I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan
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For this week’s Sunday Funnies, I was inspired by a quote by Buddha. I thought that it was an interesting quote in many levels, in that buddhism is a religion in which individuals are to seek out their own salvation, and that it is quite an inspirational saying, especially for those who are always surrounded by competition, and need some kind of motivation – namely college students like me.
For this week’s Sunday Funny, I selected a quote by Jimmy Dean that currently resonates with me, which can be found here. I am at a crossroads about several things and am facing obstacles that I cannot directly control or fix. That being said, my mentality is to move around my impediments and go on. The pictures I chose are not my own and as such, I have included their appropriate citations below.
“Jimmy Dean Quote.” BrainyQuote. Xplore. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/jimmydean131287.html>.
“Contemplation – Boy Looking out at Storm and Ocean.” Redbubble. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <http://www.redbubble.com/people/j0elc/works/6692741-contemplation-boy-looking-out-at-storm-and-ocean>.
“Cheakamus Challenge.” Cheakamus Challenge. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <http://www.cheakamuschallenge.com/protecting-your-body-from-the-sun-while-biking/>.
Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <https://johnchapter17.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/cowboy-walking-in-a-rain-storm-nm.jpg>.
(Image Credits: The Indiana University Auditorium by Flickr user Joey Lax-Salinas, Dream by Flickr user rarael oela, Studying by Flickr user Steven S., Anti-Chen Protest Day 32 – Million Men March by Flickr Paul Chang, Vietnam War by Flickr user Expert Infantry, Martin Luther Kind Jr. 1964 (source: Library of Congress) by Flickr user Mike Licht, Steve Jobs – A rebel with a super cause by Flickr user Fatima, Gandhi by Flickr user Elvis Don, and Oprah Winfrey addresses guests at the dedication program by Flickr user NewhouseSU) (Music credit: Pomp and Circumstance: College Graduation by The Hit Crew)
For my Sunday Funnies this week, I used a quote from C.Joybell C. I felt like this quote really allowed me to change the way I think about life. I realized that I don’t need to know where my future takes me, but to instead just live life in the present and take each day one step at a time. This quote really inspired me to just live life to the fullest and to love the uncertainty that comes with it.
“A Quote by C. JoyBell C.” Goodreads. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/357278-i-have-come-to-accept-the-feeling-of-not-knowing>.
Brenn, Moyan. “Freedom.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 28 May 2010. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/aigle_dore/4571113541/in/photolist-nMmBEo-7XW9Nr-4vwRDw-71X2X-6VNeW-dhuwk-7mhj7t-8rYCgn-34Unc-6V78B-qsgEtx-qsQ1wq-4a3SGf-cfyZbU-h3G9ac-fwzUb7-jq3waR-5z35R4-G1QsP-hRUcK>.
Grunig, Josef. “Freedom.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 30 Oct. 2007. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/josefgrunig/1732787905/in/photolist-3D7Ztx-nKLZv-n1eqJ-7w56w2-4mDn6M-5uB3J7-cJC2Us-5BH7pX-59Ntai-pLFoVH-8fSC3q-6yLCza-2XSVvg-6Rc3RV-dfHdnj-mCyeLS-vdeXf-azYZfa-aX3ert-9BG7zJ-4buCx-qFGHJa-fSDYKS-5Wr6xm-nfJQTJ-67sRY5-6bTCuC-p8WGbi-6d1Mpn-4cqZSD-bBp37a-4vDniD-5bPRdJ-8deqY5-4etTCa-5pkE5H-5qoRbB-CPvZN-6cHmaC-5GGybv-dsqtxT-6gCwA7-7CHJ7j-cRZYhY-qyEy2D-9ukSAr-LzudZ-LExJX-bZjWP-9uwred>.
Moore, Francis Gordon. “[ Freedom ].” Flickr. Yahoo!, 17 Oct. 2008. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/elfranzo/2949127050/in/photolist-5uB3J7-cJC2Us-5BH7pX-59Ntai-pLFoVH-8fSC3q-6yLCza-2XSVvg-6Rc3RV-dfHdnj-mCyeLS-vdeXf-azYZfa-aX3ert-9BG7zJ-4buCx-qFGHJa-fSDYKS-5Wr6xm-nfJQTJ-67sRY5-6bTCuC-p8WGbi-6d1Mpn-4cqZSD-bBp37a-4vDniD-5bPRdJ-8deqY5-4etTCa-5pkE5H-5qoRbB-CPvZN-6cHmaC-5GGybv-dsqtxT-6gCwA7-7CHJ7j-cRZYhY-qyEy2D-9ukSAr-LzudZ-LExJX-bZjWP-9uwred-8ozp7Y-49aAsK-rbeFh-bkTLXA-48jbyn>.
