Max Zorn: Using the Familiar in Astonishing Ways

“I wanted to use street lamps as an urban gallery and I wanted to use the darkness as the setting around my artwork.” That quote (and image) come from one Max Zorn. Max is an artist; a street artist from Amsterdam, in fact. And his medium is brown packing tape. The material I use is brown packing [Read More…]

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Pardon My Dust

Today, stumbling about in a Christmas-induced haze, I have come to the shocking realization that I’ve been blogging for a little more than two years here at Summa This, Summa That. Yep, that’s right. Two+ at The Ol’ ST,ST —  aka, pretty much longer than I’ve focused on any one thing in my entire life. Wow. Time really [Read More…]

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Quote of the Day, Courtesy of the Legendary Isaac Asimov (or Is It Actually “The Legendary Alan Alda?”)

In honor of the recent publication of a 55-year-old lost-then-found essay on creativity from the legendary Isaac Asimov, here’s a thought that’s been floating around in my head for a few months now — a thought that I find particularly relevant in this increasingly siloized InterWeb World in which we live. Your assumptions are your windows [Read More…]

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Boss-Level Christmas Card-ing

Oh, good. Thanks to the almost-impossibly inventive folks at Birdbox Studio, my yearly excuse for not making a cool Christmas card has finally arrived. And just in time. No way I can top this, so why even try, amiright? (Somehow, I suspect the grandparents will be unconvinced by that line of reasoning.) Attribution(s): “Random Christmas-y Imagery” [Read More…]

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“My Email Is a Monster”

Via The Oatmeal, some artfully articulated truths about those every-present entities that buzz and buzz and BUZZ about our office-worker heads each and every day. (Click for the full reveal or head on over to the site itself. The whole thing’s great, but especially the last frame. The punchline. The punch in the gut.) I enjoy Inman’s work — [Read More…]

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Colorful Characters (Pixar-Style)

This is sort of brilliant, really. Not so much because of the artistic style/ability on display — though I certainly recognize that filtering one creative thing through the lens of an almost-entirely different creative thing is impressive — but because it reminds me of how brilliant Pixar is. And in this particular case, of how brilliantly those guys use colors [Read More…]

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“O Praise the Lord of Heaven!”

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! O Praise the Lord of Heaven; Praise Him in the Height, Praise Him in the Depth; O praise the Lord of Heaven, Praise Him all ye Angels, Praise Jehovah. Praise Him Sun and Moon and blazing Comets, Praise the Lord. Let them praise the Name of the Lord, For He spake the Word [Read More…]

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A Reputation for Being Soft on Turkeys

One of my favorite things about the Thanksgiving season? The opportunity to post this clip from “Shibboleth” (which aired during Season 2 of The West Wing). C.J: They sent me two turkeys.  The more photo-friendly of the two gets a presidential pardon and a full life at a children’s zoo.  The runner-up gets eaten. Bartlet: If the Oscars were like that [Read More…]

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God’s Artichoke

…and as the evening of the Sixth Day drew nigh, God thought back over all the good creating He’d polished off in the last few days, and looked forward to a quiet, restful Sunday. And coasted, maybe. Just a little. Because here’s a metal artichoke. With a tongue. OK, that’s not actually an artichoke. It’s a pangolin. What’s a pangolin, you ask? [Read More…]

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Always On the Lookout for New Wine Skins (and Old Wine)

Stumbled across these two things a few days ago, and thought they went well together. Yes, of course there’s more where these two came from. Lots more. We’re talking about the InterWebs, after all. (BONUS and similarly charming-if-odd musical mashups available from “Postmodern Jukebox’s” YouTube library.) [Read more…]

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