Did I mention?........ KING O' THE WEB!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Nice Weather for Ducks by Lemon Jelly

I hipped my daughter to Lemon Jelly -
My daughter hipped me to this video:

I think they're my new favorite band. I want to prattle on about it but I think it's pointless. They build - they sound friendly - they're clever - and, after a fashion, they rock.

Looking for them? Here. And also here

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Ringworm on Your Butt? Just Apply Crushed Nuts!

From Todays Today's Sunbeam....

What they forgot to mention was only during a full moon. Also very handy to have some Unicorn Hairs, too.

The Leather Nun

Found this. Swedes from 86. Out of Print. Fascinating Wikipedia entry here. The Song PINK HOUSE is an awesome track, and the sole reason for my originally making the purchase. They rock hard n' dark.

A compilation to puchase (and I strongly recommend it) for The Leather Nun can be found here.

When I'm Home, How Do I like My Eggs?

Eggs a la Moe. Sunny side up but not runny is the best way to describe them. Gently cooked but not flipped. And also, not actually thrown at my face to form impromptu goggles.

Link to wallpaper-sized image at pic below. Tell your friends!

Sunday Comics - 5 They'll Do It Every Time (s)

LINK to Larger Images at EACH below:

Lambiek entry
Toonopedia entry
Wikipedia T.D.I.E.T. entry
Wikipedia Lil' Iodine entry

Yet More Cappy Dick - Less Deviltry, tho

(will this work in 2007?)
Moke Exact Reproductions Of Newspaper Pictures

Home-made transfer pictures are easy to make, and here is a simple process any boy or girl can follow. This is a project that is good for many afternoons and evenings of fun.
Obtain a candle. A fat, white one will serve best.,, Next, select out of the newspaper some picture that you would like to transfer to another sheet of smooth, white paper. It can be a figure out of a comic strip, out of an advertise ment, or it can be a reproduction of a photograph. The more recently the paper has been printed, the better your transfer picture will be.
The third step is to obtain a piece of smooth white paper. To prepare it, rub the candle over one entire side as shown in Figure 1.
Next, place the tallow side of the paper upon the picture you wish to transfer, as in Figure 2.
Hold an old spoon in your hand as in Figure 3 and vigorously rub the top side of the tallowed paper with the back of the spoon's bowl.
When you have done this and are sure the spoon has not missed any corners, carefully lift the paper up. You will find that the newspaper picture now appears on the tallowed surface of the second paper. The difference will be that the transfer picture (or reprint) will appear reversed, as in Figure 4. If lettering is in the picture, it also will be backward.
If you wish, you can transfer the reprint to still another piece of paper. This will cause the printing to run forward instead of backward. Simply lay the transfer picture on plain white paper and run the spoon over its hack. Lift the top paper and the second reprint will appear on the new sheet.

(..since I dig rock & don't dig golf - an alternative!)

Two Holes And Some Rocks Are The Equipment
Rock golf is a fine game for boys and girls to play and, because it is so easy to fix up the necessary equipment, it is an ideal spur-of-the-moment pastime.
All you need are two holes in the ground (or in the sand, if you play the game at a beach) and some rocks which are light enough for you to toss a distance of 20 feet.
Each player should have three rocks. These can be flat, round or any other shape that suits the player's fancy.
After the players have selected their rocks, each rock should be identified in some manner. Perhaps the easiest way to do this is for each player to scratch his initial on his rocks, using a nail, as shown in Figure 2.
Next, the two holes must be dug (Figure 1). These should be at least 20 feet apart and should be no less than 6 inches deep and not more than 10 inches in diameter. If they are any bigger in diameter it will be too easy to toss the rocks into them.
When the holes have been dug, you are ready to play the game. One player at a time stands beside one of the holes and, taking careful aim, tosses one of his rocks at the other hole (Figure 3), his object being to cause his rock to fall into the hole.
He throws all three of his rocks, one at a time, and then it is the next player's turn.
Each rock that lands in the hole gives its owner three points. Each rock that does not land in the hole penalizes him two points. The player who gets 25 points first is the winner.
When the players have thrown all their rocks at one hole, they go to that hole, remove the rocks and then toss them back at the other hole, continuing in this manner until someone has won the-game.

