Argyle Smile in Print!

Hello friends.

Please check out this article on some of my very talented friends, Argyle Smile.

I interviewed the director of their music video a few months ago if you remember.

Check out Argyle Smile and a few tunes of their new Tipsy Turvy EP on their myspace at http://www.myspace.com/smileargyle.

Best of luck to all of your professional, romantic and creative endeavors,

-jc del barco ii



Animals Not Welcome?

Sorry about the hiatus, reader(s). Life has been extremely busy and good!

Today I found two articles that deal with wild animals not belonging at certain locations.

1: The government hunt for late Colombian druglord Pablo Escobar's hippopotamus has been called off. He had a male and female hippo imported from Africa a while back, which then escaped his private zoo and had a kid in the wild. The governement shot the male dead and animal rights activists gave them enough guff to convince The Man to figure out a way of relocating the mother and it's calf intact.

Read the full article here.

I don't know if this makes me proud or ashamed of being half Colombian. Eitherway, I wish the best to the mother and calf. Though Colombia is a long way from home in Africa, I think the gorgeous landscape would be more exotic and fruitful for a hippo.

2: San Diego judge orders seals to be chased out of the kiddie pool cove. The Children's Pool was made to be a safe swim area, but the seals were keen on it and sort of strongarmed their way onto the turf, or sand rather.
After a turfwar between humans and seals, the judge decided
enough was enough and that the seals were to be chased out of the pool, or else Children's Pool officials would be fined.

Read full article here.

I reckon there will be some bloodshed.

Naive as it may be, I really just wish that San Diegoans, Colombians, Hippos, Seals, etc. could all just get along and play nice. Just last week my roommate Alex and I were trying to figure out how to adopt a koala that is willing to wear a diaper.

Well, this post was useless, just caught my attention to see so much Human/Animal conflict in today's modern world...

The world needs something unifying. Something good. Something Bear...

-jc del barco ii



Irate Panda Blog: Summer Prompt

Hello Friends,

My good friend Sebastian Pardo (http://iratepandaboss.com) is launching some summer play today!

He selected a handful of friends to contribute to the project, I got to be one of the selected!

We recieved a prompt: "What is summer to you?"

We were free to submit whatever we wanted in response.

Check out works from Thomas O. Bailey, Daniel Kaufman, myself, and a few others this week. Each day will feature a new submission!

Check it out at http://iratepandablog.blogspot.com

Thomas' submission is up.

-jc del barco ii