Monday, November 27, 2006


Penguin are publishing 6 books without covers in a new series of books called My Penguin.
Draw Your Own My Penguin and submit it to the gallery.

We're throwing open six of our favourite Classics by publishing them with naked front covers and we'd really love for you to be involved - and to have as good a time coming up with covers as we've had in putting the series together.
via fimoculous

Here's my thinkin' on The Picture of Dorian Gray

liner notes

Listening to: The Girl From Ipanema
The Blue Parrots - Having a Wonderful Time
Each man in the popular sextet is a versatile musician who plays at least four instruments*
via PCL Linkdump

(Looking at: The Girl from Ipanema by Gilberto/Getz)

Thursday, November 23, 2006

a lump

Flo had a lump on her chest removed the day before yesterday, and it’s a mass.
The rest is anyone’s guess.
She’s dumb with the Elizabethan collar, can’t negotiate it like other dogs.
I think it tests her patience, or that her herder peripheral vision makes it harder to lose corners, she knocks her head against the chair and gives up.
The big stitches make her look like a badly patched toy
baring her soft underbelly,
the side we rarely get to see.(Only when she’s scared by thunder
or sizeable phantoms, my anger,
when she drops her ears and defences, or barks arced up at fears)
Compared to the other dogs, in sickness she sits this side of submission.
But in a crisis she will still seek the shelter of a palm.

perfect pop

(Inspired by a comment by Disgusted and Drunk of StK*:)

The Perfect Pop

Something clicks, and somehow all the emotions swirling in your head are summed up in three quick minutes
NPR: Perfect Songs

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

I could

I like the sound of a pink champagne diet...

among the scans from Women's Household
at A Hole in The Head via Things

streeton art

Actually, speaking of blank canvasses and streams:

Last week I was cycling along the Artist's Footsteps trail, past the spot where Still Glides... was painted, according to the sign. But a little further upstream

Near Heidelberg* is nearly Blank.

I didn't think Streeton was so white on white, or Eaglemont so existential.

for more Streeton signage see

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Of course...

The Movie Quote Generator
by Kevan

lost in glass

Please don't shoot insulators

I don't know, I was just seeking some Cullet* inspired by Ramage and found myself lost in Glassian for hours.

The purpose of this site is to share the author's collection of glass insulators, vault lights and other glass oddities-- and related paper-- in simple, searchable HTML, as true to the originals as possible
The Site Map shows 2463 pages and 5785 images in 449 rings including several pages of correspondence...

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Friday, November 03, 2006


You may have seen this youtube already already, but I have a weakness for the palindrome:
Weird Al: Bob
via bifurcated rivets

And via FXH
Speedysnail: The Beatles’ Discography in Limerick Form

Thursday, November 02, 2006


One thing that struck me about that second Morningtown (sic) pic link in the previous post was the price of groceries!!! As far as I can tell LtoR that's : Weeties 20c, Sqtyxlcs 33c, Carrots 10c, Pure Juice 12c, Round Steak 65c
Quite a balanced bayside diet if you ask me.
Alas, I can't determine what the mystery item is for 33c. Something halfway between Weeties and Meat I guess...


Wiki: Songs erroneously thought to be about Melbourne
"Morningtown Ride" by The Seekers. The song was originally a lullaby written by Californian folk singer Malvina Reynolds in 1957. It is often attributed to Melbourne for depicting an old-fashioned train trip to the similarly-named beach-side town of Mornington (as The Seekers largely hailed from Melbourne).


source:world of the seekers