Whines When You Whirl It Around Your Head

A piece of cardboard about, six inches long and four inches wide (Figure 1) and four rubber bands are required to make a rubber-band moaner.

With scissors or a sharp knife, cut the center out of the cardboard as shown in Figure 2, leaving a frame about one inch wide at the top and bottom and three-fourths of an inch wide at each side.

Punch a small hole in one end of this frame and tie a long string to it.

Over the frame stretch the four rubber bands as shown in Figure 3. The moaner is now ready for use.

Take hold of the free end of the long string and begin to swing the moaner around and around, going faster and faster. Soon you will begin to understand how this toy got its name, for the rubber bands will begin to moan as the air swiftly passes through them. The faster you swing the moaner, the higher the pitch of its sound.

The results can be improved, if you wish, by slipping a small piece of wood beneath the rubber bands at each end of the cardboard frame, thus moving them away from the frame and placing them more in the current of air as the moaner is whirled.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Russ Meyer's Mixed Message Regarding First Aid From Motor Psycho

First Rule: You Catch More Flies With Suger...

I don't think this guy really has any bargaining chip to be so mean - he doesn't even say "thanks" until the NEXT DAY.

You know, I think there's a kind of subtext to this scene that has nothing to do at all with triage during a venomous bite form a rattler.

My sainted mom would say, "That's not right!"

Alex Rocco kicks butt in general in Motor Psycho

Neil Young's Revolution Blues

My son gave me Helter Skelter for Christmas (I know, I know, we're like the Addams Family)

Anyhoo, I'm reading it & then, the universe, being what it is, sends me Neil Young's Revolution Blues:

NEIL YOUNG - Revolution Blues
Well, we live in a trailer at the edge of town
You never see us 'cause we don't come around.
We got twenty five rifles just to keep the population down.

But we need you now, and that's why I'm hangin' 'round.

So you be good to me
and I'll be good to you,

And in this land of conditions
I'm not above suspicion

I won't attack you,
but I won't back you.

Well, it's so good to be here, asleep on your lawn.
Remember your guard dog? Well, I'm afraid that he's gone.
It was such a drag to hear him whining all night long.

Yes, that was me with the doves, setting them free near the factory
Where you built your computer, love.

I hope you get the connection, 'cause I can't take the rejection

I won't deceive you,
I just don't believe you.

Well, I'm a barrel of laughs,
with my carbine on

I keep 'em hoppin', till my ammunition's gone.

But I'm still not happy, I feel like there's something wrong.

I got the revolution blues,
I see bloody fountains,

And ten million dune buggies comin' down the mountains.
Well, I hear that Laurel Canyon is full of famous stars,
But I hate them worse than lepers and I'll kill them in their cars.

Now- did I tell ya Lex10 met Bugliosi? 25 years ago.
Absolutely like being in the presence of a saint.....

Music for Blue Bloggers

For Goof, Lellebelle, Tom Sutpen, Sebastian and everybody who's been there & done that. Gavin Bryars did this 30 years ago and then about ~>decade or so ago again where he admittedly took advantage of the new CD format to allow him to make thet piece as long as possible. Plus his added cachet as a more prominent composer got him a great venue - a giant empty water tank, and it's commensurate sonic-sinking-ship ambience (in France) which, in fact, adds je ne sais quoi .

Frig- listen to it - it's heavenly - despite it's mournful subject matter.

Go buy it - own it - support the quintessential oddball artist.

What Have I Done?!?!? What Have I Done?!?!? Mudhoney vs. Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Here's a gem, for your eval: an OLD SubPop ep that juxtaposes Jimmie Dale Gilmore with Mudhoney doing some of the same stuff. Man, that Gimore's a haunted dude. Gee, those Mudhoneys sound like a bunch of dirty hill jacks. Buy all their/his albums, eh?

