My Favourite Things of the Moment

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1) I assume that everyone has seen this at this point, but I just want to point out that:

a) this is the local news station I watch (don’t ask me why) when I’m at my apartment, and
b) Kamran and I have used it in so many aspects of our daily conversation at this point that it’s only getting funnier.

2) Elena Kalis, who my co-worker Anthony introduced me to.

3) Skeletons Fighting Over a Pickled Herring, a James Ensor painting from . . . 1891?! How messed up was this guy to be creating this craziness more than 100 years ago?

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  1. cow says:

    How messed up do you need to be today to be noticed in the future as that, or have we reached a certain craziness saturation, I mean, you can only go so far with minimalism, anyway, I for one am glad messed up is fairly commonplace, built upon the foreskeletons of our past.

  2. Kelly says:

    I wasn’t familiar with underwater art photography until I met a local photographic artist named Jennifer Robison, who shot an underwater series she calls “Emerge.”

    http://www.jrobison.com/index2.php?v=v1

    And now, of course, I think it’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. I love that one of the girl on the wee carousel horse.

    (I often feel like she looks.)

    How awesome is that skeleton painting?! You and Kamran SO need a print of that for your new apartment.

  3. Beth says:

    Ok, hilarious bit on the Daily Show — thanks for sharing because I hadn’t actually seen it yet.

    I love the painting — yes, it’s reminiscent of The Scream in certain ways, but it reminded me of this painting I saw at The Louvre because I too was wondering what messed up person painted something so gory. I don’t know if everyone will be able to see the photo in this link, but I’m giving it a try:
    http://www.facebook.com/Alfagirl?ref=profile#/photo.php?pid=740201&id=703102040