“Sky.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 31 May 2005. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/monkeyatlarge/16645379/in/photolist-5nvaRN-2tj6i-ndZeq9-996mHh-o1tx4v-cQ9QFA-are8GS-fzyowG-6UpK3E-4NhG3b-ebQ7bB-bNE1Fx-dbGbB5-jJyr9d-nNPf4w-8xfyY-SVAMJ-9F6REx-4djDM-4DHbMC>.
“I Asked the Wind..” Flickr. Yahoo!, 18 Jan. 2006. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/aphrodite/86829532/in/photolist-aaraiV-844Ku9-oWTkRb-7Ecczy-8Ji3TM-sYkxs-hszkTH-fLsAzp-8VUic4-uXpG1-6wXYny-isXtdt-9QhWDM-goFnAE-4EeH7N-kCKBq8-8F2oU-4pMnja-8myJtj-4zzejD-pxbLSH-ocGRsQ-7ABAqi-dSs4gr-2NiNVx-dt18i1-5v3MQA-7QxH4J-2mAStv-5RxPq8-8xfLUs-8SNjKw-e4q9Vc-asyN8z-8vqNNB-im1aPQ-88dogq-9fZU6b-qDfpM6-3bYoYK-eLomvE-iwPN5Z-4rKqEt-dpWF5B-6sooFx-byksZV-8zhRYm-7Eu1J2-4u3wST-mhm9h9>.
Magson, Terry. “Puzzle Muteson.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 1 June 2013. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/w-walrus/8905464734/in/photolist-obcZW9-fy7kRK-eyWQpq-ypFzW-nE5NVE-5zQF6x-CVtE-59BFCr-oyKtAq-pgzLLJ-iJFH-okRo1S-bz9nwE-921hgP-95DzWo-bz9PHJ-jxSHMc-5JTESj-92pY1d-bdE9ct-4EEuP8-7jdFM-C9EbG-4esZsL-rDMQSn-bNWQBR-59koGM-dWU7bQ-cFnmdQ-oCVWxd-bAsFiE-4rAM9f-7DzC2S-62x1j6-7xd4Zv-85Z95f-61UsHc-5HRtuk-9btHmE-K14jv-5jAiHB-8TeL5r-4jp5ok-5SfK7D-aCTM4a-ngrwAX-mt92xK-4RXjWK-a9xopA-pYLY4f>.
Culzon, Jesslee. “So Happy Together.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 20 Feb. 2007. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/eelssej_/396211633/in/photolist-6uHz7S-969bRP-5J1Jcj-gWJXe5-6dU2UB-jC2WrE-8EfDG7-oRK7r8-B1FV4-Pshj8-ekhdMj-w2bXG-9UpFEx-cUetEC-MRr2s-pL43mt-5HquK8-ocvCit-bKojhZ-pARJed-52wDYH-7rKz5M-6mCxRA-nWTAJ9-b4eZUz-b7oCrH-4ZCk3N-iiQPYB-8vBWnB-7rSixD-a9TJ7R-6enoYv-bv1H5g-5ZJ111-jxfn36-p1qXon-paD19y-6ehXeA-jNFb5r-ncPvid-7z2gzm-5gr521-fy2XiC-51U2Ep-qC9Npe-8PdS9a-9jwJY3-aX8sAB-oVRgME-q36A>.
Gard, Gregory. “Soaring Bald Eagle.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 6 Dec. 2014. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/greggard/15341435683/in/photolist-pnESkM-a5FrCV-68wEzW-9pEQjL-pnPuCQ-5zkSqZ-7xCdR-sySNX-4UyBrj-dRX12A-4qaa8s-bJoVH-4UunWt-6uZXpj-dtCT3X-5a51gu-gM6QTB-dtJqE7-AqFGu-iuyfN2-dtCTdD-7dtKW6-xEWwF-cCDedU-q1dAz4-caZwah-axF6qg-nkh4aU-8qcGrY-2vnU91-5FBViT-fmKRHe-bgS5v6-c5cgdN-8ga51D-5mgDVB-AeTge-ktmTVo-7ownsC-nsda11-54jM2i-drTVzJ-63C1EU-cwJ8jA-brMtpm-e2uVUw-djzcJe-okuJ1o-dCy4bC-aJcj6Z>.
