Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Jesus vs. Santa is one of two animated shorts that Trey Parker and Matt Stone created in the mid-90s, later becoming the "South Park" series on Comedy Central.
This was the very first thing I had seen come from "South Park" - in about 1996, a friend showed me this animation (which at the time was groundbreaking and complete adulterated awesomeness) on a bootleg VHS tape. This tape made its rounds, it was showed to many friends, usually after bong rips.
Jesus vs. Santa, for me, is a Christmas cult classic, right up there with A Christmas Story and Scrooged.
So, Merry Christmas, if that is what you believe - and
Happy Last Friday of the Decade!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
This triptych shows biblical scenes, and tells a story about the choices humans make - and the eternal consequences to such choices.
I'm likening this painting to my office holiday party this year, as 16 of the party-goers became ill afterwards. We're not positive if it was influenza, H1N1, food poisoning, or the favored gastroenteritis. All we do know is this: fun and happy times were shared by friends and colleagues. We ate, drank, and were merry. Then, Hell took over and tortured the living shit out of us.
Fortunately - it seems only to be lasting a day or two.
Click the link for a finer view: The Garden of Earthly Delights
Friday, December 18, 2009
"The Magnitude of the Continental Divides" is an animation exploring the ways we define ourselves and our nations. It is a journey between many locations in various states of withdrawal and aggression. Borders become weaponized and damage is always dealt from afar. The individual is caught in the midst, unable to separate themselves, unable to define identity without place.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson
A Serious Man, Ethan & Joel Cohen
Where The Wild Things Are, Spike Jonze
Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino
Watch movies. Be happy.