Archive for May, 2010

Mynahs: a poem

Mynahs

In the early evening sun, the mynahs sit on the syringa tree talking business.

I wish I had a shotgun.

Triomphe d’oeil: 3D street art

1.Marc Spijkerbosch
http://murals.co.nz/

2.Manfred Stader
http://www.3d-street-art.com/

3.Kurt Wenner
http://www.kurtwenner.com/gallery/Street_gallery/index.htm

4.John Pugh
http://www.illusion-art.com/chilis.asp

5.Tracy-lee Stum
http://www.tracyleestum.com/portfolio/street-painting/3d

6.Edgar Mueller
http://www.metanamorph.com

Dali, Gaudi and Escher

Everyone loves Maru

http://www.youtube.com/user/mugumogu

Poems and quotes we like

Alice: But I don’t want to go among mad people.
The Cat: Oh, you can’t help that. We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.
Alice: How do you know I’m mad?
The Cat: You must be. Or you wouldn’t have come here.

from alice in wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Jabberwocky

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood a while in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One two! One two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
He chortled in his joy.

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll


THE THOUGHT-FOX

I imagine this midnight moment’s forest:
Something else is alive
Beside the clock’s loneliness
And this blank page where my fingers move.

Through the window I see no star:
Something more near

Though deeper within darkness
Is entering the loneliness:

Cold, delicately as the dark snow,
A fox’s nose touches twig, leaf;
Two eyes serve a movement, that now
And again now, and now, and now

Sets neat prints into the snow
Between trees, and warily a lame
Shadow lags by stump and in hollow
Of a body that is bold to come

Across clearings, an eye,

A widening deepening greenness,
Brilliantly, concentratedly,
Coming about its own business

Till, with a sudden sharp hot stink of fox

It enters the dark hole of the head.

The window is starless still; the clock ticks,

The page is printed.

the thought-fox by ted hughes

The Darkling Thrush
I leant upon a coppice gate
     When Frost was spectre-gray,
And Winter's dregs made desolate
     The weakening eye of day.
The tangled bine-stems scored the sky
     Like strings of broken lyres,
And all mankind that haunted nigh
     Had sought their household fires. 

The land's sharp features seemed to be
     The Century's corpse outleant,
His crypt the cloudy canopy,
     The wind his death-lament.
The ancient pulse of germ and birth
     Was shrunken hard and dry,
And every spirit upon earth
     Seemed fervourless as I.

At once a voice arose among
     The bleak twigs overhead
In a full-hearted evensong
     Of joy illimited;
An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,
     In blast-beruffled plume,
Had chosen thus to fling his soul
     Upon the growing gloom.

So little cause for carolings
     Of such ecstatic sound
Was written on terrestrial things
     Afar or nigh around,
That I could think there trembled through
     His happy good-night air
Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew
     And I was unaware.

the darkling thrush by thomas hardy

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson: Transmogrifier

Transmogrifier 1

Transmogrifier 1

Transmogrifier 2

Transmogrifier 3

Transmogrifier 4,5,6

Transmogrifier 7

Transmogrifier 8

Transmogrifier 9

Transmmogrifier 10

Transmogrifier 11

http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes


Internet memes we like

An Internet meme (rhymes with cream) is an idea or concept that spreads across the ‘net like a virus. While all Internet memes go viral not all viral campaigns are Internet memes.

Here’s a list of some of our favourites:

1. All your base are belong to us – This was badly translated from Japanese. It came from the opening scene of the Mega Drive version of Zero Wing. The phrase was turned into a flash animation and it’s long road to success began.

2. I can has cheeseburger – lolcats are  photos of cats with a funny caption in lolspeak. Here is the original lolcat. http://icanhascheeseburger.com

i-can-has-cheezburger

i-can-has-cheezburger lolcat

3. You’ve been Rick roll’d.

Rick rolling is a meme that tricks users into clicking a disguised link which turns out to be the Rick Astley vid “Never gonna give you up”. If you fall for the trick, then you’ve been Rick Roll’d.

4. Leeroy Jenkins: Just watch the vid and you’ll understand.

Mentions:

1. Chuck Norris jokes – http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/

2.  Literal Videos –

3. http://failblog.org/

4. Dramatic chipmunk –

For a more complete list, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_phenomena.