Best Book Ad Ever?

September 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

Check this cute little ad out.  When I first started watching it, I totally thought it was a Harry Potter thing, but then no!  Out of the blue came Oz from The Wizard of Oz, Wonderland from Alice in Wonderland, Camelot from all those King Arthur stories.  Magnificent!

Is is sad that I all I want to do is dig out all my favorite young adult fantasy books and read them on a train traveling through Europe?

Tea Party Hardy with Jesus

September 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

Since we’re bloggers and run a blog, we always admire when someone else does something interesting or surprising within the blog format.  Enter Tea Party Jesus.  The concept is simple: using public domain images of Jesus, the unnamed artist inserts comic bubbles with quotes from real politicians.  (Look out, everyone, it’s juxtaposition!)  Because of the nature of the quotes, the artist shows how unJesus-like so many politicians are, since no one would think Jesus would say that penguins are attacking Brazil because the country allows homosexuality or that people of color shouldn’t live near white people.   Enjoy!

Why Didn’t We Think of This?

September 26, 2010 § 1 Comment

Seriously, the one for Ulysses is brilliant:

Better Book Titles

More art times

September 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

Hey guys!  Here are a bunch artists/illustrators I really like (mostly below the cut).  Check them out.

-Virginia

Jenna Chew

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MEETING TIMES

September 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

New members!  Want to find us?  Old members!  Is Facebook down and you forgot where to go?

Arthur meetings are Thursdays at 5:15 pm in 105b Berkey.

We will also be having extra meetings Sunday night at the Union (time and exact location TBA) for people that can’t make the Thursday time.

BE THERE.

Neil Postman can suck it! The Simpsons is awesome!

September 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

While Amusing Ourselves To Death made some excellent points about the adverse effects of too much TV on a nation, Postman failed to realize that sometimes (and really, sometimes is getting rarer and rarer these days) television can be both artistic and dissident. Plus, it’s got the added advantage of being accessible to a wider audience.

Case in point: The Simpsons

For twenty-some seasons now, the show has been a witty and satirical take on modern American life, wrapped around good stories and compelling characters. What can be more artistic than that? Take a look at some of The Simpsons best shots at US politics:

11 Classic Simpsons Quotes About America

ART TIMES.

September 18, 2010 § Leave a comment

This’s Jane, posting about some cool art, found on the glorious internet.

First, something that Virginia found. What this person does with lamps is TOTALLY AWESOME SO GO LOOK AT IT.

Rune Guneriussen

This next one I found while facebook stalking some guy that V knows. “Blue” is currently my desktop background.

Ken Wong

And this on was ALSO found while facebook stalking that guy. He has some pretty good art taste. This shit is SOOOO GOOD!

Jason Thielke

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