Saturday, December 30, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Sloane Tanen's work is so adorable and kitschy that it makes a person want to move right into Pee Wee's Playhouse again. Or go bowling with Fred Schneider.
My year-old daughter got a Sloane Tanen book from Auntie Jill for Christmas, but I am too busy re-reading it to myself (alongside the new Pynchon novel) to share with her. Sorry Mili.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
This is a prototype, smothered in its little toy cradle by its uncaring parents at Hasbro. Imagine this thing, in shiny black diecast metal and chrome, under the tree.
Wake up, Hasbro people!
(and PS Hasbro: also, bring back the Weebles Haunted House)
Very sharp animation from Zagreb Studio over at Cartoon Brew... my only complaint is this blatant ripoff of The Cheat from 1961, when The Cheat was very young, and impressionable... perhaps he didn't realize he was under contract with the Brothers Chaps.
Off the subject a little, here is my Top Ten Most Entertaining Double-Bass Players of All Time List:
10) Frank Denunzio
9) Frank Denunzio
8) Frank Denunzio
7) Frank Denunzio
6) Frank Denunzio
5) Frank Denunzio
4) Frank Denunzio
3) Frank Denunzio
2) Frank Denunzio
1) Frank Denunzio
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
(Nice job WUB!)
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Well I don't have any. Sorry.
But I think this touring film festival of Russian/Soviet sci-fi flicks looks like a whole mess of fun and visual overstimulation!
To the Stars by Hard Ways, in particular, makes me want to go into space. Plus Ptushko, Starewicz, Tarkovsky... yow!
Too bad I missed the stop in Boston, but you folks elsewhere should look this up.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Thursday, December 07, 2006
I forgot to tell both of you beloved readers how great Oskar Fischinger is. Although you already read about this at all the other websites and so forth.
Let me reiterate: after you watch all the 1950s French commercials (above, from Cartoon Brew), watch some Oskar Fischinger, which is even more fun.
Then buy the DVD and support the ever-lovin' arts already.
Is there still Russian spying activity going on in Britain, even though the Cold War has ended?
Security sources in Whitehall have told the BBC Russian intelligence officers spying in Britain are every bit as active today as they were during the Cold War.
They say there are more than 30 known Russian spies operating in Britain, for both their overseas intelligence service, the SVR, and Russia's military intelligence arm, the GRU.
They are believed to report directly to two controllers in London, known as "the Residents".
And this guy Litvinenko probably just died from listening to too much Negativland!
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Sorry about that last post... hadn't yet realized that Chinese Jet Pilot also featured a fully-animated sourcebook of ALL HARRYHAUSEN MONSTERS.
This is a huge score for all the cheapskates who balk at the price for the Harryhausen DVD collections, but still wants to be scared about skeletons attacking. Whoa!!!!
Stumped? Find out here.
It's also worth mentioning that this site, Chinese Jet Pilot, features Kitten or Spider? ... which could be the best name for a game show that I've ever heard.
Thanks to the metafilter for waking me up to this little-understood gateway to multidimensional perception.