Jake Bourbon

Enjoying the view from the Texas Hill Country

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Open the window to greet the day, and remember what day it is.

I still haven’t found all the Billy Rays in the house.

But I knew just what to play — loud — while dropping someone at school this morning.  Thanks, YouTube.

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oldschoolfrp:

asphesteros:

dungeoneeringdad:

DM Screen art by Trampier.

David Trampier is a primary influence in the tone I try to achieve in the games I run

I never owned this screen but I sat on this side of it a few times, so of course I knew it had the demon idol from the Players Handbook in the lower center.  Recently I finally started recognizing some of the other sources of images that Trampier incorporated into this.
The group around the treasure chest in the lower left is a reference to his full page illustration in the 1st ed Monster Manual.  The lizardman silhouette with the halberd in the center of the dragon’s fire breath is TSR’s early corporate logo, also seen in Greg Bell’s 1976 inside cover illustration for D&D Supplement I: Greyhawk.  The bearded fighter with the distinctive face dominating the right side is a self-portrait of Trampier.  Once you know to look for it, you’ll see his face in much of his D&D art.

RIP Dave Trampier (May 24, 1954 – March 24, 2014).

oldschoolfrp:

asphesteros:

dungeoneeringdad:

DM Screen art by Trampier.

David Trampier is a primary influence in the tone I try to achieve in the games I run

I never owned this screen but I sat on this side of it a few times, so of course I knew it had the demon idol from the Players Handbook in the lower center.  Recently I finally started recognizing some of the other sources of images that Trampier incorporated into this.

The group around the treasure chest in the lower left is a reference to his full page illustration in the 1st ed Monster Manual.  The lizardman silhouette with the halberd in the center of the dragon’s fire breath is TSR’s early corporate logo, also seen in Greg Bell’s 1976 inside cover illustration for D&D Supplement I: Greyhawk.  The bearded fighter with the distinctive face dominating the right side is a self-portrait of Trampier.  Once you know to look for it, you’ll see his face in much of his D&D art.

RIP Dave Trampier (May 24, 1954 – March 24, 2014).

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americastestkitchen:

There’s no question that we give the devil his due when it comes to dining: Americans eat deviled eggs, devil’s food cake, deviled ham, deviled ribs…the list goes on. But where does our culinary fascination with the dark side come from? http://bit.ly/1r0MJEV

Etymology, social history, and a recipe.

americastestkitchen:

There’s no question that we give the devil his due when it comes to dining: Americans eat deviled eggs, devil’s food cake, deviled ham, deviled ribs…the list goes on. 

But where does our culinary fascination with the dark side come from? http://bit.ly/1r0MJEV

Etymology, social history, and a recipe.

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breakingnews:

WWII vet Bill Guarnere, portrayed in ‘Band of Brothers,’ dies at 90
NBCPhiladelphia: William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, a South Philadelphia native and World War II vet who was portrayed on the television miniseries, “Band of Brothers,” died this weekend at the age of 90.
Guarnere’s son, William Guarnere Jr., confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Guarnere was rushed to the hospital early Saturday and died of a ruptured aneurysm early Saturday night.
After enlisting in the paratroops in 1942, Guarnere joined Easy Company, earning the nickname “Wild Bill” for his daring battlefield exploits. Guarnere’s time in World War II was dramatized in the HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers” in which he was played by actor Frank John Hughes.

breakingnews:

WWII vet Bill Guarnere, portrayed in ‘Band of Brothers,’ dies at 90

NBCPhiladelphia: William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, a South Philadelphia native and World War II vet who was portrayed on the television miniseries, “Band of Brothers,” died this weekend at the age of 90.

Guarnere’s son, William Guarnere Jr., confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Guarnere was rushed to the hospital early Saturday and died of a ruptured aneurysm early Saturday night.

After enlisting in the paratroops in 1942, Guarnere joined Easy Company, earning the nickname “Wild Bill” for his daring battlefield exploits. Guarnere’s time in World War II was dramatized in the HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers” in which he was played by actor Frank John Hughes.

(via thestonecuttersguild)

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