The Effective Grinning of Sir Reginald by Nadja Robot

A piece of lovely art from my Robot.

Yes, this may be an ominous portent of Things To Come.

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[livejournal.com profile] beth_noel took a photo of us at her Brunch for Fabulous People.

[livejournal.com profile] benchilada and [livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo here to rock the house.

I love my life, I love my someday-to-be-wife.

Nadja and I at Beth's Brunch


What's that?

You heard that [livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo and I are running a massive book sale for the Estate of Michael Hart?

CLICK THE PIC BELOW FOR MOAR INFO, SUCKAS.


It's gonna be awesome.


Michael S Hart grave marker has a QR code on the back

[livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo and I visited our friend Michael's gravestone for the first time yesterday. The QR code Nadja recommended works perfectly, even from this photo.

Inventor of the e-book, founder of Project Gutenberg, still digital from the grave. :)

b
benchilada: (Murderbaby)

They came to Minnesota.

On vacation.

From Denmark.

From there, a package was mailed to me and [livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo.

Their names are Kathryn and Henrik.

THEY BROUGHT US FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!

There was...LICORICE!

This is seriously a lot of licorices

And CHEESES!

Buke cheese wedges from Denmark

And REMOULADE!

Coop remoulade from Denmark

Wasa frukost? Depends, you talkin' apples or mangoes?

Wasa Frukost - Dunno go ask your mother

And FISHES!

Golden Seafood - 80 percent torskerogn Stegte Sidelfile by Bornholms from Denmark Coop Makrillfile from Denmark nom fish in a can

But honestly, the licorice and the cheese were the most fun. The fishes was delishes, so they got trimmed out of the video. :P You don't press play on these things to watch me going "OH MAN THIS ONE IS ALSO REALLY DELICIOUS FISH," do you?

Thank you so much, Denmark, for bringing unto us Kathryn and Henrik and their gifts of food.

Oh, hey, look...A VIDEO of us!



<3,

benjamin and Nadja
Stone Robot Enterprises

[livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo and I made Valentine's Day cards for each other as we laid in bed last night. She also made one for everybody with her little piggy, Zoot. :D

MINE FOR HER:

Valentine's Day Drawings for My Favorite Robot!

HERS FOR ME:
(Drawn in pencil, sorry for the bad scan)

Valentine for benjamin

[HEY! is one of the only things I shout with regularity, and yes, my Tourette's sometimes makes me throw things. :P]

FOR EVERYBODY:

Cupid Piggie!

Love,

Stone-Robot Enterprises

The alarmingly amazing Nadja "[livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo" Robot has set up the first iteration of:

The Stone Robot Enterprises Art Store!




We currently have four images on four different products. They are:

LEMON MERENGUE PI:


Lemon Merengue Pi


FANCY BIRD:


Fancy bird


HEMINGWAY COMIX:


Hemingway Comix Final


WOMBAT:


Wombat - Number 14 in the Inappropriate Comix Nature Series

Products are shirts, coffee mugs, beer glasses, and tote bags.

We also take requests for products with other shitty drawings I've made or other great drawings that Nadja made.

OUR ERA BEGINS TODAY.
PACK A LUNCH.
AND GET ME A COFFEE.

Love,

benjamin sTone
Stone Robot Enterprises

[livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo and I did some jam comics late last night. Please to enjoy one.

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Meanwhile with the Dinosaurs Stone-Robot jam comic


It's in Ye Olde Schoole format, just me drawing random things. I had suggestion advice from the ever-lovely [livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo, and I'm very proud of our results.

Things I Can't Draw - The Robot Assistance Edition



Can't find another telephone, but I have had another rocket animal:

www.flickr.com/photos/benchilada/2461014859

and another frog:

www.flickr.com/photos/benchilada/2461847684

Enjoy your day, kids.

Love,

b

Once more unto the bleargh....

This time, kids, Matt Fear came along for the ride an he and I and Nadja had a hell of a time. Special thanks to Norma for the first and second cans. :D

Wanna know what we had?

