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Posts Tagged ‘art’

Saturday Matinee – The Nablus Soap Factory, WHODAT, Fishing With John & FISHBONE

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Amazing. The contents of clay cylinders found during the excavation of ancient Babylon is evidence that soapmaking was known as early as 2800BC, and these guys in Nablus are still doing it the ancient way, by hand. Why?

Nice animation that must have taken a while to make [via].

Fishing with John (with Japanese subtitles). From the Utoobage comments: “The problem with other fishing shows is that they are too polished, too normal. And they don’t have enough Tom Waits.”

Reminds me of “The Fishin’ Musician” series featuring John Candy.

Now for something completely different.

I don’t know what Fishbone was yammering about here, but I like the vibe.

As long as a tune was good, I never paid much attention to lyrics, but sometimes, years later, I found that the songs I liked a lot weren’t about what I thought they were about at all.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow for stuff.

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192 EMOTICONS

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

[Found here. Mattias Inks is awesome.]

Not A Bad Likeness.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

[Found here.]

Wearable Grocery Bags Will Save The Planet

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Gaia doesn’t give a crap one way or the other.
That’s just the way she rolls.

[Found here, via here.]

Tin Can Tarot Varda

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

It was a homey-looking stainless-steel-sheathed transport, so I decided to contact the owner of the vardo.

“Been passing by the parked “Tinct” often on my morning commute from the southlands. That thing is definitely compact and I’d like to know its history – where you bought it, who modified it, etc., just out of curiosity.”

Madam Colleen responded:

“Thanks for your interest in Tin Can Tarot trailer.
It was an old 4×6 hauling trailer we cut off to use the trailer bed and build a new structure with maximum interior space possible, and that was round so it became a tin can. It is all custom fabricated by me and a variety of BurningMan friends and artisans who donated time and skills and other parts I paid for. It was and is a true labor of love.”

I didn’t ask her about my future. I already know more than I want to.

[More here and here.]

What a Fungi.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

[Artwork by John Casey found here. Click on any image for larger awesome.]

Henri Lanos 1888 – Les Travaux de la Tour Eiffel – La Grande Echelle

Monday, 8 July 2019

Henri Lanos (1859-1929) was a French illustrator and painter whose work appeared in French magazines like La Caricature, L’Illustration and Je Sais Tout. He was member of the Société des Artistes Français (French Artists Society).

3-point perspective (1 point + zenith + right) is awesome. He even detailed rivets, and showed Paris’ 1855 Palais de l’Industrie in the distance.

[Found here, via here.]

Saturday Matinee – Strandbeest, Elvin Bishop & The Wailers

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Awesome mechanics.

Glad to see Elvin Bishop is still rockin’.
He won me over years ago when he shouted out a recipe for carp. [Dedicated to Retired Geezer.]

The Wailers‘ “Stir It Up” (1967) is possibly the best Reggae groove ever. This might be the 2nd best. Here’s the 10th best.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow for more aftershocks.

A Shade of Brown

Monday, 24 June 2019

Twelve balls, and they’re all the same color.

[Proof below the break. Color illusion found here.] (more…)

The .GIF Friday Post No. 589 – Continental Drift, Cat Pwnage & More Cat Pwnage

Friday, 14 June 2019

[Found here, here and here.]


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