“Cinema is a haunted house.”

Puttin’ on a Little Dog, inspired by silent film actress Marie Prevost (1898-1937), is a lovely short video by Charles Eadie.

Features a performance by “Jasper”, a cameo by me (as Prevost), and clips from The Godless Girl (1928). Music from “On an Overgrown Path” by Leoš Janáček.

He plays banjo, too.

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(In the event you’ve been wondering what Brian Beatty‘s been up to lately.)

“Detach from station, and may god’s love be with you”

Tomorrow, Commander Chris Hadfield bids farewell to the International Space Station, meaning we won’t get our usual dose of his tweets and videos sent from space. But he’s signing off with a little David Bowie.

If this’n don’t make ye happy

then there’s nothing I can do for you.

Sporting wood

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Connor Wood Bicycles, LLC was founded by Chris Connor in 2012 to build wood bicycles that beautifully combine form and function. Chris is a longtime Denver woodworker and cycling enthusiast, and building wood bicycles came as a stunning realization that he could bring the two together.

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from the archives: October 26, 2010

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Roger and Me and Lucy.

Miss Sausage Queen

Miss Sausage Queen 1955

(via Retronaut)

Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola: Prada Candy L’eau

Well-dressed filmmakers and genii Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola have got their brains together and come up with an idea for a short film for Prada entitled Candy in celebration of the brand’s new perfume.

(via It’s Nice That)

From the Archives

And I mean the way-back days. Sheila Ryan Coiffed like a Pinhead. One of the first things I remember seeing in my early days here. For the record, I believe the chick in the photo is now a regular on American Horror Story Asylum. I am addicted.

Snowed-In Sunday

We have dug out the drive. We now have martinis. Dan’s in the bath. I’m watching this on Netflix:

I’m reminded once Daryl said something about digging when he gets mad. So I’m thinking of Daryl. And Cindy. And y’all.

Aganetha Dyck: Honeycomb Sculptures

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To encourage the honeybees to communicate, Dyck strategically adds wax or honey, propolis or hand-made honeycomb patterns to the objects prior to placing them into their hives. After the bees start building honeycombs over the object, Dyck would coax them into specific shapes by adding or deleting wax.

(via Amusing Planet)

Life Drawing at the Book Club

Clever stop-motion film to promote life drawing classes at London’s Book Club.

(via It’s Nice That)

Fashion puppets

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Puppets used to model the latest designs during Sao Paulo Fashion Week

(via PhotoBlog)

My Bowie: Jean Paul Gaultier

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Who was your Bowie?

OUT.

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Snow White Reality

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My hair style always fits in with my clothing.

This man is my hero.

Omega Institute In Your Pants, 2013 edition

It’s that magical time, folks! Once again, as in 2010, my woodland friend Susan has forwarded the In Your Pants edition of the Rhinebeck, NY, Omega Center’s course catalog.

Sign up early, if you want a spot; these pants fill up fast!

The Wayfinder Experience in Your Pants
Unlocking the Life Force in Your Pants
The Marks of Our Existence in Your Pants
Say “No” to Stress in Your Pants
Storming Heaven in Your Pants
Compose Yourself in Your Pants
Trees & Ecosystems in Your Pants
Frequencies of Healing in Your Pants
Enter Through the Image in Your Pants
Dreamgates in Your Pants
Leap of Perception in Your Pants
Timeless Loving in Your Pants

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Herero People of Namibia

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I could do without the Daily Mail‘s screaming headline (AMAZING African tribe!), as well as the article’s potted Explanation from Anthropological Experts, but the Herero people in Jim Naughton’s National Geographic-style portraits are possessed of a beauty that I found humbling.

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Jesus Jeans has reportedly warned dozens other apparel start ups in the US against using Jesus in their brand since winning the patent.

Others to have been warned include ‘Jesus First’, ‘Sweet Jesus’ and ‘Jesus Couture’.

(via The Daily Mail)

Magnolia Swoon

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After today’s snow, the Brackensbrown (evergreen) Beauties in the backyard bend under leaf caught snow. The tallest is eighteen feet, bent to  a third of its height as viewed here. Branches seem double-bent, but not broken. I hope it can straighten up when the weight is off.

No matter where you are, it’s colder in Oymyakon, Russia

Frozen bridge in Oymyakon Russia

Daily problems that come with living in Oymyakon include pen ink freezing, glasses freezing to people’s faces and batteries losing power. Locals are said to leave their cars running all day for fear of not being able to restart them.

Even if there was coverage for mobile phone reception the phones themselves would not work in such cold conditions.

(via The Daily Mail)

(Photographer Amos Chapple’s site)

Lil’ Buck – Jookin’

 

Lil’ Buck performs the Memphis street dance on The Colbert Show 2-21-2013

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Eden: A Hacker Brand For Remaking Your iPhone With Wood

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Creating Eden, as the line is called, involved tackling an unusual challenge: figuring out how to package a warranty-voiding, specialty-screwdriver-requiring process as something an average person would feel comfortable tackling.

(via Co.DESIGN)

A Personal Matter

I’m sure you’re a busy lawyer but I’d like to bring a few things to your attention. If you’re interested, maybe we can meet and I’ll explain my case in more detail.

I’ve been going to the same barber as far back as my first haircut when I was three or four years old. There are some customer service issues:

(1) I never once received a straight-razor shave.
(2) A hot towel around my face has not been offered.
(3) Even with all the dusting and brushing, the clippings always makes my neck itchy. Read more

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