Category Archives: Stuff Joe Likes

A Chat with Christopher Lee

Being that Halloween is right around the corner I thought I would share this odd but delightful rarity that I discovered while fishing for something to watch on my Roku. If you are unfamiliar with the Roku, I’ve written about … Continue reading

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Digital Clutter

This is a followup to my earlier post about the art school formerly known as The Philadelphia College of Art. Thanks to the Internet Archive which is probably the greatest site on the internet a number of odd, wonderful and … Continue reading

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The Details – Upper Darby

Having basked in comic books and old movies my whole life, architectural details were what cities were supposed to be about. On a morning like the one above, the ornamentation would catch the light and look glorious. These details also … Continue reading

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Screened Window on the World

I was never much of a pet person. My eyes would usually roll up into my head when somebody would start to go on and on about their kitties or doggies. He did the cutest thing the other day…ugh! Now … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Get to Heaven If You Break My Heart

After crowing about my new, favorite sketchbook recently, I decided to look for more of the same since I was tearing through the current one at a rapid clip. I looked at the websites of online as well as brick-and-mortar … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle Again!

Tremendous news — the enormous electric boot is back on Broad! It’s been fully restored and illuminated!

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Not Fade Away

I’ve sung the praises of the Roku set-top box before. For the uninitiated, Roku’s website can be found HERE or you can chase down articles I’ve written for this site HERE and HERE. The short story of the Roku is … Continue reading

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Gene London

Of the great pantheon of kid show hosts who graced the airwaves and won the hearts and minds of children in the Philadelphia broadcast region, Gene London, the genial host of The Gene London Show is one of the last … Continue reading

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Live and in Poison

More whacky illustrative hi-jinx with my new favorite vector program Affinity Designer.

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Affinity Designer

I’ve been playing with a ten-day trial of what for me is going to be the Adobe Illustrator killer. It’s called Affinity Designer.

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The Wonderfully Weird Channels of the Roku

I’m starting a new category that could be considered for cord-cutters or folks looking to save some serious cash by giving cable TV the heave-ho. I could be considered a cord-cutter in a way although I never had a cord … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to Me!

A while back, I wrote about my experiences with my Roku box, and it seems to be a fairly popular post. People seeking information on Roku boxes or the possibility of cutting the cord seem to land on my site. … Continue reading

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Birthdays and Pop-Tart Deprivation

This card was partially inspired by the folks who discover the image of Jesus on their toast and Joe’s current obsession with blueberry Pop-Tarts. Growing up, Joe’s Mom didn’t care that Lucky Charms were magically delicious, she bought Cheerios. And … Continue reading

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At Third and Market

As kids whenever we would discover something and loudly exclaim, “Look what I FOUND!“ my Dad would reply, “It wasn’t lost.” Such is the case with this art supply store I “found” for myself at 307 Market Street. I guess … Continue reading

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