Eric Skillman is the art director of many a Criterion DVD package. He has a blog where he talks about the process of designing the covers (and insides) of those releases. Interesting!
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The odd bodies and random movements bring to mind the awkward terribleness (and to me, deliciousness) of the Law & Order video game adaptations.
In every Catalan navity scene there is a figure taking a dump behind the Baby Jesus. It is called the Caganer or “shitter.” It is often made in the likeness of a celebrity or world leader.
I first heard of Caganers on my favorite television program, QI (which makes Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me look like it’s taking a dump by comedy-panel-quiz-show comparison despite often featuring my hero Paula Poundstone.)
Take it away, Stephen Fry—
The UK Telegraph presents a slide show of this year’s crop.
This all was confirmed by college chum Mo, who picked up not only the caganer but the Caga Tió as a part of her personal Christmas traditions on a trip to Catalonia.
Catalan children beat presents out of a pooping log on Christmas with sticks—where has our American Christmas spirit gone?
This is your new favorite website ever:
Everything is Terrible!
This site is to found video what April Winchell is to found audio. As in, the creme de la crap that I will be completely immersed in for weeks and then forget about for two years and then find again and get really into again.
Misanthrope Specialty Co.’s Unflattering Portraits
Blue Tea covers a big swathe of 20s/30s travel poster-inspired Sci Fi art advertising interplanetary travel, time-jumping tourism and anti-Cylon propoganda.
I am taking a more mundane trip myself… first back to DC for the weekend and then a week in Seattle and Vancouver.
The most magnificient URL in the universe:
This has already been written about many, many places but if you haven’t seen it—
Worth it just to hear Isabella Rossallini’s prononciation of “anus.”
I don’t think I even saw this when it first aired in 1995, but it’d genius. Everything Sam Waterson does is absolute golden magic. (I am 99% posting this for Sarah Wilkes, but everyone else will enjoy it, too.)
The quizzes on Sporcle have become an obsession, particularly naming the countries of Africa (always forget at least two, but a different two each time), Europe (can’t spell Liechtenstein), and US Presidents (damn you, Millard Fillmore).
I’m sure tons of people have already seen this video linked elsewhere (particularly those who browse to graphic design blogs), but I’m grateful to see lastFM did the legwork of researching the specific 1980s station idents/production company logos/early CGI wankery being graphically namechecked here.
What I wonder is if the swooshes, whirrs, and other associated “logo noises” are actually on the song itself.
In 1957 the respected BBC news show Panorama announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop….. Huge numbers of viewers were taken in, and many called up wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti trees. To this question, the BBC diplomatically replied that they should “place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.”
Totally charming. However, the first 1:20 are credits. Boo! Skip ‘em.