Robertson, Randy. “Soaring.” Flickr. Yahoo!, 1 Oct. 2007. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/randysonofrobert/1465701741/in/photolist-3ew74F-4Bnk6-b5FS4Z-846oBE-9pBNRF-pwFhuw-8jeUGL-5VhAVf-aqnCSP-6acPc5-9S8if8-eyNDNn-5ZAZUe-7pHSzD-4U3BeN-ntFzp-aqnCNc-pwzVLB-pnESkM-a5FrCV-68wEzW-9pEQjL-pnPuCQ-5zkSqZ-7xCdR-sySNX-4UyBrj-dRX12A-4qaa8s-bJoVH-4UunWt-6uZXpj-dtCT3X-5a51gu-gM6QTB-dtJqE7-AqFGu-iuyfN2-dtCTdD-7dtKW6-xEWwF-cCDedU-q1dAz4-caZwah-axF6qg-nkh4aU-8qcGrY-2vnU91-5FBViT-fmKRHe>.
On September 12, 1962 JFK addressed Rice University about the “space race”. In the speech he talks about the power of the human spirit. He disuses the challenges that the human race have faced and overcome. I tried to represent this same tone in my “Sunday Funny“. I wanted to show the progression of human knowledge and accomplishments.
Kennedy, John. “JFK RICE MOON SPEECH.” JFK RICE MOON SPEECH. 12 Sept. 1962. Web. 21 Mar. 2015. <http://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/ricetalk.htm>.
Nihi, Chado. Evening Lake Glow Big Moon Finland. Digital image. Pixabay. 21 Feb. 2015. Web. http://pixabay.com/en/evening-lake-glow-big-moon-finland-639699/
Tps, Dave. Mount Fuji Japan Mountains Landmark. Digital image. Pixabay. 20 July 2014. Web. http://pixabay.com/en/mount-fuji-japan-mountains-landmark-395047/
Images, Wiki. Moon Walk Astronaut Astronaut Suit. Digital image. Pixabay. 20 Mar. 2012. Web. http://pixabay.com/en/moon-walk-astronaut-astronaut-suit-60616/
Images, Wiki. Rocket Launch Smoke Rocket Take off. Digital image. Pixabay. 20 Mar. 2012. Web. http://pixabay.com/en/rocket-launch-smoke-rocket-take-off-67723/
659, Jma. Sphinx Pyramids Historic Egypt. Digital image. Pixabay. 20 May 2014. Web. http://pixabay.com/en/sphinx-pyramids-historic-egypt-350458/
1962, Krakauer. Stonehenge Stone Circle England. Digital image. Pixabay. 20 Oct. 2014. Web. http://pixabay.com/en/stonehenge-stone-circle-england-493737/
Gib, Saran. Taj Mahal Unesco Site World Wonder. Digital image. Pixabay. 20 July 2014. Web. http://pixabay.com/en/taj-mahal-unesco-site-world-wonder-383097/
Castigatioxes. Eiffel Tower Paris France Tower. Digital image. Pixabay. 20 Nov. 2014. Web. http://pixabay.com/en/eiffel-tower-paris-france-tower-498381/
Jansen, Patty. Sydney Opera House Australia. Digital image. Pixabay. 20 June 2014. Web. http://pixabay.com/en/sydney-opera-house-australia-363244/
For my Sunday Funnies 6 assignment (click here for assignment info) I used a quote I feel is extremely, depressingly relevant for college students, especially first year students who have more recently made the transition out of their childhood home. The quote is from the main character in the movie Garden State (2004) which is a film I would highly recommend. You can click here to be directed to the full quote, because I dissected it and shortened it for this project. The pictures used are not mine, but instead are CC-licensed so I will include the citations below.
BostonBill. Home for the Holidays. 1945. Flickr. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/8533266@N04/2124683045/in/photolist-4eKyfi-4s88XL-4qcH7c-ouBnvt-qoxehn-2JdvM3-fbL8JB-5AEwrn-sRqcK-4tymGp-qtMXNi-pkVh8-LfoMy-3R2Gd-pjEmbu-4pH1eG-ac9Wh9-3X4HxR-ioVzFg-7iTffD-3Hc8Fe-fDs4W2-j91Lon-6rb6jk-Lz7a-bodvNu-9q4Tsb-6K4ZT-3HX6zT-6eNjbk-9awxpS-8nVpXB-8KRqq-4tyn4R-48R93Q-daGXHx-7WVEmy-qbzv55-4s3QMt-FdoSA-Qk1uQ-NYgNw-9cNpEB-hN2JDW-pkkKVJ-aMX5ht-7SaGxA-6V3xWP-3JLxnS-4nGkPK>.
