Thursday, December 30, 2010

Penguin maze for the letter P maze in the book "Learn To A Maze" By Yonatan Frimer

P is for Penguin - Maze of PenguinCool maze of a penguin

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Maze of cute little penguin, a flightless bird that is found around Antarctica and the north pole. The entrance of the maze is in the upper left corner, and the exit is in the lower right corner of the maze. This maze goes with the maze of the letter P for the kids book, "Learn To A Maze" Which uses mazes to teach kids the alphabet. By Yonatan Frimer.


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Some fun facts from wikipedia about Penguins:

Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have become flippers. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid, and other forms of sealife caught while swimming underwater. They spend about half of their lives on land and half in the oceans.

Although all penguin species are native to the southern hemisphere, they are not found only in cold climates, such as Antarctica. In fact, only a few species of penguin live so far south. Several species are found in the temperate zone, and one species, the Galápagos Penguin, lives near the equator.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Maze of Number Four (4) and Maze of Lucky Number Seven (7) by Yonatan Frimer

Number Seven (7) Maze
Psychedelic Seven Maze
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Maze of the number Seven (7) in a psychedelic half-tone that creates a great illusion. Maze starts in the upper left corner and ends in the lower right corner. Created by Yonatan Frimer


Number Four (4) Maze
Number four maze
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Maze of the number Four (4) Maze starts in the upper left corner and ends in the lower right corner. Created by Yonatan Frimer

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Maze of a zebra for the letter Z by Yonatan Frimer

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Maze of Numbers, mazes of numbers Zero, Two and Eight, by Yonatan Frimer

Number Eight (8) Maze
Eight is a Maze
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Trippy checkered maze of the Number Eight. Maze starts in the upper left corner and the maze ends in the lower right corner. Should take about 30-90 seconds to solve this one, how long does it take you to solve the maze? Created by Yonatan Frimer

Number Two (2) Maze

maze of number two

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Maze of the number two (2) Maze starts in the upper left corner and ends in the lower right corner. Created by Yonatan Frimer


Zero Maze
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Maze of the number zero, of no value, nill, null, zilch, zippo, nada, nothing, empty, please come back later. Maze starts in the upper left corner and maze ends in the lower right corner. This maze takes about 30 to 90 seconds to solve. How long does it take you? Created by Yonatan Frimer

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Maze of a zebra for the letter Z by Yonatan FrimerDeer in the headlights maze yonatan frimer

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Maze of a Walrus, by Yonatan Frimer

W is for Walrus - Maze of Walrus

maze of walrus

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Maze of a Walrus. Big tusks on these friendly creatures. Maze starts in the upper left forner around his right eye and exit of the maze is in the lower right corner right past his blubber and right tusk. This maze goes with the
Maze art of the letter W, by Yonatan Frimer for the kids book, "Learn To A Maze" Which uses mazes to teach kids the alphabet. By Yonatan Frimer.


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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Yo Yo Maze and Raccoon Maze, by Yonatan Frimer

Y is for Yo-Yo - Maze of a Yo-Yo

Maze of a guy with a yo yo for the letter y maze
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Yo Yo Maze. Maze of a guy with a yo yo. This maze goes with the maze of the letter Y for the kids book, "Learn To A Maze" Which uses mazes to teach kids the alphabet. By Yonatan Frimer.

Maze of the letter Y, upper-case:
maze of the letter Y twenty fifth letter of the english alphabet
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R is For Raccoon - Maze of a RaccoonMaze of Raccoon for the Letter R Maze

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Raccoon Maze for the Letter R Maze. Part of a series for a book called, "Learn To A Maze" which uses image themed mazes to teach kids the alphabet and how to read. This maze of a raccoon goes next to the maze of the letter R. Created by Yonatan Frimer

Maze of the letter R:
Maze art of the letter R, by Yonatan Frimer
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These mazes are from Yonatan Frimer's upcoming book, "Learn To A Maze". An edutainment booklet that teaches children (and adults!) the alphabet and simple reading using mazes. For more examples of Yonatan Frimer's mazes, visit Team Of Monkeys . com or Ink Blot Mazes . com

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Maze portrait of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, by Yonatan Frimer

Maze of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Maze portrait of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

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Maze of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange. Maze entrance is found in the upper left corner and the exit of the maze is in the lower right corner. Click the link for the solution to the maze if you can't solve it on your own. Created by Yonatan Frimer

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maze of an apple for the letter aMaze of a bird for the letter BMaze of a zebra for the letter Z by Yonatan Frimer

Friday, October 29, 2010

Maze of upper-case letter K, by Yonatan Frimer

Maze of upper-case letter K:
Maze of capital K - Yonatan Frimer Alphabet Maze

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Psychedelic maze of the letter K. Created by Yonatan Frimer. To solve the maze, find the entrance of the maze in the upper left corner and solve the path to the exit of the maze in the lower right corner.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Maze of the letter C, by Yonatan Frimer

Maze of uppercase letter C:Yonatan Frimer maze of Uppercase C as in cat.

