May 2010

The Work of Lola Dupré

Her blog.

Author Spotlight / 16 Comments
May 29th, 2010 / 4:03 pm

On Kickstarter, even though I don’t really like Troma movies this looks great: Movies of the Future With Lloyd Kaufman: A Movie About an Underground Film Icon.

Don’t You Fuckin’ Look At Me

RIP Dennis Hopper, a great one

Massive People / 41 Comments
May 29th, 2010 / 2:20 pm

The winners of the Robert Lopez Kamby Bolongo Mean River contest are: amelia, jim r, magicmike, moga, elizabeth, ryan mcdonald. Winners, please send your address to the htmlgiant addy to claim. Thanks to all, and sorry for the delay…

A Pixel Art Documentary by Simon Cottee

Last May, Blake posted a short meditation on video game art, particularly Jason Rohrer’s Passage, and how the constraints Rohrer and others write under can create new experiences in video games. If you liked that post, consider watching Simon Cottee‘s pixel art documentary, which explores how and why the pixel style has moved beyond indie video games and into visual art, music, and so on. Makes me miss my NES.


Technology / 12 Comments
May 28th, 2010 / 12:45 pm

Pindeldyboz, a site which I read regularly and aspired to publish on early in my discovery of the vibrant online lit scene, is shutting down. Thanks for everything, Whitney and gang.


I’m going to become a millionaire when I invent an invisible, self-directed, ambulatory device that slaps people’s stock phrases right out of their mouths.  (Even mine.  Especially mine.)  “At this point in time.”   “To be completely honest.”  I had a crazy boss who would always ask for the “quick and dirty version” of something or the “soup to nuts version” of it.  That was kind of entertaining, though.

My creature will look like Big Dog, except invisible and with a smacking hand.


Mean / 12 Comments
May 28th, 2010 / 11:03 am

It is Friday: Go Right Ahead

Please keep her always drunk.

I don’t do anything, not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don’t even do that any more.

I’m through with the whole works.

An unbroken night of sleep is rare.

Oh, misty-minded.

Four be the things I’d have been better without: Love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.

Sobriety? A basis for jokes.

Ballin in the library.

She’s probably on her way to get a bottle of bad gin.

I’m not down to my last two bits.

A deep human need to complain.

All I need is room enough to lay a hat and a few friends.

And down a beer.

Author Spotlight & Random / 2 Comments
May 28th, 2010 / 9:45 am