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Last Updated: 02-06-2009

Currently Listening To--December 2008

Well anyone who knows me, knows that I am a man of many notes of music.
I have been listening to a lot of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messagers lately.
Yet I really never purchased an album, so most of my listening is from mixes and other sources. Here are two great albums which I asked Santa for.

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Last Updated: 02-23-2009

Flying Saucer Invasion!!!

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They sure don't make comics like the use to. I have a few re-prints of the old EC comics in my stash, even though re-prints are not worth squat. It's more of a sentimental thing, and enjoyment of just reading the old stories.

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Last Updated: 12-11-2008

Postcard

I have seen illustrations similar to this in local antique stores.
One sold just dolls and ventriloquist dummies. I was feeling a bit uneasy being in there alone.

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Last Updated: 12-12-2008

Germany Tourist Brochures

These 1958 tourist information brochure from Germany are simply amazing.

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Last Updated: 11-26-2008

Talent imitates, genius steals

I believe that there are may shades of gray when it comes to this quote, though it is a good one cause there is more meaning then some may think. Possibly swiped from Oscar Wilde, who said: "Good writers borrow. Great writers steal, while also been attributed to Piccasso, who said Good artist imitate, Great artist steal. Some say it means to look at the work of others and try and understand why people enjoy it and learn from that, and not foolishly ape the style and/or likeness. Others agree that it refers back to a postmodern view of culture, an idea that culture is simply an aggregation of sources. But postmodern expression is also characterized by an ironic self awareness and use of representation that expresses the elusiveness of true meanings. As noted by Faris' on talent imitates and genius steals, "a kind of nudge and a wink to the reader or viewer". I would also like to add that the blog post Faris' on Pseudo-Modern Communicaions is amazing. Then there are the few which just use this quote as a moral guideline, plagiarizing the work of others. After compiling my findings, It was really intriguing to review other peoples interpretation and/or meaning of the quote. My first impression was irony.

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Last Updated: 11-26-2008

Fears of the Dark

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This wildly inventive and visually dazzling collection of fearful tales by six of the world’s most renowned comic and graphic artists - Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre Di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti, and Richard McGuire. Greatly executed, just simply amazing!

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