Monday, April 24, 2006

Things to Mention, Then Time for Bed

  • A couple of weeks ago, I took a plastic gallon jug full of pennies and a big tupperware thing half-full of pennies to the grocery store and put them all in one of those machines, and 20 minutes later I had an Amazon gift certificate for over 73 bucks! Sweet! So what to do with it? I sent away for the six-volume DVD set of the works of Charles and Ray Eames, of course.
  • Here's an interesting project from musician Richard Thompson -- 1000 Years of Popular Music. Excerpt: The set list varies from night to night, but has been known to start in the 13th century and move to medieval Italian ballads to selections from the songbooks of Gilbert & Sullivan, Stephen Foster, Ray Charles, Hank Williams, The Beatles, The Who, Squeeze, Prince, and even Britney Spears...
  • I've linked to portions of this in passing before (I think) but here's the University of Vermont's Semiotics and Advertising Site, which includes their image-heavy essay on the male gaze in fashion advertising. I like this quote: A sign is anything that can be used to tell a lie. -- Umberto Eco.
  • Sleepy... must... go... to... bed...

1 Comments:

Blogger getalife said...

Re: A couple of weeks ago, I took a plastic gallon jug full of pennies and a big tupperware thing half-full of pennies...

You really should mention how your co-workers were so far off the mark in guessing the dollar amount in the jars!

Ms. $22.45

9:38 PM  

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