Thursday, July 30, 2009

guilty pleasure

i've created a new image archive...

i love it. so simple. and it just goes on, and on, and on... endless scrolling.

for now i'm calling it "don't eat the daisies".

when i started this blog i was looking for a place where i could put all this stuff i find and share it with others. everything on here is pretty much just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the hordes of images i click&save. i'm still gonna keep this glob going...

"don't eat the daisies" is gonna be more like a dumpster (where all of it goes without rhyme or reason), and this glob here will be more like the result of some dumpster diving (going through & picking out some good stuff to use individually / look @ a bit more closely).

(póg mo thóin is Irish-Gaelic meaning "kiss my ass.")

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Monday, July 27, 2009


ladies and gentlemen the fabulous stains


run lola run

the bermuda depths

i became first acquainted with "the bermuda depths" when we were traveling on some family vacation as a kid. we were all staying in one hotel room and fell asleep watching tv. well, i woke up in the middle of the night and this is what was on. my dad fell asleep with the remote, and i didn't want to get out of bed to turn it off, so i watched it until i fell asleep again. all i remembered was a giant sea turtle and a beautiful girl who could breath underwater. from then on i had reoccurring dreams for years involving giant sea turtles and a thriving fascination with the bermuda triangle. this movie haunted me, and it wasn't until relatively recently that i set out to figure out what it was.

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The image above comes from Volume One of 'Locupletissimi Rerum Naturalium Thesauri' by Albertus Seba, 1734.

found this on BibliOdyssey

Thursday, July 23, 2009

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Jewish Giant at Home with His Parents in the Bronx, NY, 1970 by Diane Arbus

diane arbus documentary part I:
This half-hour documentary was made that same year as Arbus's death, 1971. It explores her work and ideas, often in her own words as spoken by a close friend. It includes reflections by some of the people who knew her best; daughter Doon, teacher Lisette Model, colleague Marvin Israel, and John Szarkowski, at that time the director of the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

sunday will mark the 38th anniversary of her death. The first woman speaking in the video is her daughter, Doon.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

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matt chasney told me about these illustrations a while ago and i finally got around finding them.

30 ways to die of electrocution. They're from a 1931 illustrated German book on electric safety, "Elektroschutz in 132 Bildern". These diagrams outline causes of electrical accidents. I found a flickr collection of the illustrations: here

Thursday, July 16, 2009

good to know

reflexology chart for feet:Reflexology, also called zone therapy, is based on the notion that each body part is represented on the hands and feet and that pressing on specific areas on the hands or feet can have therapeutic effects in other parts of the body.

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monica & mama, by mike brodie/the polaroid kidd
click image to see it bigger

somehow i managed to stumble upon this gem... (click for link)
it's a directory listing of his photographs.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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edgewater beach bathers, cleveland, ohio 1927

just came across this incredible photo archive of pictures from cleveland: the cleveland memory project.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

saturday @ beLa dubby

saturday, july 11th @ bela dubby 10pm
13321 Madison Ave in Lakewood

beardo is second. we'll probably play around 10:30ish.

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the author is unknown. a photo is kept in the museum of moscow school # 356.

this picture reminded me of a story from growing up. i was probably about 5 years old and was visiting a farm that belonged to a friend of my parents with my family. they had all these kittens running around and i immediately fell in LoVe with this little scrawny one that couldn't stop sneezing and had snot all over it's face. i was going to call him "sniffles" and we were going to live happily ever after, the farm owner even said i could have him... only, my parents didn't. i was told i was not allowed to take sniffles home with us. this was devastating, and i was not going to just stand by and let us be separated without atleast attempting to figure out a way around it.

i remember i was wearing this light blue jacket that had snaps going up the front. i waited til the last second before we got into the station wagon before i swooped sniffles into my jacket. i climbed into the way-back of the car so my back was facing my parents, and i let one snap loose so sniffles could stick his little head out and breath out of their sight. we waved goodbye, started rolling away, made it almost to the end of the long dirt drive way when my dad heard that little cat sneezing. busted. reverse. goodbye sniffles.

Friday, July 3, 2009

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battle casualties are spot, the pup and tiger, the kitten who are comparing their simulated injuries during a course in pet first aid.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


so... i'm gonna start this new section called "popcorn" that will feature movies that i feel are worth mentioning for one reason or another. i don't really watch tv (ours doesn't even get any channels anymore anyways thanks to the dtv switch) but i love movies. especially old trashy ones. i love films that were made before computers where they had to be all creative in figuring out special effects. (not that all the movies i list will be pre-computers, just sayin, there's somethin special about them.) i'm not gonna do reviews or anything... just gonna throw some info out there and you can do with it what you will. don't matter what i gotta say anyways, they can speak for themselves. most likely, overall, chances are they're ridiculous &/or awesome.

switchblade sisters

the legend of the 7 golden vampires

cat people


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by weegee, 1950.