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The trick is to look like a nerd and act like a pirate!

Yesterday I received an email from the lovely Zophia. In it she casually mentioned “we are gassing each other with nitrous tomorrow. That should be interesting.” No, she wasn’t referring to recreational nitrous use. Rather it was state-sanctioned giggling…in her dental hygiene program. After class she reported back. Apparently she’s quite the lightweight, but I’m sure I would be too.

Mythlandia is amazing (via Drawn). Find the Kraken!

Also lovely, Lions, Tigers, Bears, Etc., Frightened Friends and Fearsome Foes:

A sunny fall morning in 2001 reintroduced us, as a country, to our old friend, Fear. Since then, we have been constantly reminded that if you’re not with us then you’re against us, that secrets and walls and wiretaps fight the terrorists, and that death may be waiting around every corner.

This July, over 30 artists will face their fears, from movie monsters to bedroom boogeymen and beyond, in Wootini’s Lions, Tigers, Bears, Etc., a curatorial debut for artist David Huyck. Artists such as Colin Christian, Chris Ryniak, and The Little Friends of Printmaking will join Wootini friends Andrew Bell, Bwana Spoons, David K. Rose, Jermaine Rogers, and others, in this exploration of our various emotional tormentors. Oh, my!

I would gladly trek to North Carolina to check that out. Unfortunately James is no longer residing in the Tar Heel state (which would have made such a visit even more worthwhile). Hopefully he will settle into his new digs, and schedule, soon enough.

hands and feet

Bonus: Still need to see A Scanner Darkly, but I’ve just discovered another animated feature for adults: Renaissance. Intriguing. Not quite so compelling, however, is the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles teaser (they look more like frogs). I’m sure we’ll be seeing it anyhow. Sigh.
Plus: Doh, meant to post about this sooner. Savage Aural Hotbed is playing tonight, just across the bridge from us, at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. I haven’t seen that band perform in ages, and I adore the museum’s patio nights series. Seriously, it is one of the best places in town for an outdoor show. But I changed into my pajamas when I walked in the door and won’t be getting out of them again until morning.


  1. i found the kraken! whoo!

    Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 8:01 pm | Permalink
  2. Ha - I knew you would!

    Thursday, July 20, 2006 at 8:08 pm | Permalink
  3. david wrote:

    Boo to TMNT! Boo I say! The teaser looks like a video game intro. Boo! Transformers is where it’s at.

    Friday, July 21, 2006 at 8:15 am | Permalink
  4. james wrote:

    that exhibition in carrboro, NC looks cool.
    i used to live there when i was in library school. it’s another town i really miss.

    Friday, July 21, 2006 at 12:05 pm | Permalink