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November 26, 2009

MorphWorld: Francesco Vezzoli's Lady Gaga into Pris of 'Blade Runner'

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The artist's portrait (above) features petit-point embroidery.

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Daryl Hannah's 1982 replicant Pris (above and below)

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to me is the most powerful character she's ever portrayed.




November 26, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Waiting for Romo

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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.

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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.

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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.

November 26, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Amusement Park Ride From the Future

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The graphic above appears on the final page

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of the latest issue

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of Wired magazine,

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the "Found" feature

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by Cameron Bird,

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with credit going to Shira Fischer, Nathan Kyn and Morris Kyn.

November 26, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

What are they?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

November 26, 2009 at 01:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Volk Ding Zero — by Georg Baselitz

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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, 

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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).

November 26, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Bag that bag: Chanel Ankle Boot features leather side pouch

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Handy.

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Or should I say, footie?

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$1,036.

November 26, 2009 at 11:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Clicker — TV Guide for the web

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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."

November 26, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Dolly Salt & Pepper Shaker

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Designed by Ross McBride.

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4.25"W x 3"H.

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Porcelain.

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$35.

November 26, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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