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Maze of the letter C, the 3rd letter in the alphabet, as in Cat, Capture, Create or Carnival. Maze is very psychedelic with vanishing point in the middle of the C expanding outwards. Maze entrance is in the upper left corner and maze exit is in the lower right.
Created by Yonatan Frimer

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Justin Bieber Maze Portrait by Yonatan Frimer

Justin Bieber Maze Portrait

Maze portrait of Justin Bieber

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Maze of Justin Bieber, the teenage pop-sensation that teenage girls go wild for. The maze starts in the upper left corner, and ends in the lower right. Should take you only a few minutes to solve this maze, which is also about how long it too Justin Bieber to become famous. Created by Yonatan Frimer

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Letter A MazeMaze of UpperCase D by Yonatan Frimer

Letter B maze, second letter in the alphabet, upper-caseMaze O letter mazes alphabet maze
Letter B maze, fourteenth letter in the alphabet, upper-caseLetter X maze, twenty-fourth letter in the alphabet, upper-case

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Favorite Maze By Yonatan Frimer

This is one of my favourite mazes that I have ever created. Its basically a merger of 3-d vanishing points and a bunch of monkeys jumping around all in a maze. It took me over 20 hours to complete this maze, and it is one of the most popular mazes that I have ever created. Click on the maze to view it in much greater detail.

Maze Kong

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King Kong of Mazes

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

La Union Maze attracts, employs students

With late afternoon warmth settling in, maze-goers gradually trickle in like an unfastened water faucet and sophomore education major Idanea Gomez shelves her history book underneath the counter to attend to customers.

So far, it's the busiest day of the season, which started the weekend before. She manages the token booth at La Union Maze, located at 1101 South Highway 28. For the second consecutive year, she sells tickets for various attractions at the popular autumn activity.

Many college students like Gomez juggle a job while attending school. Although the job is seasonal, Gomez said the work environment is worth coming back each year.

"My mom and my sister work here, so I do this with them. It's fun," Gomez said. "You get to meet a lot of people."

Now in its 11th season, La Union Maze retains about two-thirds of their employees, co-owner Lucy Sondgeroth said, who helps run the maze with her husband Robert.

"There are kids here that have been with us five or six years," Sondgeroth said.

The maze opened Sept. 25, and it remains open until Nov. 7. La Union Maze includes two mazes, smaller entertainment attractions and snacks such as roasted corn. This year's maze is themed to commemorate American troops.

After five years of employment at the maze, Alex Gonzalez, junior mechanical engineer major, said he returns each year because of the overall employee morale, schedule flexibility and pastoral atmosphere.

"If you put the effort in, it's more fun than it is work," Gonzalez said.

The Sondgeroths rely mostly on the help of friends and family to find dedicated employees. Lucy said it takes about 25 employees at the beginning of the season to man the maze but that often increases to 35 at midseason.

"We hardly ever take walk-ins," Sondgeroth said. "We rather know who they are, or know somebody who knows who they are."

Gonzalez was an exception to the family and friend prerequisite.

He originally asked owner Robert Sondgeroth if he accepted volunteers at the maze. Robert took his information and called him back. On his first day at the maze, Gonzalez was asked to clock in. The maze became a job.

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Idanea Gomez, sophomore education major works at the token booth at La Union Maze.

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Emmanuel Medrano, freshman mechanical engineering major, works at the duck races.


"He told me to clock in and clock out. I was just expecting to volunteer and he started paying me," Gonzalez said. "It made it more worthwhile."

Gonzalez, who was hired as a sophomore in high school, said he wanted to work at the maze because it looked fun, and it was a chance to acquire experience.

"I never expected to be there that long," Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said five years later, he still enjoys working like he did in the beginning. He prefers to roast corn to the other tasks. He said it challenges him because it is fast paced and detailed.

"You got to figure out a way to get a process done," Gonzalez said. "It requires the most thinking. It's most stressful."

Gonzalez said the job is fairly easy to carry while going to school, but as he gets further into his studies, his hours at the maze dwindle.

Gomez, who was referred to the maze by her mother, who knows Lucy, said it is not a bad job to have while going to school. It can only get difficult for her because she also works at the Academic Advising Center and must manage her time wisely.

"I can bring my homework here (the maze) and get ahead. If not I do it all Sunday," Gomez said.

Gomez said the maze is flexible with student workers.

"They're flexible with us because they take a little part of their lives to help us. We have to be flexible with them too," Sondgeroth said.

