Monthly Archives: January 2009

Resistance is Futile (Updated)

Five Words: Baby With Toys Time Lapse     Don’t play like you’re not turned into a useless pile of mush right now.  Especially when there’s a cute french girl singing. [via Kottke] And what is it with foreign babies … Continue reading

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That Fish Looks Like It Could Use a Bike

Generally speaking, the only thing that comes close to the awkward pain of watching crusty old rich white guys sit around and jawbone about black issues on TV is watching them pontificate about women’s issues – sans actual women, of … Continue reading

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Water World

Australian photographer Narelle Autio and her camera must swim in different waters than I do.  I’ve definitely never seen anything like this down there.  At times the water looks like a fiery explosion, at other points a feathery costume.  See … Continue reading

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Same To You, Buddy

Feeling down?     Feeling like no one really “gets” you?     Feeling like everything you touch turns to shit?     Well, forget what you’ve been told about depression being a long and arduous struggle of reflection and … Continue reading

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Hauer Power

  If I had to explain the 80’s to an alien, I’d show them this poster.  Case closed.     “I also do circumcision.”   Now that’s how you end a trailer.       Yes, Netflix, I do want to … Continue reading

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Intelligent Design

Olly Moss first grabbed attention for his standout designs for community-based T-shirt retailer Threadless.  A few faves below:      Crisp and clean, a sharp wit in strict service of a central idea.  Moss brings these same qualities to his … Continue reading

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What Is and What Should Never Be

As we breathe a collective sigh of relief today, let’s take a moment to count our blessings and reflect on just how bad things could have been.  No, I’m not talking about President Palin.  I’m talking about the other Obama … Continue reading

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Insane Clown Posse

Edutainer/Argyle Fan Derek Dye deftly uses the unspeakable horror of anything clown-related as a metaphor for the terrifying prospect of our tax dollars going to the fundamentalist boondoggle of abstinence education. Psyche!  He actually uses the “fun” of juggling and … Continue reading

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Define “Song”

Like Videogum, I can’t really fathom the non-irony of this video demonstration of Microsoft’s new “music” program Songsmith.  Against all reason,it is a thing, it exists in the world, and unlike Skynet,  Cylons,or William Shatner, it is not self-aware.  There are … Continue reading

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Weird Science

Sunset Television make skits that look like the result of a month-long binge of public access, regression therapy and high quality hallucinogens.  In the vein of Tim and Eric, Wondershowzen, and TV Carnage, they’re part of a comedic movement that … Continue reading

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