MonthJune 2005

The Essential Ghoul’s Record Shelf

- An MP3 blog that describes itself as “A song-by-song tour through pop music’s unexpected fascination with the ghastly and supernatural.”

McSweeney’s: Internal Monologue of a Progressive-Rock Fan Choosing His Wedding Song.

Current Events-Core

     Oh man, I just saw Batman Begins at our local Imax Theatre. I don’t know if it’s because I was Batman-obsessed in my youth and haven’t been satisfied by the last 2.5 Batman movies (3.5 if you count Catwoman), or if it’s because I’ve been so busy lately I missed out on nearly all advertising / hype on this one, but it BLEW MY MIND. It makes the previous canonical Batman film (CLEARLY Burton’s ‘Batman’) look ridiculous by comparison. Walking out of the theater, I FELT like Tom Cruise ACTED on Oprah (theory: Maybe he and Ms. Holmes saw a screening of Batman Begins right before the Oprah taping). So good. I seriously want to go find Christopher Nolan and hug him for handling it so well.

     Immediately after exiting the theater, I bought an injection-molded plastic replica of dead industrial innovator Henry Ford from a Mold-A-Rama vending machine. Molded right before your eyes! Naturally, I checked google to see if there was a weird Mold-A-Rama cult on the internet, and natuarally, there is. Mar-road-trip.com is a nicely-designed site dedicated to taking road trips in order to obtain rare Mold-A-Rama figures. Awesome.

Keeping a silent, watchful, plastic eye on my efficiency.

Detroitfunk’s footage of the old Studebaker plant and surrounding area burning last week.

The cheering crowd is a little disheartening.

Holy Shit.

Thousands of old 45s in one lot on eBay.

Beck & Motion Theory’s video loveletter to the back pages of Mad Magazine.

Giant Elvis Post-it mosaic.

Post-its have become the ‘hot’ mosaic medium lately.

Audio: Daniel Clowes on NPR’s Fresh Aire

Photographs from the set of Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes’ ‘Art School Confidential’

Rubikcubism Gallery Exhibit

- more Rubik’s cubes as mosaics

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