It’s kinda like Mr. Squiggle on crack.
It’s kinda like Mr. Squiggle on crack.
‘…and welcome empty room to my electronic deposit of little creative pleasings. Things I make and take, or find inspiring from others. It seemed like a nice day to start, International Women’s Day, because yes, I knit and I vote. If you are looking, I hope you enjoy.’
‘Designed to study the beauty of decay.
4”x5” camera made from Aluminium, Titanium, Brass, Silver, Gem Stones and a 150 year old skull of a 13 year old girl. Light and time enters at the third eye, exposing the film in the middle of the skull.’
This man runs in a treadmill whilst simultaneously painting, blending fruit in a blender, and taking phone calls from people.
The painting isn’t very good, the fruit drink probably isn’t going to be very tasty, and the calls are all abusive.
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‘Xin Liangkun, 53, of Dalian city, boasted on national television that no person could recreate the five-layer ball he spent 10 years to create.
“If anyone can reproduce it, I’ll give him my three-story building, and the collections within it.”
The ball is so amazing because all five balls can turn without touching each other.
It took less than six months for Sun Zheng, a young porcelain amateur from Luoyang city, to step up and challenge Xin’s public boast. Sun created the exact same ball and demanded his prize.
“At first he said my replica had internal noise. So I improved the technique, and created a perfect one. Then he said the procedure must have been different.”
So he took Xin to court. The court ruled that Xin’s TV pledge just the same as if he signed a contract, and ordered Xin to give up the house and belongings to Sun.’
With your own blood as ink and a liitle gearbox to pump the syringe, you pretty much can’t go wrong with this pen. 🙂
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‘Cashier: How are you?
Customer: Do you want the honest answer?
Customer: I feel like the business end of a donkey. I am extremely hungover and did a mountain of cocaine last night. Now I have to make dinner for a 68-year-old gay artist who is trying to fuck me.
Cashier: I’m… sorry.
Customer: And the woman I love is in another state pregnant with her ex-boyfriend’s baby, and I wish the baby was mine. And I’m sleeping with a dominatrix. And it’s all true.’
‘A German flasher stunned lawyers during his appeal hearing on a flashing conviction by stripping off in court, authorities said.
“The court withdrew for deliberations and during the adjournment the man removed his clothes again,” said a spokesman for the court in the western city of Duisburg. “It appears he sees it as art, and views himself as a living work of art.”
The 60-year-old was in court to appeal against his conviction for running onto the pitch naked during a girl’s soccer match and striking a range of “body builder poses”, the spokesman said.
State prosecutors filed fresh charges of indecent behaviour against the man after the court incident.’
A series of photographs, recreating some of the most famous images from the last century.
Although, approximating might be a better word than recreating. 🙂
Tim likes to take photos, and now he has a blog to post them on. 🙂 There’s not a lot of images there at the moment, but it will become much more interesting as time progresses.
What’s the plan? Tim’s involved with Australian Formula 2 racing to some extent, and I’ve seen some quite cool pictures he’s taken in the past. There’s also likely to be some images taken at concerts as well.
He’s also developing his photographic skills as he goes, and posting as he improves and learns new techniques. This also includes things like equipment reviews.
I’ll be keeping an eye on it, and I’ll probably link him again as I come across particularly cool images. Fun. 🙂
‘A photograph by a controversial American artist which is part of Sir Elton John’s private collection has been seized by police from a gallery on suspicion it may have breached child pornography laws.
The image, which featured two young girls one of whom was sitting down with her legs wideapart, was taken by the renowned photographer Nan Goldin.
The shot, from the artist’s Thanksgiving series, was to be exhibited at the Baltic Modern Art gallery, Tyneside, this week along with some of her other work. But the day before it was due to be viewed by the public, police came and removed the image over fears that it might be breaking the law.’
‘The Roman Catholic bishop of Ibiza has demanded that a collage depicting the late Pope John Paul II being sodomised be removed from an exhibit held at a former church on the Spanish holiday island.
The work is one of three collages by Ivo Hendriks that are part of a showcase of art by 15 Dutch artists with ties to Ibiza made over the last 50 years that opened on September 7 and is due to run until the end of the month.
The other two collages also depict religious figures in homosexual positions.
Bishop Vicente Juan Segura said the works “offended Catholic sentiment” and he called for their “immediate and urgent withdrawal”.’
‘The National Library of France (BnF) has an amazing collection of prints from 1910 which depict life in the year 2000. They are credited to Villemard.
There’s speculation that they were included with “foodstuffs” of the era [..]’
‘”Have you ever been through the Denver airport? It’s strange. It’s one of the busiest, but I’m telling you, it’s weird. There’s a firestorm of people talking about this thing.”
Especially on June 11, when George Noory devotes all four hours of Coast to Coast, his nationally syndicated talk-radio program dedicated to the “paranormal, extraterrestrial and other topics typically overlooked by more mainstream media outlets,” to a discussion of Denver International Airport. Broadcast on more than 500 affiliate stations, including KHOW, the popular overnight show is the 60 Minutes of conspiracy theories, often with self-educated experts expounding on such subjects as the occult, psychic visions, crop circles, Skull and Bones and apocalyptic predictions. And almost all of these conspiracies intersect at DIA.’
