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A fantastic street art compendium that serves up a parfait of the finest stencils, wheatpasting, flash mobbing and street installations from around the world. Recently, there’s been a movement towards posting videos instead of images (kind of like my blog, scoops), but every time I visit, I’m reminded and made content by the knowledge that there’s someone out there, being cool for me.
A site that chronicles the repeated, flagrant re-use of (assumedly) public domain images by publishers of smelly old books. Also, for the record, I owned that edition of The Cantebury Tales. I never even made it past the knight’s story, for the story was too boring. I don’t care if it was the first implementation of vernacular English in prose; don’t matter how pretty the frame is if the painting look like shit! Boo-yah!
Despite a tag line that sounds like it was seized from the bargain bin (the underline on “toughest” is what pushed it/me over the edge), a great little website that lets you stretch your etymologic muscles. Or, feel helpless and inadequate, a quivering lexical invertebrate with little to offer save for “fuck’s” and sighs. I don’t know Latin! Or Italian! I am a base, barbaric philistine! (“person deficient in liberal culture,” 1827, originally in Carlyle, popularized by him and Matthew Arnold, from Ger. Philister “enemy of God’s word,” lit. “Philistine,” inhabitants of a Biblical land, neighbors (and enemies) of Israel (see Philistine). Popularized in Ger. student slang (supposedly first in Jena, late 17c.) as a contemptuous term for “townies,” and hence, by extension, “any uncultured person.” Philistine had been used in a humorous fig. sense of “the enemy” in Eng. from c.1600.)
I posted the above link for two reasons.
ONE: If Jesus blesses Christians and Google blessed this woman, Google is newJesus.
TWO: A visit to the site itself (the excessivity of the caveats was born from a desire to justify the size of the deployment of the Caps key) reads like a “Dummies Guide For Idiots to Snookering Dumb Idiots amidst the Technological Malaise.” Repeated uses of the words “Google” and “Blog.” Pictures of checks, and people holding checks. Smaller pictures of those check-pictureless posters picture’s heads. Lots of links where links aren’t usually located. Disneyworld.