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Bubba Ho Tep

Bubba Ho Tep

Public service announcement: Philadelphians who missed Bubba Ho Tep at the Prince in February can see it this weekend as part of the Bryn Mawr Theatre’s midnight movie series! In other exciting news, the DVD will be available on May 25–you can pre-order at Amazon. Bubba Ho Tep is one of the best movies I’ve […]

Duchamp homage

Duchamp homage

An astute reader added some commentary to Tuesday’s water fountain art review: …considering it is a signed receptacle of water with a drain, it may be a homage to Marcel Duchamp’s urinal (Oh knowledgeable blog mistress, please find a photo of the infamous urinal, 1917, and paste it in). She’s right–I overlooked the Duchamp connection! […]

Arts pick: yellow scrawl

Arts pick: yellow scrawl

In celebration of the spring weather, today’s arts pick is an outdoor installation. One’s natural tendency is to decipher the image being presented. Do the bold, yellow strokes represent an abstract piece, or is there some underlying symbolism (perhaps the artist’s initials)? This question is irrelevant. Far more important are the placement of the painting […]

Dating polar bears

Dating polar bears

Aha! John Allen Paulos, in his book I Think, Therefore I Laugh, sums up the problem of internet dating. From page 56 of the second edition: George goes to the You-Bet-Your-Life computer dating service to register his requirements (axioms). He wants someone who is white, not very talkative, comfortable in fur, yet disdainful of city […]

Hoptown News

Hoptown News

Hoptown News! It’s a blog from the Hopkinsville/Clarkesville area of Kentucky, and its purpose is to “allow locals to degrade each other and talk about how crazy their town is.” There’s lots of local flavor, such as polls on whether or not the ex-fire chief should lose his retirement, pleas for the expansion of Charleys […]

Satan's Laundromat comes to Philly

Satan’s Laundromat comes to Philly

Satan’s Laundromat, a terrific photolog, recently posted a series entitled Philly, but not the pretty parts. A slightly different take than my amateur cherry blossom shots.

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