Songlist at pic below:

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Much Deviltry Afoot Doing Cappy Dick for Winter Day Projects

You Make It Out Of An Old Book
If you belong to a club that needs a place in which important papers can be safely hidden, make a secret book. It's a good hiding place for small articles. When it is placed on a table or shelf with other books, no one would likely suspect it Contains anything but ordinary pages.
All you need is an old book nobody wants any more and some glue. The pages of the book must be glued together and then an oblong hole must be cut through them. This hull becomes the receptacle for things to be hidden.
Be sure the book you choose is no longer useful. To be on the safe side, get permission from Mother or Dad to use it.
Figure 1 shows how to glue the pages together. The glue is applied only around the three loose edges of the pages. The first 15 or 20 pages of the book should not be glued together. Allow them to be loose as in an ordinary book. Glue all other pages however, and the last page should be glued to the inside of the back cover of the book.
Figure 2 shows how to use a sharp knife to cut the oblong hiding place in the glued pages. Figure 3 shows how you can use water colors to paint the inside of the book if you wish to do so. Figure 4 shows the completed book, out of which the boy has removed some important papers he had hidden there.

It Reveals The Bones In Your Hand
This feather "X-ray" card is really a fake, but it's fun to make and use because with it you seem to be able to see the bones in your hand.
You must have two pieces of cardboard and a chicken feather. First thing to do is cut a round hole about the size of a five-cent piece in each card. Make these holes at the same place in each card.
Next, cut a piece of chicken feather that is a little larger than the holes. Glue the two cards firmly together with the feather between them and over the holes. The device is now ready for use.
Hold the card in one hand and look at your other hand through the feather. The bones in your hand will apparently have become visible to you.
Look through the feather at a pencil and the lead will seem to have become visible, also.
It's an illusion, of course, but fun! Try it on your friends.

Use The Crown Of An Old Hat
Any boy who has never made himself one of those felt skullcaps so popular among the young livewires of the playgrounds, can do so by following these directions.
You begin with an old felt hat such as Father wears, but be sure it is a discarded hat he no longer wants. To play safe, ask him if you can have one of his oldest, most battered hats and I'm sure he'll be glad to pick one out for you.
Cut the brim off the hat as shown in Figure 1. Next, pull the crown of the hat down upon your head as far as it will go. It will probably be so big it will come down over your eyes, and, if this is the case, turn the excess upward, as in Figure 2. If the upturned excess is more than 1&1/2 inches high, use your scissors to trim some of it off.
The hat is now ready for decorations. These can be airholes of various shapes, cut through the felt with a sharp knife or scissors, or can be fancy pins and buttons which can easily be collected. Figure 3 shows various types of decorations and suggests that you cut in some hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs and make zigzag edge around the brim of the hat. The finished hat appears on the boy in the lower right-hand corner of our illustration.
Boys who belong to a club can make themselves skullcaps with identical designs that can have a secret meaning.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Gittin' Yer BANANA Awn! Banana Cookbook from the 50's

Yo! Bananas! Get your recipes here!

Bananas - How to Serve Them (HERE, and at cover pic below:)

in its entirety - no publisher - no date - just bananas, bananas, bananas.

Bananas with anxiety

General tips:

Bananas showing extreme intelligence:

Bananas goin' stag:

Bananas goin' drag:

And a surprise ambient wallpaper at the link of the painting banana below:

Yeah! Friggin' BANANAS!

Want higher res? email me.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Anniversay Love Bomb for Mrs. Lex10

It's strange to sitting in bed and seeing this juxtaposition of songs presented in such a prosaic and haunting way, with Ozzie's lack of expression - like he could care less and the sailors chiming in as the chorus (note the shredding rebel guitarist sailor in the back) on your anniversary.

So I hadda jump on the synchronicity of it all and find a copy of it for you.

