This was sent to us by the super funny JJ yesterday. It is a link to art by this guy James. He calls it “Relentlessly Cheerful Art.” I can’t say I disagree. The artist is someone who clearly knows his Geek Culture (yes, there is such a thing) and who also is ridiculously talented. The art is actually really, really beautiful. But the subject matter is so strikingly funny I was actually sitting here yesterday, Geoff right along with me, laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes.
It does require a certain understanding of things like Star Wars, Firefly, and Dr. Who, but it also mixes in Winnie the Poo, Where the Wild Things Are (my favorite childhood book), and Edvard Munch’s The Scream. Oh, and the Muppets. Lots of Muppets. Go, take a look. You won’t regret it.
I have much to talk about later including my recent shopping victories and my job interview yesterday, but for right now it’s LOLcats. I think the Crazy Screaming Fiendish Monkey Children I taught last night ate my brain. Or, at least, my ability to think for myself. Damn, I hope they didn’t turn me into Sarah Palin, I’d better check on that.
This is another one of those flashmob videos. It came from an article on Boston.com where they, rather insightfully, point out that someday we’ll probably all look back and wonder why on earth people ever did these things. But, for now, I’ll take them. This one is advertising for an upcoming production of Hair that is coming to Boston. The video is here and I like it very much. I especially love that the dancers are people of all shapes and sizes and colors. That just thrills me to pieces.
Oddly enough, I associate the music of Hair with my childhood. Or, rather, my pre-teen years. I had a rather odd but inventive music teacher in Middle School and there was one year in grades 6-8, I can no longer remember which one, in which he had us do a concert of all the music from Hair that didn’t contain 4 letter words. Granted, there isn’t a ton of it, but we had a great time with it. I had a little solo at the beginning of Age of Aquarius. This was the same guy who did a whole unit for us on The Beatles which included why Sgt. Peppers was such a big deal, the whole Paul is Dead thing, and the White Album. He was, in retrospect, probably someone who did too much acid in the 60’s but he was pretty kickass. As a professional musician, I owe him a lot.
Anyway, enjoy the video. It brought a smile to my face.