KEYBOARD CATACLYSM

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Attentive, unblinking viewers of G4TV's Attack of the Show might have seen this fellow on yesterday's broadcast. I entered their Great American Keyboard Cat Competition because, basically, that's the sort of thing I do. Collapse )

SPONGEBAT SQUAREBOB

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I must confess I've never really "gotten" Spongebob Squarepants. I remember seeing it when it first came on Nickelodeon* and just really missing the early days of Ren & Stimpy. Plus, I've never been able to shake the sense that it's somehow an ornately disguised dirty joke.** I'm getting old, I guess.

One thing's for certain though, and that's the fact that my niece and nephews have all been massive Spongebob fans at one time or another. Even if, it turns out, they haven't actually seen the show!

DREAM THEATER

What follows is a loose transcript of a conversation I recently had with my three year-old nephew...
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PERSISTENCE of MEMORY


a.k.a. MEMORY of PERSISTENCE
a.k.a. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Putz
a.k.a. I will probably delete this soon but I thought someone might find it amusing and/or informative.


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LIFE

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IMAGE: Priest writes the kanji for "life" (命, inochi);                    IMAGE: Prisoner at the Abu Ghraib detention center.
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IRREPRESSIBLE!



Recently, after literally years of imagining what they might be like, I was finally able to get my hands on a few volumes of Osamu Tezuka's original Monkey King manga (ぼくの孫悟空)...

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...and oh, what treasures they contain! Collapse )