Wednesday, 19 December 2007

stuff noted of late.

Man with curvy babe tatooed on his shin gets implants on his leg to make it look more realistic. Lane Jensen, editor of a body art and tattoo magazine, even sat up to watch most of the operation and is reported to be happy with his new breasts.
(thanks to my pal Best)
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Grim Reaper arrested after drunken night. A drunken man wearing a "Grim Reaper" costume was arrested in England after an action-packed night in which he got stuck in boggy sand, lost his trousers, snuck into a Town Hall and eventually soiled his underwear.
"This has been the cause of a great deal of embarrassment for him," his defence lawyer told Lancaster Magistrates' Court.
(thanks to my pal mr j)
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Artist Theo Jansen studied science at the University of Delft in Holland. After sticking to painting for seven years, he embarked upon a project with a flying saucer - which really flew. It flew over the town of Delft in 1980, drawing the people into the streets and sending the police into pandemonium. For about the last ten years he has been busy with the creation of a new nature - not with pollen or seeds, but with plastic yellow tubes. He makes skeletons which are able to walk in the wind. Eventually he wants to put herds of these animals out on the beaches to live their own lives.
Go and look at the videos. These 'strandbeests' are kinetic sculptures that can walk, unassisted, just by catching a bit of wind in raised sails. They have rudimentary brains in the form of binary step counters and bottles to catch liquid. In the effect of a storm, the 'beests lower their sails and drive pins into the ground so they don't blow away. Jansen has likened this method of transportation to the wheel, and, using his new technique, created the 2.8 ton "animaris rhinoceros transport," which could be moved easily by one person simply pushing it.
(thanks to wee hayley campbell)

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10 Comments:

Blogger HemlockMan said...

Good to see you back!

19 December 2007 6:37:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Welcome back! I've been missing my daily stop!

20 December 2007 1:32:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Jesse said...

Hey Eddie. This is a random thing that maybe you're already aware of. All the same: following your link to Amazon, I skimmed the Booklist blurb on your Diamond Agency book. This closing comment caught my eye:

"Cursing, brief nudity, and an implied sexual encounter suggest an older teen audience, who will best appreciate this complex visual experience that weaves in interesting historical supposition...[etc.]" Jesse Karp

It's the "brief nudity" part that gave me pause. Clearly borrowed from the parental warnings in front of films, it doesn't really work for still images. In that regard, "Brief nudity" is what hurried me through my entire adolescence.

21 December 2007 11:16:00 pm GMT-5  
Anonymous John C said...

Unless they mean exposed briefs. Which in England could mean naked lawyers.

Welcome back, Mr C!

22 December 2007 8:34:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Wishing you (and your loved ones) a great holiday.

24 December 2007 3:00:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger Robert Morales said...

Now WHY wasn't that first news story called "Tits for Tatts"?

24 December 2007 9:46:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger Jack Ruttan said...

Couldn't keep away, huh?

2 January 2008 10:04:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Kimota94 aka Matt said...

Eddie... come back on a more regular basis, man! Yes, blogging every day is a tiring endeavour, but posting a couple times a week is child's play by comparison.

You can do it, Mr C!

3 January 2008 10:43:00 pm GMT-5  
OpenID jody-macgregor said...

Tragically, the tat-tits didn't take. Read about (and see pictures) here if you've got a strong stomach: http://modblog.bmezine.com/2007/12/28/lanes-tattoo-gets-puss-filled-death-sacks

Seriously, don't follow that link while you're eating.

4 January 2008 8:01:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

*prods*
*shakes*
*kicks*

Are you still alive?
I'd like your opinion on "All over coffee" if you have any.

9 January 2008 8:34:00 am GMT-5  

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