Halvorsen, Geir. A Scandinavian Home Ca 1970. Flickr.<https://www.flickr.com/photos/damiel/308454876/in/photolist-tfUTw-5MzaGU-rjm6DN-6fDFBf-dpfgNB-5v5RKU-e39fHr-5gFvaZ-q3Grfc-e6nDdu-bXmQjw-96WuM-8Q5HLr-dWT2iF-9ak4hu-dm3qU2-dmXgvu-eJHjBE-fa1dCo-d4SQ9q-cxS6jG-gAmV6u-4f4VWZ-e8qud6-e7GXxc-e8w323-cWw8fC-e7Hiqr-eJJ9md-dgeUED-e7NSgW-eJHayo-gAoeWd-d4SGBY-e7DUYz-gAoVFy-f9ZDqG-gzDWwX-cWvJuS-cWwdeL-d1iGpL-d1iNGu-d1iCSW-cWvSnN-d1j9my-d1j6Yj-cWvZk9-d1iRoj-fpTqX8-ej9RrG>.
Still Thinking–Home. 2011. Flickr. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/la_maga_pics/5709057915/in/photolist-9Guq22-359Dn-3gXSyw-4tfnPj-6TyZU7-r1bWLF-9g57do-8y3QRX-BqDY9-bwYWS-8k7rpp-ag69u-sYi6T-5ZDDtx-66TLZ2-2ajv5E-b9c6c-54UCD7-cY6LJq-7JeASf-7ePk2-fbKMYF-qApHxE-ok513v-bqVKxH-H63Sw-8xBqg9-mVDgG-fc2qzY-w2dJ6-47XuG7-4Wkiuw-5Sy36V-5UiXCa-7gntSX-ohtPki-ci5ndw-5ttNJo-r4EiCQ-9aGekm-8Ui7ka-a8vpJX-bM7AWk-7mV9n5-4eKyfi-4s88XL-4qcH7c-ouBnvt-qoxehn-2JdvM3.
Ware, Kate. Home. 2013. Flickr. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/katewares/9505200323/in/photolist-ftWCUc-3ZxWd-8xxyK2-5S85SE-7Ws9Aq-7DpkED-9a93hk-9Guq22-359Dn-3gXSyw-4tfnPj-6TyZU7-r1bWLF-9g57do-8y3QRX-BqDY9-bwYWS-8k7rpp-ag69u-sYi6T-5ZDDtx-66TLZ2-2ajv5E-b9c6c-54UCD7-cY6LJq-7JeASf-7ePk2-fbKMYF-qApHxE-ok513v-bqVKxH-H63Sw-8xBqg9-mVDgG-fc2qzY-w2dJ6-47XuG7-4Wkiuw-5Sy36V-5UiXCa-7gntSX-ohtPki-ci5ndw-5ttNJo-r4EiCQ-9aGekm-8Ui7ka-a8vpJX-bM7AWk>.
I decided to participate in this week’s Sunday Funnies assignment along with y’all, so I made the video below to illustrate this quote from Rainer Maria Rilke:
How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.
So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloudshadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you.
I recorded myself reading these two paragraphs using Audacity. Then loaded the audio as a base track in iMovie and layered the following photos over it:
- Here be Dragons.
- Heroscape: dragon stalks samurai
- Princesses 2
- The Umquhile Shadow-Paraphernalia With Hands-on Ripening
- Big Mouth
- Windows Vista
I created short links for each of those photos using bit.ly, so that I could easily include links in the credit page inside the video itself, in addition to listing them here.
I also added a layer of background music with a 1:00 excerpt of a piece by Phillip Glass, “Molly is a Dreamer” (from Theater Music Archive, Vol.I). The music is not in the public domain or Creative Commons licensed, so it’s possible that my video will be taken down if someone objects to it, but I believe that I’ve satisfied the requirements for Fair Use of a piece by only using a tiny sliver of Glass’s music, attributing the source, and using it only in a nonprofit and creative capacity.
When it was finished, I uploaded the video to YouTube and then embedded it into this post.
First, a little bit of inspiration: Take a look at some of the comics that Zen Pencils creates by taking an interesting quote and then creating a comic to illustrate it. (I particularly like Bill Watterson, Jim Henson, Amelia Earhart, and Ira Glass.) Notice how his comics are related to and inspired by the quotes he’s working with but are not simply literal translations of them.
And a second bit of inspiration: Find a quote that inspires you, probably a fairly long quote, at least a paragraph (though length is offered here only as a suggestion, not a rule).
Now illustrate your quote with an image or a series of images. You do not need to make a cartoon like Zen Pencils does, though you can if you’d like to. You can use a series of photographs of your own or CC-licensed ones or draw illustrations. If you’d like to make a video using iMovie, that would be cool. Your goal is to come up with something that takes someone else’s words, puts your own personal spin on them, in order to create a visual representation of the quote.
(image credit: Detail from “ZEN PENCILS » 128 BILL WATTERSON A cartoonist’s advice“)