Managing such a large staff requires patience, organisation and flexibility, Sondgeroth said.

"It gets a little hectic. Robert and I are like, ‘who's where? Who's on first? Who's on second?'" Sondgeroth laughs.

Sondgeroth said it's important to accommodate their employees because the job can be exhausting and tedious.

"If we're not terribly busy, we don't mind if they have a book to read," Sondgeroth said.

The Sondgeroths emphasize the importance of being alert and customer service to employees.

During the day, families and their children frequent the maze. A different crowd – high school students, college students, young couples and more – dominate the evening. The crowds change the atmosphere for employees. The evening is usually busier.

"They're more relaxed because they're not dealing with so many kids," Sondgeroth said. "On the other hand, they have to be alert about trouble (since) you have an older crowd."

The Sondgeroths station employees – young and old – at every attraction, depending on responsibility. Emmanuel Medrano, freshman pre-engineering major, has worked two weekends so far. He has worked at the rubber duck race station, pedal car race and as a corn cop.

He said it can be difficult at first, but it gets easier. As a corn cop, he had to help lost families get out of the maze. He admits he is just getting the hang of the maze.

"You recognize some spots, but during the night, you get lost pretty easy," Medrano said.

Medrano also brings books to study during downtime or when he's not walking through the maze.

Gonzalez said it takes at least two weekends to learn the ins and outs of the maze.

"At the beginning everybody's a little lost but that comes with the territory," Sondgeroth said. "Once they do it a few times, they have a sense of where everything is. Something about a young mind that figures things out fast. I would be lost in there forever."

Job stations include mazes (difficult and novice), the Hill, the Big Jumping Pillow, the Pumpkin Patch Trolley, Cow Train, Pedal Cars, Target Practice, Duck Races and more.

"If your kids are not dirty when they leave here they didn't have fun," Sondgeroth said.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Maze cartoon by Yonatan Frimer on Peace in the Middle East as a movie rerun.

Maze cartoon of peace in the middle east movie rerunMaze cartoon of peace in the middle east movie rerun by Yonatan Frimer
Maze cartoon by Yonatan Frimer of an empty movie theatre playing "peace in the middle east" and the audience exlaims, "haven't we seen this movie alread!"
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Middle East Peace Talks: Déjà Vu all over again all over again

Middle East peace talks to resolve the so-called Israeli-Palestinian crisis have been coming and going most of my adult life and I’m no spring chicken — free range or otherwise. And now here they are again! But this time, as opposed to all those other times, the AP’s Robert Burns informs us, “the stakes are high.” Well, yes… but maybe not in the way Burns intended.

What’s really going on here? Let’s do a thought experiment.

The last time a hopeful world got transfixed by this roundelay (although this time it might not be paying much attention anyway) was back at the tail end of the Clinton presidency when Bill was trying to untie this Gordian knot and win himself a Nobel Peace Prize. Those discussions began at Camp David in 2000 and dribbled on to Taba in early 2001 when it all went south with the Second Intifada and an Israeli election.

Tons of books and articles have been written about this, I’ve even read and forgotten a few, but I recall enough to know that a lot of ink was spilled about just what percentage of the Palestinian demands were acceded to by the Israelis. Some said as much as 98%, while others said more like 90, or maybe even a paltry 88.

Now here’s the thought experiment part. I’m assuming most of the readers here — in this case I’d wager 99% of you — have been in negotiations themselves. When you got 98% or even 88% of what you wanted, did you walk away and start a war… okay, just walk away? And if you did, why did you do that … when you were so close to making a deal? You could obviously hang around in negotiations and get most, if not all, of what you wanted....

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kitten gets steak, YUM!

Video of Kitten Getting Entrecote Steak Dinner. YUM!

Zig Zag The Kitten gets Steak From Yonatan Frimer

Friday, September 24, 2010

Maze cartoon of a Venn Diagram of MLK and Glenn Beck by Yonatan Frimer

Maze cartoon of a Venn Diagram of MLK and Glenn Beck.
Cartoon maze of Glenn Beck and MLK in a venn diagram
Maze cartoon by Yonatan Frimer of Martin Luther King Jr. and Glenn Beck as a Venn Diagram in front of the Lincoln Memorial with the words, "free at last, free at last, free at last" in the overlap.
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Martin Luther King's spirit is claimed by Fox TV's Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin

Tea Party activists among thousands attending rightwing host's 'Restoring Honour' rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial

Tea Party Activists Gather For Glenn Beck speaking on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial yesterday. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

They came in tens of thousands to hear their leader speak in the heart of Washington, thronging the mall in front of the Lincoln Memorial, hanging on words dedicated to freedom and struggle.

That was the scene 47 years ago when Martin Luther King gave his famous "I have a dream" speech that came to define the triumphs of the civil rights era and the fight to overcome racial prejudice.

