ship 01
Classic Sailing Ship 01

24 December, 2015

[MUSIC] Non-Nauseating Christmas Music

[MUSIC] Non-Nauseating Christmas Music

Merry Christmas to all.

J Rabbit
J Rabbit


It took an exhaustive search, but I managed to find an example of non-nauseating Christmas music. This is from a cute duo in South Korea, called J Rabbit. Much better than the commercialized crap that North American artists put out when their careers are either over or waning.


Throw them some YouTube likes.

..and support them on iTunes Link

22 December, 2015

[MUSIC] Fantastic Baby. The little drummer girl.

[MUSIC] The little drummer girl.


Found this drummer girl on some random Facebook post, back in the summer. Don't bother listening to the vocals; they're in Korean, other than a few instances of "Fantastic Baby!"


 


Today I found another version:

 


S. White and Vela Blue just chilling and having a grand time doing what they love. I think the word "adorkable" was coined with S. White in mind! She seems like a really fun person to be around. A serious goofball and a darned fine drummer.




Throw some likes and views her way. And STOP supporting crap like Miley Cyrus. Seriously. Stop.


BONUS FIND


Gangnam Style!





Enjoy what you do, and it will even cross language barriers.




19 December, 2015

17 December, 2015

[CARTOON] Zero Accident-Free Days

[CARTOON] Zero Accident-Free Days





Cartoon 1428 now availabe as a shirt, mug, etc
Cartoon 1428 now available as a shirt, mug, etc

Available at my store:

13 December, 2015

[MUSIC] I - Taeyeon

[MUSIC] I - Taeyeon


5 STARS
5 STARS out of 5


Hands down my favorite song, and music video of 2015, and it's not even English!  Visually stunning scenery.  If New Zealand doesn't use this video to promote tourism, then they're idiots.

I found this gem of a song a week ago, followed by a version with English subs, only to find out later that the translated subs were WRONG!  Sometimes if you want a job done right, you have to do it yourself. So, I made my own subtitled video!  The lyrics are mostly from kpoplyrics.net, but with 5 lines replaced by the lyrics from kpopviral.com which made more sense and rhymed better in English in my head.  I was going to say sing, but I don't sing.  I think the (useless) UN passed a resolution against that.

Enjoy.



Bit.ly short link:  http://bit.ly/Taeyeon_I

I found this song entirely by accident.  I was looking for an episode of Hawaii Five O because it prominently featured Grace Park's character (because she's cute), followed by reading wikipedia entry about Grace Park (who grew up in Vancouver... cool), which lead to more searches, which led to a mention of a new music video by Psy (which I just had to watch, although it wasn't great), which happened to have a suggested video of some song called 'I' (in YouTube's side column), which 'I' clicked on 'for the heck of it, because she's really cute'.

Buy her song/album at:
iTunes (link)

Here's my short clip of a Korean music video countdown with a bit of humor added to the end by yours truly.





I love this guy's video reaction Taeyeon's song.  Apparently doing videos of your reaction to new music videos is a real 'thing' on YouTube these days.



Trivia: 

Most watched music video in America and World for October 2015
Over 100,000 album sales for month of October
No. 1 Digital Chart for month of October
11 music show wins, 3 triple crowns (charting #1 for 3 weeks in a row at a popular Korean music countdown show)

Not bad for a solo debut.

While watching a video featuring the Korean top 40, I noticed three things:

  • There are a lot of boy bands (typically 5 or 7 members, but more is better)
  • There are a lot of girl bands (typically 6 or 9 members)
  • Probably half have a least one English word or phrase in the lyrics.





12 December, 2015

Changes Ahead - Blog Relaunch of www.PastExpiry.com

Changes Ahead - Blog Relaunch





Friends, Enemies, and those indifferent,

Today marks the relaunch of my blog "Past Expiry."   The year 2015 marked a low point in updates (29), the lowest since I started this cartoon blog in 2006.  Part of the reason was I was more focused on other things, and uninspired as far as humor goes. 2015 was a very nondescript year.

Another reason for my blog relaunch is to to post things here that I would normally share on Facebook that are not cartoons (mine or others'). Facebook is just plain weird.  I tend to get more feedback and comments from total strangers than people I actually know.  I'll still do facebook updates, but it will be done for me automatically through this blog, which has a much wider audience.

