Thursday, November 29, 2007

Get In The Kitchen, Woman!

Taken from a new book called "You Mean A Woman Can Open It?: The Woman's Place In The Classic Age Of Advertising."

Advertising books like these will give future anthropologists and social historians a crystal-clear insight into the attitudes of the mid 20th century American.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Really Bad Early Billy Joel

Before he became The Piano Man, Billy Joel played in an acid-rock duo called Attilla.

They released one unsuccessful LP. The cover featured the pair posing in a meat locker while wearing silly medieval-inspired outfits.

Attila fell apart when Billy Joel ran off with his partner's wife. Their holy union lasted until "Uptown Girl" Christie Brinkley entered the picture.

Attila's music was a foul ejaculation of distorted organ riffs and off-kilter rhythms. It bears absolutely no resemblance to the maudlin balladeer Joel would become.

Check out a couple of their tunes at "Beware of the Blog." I particularly "recommend" a song called "Wonder Woman."

Red Meat for Politically-Minded Graphic Designers

Presidential campaign logos are deftly deciphered by Ward Sutton at The New York Times.

Check out the slideshow here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Most Awesome Tower – Pretty as a Postcard

They should change it's name from the Eiffel Tower to the Awesome Tower!

(Note: The cat is speaking in French, and saying that it approves!)

Writers Who Paint

Many of these works are quite good!

Above: a 1948 gouache by Henry Miller.

More found here.

Monday, November 12, 2007


John McCain's mother, Roberta, is an absolutely ravishing 95 years young!

Think about it: this woman was born the year the Titanic sank.

I don't know what her secret is, but she needs to bottle it!

What Gets Rich White Men Excited?


Steve Ballmer, the successor to Bill Gates, probably found a book in the "business" section of Barnes & Noble encouraging CEOs to show more enthusiasm.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Did You Know...

...that this elegant 1978 album cover was designed by comedy legend Phil Hartman?

The album contained the lush-harmony hit "Crazy Love."

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Watch Wikipedia Evolve in Real Time

Wikipedia is quite simply the world's ultimate repository of knowledge. It may be the biggest and best idea in human history: a dynamic, democratic encyclopaedia available to (nearly) everyone in the world, free from the expense of printing, larger than any library in the world. Ancient scholars would have absolutely drooled over the prospect of such a creation.

This website shows how Wikipedia works, relying on content updates from users from around the world.

Watch it unfold here.