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It's the photo that's blurry, not the can.


meatless spaghettic sauce with pickled cucumber picture lies

Sounds like food....


meatless spaghettic sauce with pickled cucumber ingredients

When there's no pic on the can...

Whole mini cucumbers can

...you wonder if your lasers will even hit the mini cucumbers.

Lasers will miss your whole mini cucumbers

A curry spice in liquid form. Joy.

Turmeric Ukon Drink - Hangover cure from Japan


There is a fourth item, but you'll just have to wait and see. Pics of it will be below the video.

Please enjoy.




If you've finished the video, you can click here. )

Moral of the Story?

One cannot protect against "viscosity,"--I'm looking at you, Castrol GX--because "viscosity" is a physical property of any liquid. One can change it through "thermal breakdown" but not remove it.

Also, this SYDHT was super fun.

Love,

benjamin, and by proxy, Nadja and Matt

[livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo and I made some Jam Comics. :)


Jam Comics with Nadja - Steampunk Bacon



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...and also...
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Jam Comics with Nadja - A Man and His Rowboat
It must be love.

benjamin

In case you didn't hear,
[info]fairyarmadillo and I went to Shanghai. I took lots of photos. Nadja took a far more sensible amount.

In any event, my little brother Nate 1000 is living there right now, so we all hung out a lot. Pretty fucking awesome. We went into a Dia convenience store so that we could find some strange foods to eat. Nathan picked several, we picked several, and we all sat down at the hotel one night to film:


SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO:
SHANGHAI NATHAN EDITION!

There are only a few pics of the food. Somehow we took pictures of everything in Shanghai but the packages for this stuff.

So be it, for this is one of my favorite SYDHT's.





As always, my tics get worse when on camera. Weird.

Also, mind your Halloween bags this year for "Dry Beef Hot" and vacuum-sealed, shelf-stable meat. Or man/woman up and try 'em. Maybe you'll actually like it.


Hot dry beef

Duck and Donkey Meat

Smooches,

benjamin
I still have another upload or two of China pics to put on Flickr. I also have some art that I haven't finished yet, and many other things are coming together, like the So You Don't Have To that I shot in China with my brother Nate 1000.

In the mean time, please enjoy the fact that in Shanghai, they label where the vampire orgies are. [livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo still has a hard time not laughing at this one:


Nadja couldn't stop laughing about this vampire orgy sign


In other news, I FUCKING WARNED YOU:


I told your mother is a bear Engrish ashtray box


True story.

Love,

b

We had a fucking awesome week in Shanghai with my brother Nathan and old friends of hers--and new friends of mine--Tinny and Jarek. We are slowly putting up pics on our Flickr accounts. Here are some of mine and some of hers. Click on them to be whisked away to that person's Flickr account. More pics are forthcoming.

Me:

A relatively average apartment building:

A relatively average apartment building in Shanghai


If nobody's in your shop, why not nap with your dog? Makes sense to me.

Store owners get bored too


My lady eats delicious la mian Muslim noodles from a street vendor:

Nadja eats delicious cold la mian noodles from a Muslim street vendor in Shanghai

Hers:

Red panda goes OM NOM NOM on some bamboo:

Delicious stick


Ancient temple, modern city:

Ancient temple, modern city


Me eating stinky tofu, which was delicious:

benjamin eats stinky tofu for the first time

And yes, [livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo and I shot several So You Don't Have To videos, including one with my little brother Nathan.

Lurve,

b
It's [livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo's birthday, so I drew a ladybee for my ladybee.

It's really hard to draw something like this.

She's my dame.

Love,

b
My Robot was fighting crime with her bat utility belt.

Nadja prepares to fight crime with her Bat Utility Belt

THINGS HAPPENING IN APRIL:

"Depart: 10:40 am - Chicago, IL (ORD)
Arrive: 02:05 pm - Shanghai Pu Dong, China (PVG)"
Going, after wanting to for nearly my entire life, to China.

And I'm going with my [livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo.

Fuck yeah, life.

Love,

b

:D

Jan. 18th, 2011 04:26 pm

What's that?


