Monday, November 07, 2005

in other fish...

(WARNING: Tangents Ahead)

on the passage of time: for no apparent reason except that it's neat, you can make a 3-D dodecahedron calendar. you know, for kids.

if you're into the history of photography, or just like old photos, or really any kind of photos (like me, except for those cheesy snapshot photos or internet profile pics showing way too much of someone else's body--look, we all know that's not you, ok?) er...anyway, photomuse has an excellent online combination of several collections/exhibits. so go look at it.

where else can you go? one of the 6-city Noisy Outlaw extravaganzas on Nov. 12. you know, for kids. (how many times can i work that in, i wonder?) i mean, how can you resist supporting a collection called in full (ahem) :
Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs,
and Some Other Things That Aren’t as Scary,
Maybe,
Depending on How You Feel About Lost Lands,
Stray Cellphones, Creatures from the Sky,
Parents Who Disappear in Peru,
a Man Named Lars Farf,
and One Other Story We Couldn’t Quite Finish,
So Maybe You Could Help Us Out.
i know i can't. well, i might. i think i'm expected at a peace rally. decisions, decisions.

speaking of little things that make up bigger things, while following up on an article in the NY Times on geneology & lineage, i discovered there's a company that can analyze your genetic ancestry--& apparently the results can be quite revealing.

speaking of revelations, the Vatican has issued a statement to the effect of "being Catholic does not have to mean being ignorant."

& speaking of religions with which i am not affiliated, apparently there's a Church of Reality.
i can only hope they're ready for mysfit when she hears about this.

speaking of reality, it seems we're borrowing gravity from another dimension.

speaking of the extremely theoretical, i came across a group called Sponge that apparently spent several years "creating public experiments as artifacts of cultural engineering". their bio says:
Sitting at the nexus of several areas of socio-cultural work including investigative art, speculative design, techno-scientific research and critical public discourse, Sponge was founded on the idea that both art and its conceptualization must be immanent in everyday economy.Embedding and infusion characterize Sponge's approach to new media, matter, symbol and social capital. Sponge is both a production entity realizing hybrid media spaces and performances as well as a think tank conducting public conversations about the creation of new imaginaries...Its current research interests lie in micro-performance, responsive environments, media choreography, substrate architecture and experimental phenomenology.
though i don't think they've been active since 02, it's still pretty mindbending.

if random blurbs & news bits tend to stir your argumentative side--i mean that in a good way, & i know mine tends to twitch--than you maybe should investigate the notion of freedom of culture. it's a tasty power-up, like one of those oversized flashy pac-man pellets. woohoo!

speaking of archaic video games, All Your Base (still) Are Belong To Us.

speaking of the view from space, it seems flight patterns make pretty pictures. you know, for kids.

speaking of pretty pictures, Marvel Comics is coming out with Stephen King's The Dark Tower series. this is A Good Thing.

speaking of good things, peace rallies, wahoos & other expressions of joy, kids, anachronisms, & things that are a little unbelievable, the Wahoo Skiffle Crazies, Staten Island's premiere (i.e. only) jug band has an official website.

as for the rest, i'm off to (i quote my to-do list):
check messages, sort coins, organize contests, string a clothes-line, hang a plant & a lamp, & play with magnets.
if i didn't make lists i'd never get anything done...

23 little fish:

Blogger anne swam up to say...

I love this post. Can I keep it?

5:33 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

absolutely. take it & run.

8:30 PM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

i cant believe you called upon the evil that is all your base. know what Godwin's Law is?

10:11 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

nope. what is it?

10:22 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

look, i didn't mention Nazis at all, those hirsute bastards, so what does that have to do with anything?

10:24 PM  
Blogger phylos swam up to say...

splendidly peripatetic jenn

If you go to the McSweeny thingy look out Nick Hornby. Fever Pitch encapsulated the experience of my generation perfectly, uncannily.

10:20 AM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

pirates and sonic weapons!
how could you wrong?!

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/breaking_news/13106303.htm

11:50 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

ok ok so you knew i would go there and laugh my ass off at the church of realism and perhaps i am taking the whole thing way too seriously, but it's no fun if you don't (remember according to this church - salvation is "Restoring your computer data from your data backups after a computer crash." - but is the computer real or just the data?)

realists practicing realism (true realists cannot separate themselves from realism and therefore do not need to practice - they just are (now say this together "how buddhist of you"))...

where to begin, oh where to begin - at first i felt drawn to it "If it's real, we believe in it" if not as a religion but as a spoof of religion, in a think-about-it! sort of way - but don't be fooled! this is just silly folks: in their terminology "reality" is defined first as "what we believe in." and then goes on to: "The way things really are. Reality is that which doesn't go away when you stop believing in it." (then why bother believing in it?)

oh great jenn, i read some of the forums and am having a really hard time not getting involved.

12:34 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

ow it hurts

12:35 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

haha! i knew it would tempt you!

sock, it's only a matter of time before we're all using sonic booms to fight the new wave of pirates.

thanks phylos, i haven't been called peripatetic in ages...makes me feel warm & fuzzy.

12:40 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

remember to ask yourself "Is my view of reality True?"

1:21 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

did you know there was a forum strand about science as religion... you did - didn't you?

1:25 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

i hate you

1:26 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

now that's a little harsh...

i just thought you might be missing reality-wrangling & could use a little dose.

2:06 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

ppptttbbbthtttt!!!!

5:53 PM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

because im a geek. because its early in the morning. because how can you argue with seven million digit prime number?
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/news/2005-11-08/rsa-640/

8:18 AM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

That photo site is great...I added it to my favorites list to do some more investigating later.

You're going to hang a plant? What did it ever do to you dear Jenn See?

Won't be able to make the Nov. 12th event...I'm off to see Les Miserables on its (supposedly) last tour throught the U.S.

8:21 AM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

doesnt hirsute mean hairy? were nazis hairy?

12:43 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

yes, & not remarkably so, in fact they're known for being a hairless bunch, but i feel that adjectives applied to Nazis require a little skepticism, & the idea of hairy ones amused me.

mysfit dahlink, mum on the Dark Tower, are we? or were you too distracted by Reality to notice it?

carl v: 'tis a dastardly plant, a rogue & a villain, & it needs more light.

12:47 PM  
Blogger oldben swam up to say...

prime numbers and dastardly plants aside, i'd just like to mention that i'm extremely glad to now have my very own dodecahedron calendar in welsh. one step closer to the fulfillment of my master plan.

2:26 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

NOOOO! SOMEONE PLEASE STOP THE MAD WELSHMAN!!!


(and jenn? the answer is yes - yes i am and i shall continue to stay thus for the moment - but i will say one thing: it was a graphic novel in my head the whole time...)

7:26 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

that's going to be a monumental series...

3:16 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

that prime number hurts my brain.
they all do.

eeep! maths!
more threatening than mad welshmen!

mostly because i feel like i could have a good grasp of them if i really tried...

5:34 PM  

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