"Total Protonic Reversal" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

Anyway the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me... The thermopolis conhedron bamboozles the wingdangdings. We must follow through! The end of the beginning is halfway complete!


4 Jun. 2023


"What Ever Wedge" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Felt pen and sticker collage on notebook paper, with digital collage, embellishments, drawing, and color.] We hold these truths to be self evident... ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

P.S. - Yes, that is Felicity Echo Hanson (Toddler Terror) wearing the "BLAST-OHS!" helmet!



"Contrail and Prop-Plane" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Photograph of mysterious entities in the sky...] Call the tin-foil-hat brigade! Is it just a coincidence that there's a vicious contrail above our house JUST AS a prop-plane flies over??? Huh? Is it??? ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"a little bit jumpy" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Ultra fine point Sharpie on paper with digital embellishments and color removal.] I think that's a mask... I HOPE it's a mask. (If not, that guy needs to see a doctor.) ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"Status" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)


[Gel pen on paper with digital embellishments and color.] Strange creature investigates a mystery. Everything is confusing, and we don't know what to do about it... (Anxiety art...) ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"Mashed Potato Head" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Crayon on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color manipulation.] Maybe this is a self portrait? Maybe it's the face that I constantly see in my dreams. Maybe it's a shitty, but way too expensive, popsicle that I bought from the ice-cream man... We JUST DON'T KNOW! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"Gruesome Gus" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Paint pen, brush pen, and felt pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] Gruesome Gus is a good guy. He's dead (but that goes without saying), but he's still willing to give you the shirt off his BACK, if you need it! Give Gus some love! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



5 Jun. 2023


I've updated the MUSEUM OF POSTCARD ART blog! There are now 18 different pieces that humans (and other entities) can peruse on the site at their leisure. I hope to eventually get the entire archived catalog uploaded to the site, and then I can work on scanning the NEW cards that we've collected... (There are MANY!) Some great pieces in this collection (if I do say so myself...and I DO!)



[Posted to Typed.art]:


Mariah and I (and the fam) have been DOING a lot lately, which is strange. I'm more comfortable THINKING about doing things or REMEMBERING doing things than I am GETTING UP AND GOING, but Mariah is still young and full of SPICE, so she likes to get out of the house and rumble around... Here is a shortish list of some of our recent adventures:

***Late Oct. / early Nov. 2022 - A whole BUNCH of us went to Disneyland, California, for about five days (if my memory serves me correctly, and it might not.) It was fun, except for the fact that I was sicker than a very sick dog the whole time we were there... (I vectored all over the place!) Still enjoyable, and I got some decent photos!

***18 Apr. 2023 - Mariah and I finally got our chance to witness THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS in concert at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon. (We bought the tickets WAY back in 2020, but things were postponed!) It was a great, fun, upbeat, entertaining show!

***27 May 2023 - Mariah, Frankie, Alec, Felicity (the Toddler Terror), Elise, and I all drove to Enchanted Forest (in Turner, Oregon), and had a great day visiting fairy-tale land! Then, on the way home, we stopped in Salem at La Hacienda Real for Mexican food. It's probably our favorite Mexican restaurant! (Probably...)

***1 Jun. 2023 - Mariah and I saw Duran Duran, Bastille, and Nile Rogers / Chic in concert at the MODA Center in Portland, Oregon. We didn't want to pay $50 for parking, so we found a sketchy, dark, evil smelling pay garage about a mile from the venue, which was only $5.00 for the evening. We both agreed that we might pay the extra to park closer next time, if we ever have enough money to go to a show again... The PERFORMERS were all fantastic, by the way.

And that's why we're always broke. We have NO (ZERO / ZILCH) ability to save money, cuz as soon as we have a few extra bux, we're off to the beach or to a concert or running to a theme park somewhere... We are RICH in experiences, but dead busted when it comes to cash... I guess that's okay. What good is MONEY if not for going towards awesome experiences??? That's what I want to know?

And buying books and music and chocolate chip cookies...but AGAIN these are excellent items for creating WONDERFUL experiences... JUST DO IT! (Or so they say...)

---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"When You Get Back" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Felt pen, crayon, and colored pencil on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] Stickman runs for his life, added in his escape by a little ghostie... Giant Face is going to have to REALLY work if he wants to eat those two! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"More Irritation" by RFY (HF)

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[Felt pen and paint pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments, color, and moshing!] Slightly irradiated skull. I think... ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



7 June 2023


[Posted to Typed.art]:

7? June 2023

I made the grandkid come outside today. She is playing with modeling dough...

Personally, I've been reading a book on programming in "C." I don't plan on doing mucn "C" programming, but even just reading one or two chapters per night is helping me understand the fundamentals.

Honestly, it's tedious - boring as HELL - but it might prove useful to understand these concepts. (As Douglas Rushkoff said, you gotta program or BE PROGRAMMED...) I've noticed that some other programming language, like Scratch and Unity, build off the basics established by "C." Maybe someday I'll build my own horror / rpg / art "game" using my drawings and these newly acquired skills... Maybe...


I should read the TEZOS white paper. (I think I've already downloaded it - just haven't READ IT, yet.) Someday, I'd love to set up a Tezos node... (To be PART OF SOMETHING...)

Standin' on the verge... (Sorry. I just get little snippets of song that pop into my head. That line above is from a song by Funkadelic... Great band. Legendary!)

Am I gonna hafta start wearing my reading glasses when I WRITE, too?? Jeeze... (Getting old... Am I right?)

Been in a bit of a funk lately - not sick, just BLAH...I think I need some DIRECTION or MOTIVATION... Maybe I should create a new short term / long term goals list... It's nice to have a point...



