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Sunday, June 30, 2013

A UCLA study from last year suggests that eating lots of processed foods with fructose makes you stupid. Explains a lot about America today, doesn't it?


Seriously, look around at the America today. Now compare it to the America of the 60s when humanity, itself, was moving forward. We were going to the moon, literally! Now we can barely keep our bridges from crumbling. Here's a quote from a press release about this study at UCLA's website:
"Our findings illustrate that what you eat affects how you think," said Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, a professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a professor of integrative biology and physiology in the UCLA College of Letters and Science. "Eating a high-fructose diet over the long term alters your brain's ability to learn and remember information."

So, everyone, please read those ingredients labels and throw away the vast majority of food with fructose or high-fructose corn syrup in it. You'll be smart for doing it and smarter, too.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

ThePeteTV: Riding the Elevator Down from Getting my #GoogleGlass (Shot #ThroughGlass )


So, I got my Google Glass and I'm on my way out with my wife with me and I decide to start recording video. Watch for Newt Gingrich's white head to show up a bit past the 2-minute mark. Turns out, he was there to pick up his Glass as I was leaving with mine. What are the odds?!? Also, watch as a Google employee figures out that I'm recording video. Ahhhh, I'm already having sooo much fun with Glass!!

I know this is not the correct way to wear #Glass but it does look cool, doesn't? ;) (I love this #GlassExplorers thing!


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At home, updating the OS on #Glass. Also wondering why thepete.com is down. #GoogleGlass can't stop servers from going down :(


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#Glass on the subway on the way home. More gadget boxes that I won't want to trash.


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I got my Glass!!! Super psyched! #GoogleGlass #glassexplorers


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Waiting for Google to find my name. Wouldn't it be funny if I *couldn't* get my #GoogleGlass today? ...no, it wouldn't. Not at all.


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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Working on the ToC for the 1st compilation of my cartoon art from last year. #DrawEveryDay2012 Vol.1 coming soon!


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Hey, look! It's Skully-Chan and the Mona Lisa!! 2 great works of art in 1 photo!! #Louvre #SkullyChan #MonaLisa #LaJoconde #LaGioconda #art #cartoon #helloskullyeuropeantour


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T-minus 23 hours and counting until I get my #GoogleGlass as one of the #GlassExplorers. Message me on G+ if you want to follow my adventures #ThroughGlass. thepete.com/+


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Shot of @SierraRein underneath Paris surrounded by a few thousand (or more) former Parisians. #creepy #amazing #Paris #Catacombes #catacombs #France #skeletons #skulls #bones


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Your creepy photo of the day: my wife standing next to the centuries-old bones of a few hundred long deceased Parisians. This was taken in Les Catacombes, under Paris, just a couple weeks ago. The story is, back in the 1800s (I think that's when it was), Paris cemeteries were filling up too fast and Paris was growing too quickly so they decided to evict the dead and re-bury them in the miles and miles of old, underground quarries outside the city. Of course, Paris kept growing and these quarries are no longer outside the city, but under it. Sadly, authorities didn't spend too much time respecting the bodies of the dead so they ended up being piled up and even turned into works of art and architectural choices for the catacombes, themselves. Being down there is depressing, humbling and somehow uplifting, too. Seeing all those bones in one place really gave me a perspective on history I didn't have before. Seeing all of those lives represented so bluntly and so openly (via their deaths) reminded me of the "Pale Blue Dot" speech Carl Sagan once told. I felt both insignificant and incredibly important at the same time. If you're ever in France, I highly recommend doing this. It's incredible.

#SCOTUS says, basically, it's OK to violate voting rights until we figure out how to tell if you've done it before. Um, WHAT? #BizarroWorldYear13


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Monday, June 24, 2013

ThePeteTV: TheDrawingVlog: Skully-Chan Commemorative Coin Design


Haven't done one of these in a loooong time!

There's something #ironic about the placement of these two signs next to each other inside the #Louvre.


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Meanwhile, back in #NYC, it's quite warm.


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A String Quartet in Piazza San Marco plays Whiter Shade of Pale on


What an incredibly special day this was! Had a brilliant martini at Harry's Bar and then my wife took me on a gondola ride that ended at Piazza San Marco where I find these guys playing one of my favorite songs. TheBest. Birthday. Ever.
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#Venice, #Italy from above. (From the top of the campanile in Piazza San Marco, to be exact.)


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#Venice at night is like floating through a museum after closing time. #Amazing #romantic #beautiful #noteasytophotograph


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A canal in #Venice. This city was more amazing than I expected. I get giddy just thinking about my 4 days there.


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Monday, June 17, 2013

More sounds of Paris: above and below

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sounds from Paris: Live brass and the bells of Notre Dame (yes, that one)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I think Notre Dame du Paris looks cooler from it's rear view--like some #gothic #steampunk machine. #Paris #pic


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This is my "nah, I don't need sanctuary" face. #Paris #pic


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Skully-Chan visited Notre Dame du Paris today! #SkullyChan's #HelloSkullyChan #pic


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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Inside the "Phantom Manor" aka the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Paris

With @SierraRein in front of the awesomely #steampunk Space Mountain: Mission 2 at #Disneyland #Paris. #pic taken by @nevid1326 (thx, man!)


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Space Mountain at #Disneyland #Paris is better than either of the American ones. #steampunk #pic


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I guess "Haunted House" sounded too American?? #Disneyland #Paris #pic


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Not the Haunted Mansion OR the house from "Psycho" but the Phantom Manor at #Disneyland #Paris #pic


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Is this place really this old?? Sheesh, I feel even older now... #Paris #pic


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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The #Eiffel Tower got all twinkley! #Paris #pic


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Flick! #Paris #Eiffel Tower #pic


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Skully-Chan visited the #Eiffel Tower today! #HelloSkullyEuropeanTour #pic


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thepete: Through the window of our hotel in #Paris. #vid https://t.co/q2ImlwhvSF

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Our clothes dryer here in Paris is brought to us by #PRIMUS which I didn't think was still a band. #Paris #pic


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I'm watching a state funeral on French TV and they're actually playing the dum-dum-da-dum song. Should it surprise me that it's French?