Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wild Wilderness - First Thursday of 2010

Celebrate the First Thursday of the new decade with artwork by Julia Green at Flying M Coffeehouse. She makes my heart leap!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Jesus vs. Santa (The Spirit of Christmas)

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

The Garden of Earthly Delights Ravages The Eagles Bldg.

The Garden of Earthly Delights (a.k.a. "Millennium") is a Medieval painting by Netherlandish artist Hieronymus Bosch.

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 Divide

This is a beautiful video that harmoniously animates illustration and graphic design. Thanks for sending this to me Geoff!

The Magnitude of the Continental Divides from Chris Coleman on Vimeo.

"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

Great Movies!

I'm not going to critique any of these films - other to say that I enjoyed each of them and that I hope you get the opportunity to see them too!

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.