You know, the art of pantomime is really….it’s really….um….challenging? I mean that in both intellectual and physical terms. But throw in the word (or I guess in this case the “lack” of word) of God and suddenly it’s challenging on an entirely different level. A spiritual level. What better way to proselytize than with gestures alone? If it weren’t for all that blabbering, I might actually be interested.
One group got it right. Now this is the kind of thing I could actually get in to! The power of K&K Mime is beyond that of a mere mortal. It’s the power of God…or Jacques Tati. Is there a difference, really? Although I will say, I prefer my mime testimony to involve a couple of cream pies to the face, or a sweet derby hat & cane ala Chaplin.
Check out K&K not speaking in tongues, or at all for that matter:
Take a trip to their site for one of the greatest introductions of all times:
Special thanks to the incredible Daniel Corona for bringing this to our attention.
I have a pretty strong stomach, but there are a few things that completely gross me out, one of which I seem to encounter on a regular basis and it never ceases to amaze me that I would have this kind of horrible, disgusting luck. It seems that every time I enter a public restroom stall, there’s a little visitor waiting for me on the toilet seat. I’m not talking floaters or anything of that magnitude, nope, this thing is slightly less conspicuous. I’d say 9 times out of 10, when I enter the stall, there it is…a lone pube welcoming me to the potty (get it, like party?). So this post is dedicated to the gross lone pubes that I’ve just decided might be the most shameful and ludicrous momento mori I’ve ever come across.
Here are a couple of artists using hair as the primary component of their work.
Melanie Bilenker www.melaniebilenker.com
Jennifer Perry http://jennkristen.blogspot.com/
Nothing is better than this. Photo by Oleg Demyanenko.
Some pretty photos from LA photographer Alex Prager. I think they’re really attractive, but the coolness factor is a little too much for me. Also, I can’t help but think they were made by a man – they weren’t, Alex is a lady. There’s something very male gaze about them.
Just got a sweet comment from Melody, a girl from Florida with her own awesome blog, memelodia.blogspot.com.
You can find hilarious art there, like the Chewbacca chilling in the 70s style lounge (um… provocatively), this crazy Mary Engel porcelain kitty made from porcelain kitties, and the knitted lovers sculpture by Nina Braun. Hurrah.
Lovely photos by Ute Klein. I’m going to guess she’s German, because that’s the language of all websites that mention her. These are so perfect for my sensibility. I love how it seems like they’re lovers, but it could be that one of them is suffocating the other, or they’re both killing each other. I’m projecting, I know, but I think it’s all there. Plus, I’m so into how important the clothes are.
I couldn’t help myself, when I saw the dog one in the group. They know exactly how to make me happy. Thanks, Yearbook Yourself. Wish I had bought stock in you.
Any face on foreign body gets a thumbs up in my book, especially when that foreign body comes from the 70s. Thanks, genius web nerds, for creating this piece of binary heaven.
Super cute animation called Sweet Dreams. My friend Andy was complaining that there isn’t any claymation happening these days, but I think this is close enough.
Also, this Guess Who animation is pretty great (because I love Guess Who):
More cute things on her website
Update: Just saw on her site that she went to MICA. Way to go, Fred Lazarus, populating the world one sweet (sorry) video at a time!
Simpsons-style drawings of famous characters by Dean Fraser. He’s mostly into superheroes and super villains (nerd), but I prefer his drawings of more common-man (and woman) characters. I like the Arrested Development and Ghostbusters series, and he even has one of Rick Astley. Cute. I wish he’d be more ridiculous, though, and do drawings of, say, the family from Marriage… with Children, or all the suitcase holders/future Vegas dancers/models from Deal or No Deal.