Saturday, May 27, 2006

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

autumn of the parlor scouts, @ the warehouse next door.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

photo by The Notorious Wilbur King

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

buck the singing deer head

only $199.99

Features include:
  • Mouth moves and sings to: "Rawhide", "Friends in Low Places", "Sweet Home Alabama" "Suspicious Minds" "La Grange" "On The Road Again"
  • Buck has infrared motion sensor mode which will allow him to start singing when motion is detected
  • Hand-detailed to look remarkably realistic, this trophy perfectly blends into its surroundings and is carefully constructed to mimic life-like movements.
  • Buck has a speech function, which allows Buck to actually speak to your guests and patrons
  • Built-in volume control
  • Buck's head can nod up and down in a "yes" motion
  • Buck's head can shake from left to right in a "no" motion
  • Buck can make a funny phrase before he sings his songs
  • Buck's Ears can wiggle randomly or on command
  • Buck's remote control operates Buck’s movement, voice, and songs (great for giving a startle to unsuspecting passers-by) with a distance up to 15 feet

Monday, May 15, 2006

Saturday, May 13, 2006


Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

sarasota county fiar, florida

Friday, May 12, 2006

flowers and candy

Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

THE PICTURE IS DEAD is excited to announce two upcoming engagements at

Warehouse Next Door
1017 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

SUN May 14 2006 @ 830
Year Future
With Love (from Italy)

FRI May 19 2006 @ 7:00
Portal Press launch party
The Nanjemoy Creek Boys
Parlor Scouts
(free show)

THE PICTURE IS DEAD are BRYAN CORNELL, SAM SERAFY, JAMES WOLF and PATRICK TIMONY. Mr. PAT PADUA will be on hand to project images at both events.


Wednesday, May 10, 2006


the impossibily rocking Osmonds perform "Crazy horse".

Monday, May 08, 2006

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

short cuts

weeki wachee, back in the day (ca. 1963). from a batch of assorted Florida slides I got on eBay.

The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes * 1/2 *

The Brothers Quay are great at texture but lousy at narrative tension. The best part of this movie had the piano tuner's (sorry, "The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes" - ok, ok, you're a visionary, we know that) would-be lover expose her armpit for him to sniff. That alone should be worth two stars, so to go backwards from there something has to be terribly wrong. It looks great and I wasn't horribly bored, but I swear She's the Man gave me more to think about.

The Devil and Daniel Johnston ***

The documentary of an outsider musician (a label that can be patronizing, but let's face it, that's what he is) who became an indie-rock savant since breaking into the Austin music scene (and MTV!) in the mid-80's. Johnston's music can be charming in a very sloppy Jonatahan Richman kind of way. But when critics and other talking heads compare him favorably not only to Brian Wilson (okay, nutjob adult child - noted) but to Bob Dylan and Robert Johnson? Puhleeze. Let the man be who he is already. It's not Johnston's fault he was subjected to that kind of projection, and the story of his grass-roots rise to fame and series of mental breakdowns is fascinating and moving. But while I feel bad for his mental suffering, I can't shake the feeling that here is a guy who, no matter how much he's fucked up - and boy has he fucked up - has always had somebody to pick up after him. Still, worth seeing as film and pondering as life.

The Notorious Bettie Page **

Darling, more darling than a movie that includes off-screen rape and on-screen bondage has any right to be. Shouldn't there be, you know, tension? The pornographers were so *nice*! I'm all for embracing healthy sexual attitudes and overcoming abuse and stuff, but I just don't feel her struggle at all - I *see* it - beach ... water ... cross! ... church - but I don't feel it. Gretchen Mol is adorable but not especially expressive, except for cheesecake. (Maybe there's some subversive statement about telegraphing emotion - the bondage/religion connection certainly was interesting.) Anyway, she ends up renouncing the body anyway. What are the filmmakers going for exactly if her healthy sexuality is just tossed, so to speak?

Monday, May 01, 2006

wax commies in love

wax commies in love
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

castro and kruschev sitting in a tree, from the st. petersburg wax museum ca. march 1963. simpler times.

wax camelot

wax camelot
Originally uploaded by a nameless yeast.

from a batch of assorted Florida slides I got on eBay. this is dated March '63.