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johnny dollar's vault

retro pop culture and various local observations and ramblings.

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Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
johnny dollar's vault resides in the basement of stately dollar maisonTM, amongst the wine cellar, tiki bar, and finicky electrical panel. from time to time i will unearth various artifacts from either there or from the random crevices of my mind.

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NOTE: this blog will NOT deal with any recent pop culture (i.e. since about 1990) or topical issues, so if you're looking for discussion about britney baracko jacko flacco, look elsewhere, lol

Monday, July 31, 2006

downloading hot local amateur corn

despite being within the confines of our fair city, we have busted an agricultural move and got a pretty decent garden going. check our crunchy granola urbanite azzez.

aside from more typical items like tomatoes, beanz, cuques, watermelon etc., what i woulda never considered is growing corn. but my corny wife had success with it growing up in severna park, and obvs it is rocking out in bee-more. prick up your ears!

as you can see there's some mutant 7-foot tall sunflowers as well. omg triffid rush!

we stone cold munched our first batch this evening ~ it was far supreme even to what you get at the farmer's market. so there.

this photo transcends a snarky title

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

adventures of the pie rats of the carribbean, part 2

arrrrr we left brown eye the pie rat and black butt the pie rat, the silver pearl washed up, and a treasure chest under foot...

shiver me timbers, who has the key?

avast tharrr be sirens yonder, can the mermaids help?

the sirens tell tales of their mate who had the key, but was caught and locked in spikey jones’ locker forever...

the pie rats meet the beauty, living out a life of condemnation in the sunken treasure chest...

she tells them that spikey jones keeps the key on his collar, and that if they try to find it he will be enraged, and summon creatures more terrifying than one can imagine...

arrr they be pie rats, they can not ignore an unopened treasure chest, they break out of the mermaid’s chest...

and not a moment too soon, as an army of kraken enveloped the chest, feasting on the beautiful mermaid!

for spikey jones IS the sea and he knows what the pie rats are up to.....

will spikey jones get our pie rats? will they get their treasure? will there be more pie?

Friday, July 21, 2006

adventures of the pie rats of the carribbean, part 1

ahoy mateys! we join our pie rats after months at sea, their tin "the silver pearl" washed up on a mysterious island...

the kraken had attacked the silver pearl...

they fled the silver pearl, narrowly escaping with tharrr tails....dead rats have no tails....

other vessels had befallen the same fate...

avast thar be skulls of rum!

arrrrr, the chest be found! but what's inside? Be it treasure or EVEEL......(to be continued)

(the preceding was created by my left coast friend eel. she had posted it on a private message board, but i found it so squeektacular she let me re-post it for the WHOLE INTARNET to see. thx eel!)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

be bop chihuly, glass my baby

a summery inspiration suggested that i share images of dale chihuly's installation at the missouri botanical garden.

word to the motherland, i believe he also has an installation at the new york botanical garden.

be a pal and support the most pyratical glass artist out there.

Monday, July 17, 2006

my summer vakashun by johnny dollar (age 35 1/2)

for the july forth week we drove towards saint louis. luckyly our fuel pump decided to brake in louisville kentucky. whee!

evin more fun was that we were toeing my '62 plymouth valiant behind the truck. so we decided to go downtown while we were strandid.

but i felt rite at home coz there was a [4th street] LIVE! with a hard rock cafe! where's the aquarium?

but the pep boy's fixt our truck and we got the nice car safe into dad's garodge before the vakayshun day!

the forth rolled around and i got to raise my own milisha buy equipping my brother's kids with red ryder bb guns!

before we left saint lewis we ate toasted ravioli! it was swell!

the best evar rest stop on the way back is in kentucky! klaatu barata niktu!

we had a grate summer vakshun! i hope our fuel pump brakes next year!!!

Friday, July 14, 2006

i pity the foo' that wants me gold

mr. t gets spiritual. check it here. foo'.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

han solo = rhett butler

han: "look, i ain't in this for your revolution, and i'm not in it for you, princess. i expect to be well paid. i'm in it for the money!"
leia: "You needn't worry about your reward. if money is all that you love, then that's what you'll receive."


scarlett: "but you are a blockade runner!"
rhett: "for profit, and profit only."
scarlett: "are you tryin' to tell me you don't believe in the cause?"
rhett: "I believe in rhett butler. he's the only cause i know."