!!!!!!!!!!GECKO WAR UPDATE!!!!!U.S. SENDS IN CRACK COMMANDO SQUAD!!!!!!!!
The American commandos had just disembarked behind enemy lines and Sgt. Rory Rockhead was posing for this photo when the entire squad was taken out by the Gecko Emperor.
Photo by Christopher Moonlight, a cameraman attached to the secret mission who was allowed to return home in a boat. "The geckos only went and et the helicopter." he said.
(I wonder if Mr moonlight was thinking of this post when he sent the above. Or perhaps he was just being a cheeky bastard out of nowhere.)
In other news:
Great article by Chris Ware, profusely illustrated, on the subject of Charles Burns' pairings of photographs. link via hayley campbell.
I'm developing an inexplicable fondness for that cranky fellow David Apatoff over at the flat earth society. Somebody, probably Dirk, linked to his inane blatherings about the emperor and his new clothes, which we have heard until we are in tears of boredom. But while I was over there peeking around in his closets, I found this little gem of a post about one Sarah Goodridge, which appeals to that part of me you see from time to time around here that likes to discover the world's little forgotten artistic charms and oddities. It is a little love story and those of a sentimental disposition like myself will be pleased that they strolled over there for a look.
By the way, the photo of the gecko on the window that started this whole Gecko War was taken by wee cal, who is doing photography at school. He left it on the desktop here and I plagiarised it. The second, with the lamp, was my own, and the other two I collaged in photoshop using bits of images from around the internet. The one above is as credited, though if you check the version at Christopher's site you'll notice we've colour corrected the gecko. The gecko aliens are of a colour that is not receptible by human irises you see, and our cameras are not made to recognize it either. Apparently on the planet of the geckos it is called smoollg, and it is considered the most appealing of the primary colours, of which there are zumteen.
(guess how many variations on smoollg I had to google before I found one that wasn't already a fictional planet. And Zumteen is a number invisble to the human eye. You think it looks like it's going to be thirteen or fourteen, but as you get closer your eyes go out of focus and you can't pin it down.)
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