Thursday, April 29, 2010

Werner Herzog Reads Children's Stories

Where's Waldo:

"Why all this travel? We search for Waldo, but what is Waldo searching for? Perhaps he is not searching at all, but running from something. Does this man even want to be found? Or, in searching for Waldo, did we really find ourselves? No. Probably not."


"She has been wounded in the abdomen and therefore left the segregated world of girlhood. This is an obvious metaphor for menstruation and sexual maturity."

Curious George:

"In short order, a monkey has bested seven adult men, this should give you a dim view of human potential."

Friday, April 23, 2010

That's my alma mater!

Maybe went a weeee bit overboard on the LARPing?

Via Gawker:

Oberlin Kid Got Trashed and Thought He Was a Kidney-Eating Vampire

"Highly intoxicated" Oberlin student Andrew Whiteman tried to break into a drug store, and when the cops came to arrest him, he said he was a 100-year-old immortal vampire and threatened to eat one cop's kidney, and suck another's blood.

Welcome to When Twihards Attack: Crunchy Liberal Arts School Edition, because apparently those who froth at the mouth for vampire fantasies don't take breaks, not even in the lulls between films. Whiteman lives in Michigan but was on campus enrolling for fall classes when he apparently got trashed and tried to break into a drug store and harangued a newspaper deliveryman. The police were summoned and, according to the local news,

As they were transporting the suspect to the Lorain County Jail, Whiteman became verbally combative, threatening to kill one of the deputies and the deputy's family, including his children.

Whiteman told the deputy that he is a vampire who is more than 100 years old, and that he could smell the deputy's blood from the rear seat of the patrol car. He added that he desired to suck the aforementioned blood.

Once at the jail, Whiteman was forcibly removed from the vehicle and taken into the booking area. That's where he threatened a female adviser, saying that he wanted to eat her kidney. Due to his aggressive behavior, Whiteman was placed into a four-point restraint chair.

Whiteman has since appeared at the Oberlin Municipal Court, where he pleaded "not guilty," "still learning how to drink," and "college." [Fox8, TrueCrimeReport]

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesdays are for Drinking and Drawing Naked People!

Went to Drink-n-Draw at 3rd Ward tonight, it's exactly what I've been looking for: drawing from nude models, and free beer. The beer is a total bonus, I was just looking for a place to do figure drawing, but what a sweet bonus it is! The model had the best curves for drawing, and great contorted poses filled with delicious negative space. I'd never enjoyed drawing feet before, but I did tonight: she knew how to use 'em. The motown they played was DEFINITELY appreciated, The Supremes, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, marvelous! It was hard not to move around in my chair and sing along... I am absolutely going back, it felt so good, I completely lost track of time and was shocked at how fast the hours flew. As it should be! Best part though? Being able to talk about the gorgeous sliver of space between the model's arms and her breast during one of the poses without getting weird looks.

I may or may not have inhaled a biiiiit too much fixative, however. But my drawings are safe and unsmudged! Very very important, of course.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Flaming Lips @ Wellmont Theatre

Holy shit. If I had only one band to choose to see in concert it would be The Flaming Lips. Best concert I've ever been to, no contest. Friendly people, which makes sense: Flaming Lips fans are some of the friendliest people I know.

Words cannot do this concert justice. The music, the atmosphere, the smoke, the GIANT balloons filled with confetti that would POP in an explosion of rectangular colored shreds of paper, the dense cloud of pot - so thick you couldn't even smell the person next to you sparking up. And oh, the visuals, the fantastical videos they had, drippy gooey egg yolks, and naked dancing ladies, and naked drum-hitting ladies, and naked ladies dancing on the beach, and laughter, and love, and everything all around. I'm still glowing from the show. Wayne Coyne is super duper sweet to boot, sang happy birthday to Gillian or whomever, their travelling t-shirt seller. Too bad Corina and I didn't have time to get t-shirts, they had some funny ones ("when I smoke pot, I don't want to kill myself", and the like). But we had to make a mad dash to the train, as the following wouldn't come till 5 in the morning (uh-ohs!). And we totally got away with not buying tickets on the return trip. Hey, it's not my fault if the ticket lady walked right by while I was on the phone...

All in all, I want to see them again, and again. Summer stage is sold out, of course, but that doesn't mean we can't go and picnic in the park while they're playing!

Setlist from the night (approximate):

The Fear
Worm Mountain
Silver Trembling Hands
The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
The Sparrow Looks up at the Machine
In the Morning of the Magicians
Happy Birthday!
Watching the Planets
I Can Be a Frog
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Part 1
See the Leaves
Pompeii Am Götterdämmerung
Taps - Tribute to PEACE
She Don't Use Jelly
Convinced of the Hex
Encore 1:
Brain Damage (Pink Floyd cover with Stardeath and the White Dwarfs)
Eclipse (Pink Floyd cover with Stardeath and the White Dwarfs)
Encore 2:
Do You Realize??


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Land of Stately Pine

I hear this song, and I get the chills:

Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 2 in D flat, Romantic, end of movement I, Adagio

Oh, memories! Sweet delicious nostalgia! To be in Corson, or Kresge, a sea of red and blue, socks twirling in the air in excitement on the first day, the supreme silence after the theme is played, the sweet breezes from the swimmer's itch infested lakes (ha! I never got it!), the monsoon-like downpours with everyone huddling in Stone. The hand holding and the concert dates, the mixers and their wonderful 90s beats!

Oh, sound the call to dear old Interlochen!
Land of the stately pine.
Where stalwart hands and loyal ever greet you,
Faithful for Auld Lang Syne.
Old friends you'll meet,
New ones you'll greet,
A welcome you'll ever find
So sound the call to dear old Interlochen!
Shrine of the muse divine.

Turns out there's ADULT programs now. HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS?!?!??!

Too bad they only last about 5 days, otherwise it would be absolutely worth it. Sigh. Maybe I'll get a job there instead, then I'll be PAID to be there! Ehehehhheheh. I want to get my knickers on! But I shouldn't go back to the past, as tempting as it is to return, I need to move forward, not backward. I've done enough of that already.