Thursday, July 20, 2006

go ogle

Meggan Gould: Go Ogle
The images in the Go ogle series are composite images, mathematical averages of the first 100 images retrieved from a Google search engine query for a specific word or phrase. Each downloaded image relinquished its size, shape, and the clarity of its individual pixels in its merger with the other results from the query. The results, a visualization of intersections between Boolean logic and the popular imagination, are more often than not a hopeless jumble of unidentifiable pixels--but occasionally a recognizable form does emerge
via PCL


Gmail informed me that the word of the day was bon ton
bon ton \bahn-TAHN\, noun:
1. Fashionable or elegant manner or style.
2. The proper or fashionable thing to do.
3. Fashionable society; a fashionable social set.
Missed it by that much. (By Y and 24 hours. In Aust EST it was out-of-date already)

But then I missed it the first time round too.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

alt movies

podcasts of director's audio commentary at the cinema via Rebecca Blood

Sync movies via the Ultimate insult
Now you can experience "The Dark Side Of Oz" like never before, with an all new Digitally Mastered Picture and Dolby Digital 5.1Surround Sound!

telephone books

Pages badly warped, spine dented, torn paper adhering to front cover
1967 Melbourne Telephone Book

Thumbnail Photos of Australia Telephone Directories
Photos of Telephone Books via Plep

For me, one of the best features of my collection was that it was a good ice-breaker. When a conversation lagged, I could say, "I collect telephone books," and it was usually good for at least a few minutes' chat. People might go away saying "What a weirdo", but the awkward moment had been dealt with.
Collecting Telephone Books

via the links: Telephone Directory Information Pages for more Vic pics.

Friday, July 14, 2006

get this

Yesterday in a dull moment I found myself checking the word affords, and was taken to a dictionary page with this offering:

I would if I could.

I then spent some free time customising T-shirts with other commonly misspelt or misshapen words.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

you cities

If:Book You Cities - “a short animated riff on Joyce’s Ulysses
by Alex Itin

(The text from Finnegans Wake can be read - with Joyce - here.)

x-posted @ Sarsaparilla

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


It was the Sunglasses model that caught my eye in this collection of Novelty Transistor Radios via Incoming Signals

But seeing that my sunnnies usually end up looking like this:

I think my lenses would impair my senses.


The Night Before Cookbook

Link path 1957 Home Meal Planner (Set) via PCL

Monday, July 10, 2006

one percent

I was gratified to read this endorsement from anonreader:
I just wish that 1% of the interent community understood this topic as well as you did. Thankyou!
(Not sure if he is referring to my understanding of toy pianos or ballistics)


from Vic Braden's Tennis For the Future Little, Brown 1977

When Vic Braden's Tennis for the Future first hit bookstores more than twenty years ago, it was hailed as the Wimbledon of tennis books.*

the wild and unnecessary follow through