It was also the scene yesterday as rightwing Fox News host Glenn Beck spoke at his "Restoring Honour" rally, stirring up a huge crowd of supporters, most of whom adhered to the beliefs of the conservative Tea Party movement.

It was clearly more than just a half a century that separated the two events and two men; there was also a massive political chasm. Beck, a controversial figure who has said Barack Obama is a racist who hates white culture, has claimed his rally is non-political and that the timing of it with King's anniversary was an accident. But few take him at his word.

Beck's television show, radio programme and speaking tours are constantly devoted to the idea that Obama and senior Democrats are closet socialists, or even communists, dedicated to forcibly transforming America into a leftwing society.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Hamas Vs Middle East Peace Train, by Yonatan Frimer

Maze cartoon of Hamas derailing the peace train.
Maze cartoon of peace train getting derailed by hamas.
Maze cartoon of the middle east peace process getting derailed by Hamas.
Created by Yonatan Frimer
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Gaza militants launch rocket attacks in effort to derail peace talks By Catrina Stewart in Jerusalem

Short-range rockets and mortars rained on southern Israel yesterday as militants sought to derail the revived peace process on the second day of talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Militants in Gaza, the coastal enclave controlled by Hamas, fired at least nine projectiles into Israel, causing no injuries. Israel responded with an air strike on Gaza, killing a 23-year-old Palestinian man.

The upsurge in attacks came during talks in Jerusalem, where Washington is pushing for a breakthrough in the peace process, launched a fortnight ago after nearly two years of stalled negotiations.

At the end of the second day, George Mitchell, the US envoy, sounded a cautious note of optimism, hinting that the two sides were making progress over the extension of a construction freeze in the Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

"We continue in our efforts to make progress in that regard and believe we are doing so," Mr Mitchell told reporters after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met in Jerusalem.

"The two leaders are not leaving the tough issues to the end of their discussions," he added. "We take this as a strong indicator of their belief that peace is possible."

Ahead of a packed day of meetings, Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, had reiterated...(click here to read the full article source)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Maze cartoon of the September 11th attacks on the WTC and the Ground Zero Mosque debate. By Yonatan Frimer

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Maze cartoon about the ground zero mosque that is being built. The scene is September 11th 2001 and the second plane is about to hit the tower of the World Trade Center. One of the hi jackers says, "Hey Mohammad, that looks like a some good land to build a mosqueon....When this whole thing blows over in like 10 years.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cartoonist 4 Hire - Editorial maze cartoonist, Yonatan Frimer, portfolio and resume

Open letter to anyone who works at a newspaper:

Please forward this to the Editor-in-Chief or HR department at your newspaper.

I'm an editorial cartoonist and am interested in submitting my portfolio and resume for review by your newspaper.

Please have a look at my editorial cartoons and let me know if there are any freelance, part-time, or full-time positions at your paper that would make good use of my talents.

My portfolio and resume can be viewed at:
http://teamofmonkeys.com/portfolio

If you'd like me to submit my works in any other format, please let me know.

Best,

Yonatan

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Pitt Meadows corn maze proves ear-resistible

Latest Pitt Meadows puzzle features theme celebrating 100 years of the PNE

PNE-themed corn maze at the Pitt Meadows property owned by the Hopcotts.After 11 years, the Hopcott family has the art of corn-maze making down to a science. The process is so precise, in fact, that it now only takes eight hours to groom their 17-acre plot in Pitt Meadows into a modern-day labyrinth of stalks and leaves, attracting adventure-seekers from all over the Lower Mainland.

Just don't expect maze manager Brad Hopcott to know how many stalks that equals.

"Too many to count," says Hopcott on a sweltering day this week.

To get things just perfect, the Hopcotts enlist the services of an American who specializes in carving out these giant puzzles based on client sketches, using GPS, a roto tiller and a tractor.

The result is two different mazes every year, with average solution times ranging from an hour to two hours per maze.

Note the word "average."

Hopcott's brother, Travis, remembers a woman who must have set the unofficial slowest time ever to complete the challenge.

"It took her over four hours."

In addition to the mazes, wee ones can cozy up to the petting zoo while for those young at heart wanting to throw an office gig at the maze, there are "cornporate" rooms that come with barbecue pits.

Personally, I want to take on the maze at night, armed with glowsticks and flashlights, which is totally an option, too. The glowsticks aside, that's not corny at all.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Maze cartoon by Yonatan Frimer of whispers in the dark about bombing Iran

Maze cartoon of whispers in the dark about bombing Iran.
maze cartoon whisper on Iran by Yonatan Frimer
Maze cartoon of one person whispering to the other, "PSSST, Carl, I think they are going to hit Iran."
By Yonatan Frimer
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