Monday, November 29, 2010

Debate: Religion is a Force for Good in the World

This is only Part 1 of the debate, but a very informative one.
View the other parts here: Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8.

Yves Klein - My Favorite Artist

Yves Klein is probably my favorite artist. In fact, I would probably say I didn't care much about art at all until I first saw an Yves Klein exhibit. I saw this post over at Cool Hunting and decided to repost it.

With The Void, Full Power

Mysticism and blue in a sweeping Yves Klein retrospective

by Max Gold

At age 19 Yves Klein stood in the backyard of his parents' home in Nice and pointed a camera up at the open sky. This photograph of endless blue was his first monochrome work, setting the stage for hundreds more created during the artist's short yet profound career.
Exploring this approach in both his groundless, brilliant blue canvases, along with films, sculptures, and architecture, I recently had the chance to preview the final leg of the ballyhooed Klein retrospective "With The Void, Full Powers" at Minneapolis' Walker Art Center. The show makes the case that Klein's single-hued work defined his aesthetic not just because he "owned blue" (as some like to quip), but because of his clever pursuit of suspending everyday perceptions to create a heightened reality, or what he called immaterial sensibility
To imagine these hyper-realities, risk was essential to Klein's process. His proposal for a new architecture arose out of his propensity to rethink the world in spiritual and aesthetic terms. Renderings and blueprints shown in a 1961 L.A. exhibit "Air Architecture" depict a future built environment created only using the elements of fire, water and air. 
That same year also saw Klein return to his search for pure color, painting "Blue Monochrome." Working with a chemist to create his own hue of blue, he created the renowned pigment "International Klein Blue," which he used to indicate his ethereal view of world. Furthering this concept, in his notorious "Anthropometries of the Blue Epoch," Klein used blue-painted women as his brushes, moving them across the canvas to create abstract disembodied images.
"Into the Void, Full Powers" is co-organized by the Walker Art Center and the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden , and is on view from 23 October 2010 to 13 February 2011.

For more on Yves Klein go here

LeBron Still Acting Like LeBron

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Somebody needed to vent.

Map of Recent Investment in Rail

This is a promising map showing the long-term plans for what our train system could someday become.
I am looking forward to a new (hopefully cheap) option for transportation.
Click on the map to download a larger version.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010


My People

This one goes out to all my ginger friends. You know who you are.
Although you must have had practice at this because you
could totally pass as a brown-hair in this photo. Ginger.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Zooey Deschanel AND Natalie Portman? Sign me up. I don't care if it's horrible.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Holy crap. 
This is hot enough that I am giving up on the fact that
I look like a pedophile for posting this.
I hope they are done making Harry Potter movies because
Hermoine is making Harry look like a straight dweeb.
Hogwart hopefuls would not be havin any of that.


Did you hear about this?! Dick Van Dyke fell asleep on a surf board
and woke up with no land in sight. He started to see fins and thought
he was going to die. Turns out they were some pretty friggin sweet
porpoises who must have thought, "Wow, that guy's WAY too old
to make it back to shore". So, naturally, they pushed him all the way
back to shore. You can't make this shit up.
Dude who wrote Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy was right,
dolphins/porpoises are smarter than us. I knew I was going
to love this movie 10 seconds into the intro.

P.S. If you haven't seen the movie, I recommend watching it.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

(source: Exploding Dog)

STOP. Hammer Time.

Apparently MC Hammer is pissed at Jay-Z? Does anyone else find this strange? From Prefix:

"MC Hammer became miffed after a line by Jay-Z in Kanye West's "So Appalled," -- Jay was
just making a quick reference to the fact that the man who was once "2 Legit 2 Quit" lost a lot of money.
 But Hammer took it to heart and now we have the visuals for his diss. "Better Run Run" is, for lack of a better term, out-fucking-rageous. You get shots of a Jay-Z-esque character running through the woods from the devil and then finally admitting that the leader of the Roc is, indeed, satan himself. You also get to see Hammer strut his stuff with a crew of male background dances as he threatens to "bust" Jay in the mouth."
These guys must have the best spirit fingers EVER

Monday, November 1, 2010

Rally To Restore Sanity Recap

I highly recommend clicking the photos below and checking out
all the great signs from the rally this weekend. Also be sure to
watch Jon Stewart's speech at the end of the rally