Jan Berenstain, the co-creator of the Berenstain Bears has passed away today.
As a child I was in love with the Berenstain Bears. I read all of the books and watched the cartoon every Saturday morning. They were one of the many reasons I fell in love with drawing and cartoons. I owe a lot of my early inspiration to her work. Thank you Jan Berenstain…if I ever become a father, I promise I will share your work with my little bears and hope that it spurs their imaginations in the way that it did mine.
Inspired by an article entitled “There’s More to Nothing Than We Knew”, in the New York Times; this illustration came about as a response to the idea summed up in the following quote:
There is a deeper nothing in which even the laws of physics are absent. Where do the laws come from? Are they born with the universe, or is the universe born in accordance with them? Here Dr. Krauss, unhappily in my view, resorts to the newest and most controversial toy in the cosmologist’s toolbox: the multiverse, a nearly infinite assemblage of universes, each with its own randomly determined rules, particles and forces, that represent solutions to the basic equations of string theory — the alleged theory of everything, or perhaps, as wags say, anything.
I tried to represent two distinctly opposite universes. Seems to me, if the multiverse is infinite, then it stands to reason that there is a universe out there that works on exactly the opposite rules that our universe operates within.
Newt Gingrich recently started talking about his grand vision of colonizing the moon by the end of his second term (2020). He says that with 13,000 people they can petition to become a state. So…President Newt would advocate for the moon becoming a state before Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico? Weird.
Here are President Newt’s comments on colonization…
This was inspired by the MSNBC promotional ad for its “Lean Forward” campaign. It talks about all of the shipping containers that come from over seas filled with manufactured goods. Once the containers come here…they stay here because there is nothing to ship back. We don’t manufacture anything anymore.