‘Julius Caesar lay dead and Brutus was talking to his co-conspirators about swords and blood when he paused and excused himself, saying “I seem to have stabbed myself.”
Aspen actor/director Kent Hudson Reed accidently cut his leg open with the knife he was using in an outdoor performance of “Scenes from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar” on Wednesday.
He tried to carry on, “but my boot was filling up with blood and I was flubbing my lines, wondering if I was going to pass out, wondering if the audience could see the blood.”
Portia (Susan Mauntel) took Brutus to a hospital for stitches and play narrator Tyson Young announced the performance was canceled.
“That’s what you get for trying to kill Caesar,” he said.’
‘A Burning Man participant was found dead this morning, hanging from the inside of a two-story high tent, according to Mark Pirtle, special agent in charge for the Bureau of Land Management.
The apparent suicide would be the festival’s first in its 21 year history, Pirtle said.
Pershing County coroners are investigating the scene and preparing to remove the body. Pirtle said the man was hanging for two hours before anyone in the large tent thought to bring him down. “His friends thought he was doing an art piece,” Pirtle said.’
‘A British artist spoke tonight after an outcry over his portrait of US President George Bush made from porn magazines.
Jonathan Yeo, 36, defended his work of art in which he cut up more than 100 top-shelf publications to create.
He decided to do it after curators at the Bush Library in America backed out of a commission for him to do a proper portrait.
A spokesman for Republicans Abroad International attacked the artwork.
He said: “This will cause outrage in America. Some people will think it’s funny — but personally I think it is a cheap stunt.”‘
‘Every hour Jack breaks through the door and the famous line “Here’s Johnny” plays followed by the scream of Shelly Duvall’
‘Adolf Hitler kept a vast record collection of ‘forbidden’ music by Jewish composers, it was revealed yesterday.
Recordings by Mendelssohn and Offenbach were hidden in sealed boxes – but scratchmarks suggest they were among his favourites.
Russian composers were also banned under the Third Reich. But in private Hitler repeatedly played Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky and hundreds more works he publiclly labelled “sub-human music”.’
‘International terrorism and the threat to Britain from Al-Qaeda would probably be deemed by most as unlikely subject matter for a musical.
After all, suicide bombing, mass bloodshed and fundamental Islam do not exactly lend themselves to singing and dancing.
But Jihad the Musical by the Silk Circle Production company has forged on regardless and is already being performed on stage at the Edinburgh Festival.
The controversial satire about Islamic terrorism includes such classic tunes as “Building a bomb today, what does the manual say” and “I wanna be like Osama”.’
‘Pop legend Sir Elton John wants the internet closed down.
Never one to keep his opinions to himself, the Rocket Man has waded into cyberspace with all guns blazing.
He claims it is destroying good music, saying: “The internet has stopped people from going out and being with each other, creating stuff.
“Instead they sit at home and make their own records, which is sometimes OK but it doesn’t bode well for long-term artistic vision. [..]
“I do think it would be an incredible experiment to shut down the whole internet for five years and see what sort of art is produced over that span.
“There’s too much technology available.
“I’m sure, as far as music goes, it would be much more interesting than it is today.”‘
‘Police in Blackpool are hunting a man who sexually assaulted a woman who was performing as a living statue.
The attack happened during a corporate event in a marquee in the grounds of the De Vere Hotel on 18 July.
Police said the victim was indecently assaulted by a drunk, rowdy man after she tapped him on the shoulder.
After checking the list for the event police do not believe he was invited and are appealing for anyone who remembers the incident to come forward.’
‘A woman who says she was so overcome with passion for a valuable painting on display in France, has been charged with criminal damage after kissing it.
The immaculate white canvas so attracted Sam Rindy she smudged it with her lipstick, saying later she had wanted to make it even more beautiful.
The 3x2m (9×6-foot) painting by US artist Cy Twombly is valued at more than $2m (£970,000). [..]
“I left a kiss,” she told La Provence newspaper on leaving the police station.
“A red stain remained on the canvas… This red stain is testimony to this moment, to the power of art.”‘
‘Pagans have pledged to perform “rain magic” to wash away a cartoon character painted next to their famous fertility symbol – the Cerne Abbas giant.
A doughnut-brandishing Homer Simpson was painted next to the giant on the hill above Cerne Abbas, Dorset, to promote the new Simpsons film.
Many believe the ancient chalk outline of the naked, sexually aroused giant to be a symbol of ancient spirituality.
Many couples also believe the 180ft carving aids fertility.’
‘Council chiefs have ordered an artist to tear down his work after he installed 10 random road signs at a busy junction on a main road – sending motorists round the bend.
More than 100 motorists complained that the signs, which included a no entry sign, a one-way sign and a mini roundabout sign – none of which applied to the road in question in Ashford, Kent – had caused at least 12 minor accidents. [..]
Resident Ann Steare agreed, adding: “I have seen drivers slam on the brakes to stop and stare at it. They don’t know which of the signs to obey. It is amazing that it was allowed in the first place.”‘
Clever, and kinda cool.
I wish I was a slinky.
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‘A group of art students created this optical illusion and then displayed it on a common sidewalk.’
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