Thursday, 21 July 2011

Assorted links sent by my dear friends:
British artist Lucian Freud dies aged 88.
British painter Lucian Freud, whose uncompromising portraits made him one of the world's most revered and coveted artists, has died aged 88.
His long-time New York art dealer William Acquavella said the grandson of Sigmund Freud and brother of British radio and television personality Clement Freud had died at his home in London on Wednesday night (local time) after an unspecified illness.
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Okay, you lazy bitch
Hayley campbell said this reminded her of the letters I used to write to publishers who owed me money (I'd always read them aloud theatrically before popping them in an envelope.)
On January 22, 2001, Hunter S. Thompson sent the following expletive-filled fax to Holly Sorensen, then 'Production Executive' at indie movie studio The Shooting Gallery. The furious written rant concerned the movie adaptation of Thompson's novel, The Rum Diary, to which Sorensen's studio had acquired the rights. Progress had been slow and confused on their part; so slow in fact that Thompson had reached boiling point.
"Dear Holly,
Okay, you lazy bitch, I'm getting tired of this waterhead fuckaround that you're doing with The Rum Diary..."
Teddy Boys, Christmas Humphreys and the murder of John Beckley on Clapham Common in 1953 Every post at Another nickel in the machine is intriguing social history.

Ostrich pillow allows workers to sleep on the job
The user puts their head and hands into the three holes whenever they’re in need of a power nap.
Pablo Carrascal, of designers Kawamura Ganjavian, said it was created by accident.
He said: ‘We had an old sweater lying on a table in the studio and someone put his head through the neck of the sweater from the outside and his arms through the sleeves. It was so comfortable we decided to produce a prototype.’

1 Comments:

Blogger spacedlaw said...

Wouldn't it be suffocating? (ostrich pillow sleeping, that is. I don't see air vents)

22 July 2011 12:34:00 am GMT-5  

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