Daily Archives: November 10, 2007

The Woods: a beautiful anti-lullaby

The Woods: a stop-motion music video for Polly Paulusma, by artist Rima Staines. You can read Rima’s account of her creative process here, at her blog. Paulusma’s song is a sort of bittersweet version of the Hansel and Gretel myth. … Continue reading

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Rackham’s Zankiwank, and more

The Zankiwank and the Bletherwitch Written by S.J.A. Fitz-Gerald, 1896 Illustrated by Arthur Rackham Maude and Willie felt themselves dropping, dropping, dropping, until the Zankiwank bounced up and caught them both in his arms, saying as he rushed forward:- “Quick, … Continue reading

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Christmas gifts! for the creative, picky, or perverse

I’ve been running across an unusually large number of things I covet lately, and it occurred to me that if you are reading my blog, you (or your friends/family) might have similar tastes. So I thought I’d post a list … Continue reading

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Mine, all mine

The World’s Fair started a meme to identify phrases for which your blog is the #1 Google result. It seems like there ought to be an algorithm to do this for you, but after much trial and error, bioephemera is … Continue reading

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