Monday, November 30, 2009

The upside is their sliminess

Scary movie title: The Giant Tentacled Stomachs That Attacked Japan

Preceeded by an educational short on the proper enjoyment of monster ice cream.

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Now we're a two hybrid household

We skipped right over the second generation 'Icon' version of the Prius, now having become early adopters of a 'Classic' 2002 model year and now a new 2010.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

By the numbers

Art movement: Abstract Microrepresentationalism

You just need a good collection of these micrographs, a slide projector, a large canvas, some charcoal to trace the outlines out with, a few cans of acrylic paint, and some time to fill in the regions according to the original.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

The dark side

Alternate movie title: The Moon is New


The thing that seems to be missing from the advertising blitz for the film coming out this week is a depiction of the celestial body of the title, which as all skywatchers know would be one off of which the sun's rays fail to reflect. This is the closest I could find.

I am looking forward to analogous images for Eclipse and especially Breaking Dawn.


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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Hoss-fightin' hosses and such

Role-playing game handle: Horse de combat

While the illegal sports of dogfighting and cockfighting are better known, the blood sport of horsefighting is also practiced in some parts of the Far East, despite a fair amount of outcry.
Combat by proxy is not limited to vertebrate species. There are enthusiasts of fighting crickets in China

Perhaps one could redirect this interest to virtual depictions of blood sports in the context of video games, so that actual animals would not suffer. There is already a series of Alien vs. Predator games which one could consider to be a variation on this idea, albeit one that is a little easier to market.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Waiting to levitate

Reality program: Hellholes, where contestants on a rapidly diminishing floor compete to see who can be the last one left alive while performing mental and physical challenges

When people say that something "fell between the cracks" my mind rebels. Surely if a floor were cracked in certain places, the best place for something to fall would be in between the cracks, because that way the thing would not fall into a crack itself. One could say something "fell into a crack" or "fell into a space between the parts which are between the cracks."

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Fun with literal-minded electronica

Song title: (1) Jammed Shredder, (2) Androids Go Diving
Suggested partway through listening to the eleventh track on this album, which was a Magnatune freebie a month back.

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Is it just me?

Spider On The Track
Spider On The Track,
originally uploaded by brentbat.
Or does anyone else look at this picture and think "good heavens man, what have you been drinking?"

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Autumn in upstate New York

Dissertation title: She Was Like a British Romantic: Parallels between the substance inspired writing of Jack Bruce and of Thomas de Quincey

Not Bruce and Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker there on the small stage entertaining the Columbus Day weekend crowd, but an amazing simulacrum. My apologies for the shakiness of the hand held shot, as my cheap digital camera does not have anything resembling image stabilization.

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