Archive for December, 2010

Strange Windows: THE WHITE HAND OF MOSES ON THE BOUGH

“The New Year reviving old desires, The thoughtful soul to solitude aspires; Where the WHITE HAND OF MOSES ON THE BOUGH Puts out: and Jesus from the ground suspires.” –Omar Khayam

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Tobias Tycho Schalken’s Folklore

“I prefer the films that put their audience to sleep in the theater. I think those films are kind enough to allow you a nice nap and not leave you disturbed when you leave the theater. Some films have made me doze off in the theater, but the same films have made me stay up […]

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39 Pedestrian Steps

I just watched Hitchcock’s 39 Steps for the first time — or I thought it was for the first time. I actually vaguely remembered some scenes, though, so I must have seen it before. Anyway, it’s clear why I forgot it. It’s forgettable. Halfway through it I was like, jeez, this must be one of […]

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Mr. Square and the Curse of Talent

As this year comes to a close I’d like to talk about a word that can be as debilitating and destructive as any in the English language. That word is talent, and in America, it’s practically a national obsession.

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Elfquest Re-read: Issue #2 Trust and Betrayal

I am writing this column on a borrowed iPad whose keyboard I am not used to. Please excuse any errors, typos, and bizarre auto-suggestions that may survive editing. If you don’t have your own copies of Elfquest, you can follow along at http://www.elfquest.com.

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Monthly Stumblings # 8: Mat Brinkman

Mat Brinkman’s Depressed Pit Dwellers and Heads, 44 Presumably you don’t need to be told Fort Thunder’s story all over again. That’s why I won’t be doing it at this time… You’re welcome!… I’ll add only this: those RISD students were multimedia artists drawn to many art forms: from music to comics, from assemblage to knitting. […]

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Utilitarian Review 12/25/10

Xmas A to Z Avaricious bambinos covet Disney-detritus. Elders’ Fallopian genitals, heaving immaculately, jaculate kenosis-knickknacks. Levittowners merrily nurse organized pedophilia. Quasi-riant revenue-ravenous Santa Taws uncoil. Vultures watch Xt.’s yummy zygote. On HU Kinukitty started the week out with a review of the yaoi maga Stray Cat. I explained why Moto Hagio is not just genre […]

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