Do you remeber PG porn? "For people who love everything about Porn...except the sex."? We just watched again "Helpful Bus" a parody of the famous Bang Bus series, featuring Bree Olson, Craig Robinson, James Gunn and Marie Luv. This is the "original". Of course the parody without sex is sexier.
HAL9000 from Italy has been posting ultra high resolution photos of famous paintings. In 2007 they posted a 16 billion pixel photo of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. They've since increased the pixel count of the photos. Their more recent image of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus consists of 28 billion pixels, about 3,000 times the resolution of a consumer digital camera. We swear that it's a real pleasure to see these lady so close. (via BoingBoing)
We discovered that there's a documentary about the curious phenomenon of Stalags or Stalag magazines, a fiction genre that flared in Israel in the 1960s and depicted S&M involving concentration camps and Nazis.
"Pubic Hair Removal among Women in the United States: Prevalence, Methods, and Characteristics" looks like a curious study for sure. Here you can read an abstract. Do you want to know immediately the (not so incredible) conclusions? "Findings suggest that pubic hair styles are diverse and that it is more common than not for women to have at least some pubic hair on their genitals. In addition, total pubic hair removal was associated with younger age, being partnered (rather than single or married), having looked closely at one's own genitals in the previous month, cunnilingus in the past month, and more positive genital self-image and sexual function."
Skulls, swastikas, harems of naked women, medieval knights in armour, daggers sheathed in blood, benign images of Christ, sweet-faced mothers and their babies, armies of tanks, and a horned Stalin - these are the signs by which the people of this hidden world mark and identify themselves.
You may like or dislike a movie like Inception, but something is sure: it doesn't talk about dreams (or dreams inside dreams inside dreams etc.). It miss some of the most important dream's ingredients: visions, distortions, das Unheimliche and of course erotism. It miss the paprika that Paprika doesn't miss. So if you want to see a movie about dreams, look this.
A fascinating story that you can read below. It would be interesting to see how many Pig faced lady's husbands would chose the first option and how many the second option. By the way I'm pretty sure that pig faced man's wives would chose exactly the opposite.
Stories of pig-faced women originated roughly simultaneously in Holland, England and France in the late 1630s. The stories told of a wealthy woman whose body was of normal human appearance, but who had the face of a pig.
In the earliest forms of the story, the woman's pig-like appearance was the result of witchcraft. Following her wedding day, the pig-faced woman's new husband was granted the choice of having her appear beautiful to him but pig-like to others, or pig-like to him and beautiful to others. When her husband told her that the choice was hers, the enchantment was broken and her pig-like appearance vanished. These stories became particularly popular in England, and later in Ireland.
Notes for an essay about “Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s revenge”
or How to understand images in art and to win a videogame without walkthroughs.
and the proof that this game is really a piece of art.
One - A Game of Art.
When I saw Monkey Island 2 for the first time, I was a twelve year old boy, and I immediately thought that it was a masterpiece.
I used to play it in my friend’s house, because I didn’t have a pc - once upon a time there were people without computers. Sadly I never played the whole game, just a few scenarios, because my friend proceeded playing the game on his own when I was not with him. Of course I will never forgive this childish behaviour.
Now, twenty-eight years later, I’m playing that game on my mobile phone.
The boy I was in the first 90s was a boy who dreamt about a machine in the penny arcades with ALL the games and INFINITE credits. They told him it was just a dream. Ten years later, the M.A.M.E fulfilled this lifelong dream.
Now, it’s time to give this boy a new revenge: When he told that Monkey Island was ART they told him it was JUST A GAME featuring weird pirates. Twenty-eight years later, this boy works as an artist and he wants to proof to the world that he was right, and explain why.
For the uninitiated, the Monkey Island games are adventure/puzzlers following the story of the plucky wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood. After beating the ghost pirate LeChuck and winning over the lovely Governor Elaine Marley in the Secret of Monkey Island, Threepwood has fallen out of Elaine's good graces and decides to pursue the fabled treasure of Big Whoop in the second chapter of the saga.
My opinion is that Monkey Island, a part from being an excellent game and a funny pirate’s tale, is a smart mediation and a working metaphor of understanding images in art, and I will try to explain why.