humor

ear smarks

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a 'smark' is a 'smeared mark' generally made by an ear or forehead
placed against a plate-glass gallery window; it is produced when
(on the occasion of) a subject attempts to listen or view the
sounds or sights within. numerous smarks create a layered smear-
domain_ which is an apparatus for the transmission of bacterial or
viral agents between viewers and / or listeners. the result is an
extremely simple means of epidemic creation, which may be summarized
as the lure-share technique. in other words, come see and hear my
beautiful gift to you - an amazing delight - a delicacy - and catch
the deadly migraine-flu!

 

From The Right To Be Lazy. Ned Ludd was a fictitious leader. Costumes, jokes, and more. Here’s an excerpt:

“The Luddites, as they soon became known, were dead serious about their protests. … But they were also making fun, dispatching officious-sounding letters that began, ‘Whereas by the Charter’…and ended ‘Ned Lud’s Office, Sherwood Forest.’ Invoking the sly banditry of Nottinghamshire’s own Robin Hood suited their sense of social justice. The taunting, world-turned-upside-down character of their protests also led them to march in women’s clothes as ‘General Ludd’s wives.’

But definitely read the whole thing.

 
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When installed properly, GodBlock will test each page that your child visits before it is loaded, looking for passages from holy texts, names of religious figures, and other signs of religious propaganda. If none are found, then your child is allowed to browse freely.  But if religious content is found, your child receives a page that states simply:

Project Created: 
July 2009
 
People: Jeff Crouse
Research: Project Blackbird
Project Type: Web
Tags: humor, religion, satire
Book Details
Format: 
Paperback, 208 pages
Publication Date: 
October 2007
ISBN: 
978-0262582742
Category: 
History
In Stock: 
yes
Order: 
bookstore@eyebeam.org

Ever since Freud's Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious appeared in 1905, humor both light and dark has frequently surfaced as a subversive, troubling, or liberating element in art. The Artist's Joke surveys the rich and diverse uses of humor by avant-garde and contemporary artists.

 
Tags: humor

From Patrick Davison, for a workshop at the Quest To Learn charter school in NYC:

Talking to someone on the internet? Want to seem cool? Want to photoshop their head onto that of a celebrity? Well – the digital savvy know how to do that, but the REALLY digital savvy know that Photoshop’s not the only way. The world of digital image manipulation is too often seen as a one-horse race, but it doesn’t have to be that way. GIMP is the premiere, super-fantastic FREE SOFTWARE tool for photo retouching, digital image creation, and cover-for-the-CD-me-and-my-friends-made-in-my-basement making. Come get an introduction to both at once, learning the strengths and weaknesses of both as you make your Facebook photos look better, and your friends be more jealous of your skillz. With a “z.”

 

From Marisa to Steve:

Steve! Hi! It sounds like you’ve been galavanting around giving lots
of rock star lectures and wining lots of awards. I hope there’s been
at least one Giant Check in there!

So I am teaching a Visual Studies seminar (intro, undergrad) at
Purchase  and it’s going to be largely focused on
advertising. They’ll be reading Roland Barthes, Marshall McLuhan,
Gloria Steinem, AIDS Demographics uh, Stephen Duncombe… a range, but mostly cultural theory stuff. I was wondering if you could come in and talk about your work, AAA, or anything ad-related that you think
Purchase undergrads should hear about….

 

FDIC Insured: County Bank

I actually got to see a real life failed bank! County Bank is, er… was on Market Street in San Francisco, a few blocks from the Embarcadero and Ferry Terminal.  Truly downtown in the midst of it.  And failed.

 

101 Current Projects

team meeting one. we spent all day tuesday to come up with this list of the 98 projects we were working on. since then i remembered 4 more

i’ve got 99 problems and… here they are. all spelled out on a white board.

 

Brett Stallbaum has the best Auto Responder ever. I was going to reply to tell him, but… I would just get the auto responder again! Love it:

Dear all,

 
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