10/2/13

Grey-Rock Brake Linings - Free avatars... better than that stupid movie!

Boy, I tell you, Asbestos was the wonder-material du jour back in '49. They made brake linings out of it, which, come to think of it, is one of the least horrifying uses for the stuff, back in the days before anybody cared that asbestos basically wanted everybody to die all the time. Brake linings are a comparatively sensible application for asbestos, as opposed to, say, retainers or diapers or something.



And, history doesn't get to use the ignorance plea. As early as 1898, factory inspectors noticed that asbestos had a weird "kinda sicky-killy" effect on workers. But I'm sure the good people at Raybestos made sure their workers were well looked-after, right?

Anyhoo, the reason this spot color ad found it's way onto my desk today is this great picture of a terrified driver. You could use him for lots of things. Because of his mind-boggling utility, we'll present him to you in a bunch of formats. Don't miss the avatar-friendly (NO, not that stupid movie written by a fifth grade girl!) 64x64, 96x96, and 128x128 sizes - just right for your favorite automotive forum. Just be sure and tell your jealous pals where you got it. Who's your buddy?

 Something very weird happens whenever I save these as JPEGs. His eyes turn grey. I can't figure why that's happening, so all these images below are PNGs. If the Graphic Blandishment and Photoshoppery Brigade can't give me an answer by high lunch, I'm sacking them and going back to the Commodore 64 for all my graphicking.

Click for 400px.

Click for 1000px.

64 x 64

96 x 96

128 x 128



2 comments:

Tim Dierks said...

Must be some kind of red-eye fix in the system, weird.

PhilAreGo@gmail.com said...

I should have been more specific. Apparently, when the JPEGs are displayed in the Blogger interface, the eyes turn grey. I can open up a JPEG in Photoshop and the eyes are fine. Very weird. Maybe it IS some kind of uninvited red-eye fix that Google does?

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