Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Real without being actual

"But let a noise or a scent, once heard or once smelt, be heard or smelt again in the present and at the same time in the past, real without being actual, ideal without being abstract, and immediately the permanent and habitually concealed essence of things is liberated and our true self which seemed - had perhaps for long years seemed - to be dead but was not altogether dead, is awakened and reanimated."

Marcel Proust

I promise you...

...this is worth watching.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Strangely touching

New York Times headline from September 14, 1929:

EDISON SITS UP ALL DAY.; Recovers From Pneumonia and Is Fast Regaining Strength.



The cover of this Blonde Redhead album gives me chills. I hate it.

When did this blog turn into a list of things I don't like? That's the opposite of what it was supposed to be. Anyway, I haven't updated much lately but I am going to once I am unemployed next week.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Things I have learned in my life so far

Stefan Sagmeister published his list of about 20 things "all over the world, in spaces normally occupied by advertisements and promotions." He also had an exhibit at Deitch Projects that I missed because I am lazy, but I did buy the wonderful book.

He's inviting everyone to contribute to his list. This reminds me a lot of Learning to Love You More. I like these things.

Friday, April 4, 2008

The Legend of Holly Boy

This book might be the best thing I have ever found at work. Illustrations by Jack B. Hood.

First, Holly Boy and Linda travel back through a time/space tunnel to Bethlehem.

There, they meet the three wise men, who look like Klingons.

Then, at some point after they see Mary and the baby Jesus, we witness the birth of Holly Boy. I haven't read the book so I am not sure how they account for the time travel paradox.

It could be that the time travel paradox is the impetus for whatever happens next, when things go very, very wrong.

But not to worry. An angel saves them with the magic light from her hands.