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Mr. Smith Resigns From Washington

Well, he didn't resign from Washington, but he did from Missouri. For those of you not familiar with the situation, I worked on a documentary project awhile back that followed a 2004 congressional race between Jeff Smith and Russ Carnahan in Missouri. I handled all the graphics and design for the marketing material as well as some other stuff. Jeff wound up losing this race with Carnahan, but eventually went on to win a seat in the Missouri state senate. This was largely possible because of the success of the "Can Mr. Smith Get To Washington Anymore?" documentary. After the movie, there wasn't to many people that didn't know who Jeff Smith was.

The movie portrayed Jeff as a very charismatic, for-the-people type of guy. You couldn't resist liking him after you met him. Unfortunately, looks can be a little deceiving, because apparently Jeff was a very bad guy.

St. Louis Post Dispatch - Matson Cartoon

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Use jQuery to Queue Your Animations

Using jQuery's ready() method and callback functions to get your animations to queue smoothly

One of my long time followers and most likely my biggest fan, ran into a little jQuery problem the other day and e-mailed me to see if I could help out. Here's what he had to say:

I am trying to get jQuery to do a fade, a slideDown, and a fade. I need to delay each by a few seconds, or ideally have them trigger after the previous effect completes. I can't seem to figure it out. Your an awesome guy, think you can help out?

The secret to getting me to look at something is to call me "Awesome"!

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Sometimes I miss doing little art projects

I drew this picture on the left years ago in college. It always bugged me that I never finished it. Today I decided to scan it in a see what I could do to it in Photoshop. If I was smart, I would have made it into one of those photoshop speed painting movies, but I didn't think of that until I was almost done. Sorry. Hope you enjoy it though.

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