"Art is transportable, unregulated, glamorous, arcane, beautiful, difficult. It is easier to store than oil, more esoteric than diamonds, more durable than political influence."

From: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/12/02/131202fa_fact_paumgarten?currentPage=all


I Know Kung Fu

Now that anything you might want to learn is now easily searchable and often documented by instructions (including video), I feel that we have reached the state of Keanu Reeves in The Matrix where in minutes he approximates the kung fu martial arts.

This GOP debt ceiling/default debacle makes me think of a man beholding the sight of a man (esp. Speaker Boehner) beholding the sight of his own anus.



Did Sasha Baron Cohen lift Borat from Tony Shaloub's character Primo in "Big Night"?


On Mimes

Positive things about mimes. Hmm. did you know that mimes donate more blood, per capita, than any other profession? Or that they were instrumental in passing along secret messages for the French Resistance? Or that every mime, no matter how successful, is professionally obligated to perfom in public parks at least a dozen times a year? Or that getting beaten up is considered the highest honor a mime can recieve, because they feel that that drains just a little more aggression out of the world as a whole? The statuettes they give out at the mime oscars - the marcels - are actually little statues of a beaten and bloody mimes, as a reminder of the nobility of the sacrifice...

-by yoyo