Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday Is Out Of Context

Do you see this match? Do you see it?

Illustrations from the old Saturday Evening Post really fascinate me. There's something really striking about this image, don't you think? (On the other hand, I think modern-day Ikea catalogues are endlessly disturbing and fascinating, so maybe it's just me.)
I could say something about the vertical composition and the blue eyes, but seriously – it's a heck of a picture, yeah?

Anyhow, the context: it's 1955, and you're not a public service announcement about forest fires, you're actually an advertisement for a timber company. BUY WOOD.

This Friday Is Out Of Context Thoapsl Says: A lumberjack is not a little match girl.

Monday, July 27, 2009

This Is A Poster For A Horror Movie

Joss Whedon apparently wrote half of this.
(Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?)

Great marketing, huh? I found a couple more of them over here.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Glömp XYes. Things have been busy. The future keeps on happening, damn it, but that's alright. It's better to be busy than bored, right? (On the other hand, I'm pretty sure I haven't been bored since the late '90s.)

In the meantime: more words to follow. I'm going to be working (real-working) more intensively than usual over the next few months – various new endeavours, see – but I'm still going to aim for at least one post each week, or so. What do you reckon? Time will tell, huh...

Hiatus, what hiatus?
There will always be more Mistakes Being Made!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Is Out Of Context

Monkey Pope Says:

Seriously guys, I know, this whole Michael Jackson reminder of tragedy and despair is hard on us all. Yes, it really is.

(for context: this is an illustration by Dorothy Lathrop for a 1942 publication of Walter de la Mere's short story "Mr. Bumps And His Monkey" – you can find the story here, and I found the image here... but it sure looks like Monkey Pope to me.
One hell of a sitcom premise, there...)

This Friday Is Out Of Context Thoapsl Says: A cardinal is not a primate.

On a more personal PS, I'm extremely busy with work this past & coming week, so apologies for the less-blogging-than-usual. Usual conditions will be reasserted in a week or two, I hope. And then – news! New things! And on my other blog I'll be publishing some scripts I've written, too!

PPS: did you know that Catholicism's concept of Papal Infallibility was only invented in 1870? You'd never guess the idea was that recent without looking it up, would you?

PPPS: I really hope that someone appreciates the multiple levels of awesomeness involved in that "cardinal/primate" pun up there. Seriously, that's at least three puns in one sentence. My day has not been wasted.