We agreed to not get each other anything, but I broke down and splurged and got her this:

Here's a song for you baby - it sums it all up, as it always will.

and here's our song:

Ya hear me world?!?!? I love her - yaaaaaaa!!!!!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Bye, Lily.

You were haunting even when you weren't haunting....

This image and more at the friggin' breathtaking Doctor Macro site

Also MRDANTEFONTANA at the PCL Link Dump has some great images.

This clip has little or no anti-aliasing as well as high compression. It's not mine. What I found was that the charcoaly/chiaroscuro look to it was very painterly, and the few times it comes into focus it's usually on Burt Lancaster's anxiety-ridden face. Think of it as a black-and-white watercolor instead of documentation of her career. It's cool. From Criss Cross

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Monkey - Vic Reeves - LEMONADE - fun

In the clip shown Vic taste tests Fruit Drinks for Morrissey the Consumer Monkey.

Vic Reeves' Big Night Out was popular enough in the early 90's to get 2 seasons out of Channel 4. It was The Tonight Show DNA mixed with Pee wee's Playhouse DNA all with a frustrated rock star undercurrent.

Reeves and Mortimer, the team who did the Randall and Hopkirk(deceased)remake series presented on BBC America last year, originally did Big Night Out as a stage show.

Vic, whose real name is Jim Moir, was actually friends with Morrissey at the time and sang on his cover of the Jam's That's Entertainment.

It's available at - Just hack your DVD player to play other regions (using your remote) and problem solved.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Happy Birthday db

I remember talking to a guy I worked with- he said "I didn't mind 50 - but 60 - that nearly killed me!!"

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Tribal Mask found in my back yard

Found on the woodpile. Courteous or addled by a premature awakening enough to not depart during my photographing of her(?).

Friday, January 05, 2007


One year today. My sincere gratitude.

217 posts or .59 posts per day.

I've got two differing sets of stats so I'll be approximate, but in no way am I rounding up.
greater than 3 Million Hits
greater than 1 Hundred Thousand Visits
greater than 15 Thousand Unique Visitors

Approximate percentages of people who favorited the site went from less than 10% to greater than 40% (mirroring the volume growth)- thanks, favoriters! Ctrl+D is your friend!

Top referrers (in no particular order):
RYP at Twilightzone
COOP!'s Positive Ape Index
Those Rascals at PCL Link Dump bringers of gourmet everything.
Mr. Bali Hai at Eye of the Goof
The BoingBoingers
Mr. X from the much hunted Xtabay's World
The Compelling Visual Library that is Martin Klasch
Schmutzie - 2nd best damn blog in Canada
PK's Bibliodyssey
the above is purely stats based so if I love ya but you're not listed - feel it.

Some posts:
1st post (skip it, actually)
Smashed Nokia
The King Cake Baby
The Heritage Village Map
Bend me, Shape Me
My Mexican Lobby Card
Forbidden 1984
Matts & Zippy
Architecture & Ornament
Early Warhol
Peeni Walli
How to Drown
Lex10 in L.A.
Birds of NZ
Mark Ryden Vids
Sparky Watts
Saucy Accupressure
How to Draw a Circle
Who is Lex10?
Yard Haiku
Robot Theatre - Royale With Cheese
Revisiting the Greatest Nancy Panel Ever Drawn
Alan Vega
Origami QTVR
Crispy Masks
Joseph Laux Wallpaper
Bowie on Extras
Nancy 1
Uncle Wiggily
205 Serial Killer Names
Man Eats Dogs
Magic Wand
Through The Viewfinder
Sad Thanksgiving Cards
Champagne Muzzles
Nancy 2
La Virgen de Xtabay
Ali Baba
Xmas Robot Theatre Message
Katamari Earrings
WET Magazine

and let's not forget items from Today's Sunbeam - yes, that's actually the name and yes- it's a real daily newspaper:
Hog Maws
Windowless Shopping
She's cheap - but she can act