Some of the more obvious changes will be non-cartoon postings.  Each post will be prefaced with a category tag like [MUSIC], [MOVIES], [MISC], [myLIFE], and so on.  I will try to keep the majority of my updates positive.   If you see a category you're not interested in, it will be your cue to ignore it. The key is not to complain about it; learn from Bill in this example:



Comments are moderated, so if you have nothing constructive to say, or are just plain hateful, I will delete your comment, find out where you live, and give you a wedgie.

Regards,
Johnny Ancich








02 December, 2015

Vote for Blitzen!


My design got approved on Threadless Tees.   Voting, and a discounted price is now active for the next 10 days.    A perfect gift for the hard to buy person!

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Note: shirt features just the design;  no frame, no title, no link.


25 October, 2015

[DESIGN] Merry Christmas - Tree Design 02

[DESIGN] Merry Christmas - Tree Design 02
Merry Christmas - Tree Design 02
Merry Christmas – Tree Design 02
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[DESIGN] Merry Christmas - Tree Design 01

[DESIGN] Merry Christmas - Tree Design 01 


Merry Christmas - Tree Design 01
Merry Christmas – Tree Design 01

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[DESIGN] 2015 Aztec Style Calendar

[DESIGN] 2015 Aztec Style Calendar


  2015 Aztec Style Calendar


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20 October, 2015

Orange stylized Jack O' Lanterns for Halloween or whenever

Orange stylized Jack O' Lanterns for Halloween or whenever

Orange stylized Jack O’ Lanterns for Halloween or whenever

Used in pies.

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Black and Orange Jack 'o Lanterns

Black and Orange Jack 'o Lanterns

Black and Orange Jack ’o Lanterns

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19 October, 2015

Halloween Cauldron featuring Mountain Dew?

Halloween Cauldron featuring Mountain Dew?

Halloween Cauldron featuring Mountain Dew?

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Jack-o-lantern Mark IV

Jack-o-lantern Mark IV

Jack-o-lantern Mark IV

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Dual Pumpkins

Dual Pumpkins

Dual Pumpkins / Jack-o-lanterns

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31 March, 2015

[DESIGN] Cat #5 - pink background, stylized.

[DESIGN] Cat #5 - pink background, stylized.


Cat #5 - pink background, stylized.
Cat #5 – pink background, stylized.

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30 March, 2015

BEER!

BEER!

BEER!


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22 March, 2015

Cartoon: I love seals !

Cartoon: I love seals !

Cartoon: I love seals !


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18 March, 2015

Tiger Bustin' Out - Ooh Yeah !

Tiger Bustin' Out - Ooh Yeah !

Tiger Bustin’ Out – Ooh Yeah !


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17 March, 2015

Retro Octopus

Retro Octopus

Retro Octopus


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Horse, of course

Horse, of course

Horse, of course


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09 March, 2015

Fractal Pattern 0957

Fractal Pattern 0957

Fractal Pattern 0957


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16 February, 2015

15 February, 2015

Fractal 2299

Fractal 2299

Fractal 2299


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What should you have for dinner?

What should you have for dinner?

What should you have for dinner?


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08 February, 2015

05 February, 2015

Caution. British Stormtrooper.

Caution. British Stormtrooper.

Caution. British Stormtrooper.


A cartoon from the comic strip Past Expiry.

Visit my site PastExpiry (dot) com


More cartoons and designs added here weekly!


This design is available as a mug, tshirt, phone case, stickers, pillows and even more!

11 January, 2015

Green Lizard Skin Texture

Green Lizard Skin Texture

Green Lizard Skin Texture


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10 January, 2015

Past Expiry Cartoon : Minor Destruction by Godzilla

Past Expiry Cartoon : Minor Destruction by Godzilla

Past Expiry Cartoon : Minor Destruction by Godzilla


Featuring a cartoon from the comic strip Past Expiry. Google ‘Past Expiry’ to find my website.

More cartoons and designs added here weekly!


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07 January, 2015

January 7, 2015: Charlie Hebdo magazine attack

Charlie Hebdo magazine attack

Twelve people died and 11 others were injured today in Paris after gunman opened fire at Charlie Hebdo magazine offices in Paris. Notable victims included.

Charlie Hebdo Editor, Cartoonist St├ęphane Charbonnier
Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist Georges Wolinski
Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist Jean Cabut



Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms. This religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and we see the tragic consequences in Paris today. I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. ‘Respect for religion’ has become a code phrase meaning ‘fear of religion.’ Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect. - Salman Rushdie


"I am Charlie"
"I am Charlie"


Collection of cartoons responding to the attacks