Friday, February 29, 2008

all that's missing are the meanies

the latest custom vehicle icon for the garmin nüvi gps series takes a decidedly more whimsical turn:

yellow submarine movie

yellow submarine wireframe

yellow submarine

nüvi vehicle menu

nüvi yellow submarine

NOTICE: these custom icons that i make freely available are not for resale!

actual size: (click to download)

download nüvi yellow submarine

close-up:

batmobile 1960

my previous custom vehicles icons, which includes various batmobiles from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 00s, as well as speed racer's mach 5, can be downloaded from my previous posts all that's missing is the "pow!" and aarrgghhz carz.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

breaking: pot, kettle collide

decider-in-chief george w. bush commenting on turkey's offensives in northern iraq:

the turks need to move quickly, achieve their objective, and get out.

sounds like good advice to me, george.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

ruh row*

at the beginning of february, the runaway train that is the republican party crashed another siding:

top house republicans were told in recent days that a former employee of their campaign committee may have forged an official audit during the contentious 2006 election cycle and that they should brace for the possibility that an unfolding investigation could uncover financial improprieties stretching back several years, according to gop sources briefed on the members-only discussions.

the national republican congressional committee has retained a forensic auditor to review its accounting for the last several election cycles, the sources said.

the nrcc’s accounting problems were discussed during two high-level conference calls between senior gop lawmakers on friday and monday night, according to republicans briefed on the calls.

“there is a sense that this could be very damaging to the committee,” said a republican insider close to the gop leadership.


"damaging"? y'think?

i can't imagine that the republicans — whose fundraising prowess has wilted since 2006 — are too thrilled at the prospect of having the fbi open a criminal audit on their finances, which threatens to shutter their coffers during a crucial campaign year.

every financial advangtage the gop has enjoyed over the last few election cycles has evaporated. with the piggy bank locked up, added to the steadily accumulating retirements, special election losses and indictments, november 2008 looms as the year historians will mark as "the republican diaspora".


* see "scooby doo".

could be worse

so you think the obama-clinton fights at liberal blogs daily kos, booman tribune and mydd are nasty?

associated press: norristown, pa. — montgomery county authorities say a man stabbed his brother-in-law during an argument over who should get the democratic nomination for president.

what's more, jose ortiz, 28, who's charged with felony assault, is a registered republican.

district attorney risa ferman said ortiz supports hillary clinton and sean shurelds supports barack obama. she told reporters monday that the two got into an argument in a collegeville home thursday night and shurelds tried to choke ortiz. she says ortiz then stabbed shurelds in the abdomen.

shurelds was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but is expected to recover.


afaik, no one on those blogs has had to take a trip to the emergency room ... yet.

Monday, February 25, 2008

quote of the day

atrios @ eschaton channeling republican front-runner john mccain:

the war is over. but it will continue forever. but the Iraqis will handle everything. but our troops need to stay there anyway.

there's a certain mad poetry at work here ...

Thursday, February 21, 2008

all that's missing is the "pow!"

yes, i'm back with another custom vehicle icon for the garmin nüvi gps series, for the most famous batmobile of them all — quite possibly the most famous car in the world:

batman and robin
(doesn't that kid ever use the door?)

i have to thank the bat-fans at 1966batmobile.com for their veritable treasure trove of reference material.

batmobile 1960 wireframe

batmobile 1960

batmobile 1960
(yes, that is the bat-extinguisher nestled between the seats.)

bat-extinguisher

so you can choose from a growing list of bat-vehicles:

nüvi vehicle menu

... to suit your mood on your next pulse-pounding mission to restock your bat-veggies!

nüvi batmobile 1960

NOTICE: these custom icons that i make freely available are not for resale!

actual size: (click to download)

download nüvi batmobile 1960

close-up:

batmobile 1960

my previous custom vehicles icons, which include the tumbler batmobile, and models from the 40s and 50s, as well as speed racer's mach 5, can be downloaded from my previous post aarrgghhz carz.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

aarrgghhz carz

my garmin nüvi gps device custom vehicle icons, which i introduced in the posts "chicks dig the car" and "more cars that chicks dig", are now available in one convenient download:

NOTICE: these custom icons that i make freely available are not for resale!

1940s batmobile:

nuvi batmobile (1940s)

1950s batmobile:

nuvi batmobile (1950s)

2005 "tumbler" batmobile:

tumbler

1967 "speed racer" mach 5:

mach 5

with great icons comes great responsibility, so remember, drive wisely.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

more cars that chicks dig

yes, we're at it again with more garmin nüvi gps device vehicle icons — this time it's the 2005 "tumbler" batmobile from "batman begins".

tumbler specs

this time, instead of photographing toys, i used computer-generated 3d models. in fact the tumbler model — one of many freely available at foundation3d — was so impressively detailed (360,000 polygons) that my machine suffered a big-time performance hit. my program of choice, lightwave 3d, crashed like a subprime lender.

tumbler 3d wireframe

NOTICE: these custom icons that i make freely available are not for resale!

actual size: (click to download)

tumbler vehicle icon

close up:

tumbler

all that's missing is the roar of a jet engine ...

nuvi tumbler

vehicle menu

and yes, as you can see in the snapshot of the selection screen, also new on the menu is the legendary mach 5 from the classic 60's cartoon tv series "speed racer":

speed racer

unlike the tumbler, which i found online, i built this model myself using lightwave:

mach 5 3d wireframe

mach 5 3d

mach 5 model

NOTICE: these custom icons that i make freely available are not for resale!

actual size: (click to download)

mach 5 vehicle icon

close up:

mach 5

out on the town:

nuvi mach 5

and all that's missing is the roar of the crowds ...


update:

all my custom icons are now available in one convenient download.