Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

These are among a number of vintage New Year's postcards available at New York Public Library Digital Gallery, but Joanna Ebenstein at Morbid Anatomy picked the best ones. So far no one has commented on the significance of the mushrooms and I'd really like to know. Ideas?

La déchirure

La déchirure by CLAUDE VERLINDE via Daily Dreamtime

La folie

A kind of fish

l´encyclopedie via Las insólitas aventuras del pez

On the way to work I was reading Japanese ghost stories and came across this poem:

Yoru bakari
Miru mono nari to
Hiru sae yume no
Ukiyo nari-keri.

Think not that dreams appear to the dreamer
only at night: the dream of this world of pain
appears to us even by day.

Mitate no Kinko by Suzuki Harunobu (18th Century)

Jane Learns the Hula

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Ad Infinitum

Funny paperback cover and review.

Got my Spine and got my Orange Crush!

Some people eat them.

Trains and UFOs

Over at Zillow Book, I've been exploring a train theme and posted Sleeping Beauty and Trains toujours en partance there, but thought they might not be fully appreciated due to the lack of nudity. There's something about trains and train stations that has always fascinated me - particularly vintage ones.
In UFO news, Prophet Yahweh retrieved his laptop from the pawn shop.
In other news, check out Amanita Plantage via Blue Tea

Sleeping beauty by ~Dementee

Trains toujours en partance by ~bonbon-A6dule

Mind the Gap by ~Aethene

Sian's ode to Ogg at ZB...

Thursday, December 27, 2007

My Mini Duraflame

Overall, I think online grocery shopping is great, but not when I'm freezing my ass off and the case of Duraflame appears to be made for a fucking doll house upon delivery. They didn't include the fact that one log was approximately the same size as a Pomeranian's turd.


Post-Human by ~tmc

yild by ~jenefcpx

~Lets Pretend to be Somebody else

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry X-mas!

UPDATE: Well, I haven't had a chance to crop them, but here are some Christmas pictures of Akubi and Tanuki...

bad santa by *FleshFetish

Friday, December 21, 2007

Fishnets on a Unicycle

The Unicyclist by ~rainbowblight

Once I found fishnets on a unicycle I decided the unicycle thread deserved a dedicated post.

pirate lor of leo by ~blackmale

Let me tell you about the very rich.

They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

This historic 12,000-square-foot Marin mansion sold for 65 million dollars. It just boggles the mind. The property tax on that house alone should resolve the county’s budget issues.

UPDATE: Scratch that. The new owners won't have to worry about a tax bill. Property taxes are waived because of the historic designation. Here's the listing.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Otco by ~Sodapop77

Sushi by *KaosBeautyKlinik
Octo by =Zepherillas2

Octo 02 by =Zepherillas2

medusa by ~refuse

Pinky Octohat by =neolestat

In related news, isn't a cthulhu doll just the perfect X-mas present for that special little brat in your family?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A visual poem about a lost country


Good Question

Three Graces (after Cranach)

Oxana Yambykh

Walking the Crocodiles

Breaking Croc News UPDATE!

More less safe for work images at Zillow Book.

Also note the koi tattoo in Vee Speers' Parisians series.

Speaking of koi I'm intrigued with this Fish 'n Flush toilet fish tank.

"We were standing around one day," Mr. Parrish recalls, "and I said, 'Wouldn't it be fun if we had fish in it and you flushed it and the fish didn't go down?'"

More toilet news can be found at Edgar's Toilet.