November 26, 2009
MorphWorld: Francesco Vezzoli's Lady Gaga into Pris of 'Blade Runner'
to me is the most powerful character she's ever portrayed.
Waiting for Romo
Mike Tanier's Beckett parody in the form of a brief item in today's New York Times Sports section about the Raider-Cowboys matchup later this afternoon is — by far — the best thing in today's papers; it follows.
Raiders (3-7) at Cowboys (7-3)
In a lesser-known version of his classic — this one titled "Waiting for Romo" — Samuel Beckett tells the story of two men named Wade and Jerry, who wait in a field for a mysterious quarterback named Romo [top] to arrive, achieve his full potential and bring meaning to their otherwise barren lives. Romo never comes, and they spend eternity pursuing unfulfilling diversions: watching characters named Marion and Felix run around, arguing on the sideline and beating bad teams on last-second touchdowns. Beckett's rewritten version of the play reached a wider audience, but it is more resonant for today's Cowboys existentialist.
Few three-word phrases pack more irony than Bruce Gradkowski era, but the momentary spark he provides makes the Raiders slightly more dangerous to the Cowboys, a first-place team that habitually plays down to its competition. Gradkowski [above] is not the answer to the Raiders' prayers, but he may be the answer to Tim Tebow's: one or two more wins, and the Raiders will be out of range to draft Tebow out of Florida and destroy his N.F.L. career.
Amusement Park Ride From the Future
The graphic above appears on the final page
of the latest issue
of Wired magazine,
the "Found" feature
by Cameron Bird,
with credit going to Shira Fischer, Nathan Kyn and Morris Kyn.
What are they?
Answer here this time tomorrow.
Volk Ding Zero — by Georg Baselitz
His 2009 oil-on-patinated bronze sculpture (above and below; 303 x 117 x 120cm [119" x 46" " x 47"]) is being shown for the first time at Staatliche Kunsthalle in Baden-Baden, Germany,
part of a show (up through March 14, 2010) featuring 15 sculptures and eight paintings which also includes the artist's earliest sculpture, "Modell für eine Skulptur" (1979).
Bag that bag: Chanel Ankle Boot features leather side pouch
Or should I say, footie?
Clicker — TV Guide for the web
Yesterday's Wall Street Journal "Mossberg Solution" feature by Katherine Boehret spotlighted clicker.com and concluded, "If you spend a lot of time in front of your computer and find yourself searching all over the web for the TV shows you'd like to watch, Clicker will be a huge help. And even if your show isn't available, you might find something similar — or better — in Clicker's recommendations."
Dolly Salt & Pepper Shaker
Designed by Ross McBride.
4.25"W x 3"H.