Friday, November 13, 2009

The Eyewriter

"The folks at Graffiti Research Lab, openFrameworks, The Fat Lab and The Ebeling Group have teamed up to create The EyeWriter, a "low-cost eye-tracking apparatus + custom software that allows graffiti writers and artists with paralysis resulting from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to draw using only their eyes."

Via: boingboing

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Twilight it ain't!

A movie called Taintlight! C'mon that has to be a Porn Parody?

Strangely enough, it is actually a low-budget parody of the movie and no pornography is involved at all. What!!!? That's insane! Talk about misleading...

Even the tagline:

"Evil lurks in the darkest nether regions"

Yeah, lurking somewhere around his "taint!" I bet!

Anyway the title got me thinking of other such porn parody names, some of which are listed below:

Come with the Wind
Diddler on the Roof
To Drill a Mockingbird
Whore of the Worlds
Five Sleazy Pieces
All Anal on the Western Front
Forrest Hump
Das Butt
Edward Penishands
How the West was Hung
Two Mules on Sister Sarah
Willy Wanker and the Fudge Packin Factory
Sperms of Endearment
Tea-Bagger Vance
Anal-ize This
Beat the Cock
The Blown Ranger
Chinny Chinny Gang Bang
Das Booty
Deeper Impacts
The Deer Humper
Dick, Tracy?
Drilling Miss Daisy
Facial Attraction
Fists of Fury
Frosty the Blowman
Genital Hospital
Good Will Humping
Great Sexpectations
Hannah Does Her Sisters
Honey, I Blew the Kid
Indiana Bones in the Temple of June
Inspect Her Gadget
Jungle Beaver
Jurassic Pork
Lawrence of a Labia
Lethal Weapons
Murphy's Brown
The Rockford Piles
Romancing the Bone
Rosemary's Beaver
Saturday Night Beaver
Shaving Ryan's Privates
Schindler's Fist
The Sheets of San Francisco
The Sperminator
Sperms of Endearment
Suck Rodgers in the 69th Century
Tango and Gash
Terms of Endowment
The Twilight Bone
Twin Cheeks
Who Reamed Robin Rabbit?
Yank My Doodle, It's a Dandy
Hairy Nutter and the Sorcerers Bone
Shitty Shitty Gang-bang
Black Cock Down
Come in 60 Seconds
Moby's Dick
Enema of the State
Lord Of The Rims
The Da Vinci Load
Fill Bill

God! "Yank my doodle, It's a dandy"


Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Beef Delusion

The picture above has been my desktop image in my place of work for the past year and I have to say that I find great peace of mind and a certain amount of solace when I gaze upon it.

However after much meditation, the profound nature of this seemingly innocuous photograph has become startlingly apparent. It is not just Coyote McCloud's questioning stare or Clara Peller's obvious and quite tangible realization that she does not have enough beef! Look at her pained expression; she was expecting a larger beef portion and someone did not deliver. I don't think the fault lies with Coyote as he seems to be sharing a similar moment of genuine surprise! Though on closer inspection, he appears to have less concern and even seems to have the beginnings of a smile dancing across his lips. What is he hiding?

Take a look at this:

Yes, at first look, the two pictures appear to have absolutely nothing in common.

For a start, it's a chicken that is placed before Jesus, not beef!

However it is well documented that Jesus abhorred chickens! In fact if you go right back to the old testament you will see that no chickens were invited to go two by two onto the Ark. Why? Because no chickens existed at that time. There is not a single mention of a chicken anywhere in the Five Books, not one in the entire Old Testament, although in fairness there is mention of winged fowl. [Genesis 1:21]

Perhaps God was still struggling with the creation of the first chicken and maybe we could even go so far as to speculate that he never did get the design quite right. Therefore aesthetically its existence in his eyes was a constant reminder of "failure"
The conjuring of an egg from their anus may have been a good idea on paper but later possibly viewed as a precursor to the future miracles that were yet to come and there may have been a decision on God's part to keep that kind of "miracle stuff" for Jesus. Either way their very existence still rankles with many Christians today.

So you have to ask yourself: Why then would Jesus have a chicken on his table...

The artist Caravaggio has captured the relevance and inherent visual metaphor of this biblical moment rather succinctly. The boy from Galilee is "chicken hating" plain and simple! Even disciple Paul is attempting to leave his seat in abject fear, having full knowledge of the wrath that JC could bring down on them for bringing such a dirty bird to the table.. (it may be worth noting: Judas was thought to have liked chickens...make of that what you will!)

And then we also have that hand gesture Of Jesus, that is strikingly similar in pose to the picture of the old lady above.

I would put forth, with some certainty that the chicken is only on the table to help drive home the fact that Jesus is actually questioning his disciples with:

"Where's the beef?"

In this one it is even more obvious. In fact it looks like everyone is saying:

"Where's the beef?"

And again:


"Where's the beef?"

As Clara and Coyote have beef and not chicken between their bun only helps to compound that fact! They are questioning "Is there room for the existence of the beef within the bread of reason?" In conclusion the question based on that rational takes on a much more profound meaning.

"Where's the beef?"

An age old question that is still in universal usage...

I feel this is something we should all be asking ourselves on a rather regular basis!

Of course later Jesus would use the term "What's your beef?" in speaking to Judas...but that's another story.