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A Sobering View: Jurassic Park is nearly 2 decades old…

by on June 22, 2011

I love the comics over at XKCD. Insightful, science-y, artsy, romantic…. Enjoy a walk down blockbuster-movie memory lane. And feel OLD.…
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Beard Painting

by on May 26, 2011

Comedian Graham Clark, co-host of the comedy podcast Stop Podcasting Yourself (previously plugged here), has an impressive neckbeard. Not content to simply have a neckbeard, and possessed of a generous heart, over the past 6 months Mr. Clark has been tying off his manly augmentation to form a paint brush. Using only his beard, Clark has made a series of paintings which are auctioned off for charity on ebay. …
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Dept Of Damnations

by on May 20, 2011

At last, a video for the real kicker on Grinderman 2:


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Vandals Say The Darndest Things

by on April 6, 2011

I remember when it used to be ‘Ozzy is God’ in every public washroom stall in Sherwood Park.

I prefer this.

(from Christian Bok’s twitter feed)…
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Dept Of Dozing And Doodles

by on March 23, 2011

(notes on) biology from ornana films on Vimeo.…
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Cue Intro

by on March 15, 2011

Here is a groovy history of western film that takes as its focus the titling sequences. The clip was put together by Ian Albinson (music by RJD2) for this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin. The Art of the Title Sequence site celebrates the Feng Shui of first impressions and provides “a compendium and leading web resource of film and television title design from around the world.”

A Brief History of
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Masters Of Sci-Fi – Who Birthed Whom

by on March 11, 2011

A brilliantly artistic – and somewhat colonic – representation of the history of science fiction. Artist unknown, although apparently it is a submission in this contest.

(h/t Roger Ebert via Wily Badger)…
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Lux Approved Art

by on February 28, 2011

At the Sofia in Madrid, one of the temporary exhibits, tucked up on a landing at the back, was from Spanish artist Efren Alvarez, who specializes in foul, scatological,  hilarious illustrations of a decidedly socialist bent.  The great catalogue for Economicos can be downloaded in a PDF here. You can get this and, oh, a lot more goodness from his site at www.goodgore.com. Guaranteed to offend a fair number without a …
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The Last Shall be First (“Becoming Communist”)

by on February 27, 2011

What follows is a short passage (“Becoming Communist”) from a novella (an experiment) I’ve been working on, very sporadically, for several years. The image at left is Camille Rose Garcia‘s “Dreamtime Escape Plan.” See more of Garcia’s wonderful work at the Merry Karnowski Gallery. Otherwise, go under for the read (note: if anyone knows of any publishers who might be interested in this sort of thing, do tell).…
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Five Cycles Of The Human Industrial Palace

by on February 15, 2011

Henning M. Lederer brings Fritz Kahn’s poster Man as Industrial Palace (1927) to ‘life’ as part of an animated and interactive application.

Fritz Kahn’s books and illustrations explored the inner machinery of the human body, using metaphors of modern industrial life. Kahn turned the brain into a complex factory with light projectors, conveyor belts, secretaries and cinema screens; he showed the journeys of blood cells as locomotives encircling the


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10.3×10: Interview with artist/musician Mark Dahl

by on February 13, 2011

1. I would characterise your artwork as conceptual. Do you accept the label of conceptual artist?

No, simply because conceptualism is something that happened in the past. It is a moment in art history, and though its effect on culture and art history is certainly residual, it no longer has a practical presence as it was. That is to say my practice is not part of conceptualism or conceptual art …
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Can You Believe It?

by on January 17, 2011

Shopping in Tchotchke Tower this weekend, I spied this change purse and just had to sneak a photo.

Reminded me of the time an acquaintance in Taipei, one of the few black men in  a city far less cosmopolitan than Guangzhou (trading brings them all here), dressed up as the Darkie (the previous name for Darlie) toothpaste guy for Hallowe’en.


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