Category Archives: art
WTF. satoshi kon falls to cancer. dammit.
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I love soccer as a sport. I played it growing up and only quit when it started getting serious (too many elbows to the head in one game and I figured it just wasn’t what I was looking for any more – it gets nasty in the box). So it concerns me that here in the good ol’ US of A many people do not seem to appreciate it.
What I started thinking about was that each goal in soccer is something very special, more special than any single thing to any other game in another sport.
As I thought about this over the last few days the NBA finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics have been going on. [Full discloser: I don’t love basketball, though this may have something to do with the Knicks being horrible.] However, I only watch the last quarter of those games. Sure great plays happen all game, but it always seems to come down to who can make the biggest plays at the end. There is a great quote by Jordan which is something like, “It is not enough to play well, you have to have something left to finish with.” The game goes to whichever player or whichever team makes the plays at the end; the first three quarters are just a preamble.
Putting this all together, watching soccer is like watching the last 10 minutes of a basketball game, but for the full 90+ minutes. The individual or team plays that lead to a goal are like the critical brilliant plays that Bryant makes at the end to edge out the other team. It is this brilliance that can happen at any moment which makes soccer so exciting.
Animal of the Month: Fighting Bugs!
(3:12) [via digg]
- Runner-Up: Pseudo-animals – The Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill
- See videos of not-quite animals!
- (2:55) via cursivebuildings MUST WATCH
- The National Anthem, 1983. Unbelievably good rendition.
- YouTube – The Manchurian Candidate (1:26)
- Modern presidential politics.
- Dispatches from the Culture Wars: Candidate Comedy
- “For those who haven’t seen the footage, McCain and Obama appeared last night at a charity dinner in New York to roast themselves and each other. Some of it was very, very funny. McCain was really, really funny…. (candidates’ speeches, McCain, Obama – 14:53, 13:39 respectively)
Art and Logic (somehow)
- Awesome vision of Alice in Wonderland (written by a logician, for those who did not know what Lewis Carrol’s day job was.) [scroll down a little to see the Alice pictures. And I would be forever in someone’s debt if they bought me a print.]
- Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes — FIRST PICTURES
- Please let this movie not suck (take 2).
- PingMag – Levi Van Veluw: What’s That Tree In Your Hair?
- “Either you’ll be intrigued by the fascinating way Dutchman Levi van Veluw applies materials on his face, neck and head — or you’ll be kind of appalled by this weird appearance.[…]”
- — All I want to know what this man does for Halloween.
- Video review for real Duff Beer from The Simpsons | iFoods.tv (1:55)
- This is well worth your 2 minutes.
- MxMo XXXII Guilty Pleasures – Kalimotxo
- I have yet to try this, but judging by the review and the accompanying video (21s), it looks near perfect.
- Dispatches from the Culture Wars: Rachael Ray Corn Porn (1:39)
- “Okay, this is one of the funniest videos I’ve ever seen. It’s that evil little succubus Rachael Ray getting all naughty with an ear of corn – and being far more excited about it than any human being should be….
- RRRR : Don’t Shoot the Puppy (game)
- I haven’t gotten past level 12…
- The Associated Press: Video games feature ads for Obama’s campaign
- swissmiss: The Unfinished Swan (1:55)
- The Unfinished Swan – Really cool video of the tech demo. This looks like serious fun!
- Paid Notice: Deaths GREENSTEIN, NOAH – New York Times
- not really me, but it is an odd site to see your name in the obits.
Here’s what I said:
Creativity comes from ruthlessness.
Being thoroughly ruthless with what you have and what has been done will allow you to create something new. If there is something that is equal to your abilities, i.e. you do not have command of it, then that thing is something new, at least for you.
If you are unwilling to be ruthless then you will know that the work you are doing does not require your full attention and you will be selling yourself and your creativity short.