One of my body parts is on Geeky Tattoos again?

This time with [info]fairyarmadillo?

FUCK YEAH, INTERNET.

DOUBLE FUCK YEAH, LADYBEE!
benchilada: (Internet Monkey King)

Welcome, my children, to something the world hasn't seen for eighteen months...

...because for the last eighteen months, the world wasn't ready.


I promise that this feature will never again go untended for so long.

I promise that I'll no longer neglect adventure in my life.

I promise that it was just the one time that I touched you in your sleeNOTHING HAPPENED.

***totally awesome drumroll goes here***

IN YOUR FUCKING FACE!


That subtitle is still subject to change.

A little over a week ago, I was in Oakland, California, bringing my sweetie Nadja Robot (known to the LJ world as [livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo) back to live with me in Champaign, Illinois. She is super-awesome and it's like living with a cuter, smarter, funnier version of me. Life is good.

ANYWAY! She took me to Nordic House, an adorable little store that specializes in Scandinavian food, drink, and chintz. The reason for the trip to Nurdic Hurse (← to be read in Swedish Chef voice) was so we could hook up a few items for this new SYDHT.

We were not disappointed.

Grandpa Lunquist Christmas Soda bottle

This is Grandpa Lun—oh, you can read. If it's anything like MY grandpa around Christmas, it tastes like sour mash bourbon and decades of regret.

Kaiserdom Club Malz Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverage

Ah, “non-alcoholic” and “malt beverage.” Words I like to see near each other as much as I do “cyanide” and “ice cream” or perhaps “penis” and “wasps.” Also, every man reading this totally just imagined what that would feel like.

Beauvais Asier jar

[NAME REDACTED] at the store told us that these were...spoilers. No, she didn't say “This is a jar of spoilers.” She said “Lingen longen jarra spoilurz.”

Pickled fish stuff 2

Zero labels. Not even price, let alone hints or tips. Fish floating in slightly thick liquid in a plastic container in a tied-off plastic bag. That's a little something that Norwegians like to call, “Go Time.”

MEDICAL WARNING: Man, my Tourette's was going BATSHIT when we filmed this, so if you have a movement disorder, this may be a bit triggery. As 2010 progressed, a tic that my friends call my “bunny nose” made a steady comeback. Since Nadja and I filmed this right before we had to check out of the hotel, eat some lunch, and get on a plane--after being crazy busy for and sleeping poorly for a week--everything added up to benjamin being a spastic. I love that as a spastic, I'm legally entitled to use the word spastic. Me and Michael J. Fox go out for drinks sometimes to make fun of you sad little “steady” people. Sure, we spill most of those drinks down our shirts, but the point stands.



OMG WHY ARE THERE TWO VIDEOS?!




So there you go. Christmas soda tastes like sugar and spice and everything nice. Non-alcoholic malt-beverage tastes like wheat butt. Aseir has nothing to do with pears. The wily Norwegian Fish Stuff is to be feared and respected. And [livejournal.com profile] blackcat2086 gives good shirt.

Nordic House is pretty cool and we highly recommend it. Make sure you get a second opinion on anything you can't read, though. :P If I'm ever there again, I'll definitely get a different Fish Product...but I'll eat it with crackers. And gusto.

Be well, my little ones.

Love,

benjamin

PS - Since this IS going to be a regular feature again, we have some awesome plans, but getting food from the internet is double-awesome. Batshit food is preferred but certainly not required. No flattened cuttlefish need apply, as I've gotten plenty over the years. Nadja and I will be going through what we have left and probably doing a clean-up round, but So You Don't Have To RELIES ON YOU TO SUCCEED!

benjamin sTone and Nadja Robot (AKA Stone Robot Enterprises)
506 W. Healey, Apt. 5
Champaign, IL
61820


Bring the pain.

I was blocked on art, so I asked for suggestions.

[livejournal.com profile] nhyrvana recommended I draw a pie. Independently of that, [livejournal.com profile] fairyarmadillo suggested that I draw a lemon meringue pie.

I made a "compromise" for which I offer no apologies.


Lemon Merengue Pi

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