Monday, December 29, 2003


"In concomitanza con il restyling del proprio sito, il webmagazine MusicbOOm presenta Let it bOOm, compilation disponibile in free download composta da brani dei Beatles eseguiti da un'ottima rappresentanza della musica indipendente italiana."
1960's trouser ads:

"'The Gamete Slack has a teflon-lined 450MHz PowerPC G4 processor with Velocity Engine and 1MB of backside level 2 cache.' "

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Neuroscience for Kids - Brain Alphabet:

"Each letter is a close-up of gyri (bumps) and sulci (grooves) found on the surface of the human brain."

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

only to ten, mudhead ... : "BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq (news - web sites)'s Health Ministry has ordered a halt to a count of civilians killed during the war and told its statistics department not to release figures compiled so far, the official who oversaw the count told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

stuff breaking in slo-mo

In Japanese - click on the links, then select the .wmv files from the index. The first one ("A...-1...") looks like soap and/or a candy bar.

Thursday, December 04, 2003

mr "Our business philosophy is simple: To provide our customers with the best product made by our expert gold teeth makers."
Teacher sues over limits on history curriculum:

"A seventh-grade social studies teacher in Presque Isle who said he was barred from teaching about non-Christian civilizations has sued his school district, claiming it violated his First Amendment right of free expression."

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Visual Poetry:

"Poetry is supposed to project images in your mind. VisualPoetry translates any text into a series of images by looking up the words on Google image search and projecting the most relevant results as a slide show."
Strindberg + helium

Best thing ever.

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Stendahl's syndrome:

"Italian psychiatrist Dr. Graziella Magherini noticed tourists in Florence were experiencing ``anything from temporary panic attacks to bouts of outright madness.''

She dubbed the condition Stendhal's syndrome, which is defined by wordspy as ``dizziness, panic, paranoia, or madness caused by viewing certain artistic or historical artifacts or by trying to see too many such artifacts in too short a time.''"

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

International House of Logorrhea:

"Did you ever have an English teacher who told you 'Whenever you read something, and find a word you don't know, look it up in the dictionary and write it down'? Well, I took that advice to heart. Of course, once you have a few hundred words down on your list, you think to yourself (if you are as obsessive as I am), 'Wouldn't it be a lot easier if I just read the whole dictionary, so that I could just do this word writing thing once and be done with it?' The result, after eight years of conscientious word-collecting, is the International House of Logorrhea (it's in the list - really). I present it here online so that the entire world can witness the extent of my madness."

Monday, November 10, 2003

Collecting a piece of trash for the internet everyday"

Saturday, November 08, 2003

NOAA Photo Library - Treasures of the Library:
"Through these documents, much of the early evolution of scientific and geographic knowledge of our atmosphere, oceans, and the remote areas of our planet can be traced. Words, thoughts, and deeds of scientists, surveyors, mapmakers, and explorers have been immortalized through the printed book. Within some of these documents, images of their work, observations, and concepts survive as engraved plates, woodcut images, or, in approaching the Twentieth Century, as photographic plates. However, only a lucky few scholars of the history of science ever see these images; fewer still scientists ever have the opportunity to study and learn from such images of the work of their early predecessors; and virtually no members of the general public ever have the opportunity to see such images as exist in these early works. Now all, including scientists, teachers, students, and all who enjoy learning from the past will have the opportunity to see and learn from these treasures. "
antique wax mannequins

Saturday, November 01, 2003

"Why cranes?

I find cranes, especially tower cranes, to have a strange sort of beauty. The sharp vertical and horizontal lines combined with the contrast between the implied strength and the skeletal, ephemeral quality they have makes them worth my time photographing them."
polaroid triptychs

Friday, October 31, 2003

Art Review | 'Philip Guston': Anxious Liberator of an Era’s Demons:

"Guston had let loose the demons and out they tumbled, like clowns from a Volkswagen."

Friday, October 24, 2003

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Land of a Thousand Dances "An attempt to review every American #1 pop hit since 1950."

Friday, October 17, 2003

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

autumn is best

Date: Monday, 17 October 1994 9:54pm
From: Subject: Autum is best
Sender: Japanese food & culture discussion list

Dear P----- ,

Summeer vacation was end, and it's autum. How are you? I'm very fine]
My college is situated in top of the mountain.(It's small mountain.)
So it's beautiful scenery. Especially autum is best season.
My best favorite season is autum that is my birthday season. Octorber 10,
I went to Mt. WAKAKUSA with my friends. Do you know Mt. WAKAKUSA?
It's situated back of TODAIJI tenple in Nara. I live in nara, so it's ve-
ry close. It was fine day, and the best day eating a lunch. The only pro-
blem is there is many deers. That is pastured around here, and that is a
trademark in Nara. But this deer's feces is many]] So we must spread a
carpet. And they make a snatch at our lunch. They are very pretty, but is
a nuisance. Do you watch red leaves? Please tell me.
I wait your letter.

Kitschification of 9/11

Friday, September 19, 2003

Remembrance of tv movies past

Time and again Lance Kerwin went to bed early. Remember that tv-movie starring Lance of James at 15/16? In The Loneliest Runner, Michael Landon tells his story in flashback of noctural enuresis. In a classic evil mother scene, Lance Kerwin is walking home with his potential sweetie Melissa Sue Anderson, when to his whorror mumsy has hung the wet sheets out his bedrock window. Lance runs away - and you figure, a kid who grows up to be a long-distance runner played by Michael Landon, you'd think he could run, right? Well you bet you sacroiliass he could run and run he does to the city department store where he hides until its closing time and what's a poor bedwetting future track star to do?

A queen sized brass bed and her siren call is what he do, as in sleep on and not piss in. Hooray his cure is a larger bed, plenty of room for Lance and Melissa Sue to do their thing when mumsy's away.

Wasn't Lance a coke-head for a while?

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Monday, August 25, 2003

The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra, from the
[ aquarius records new arrivals list #169 ]: "all the sounds on this record are produced or played on actual vegetables (slightly modified for playability of course). The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra, is in fact a small-ish ensemble, that customizes vegetables, and then composes scores to be played on those very same vegetables. That's right, composed! All of the music is composed and notated just like regular musical scores, except in this case they are scored for radisynth (radish), digiginger (ginger), vegital synthesizer (?), soundseeds (?) and all sorts of customized carrots, tomatoes, peppers and some completely unrecognizable vegetables."
Cult Sirens - Complete Listing

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

polish street scene?

Found via the random personal picture finder (see below).
James Rosenquist American Artist Paintings Prints

A pop-art-ist namechecked (re: his later collages) in the Joseph Cornell bio I just finished. Beautifully designed site.

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Sunday, July 20, 2003

morally deficient
Threat rating: Medium. Your total lack of decent
family values makes you dangerous, but we can
count on some right wing nutter blowing you up
if you become too high profile.

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