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

Monday, April 30, 2007

Little Iodine

Little Iodine - daughter of Henry Tremblechin from They'll Do It Every Time by Jimmy Hatlo.
16 pages' worth. More "Little" tomorrow.......

as usual- link at pic

........and here's a long-overdue wallpaper:

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Spring in Southern NJ QTVR

They are putting up horrible boxy artless McMansions up all over the place here, with no government intervention, less water and more septic tank overflow. No shortage of over-monied jerkoffs, either.

Look at this while it's still here- I shot it this week - peach trees in bloom:

QTVR at picture link

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Prisoner of Fun

My degree is in Art. I wanted as my senior project to do a video, which was unheard of at the time for the film students at my school. I was working in video while going to school so it seemed crazy to me not to do it. Mt preceptor said he wouldn't sponsor me because he was starting work at the casinos. The head film teacher said he wouldn't sponsor me because no one would ever consider video a real medium. He's now a video curator at some other college.

So I turned to a photography professor who said he'd do it after I told him my 3 favorite directors were Werner Herzog, Jean Luc Godard, and Ken Russell. (Nowadays its Michael Curtiz, Alfred Hitchcock and Quentin Tarantino)

His name was Joel Sternfeld. He's a big shot artist, and does really compelling work in large color photography. I ran across a remaindered copy of his book Campagna Romana once and saw an exhibition of his work at SFMOMA - the crowd was in love with it. It was great stuff.
Buy one of his books at my Amazon Store:

So here's my tribute to TV, nuclear war, hedonism, and work; in a series of vignettes: Prisoner of Fun. I attempted to clean it up but to no avail. This is 3rd generation (I broke the tape in editing and had to dub the first half and then transferred to the only remaining copy- a decades old VHS) so, uh, warts and all.

Incidentally, because I had no department representation it was never exhibited, but I received an Honors grade.

Also, be ready to play with the volume. I'll continue to try to sweeten on another version.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Black Hula

By Marv Newland on Bambi Meets Godzilla Fame. When I saw it 2 deacades ago it made me cry. The message in the mise-en-scene says it all. I aslo think he unconciously influenced my choice of music (for differing emotional effect)in The Greatest Nancy Panel Ever Drawn Revisited.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

From Today's Sunbeam.....

.....bringers of the same crossword puzzle 2 days in a row - comics and columns from a dead cartoonist and dead columnist respectively, making it easy to see why no proofreading of headlines is available - they're too busy!!!

Mark my words: I will NEVER cancel my subscription!

Lastly, when you think about it, this could be a good name for Imus: The D'Oh! Ho....


Monday, April 09, 2007

Saturday, April 07, 2007

TOP CAT in Shindig Alley

Sgt. Bilko as cats:

LINK AT PIC - look out - it's Dibble!

"Shindig Alley" predates "Shinbone Alley" hmmmm........

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Pics of Chicks - The Kind Easter Men Like!






All images are from the Glyphjockey collection

Almost no messages on back

All are original ( I would post nothing else)

Easter Chez Lex10 is a holiday of candy and ham.

look for more in future


I'm getting a rubber stamp of this:

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Top this, Easter Decorators

This is Puffy. Puffy relentlessly produces unfertilized eggs throughout the year. We'd put her in with Chee Chee for some rubbing-up-against companionship (Chee Chee being female also) but they get pretty brutal when confined together.

Mrs. Lex10, always with an eye for thrift, decied that the eggs might be of some use, and began to collect them. Then again, perhaps she was just compelled by the fascinating phenomena.
When I say relentless, I mean relentless:

She discovered that some household pest had consumed part of the egg collection:

This had happened before with other specimens from nature that we had collected on our science shelves

We had so many eggs, and there are no images her that duplicate any individual egg, AND we threw out a bunch, that we dyed some last Easter and will probably will color more this year"

THAT image is a link to a wallpaper.

Skeptics, here is a reference image in case there is any doubt:

Hail Puffy!- Layer of teeny-tiny eggs!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Divine Comedy - INFERNO

Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate

Hey- this story starts on Good Friday! Get preppin'!

All images are from my 1948 copy of The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri published by Pantheon Books. I got this book when, after my neighbor loaned it to me, he died. His name was Rich Schultz, and he fell off a 24" stage with a bundle of lighting cable on his shoulder, as a result of a grand mal seizure. He was kind and good. An avid collector, it was no surprise he had a volume like this. He was a prison guard summers, but his real passion was theatrical lighting, and he was snuffed just as that career was getting started. A shame.

I'm presenting Inferno first, later I'll present Purgatorio, then Paradiso.

All Gustave Dore' Images in the table link to BIG images in order to see detail.

This is worthy of the best masters of horror - decapitated bodies hoist their own countenances high in order to warn the travelers.

Ragged, torn off limbs,

shattered bodies in various degrees of pain, vivisection,

and living entombment.

The poem is 14th century - the engravings are 19th century. Gustave Dore' really did his best to freak freely in a negative sense, so to speak.

Finally I'll state that these are unfolding for me as they are for you - in the here and now.

Thank yourselves for growing up and waking up to realize this kind of unforgiving monkey business does not await you. That doesn't excuse bad behavior, though, so be good.