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what is a wolpertinger?

Apparently it is a Bavarian cousin of the the familar American jackalope, adding to the body of a hare (or jackrabbit) and the antlers of a deer, the wings of a pheasant.  Also, they sometimes have fangs.  Like the jackalope, … Continue reading

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earwigs and phil hartman

I just opened the front door to bring in the mail, and there was a giant, disgusting earwig in the mailbox. And that made me think of Troy McClure, and of how we may remember him from such other nature … Continue reading

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internet sunday-1948

It’s been a long, long weekend, so have a picture of Toshiro Mifune smoking a cigarette in 1948. A plain white Tshirt is a classic “always cool”.

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internet sunday: double portrait

It’s Wassily Kandinsky,  the great Russian artist of the first half of the twentieth century . He painted some of the first great abstract works, and he taught at the Bauhaus. The famous Bauhaus Wassily chair, designed by Marcel Breuer, … Continue reading

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minicomics??, post 27: late night brontosauruses

Late night, as in Charles Knight,  the late great scientific illustrator whose paintings will always be “the way dinosaurs look” to the the children of the 50s, 60s  and 70s.  I looked at a lot of modern illustrations that are … Continue reading

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minicomics ??, post 16: an art reference

The internet may be fixed.  Or it may not.  Anyway, I’m taking advantage of the opportunity to go out and collect some photo references for brontosauruses.  Of course, that really means art references, since, nobody seems to have a photograph … Continue reading

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the accidental renaissance

Everything old is new again and some people who are wise and observant and love art have been finding interesting (and probably really not so accidental parallels) between some excellent modern photographs and Old Master paintings.   If you want … Continue reading

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terry pratchett

This has been a bad month for the great artists of my heart. Terry Pratchett was one of my all time favorite writers, the least fantastic of the great fantasists, a great creator of characters, a worldbuilder beyond compare, and … Continue reading

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unearthed at the antique show– the drawings of heinrich kley

Went to an antique and vintage objects show today, and saw this sitting on top of a stack of pages from a disassembled reprint art book.  Man, that’s a drawing.  Tons of power in the technique, and of course I’m … Continue reading

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leonard nimoy

Leonard Nimoy is gone, but Spock lives on.  There’s a lot to say about Mr. Spock and his place on the list of oddly immortal characters to come out of the “good junk” range of low-to-middlebrow genre media.  Most of … Continue reading

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