Animadversions.

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Entries Tagged as 'Art'

Crying while eating.

June 20th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Zuh?
What he’s eating:
Buckwheat noodles and rooster sauce
What he’s crying about:
He ruined Passover

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The Aristocrats.

June 18th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Art, Movies

Every now and then, you come across something so… ya know… weird that you wind up somewhat obsessed with it. The Aristocrats joke is one of those things.
In short, The Aristocrats is a sort of post-modern exercise in excruciating ANTI-humor. Usually only enjoyed by “in the know” comics, it’s a decades-old exercise in [...]

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It’s time, once again…

June 14th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Movies, Rants

…for movie reviews - Kingdom of Heaven and Cinderella Man.
Spoilers abound, of course.

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It is as it was.

June 12th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

In memory of the Good Doctor, gonzo beer. Proceeds go to the fist.
I MUST have these bottles. Yes, I must.
Indeed.

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Bookbinding.

June 7th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

A Book Assembly Photo-Journal
This is mostly posted so I can keep track of it for later use, but it’s still an interesting read for folks who - through no fault of their own - aren’t me.

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Dear Creationists.

June 3rd, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc., Rants

I am sorry for doubting you. I was not aware that your batshit insane gibbering was actually quite awesome:

Now all I need to know is whether or not we get to fight dinosaurs in Heaven if I join up.
[Update] If any of you Warriors of Christ want to… ya know… help “save” me, feel [...]

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FYI

May 31st, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc., Politics, Technology

Freakonomics is the best book I’ve read all year. It’s even better than On Bullshit - and that’s saying quite a bit.
Longer review to come.

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Oh Warren…

May 25th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

…you so CRAZY:
I mean, crime in Gotham City doesn’t exactly seem to be affected by a man dressed as a bat flapping around the place. But no-one disobeys a man wearing a necklace of human nipples.
“I’m Batman” isn’t cutting it in the striking-fear-into-their-hearts stakes. But “I’m Batman - and I’m here for your nipples” is [...]

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Finally.

May 24th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Art, Movies, Rants

The Long March is over.
Star Wars fans the world-round have trudged into theatres one last time to see what George Lucas can throw at them. Like battered wives whose drunken husbands are finally dragged off to the clink, they can - at long last - rest (assuming they steer clear of the [...]

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Attention cheap folks.

May 24th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Movies

F.W. Murnau’s classic vampire film Nosferatu is now available for free on the Internet Archive.
From Roger Ebert’s “Great Movies” review:
To watch F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu is to see the vampire movie before it had really seen itself. Here is the story of Dracula before it was buried alive in cliches, jokes, TV skits, cartoons and [...]

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My dearest Mina…

May 9th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Technology

…please enjoy the weblogged version of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

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The Seven Deadly Sins…

May 8th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

…of Mr. Potatohead.

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April 29th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Art, Misc.

This is amusing. Way, WAY too amusing.

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Today’s dose of the “profoundly unsettling.”

April 26th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Raising Nancies - One man’s emotional excavation of the excesses and horrors of our fashion-obsessed consumer culture. Truly, a tragic and worrisome tale.

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All aboard…

March 24th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

…the Bloodmobile.

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Go ahead…

March 16th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc., Technology

…waste a few minutes playing with this.

Enter a name or phrase and it grabs images from Amazon that match them and creates a visual respresentation of the search terms. For strange or obscure names and terms some cheating may be required (i.e. searching for “fun” and “tax” separately).

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Warning:

March 11th, 2005 · 2 Comments · Art, Politics, Rants

This post is about religion. And poetry. And bigotry. This post is also about funnybooks. Hopefully, the latter won’t scare you away.

The tale is old as the Eden Tree;
As new as the new-cut tooth.
For each man knows ere his lip-thatch grows;
He is master of Art and Truth;
And each man hears as [...]

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This pleases me.

March 9th, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc.

Gotham City signals for its Dark Knight
After finding an abandoned slide projector last Thursday, Broome St. residents Blaine Davis and Zaq Landsberg decided the best use for it would be to project the Bat symbol onto the side of a next-door building. As of press time, Batman had yet to respond.

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February 22nd, 2005 · 1 Comment · Art, Misc., Rants

“SEPPUKU” is defined in my huge leather dictionary as “ceremonial suicide, by ripping open the abdomen with a dagger or knife, formerly practiced in Japan by members of the warrior class, when disgraced or sentenced to death.”
That is the word I was looking for when my boys from Kentucky went belly-up and disgraced the whole [...]

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February 21st, 2005 · No Comments · Art, Misc., Politics

The Good Doctor is gone.

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