---Tiny house (with Mariah!)
---Let Mariah retire!!! ***(ASAP!)
---Travel vlog/blog/writing (or something like that.)
---Get a nice camera (for vlog/blog or whatever.)
---Make a reasonable living from my creative works.
---Continue maintaining the MUSEUM OF POSTCARD ART.
---Get a new computer, maybe even a FANCY computer.
---Continue going places and doing things with Mariah (and the rest of the fam.)
---Visit a MeowWolf.
---Lose weight.
---Get healthed up...
---Attain total enlightenment, (if there's time...)




"Is It the End?" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Felt pen, ballpoint pen, ultra fine point Sharpie, and paper collage on construction paper with digital embellishments and color.] Is it the end? No. No it's not... ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



That's all for now! Thanks for dropping, stopping, and/or bopping by!!!

---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

P.S. - Here's some tunes to see the names of. Might be able to find these songs on YoooTooobs, maybe. I'd post links, but I'm babysitting, so I got to do this QUICKLY! (Sorry!)


Day before yesterday's playlist (5 Jun. 2023) for sitting in the backyard and typing until my head THROBS from bad posture!

---(1) The Presidents of The United States of America - "Back Porch"
---(2) Supergrass - "Caught by the Fuzz"
---(3) Annette Funicello and The Beach Boys - "The Monkey's Uncle"
---(4) Bee Gees - "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?"
---(5) Chore Boy - "The Walls are Closing In"
---(6) They Might Be Giants - "Rhythm Section Want Ad (Live)"
---(7) Rhythm Section - "Comin' on Strong (Original)"
---(8) Jackson Browne - "Lawyers in Love"
---(9) Air - "Kelly Watch the Stars"
---(10) Mono - "Life in Mono ('Hope' Mix)"
---(11) Moonlight Matters (feat. Gustaph) - "Come for Me (Punks Jump Up Freestyle Remix)"
---(12) Frank Zappa - "Drowning Witch"
---(13) Bob Marley and The Wailers - "Mr. Brown"
---(14) Generation X - "Ready Steady Go (Phil Wainman Version)"
---(15) The B-52's "Roam (12" Remix)"
---(16) T. Rex - "Jeepster"
---(17) Pete Townshend - "Let My Love Open the Door (Syrinx Remix)"
---(18) Pete Shelley - "Do Anything"
---(19) The Balls - "In the Light Wedding"
---(20) The Grid - "Swamp Thing (Southern Comfort Mix)"
---(21) Sammy Johns - "Chevy Van"
---(22) Johnny Cash - "Get Rhythm (Sammy Senior Remix)"
---(23) 4Voice - "Join Us on Our Way to the Final Frontier"
---(24) The Cure - "Cut Here (Missing Remix)"
---(25) Miles Davis - "One Phone Call - Street Scenes (Live)"
---(26) Funkadelic - "One Nation Under a Groove"
---(27) Gwen Mars - "Dragster"
---(28) Erasure - "When I Start To (Break It All Down) (Steve Smart & West Funk Main Room Club Mix)"
---(29) Pop Tarts - "Girlie Pop"
---(30) Ladytron - "Nuhorizons"
---(31) The Spinanes + Scott, Sean & Ted - "Messy Shitty"
---(32) Roger Nusic - "Can I Come in and See You"
---(33) Styx - "Renegade"
---(34) Shonen Knife - "Huge Snail"
---(35) Wolf Colonel - "Scared of a Snail"
---(36) Lionrock - "Zip Gun Rumble"
---(37) The Wonder Stuff - "Don't Let Me Down, Gently"
---(38) Close Lobsters - "Lovely Little Swan"
---(39) David Bowie - "Starman"
---(40) The Fall - "Psykick Dance Hall"
---(41) Ministry - "The Fall (Single Version)"
---(42) Monster Magnet - "Heads Explode"
---(43) The Mothers of Invention - "The Return of the Son of Monster Magnet"
---(44) Fats Waller & His Rhythm - "The Joint is Jumpin'"
---(45) Lionrock - "Lionrock"
---(46) Suede - "My Insatiable One"
---(47) The Freshies - "I'm in Love with the Girl on the Manchester Virgin Megastore Checkout Desk"
---(48) Electric Six - "Danger! High Voltage (Thin White Duke Remix by Jacques Lu Cont)"
---(49) Vanilla Fudge - "You Keep Me Hangin' On"
---(50) Spahn Ranch - "Heretic's Fork (Inquisition Mix)"
---(51) C.L.A.W.S. - "C.L.A.W.S. Theme"
---(52) Led Zeppelin - "All My Love"
---(53) Gary Numan - "The Tick Tock Man"
---(54) Opus III - "It's a Fine Day"
---(55) Pink Floyd - "Us and Them"
---(56) David Bowie - "Modern Love"
---(57) Suicidal Tendencies - "Possessed to Skate"
---(58) T.S.O.L. - "Abolish Government / Silent Majority"
---(59) Laibach - "Geburt Einer Nation"
---(60) O-Zone - "Mindbending Climax (Club Version)"
---(61) Two Little Boys - "Stylophonia"
---(62) Klubbdriver - "Quadrophonia (Pulsedriver's Reactivate Mix)"
---(63) Bot - "Monky Man (Aquadrop Remix)"
---(64) The Quadrajets - "Too Much Evil"
---(65) Porcupine Defense - "Defuse (Bomb Squad Mix)"
---(66) Foo Fighters - "This is a Call"
---(67) XTC - "Senses Working Overtime"
---(68) The Jesus & Mary Chain - "Sidewalking"
---(69) Jellybean - "Sidewalk Talk"
---(70) Davie Allan & The Phantom Surfers - "Sidewalk City"
---(71) Reptilicus - "The Ooga-Booga Factor"

That should be enough, right??? Yeah...

---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)