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November 23, 2009 in Freaken Cute!
Yes, as the festive season approaches like a big death-turkey, the phones are ringing off the hook here at Wordsmoker towers. Okay, it’s the usual complaints – we’re too pro-gay, too anti-stabbing, too middling-about-cheese-based-snacks – you can imagine the rest. If you can’t, they’re usually about cutting the costs of long distance calls and heavy breathing from Senor Wences, or friends of Senor Wences. Go figure.
August 7, 2009 in Freaken Cute!
Oh this is THE BEST THING EVER unless you have footage of a bloated Miley Cyrus break-dancing in front of a drunken Larry King while Larry strips to a montage of Pentagon bombing-raid videos projected onto an ancient druidic monument behind him. Have you? Have you got that footage? Please contact me forthwith. Until then, here’s kittens telling the news. OH YES THE INTERNET IS COMPLETE.
July 27, 2009 in Freaken Cute!
If you haven’t heard of Nora the cat and her piano playing ways, well shame on you. She’s been tinkling the ivories for a few years now, and now a bunch of human musicians have gotten together and written a concerto (I won’t use the phrase “catcerto” because it’s silly, frankly) around her piano-pawings. It’s very sweet – not making-me-cry sweet like Jenny The Pug from Portland – but sweet, nonetheless. Enjoy!
July 13, 2009 in Freaken Cute!
In the future dogs will be the preferred form of transportation. In the future trees will be given the vote. In the future your idiot lanterns won’t feature professionally constructed and narrated footage of animals doing animal things, like 14 zebras stalking and trash-talking a horse that picked the wrong day to choose a wrong turn after taking incomplete directions from a Labrador carrying an account executive to his work. No. In the future “Animal Planet”, the “Discovery Channel” and “Shark Bite 24″ and associated channels will simply show user content shot on a range of cellphones overlaid with giggling.
July 6, 2009 in Freaken Cute!
Okay. I’m not the most mentally-stable man on the planet. Some things just crack me up, some things bring tears to my eyes like a kick in the balls from a petulant donkey. Some things make me clench my fists and produce an unearthly howling noise from deep within my chest, from my soul, by ways of my heart. Jenny the pug, with her stuffed toy animals in her stroller, pushing it around Portland, made me stop for a second and wonder about the future of humanity. I can’t begin to admit the eloquence I see, because I’d sound more insane than normal. This made me hitch my breath. I think it’s the images, the gentle edits, coupled with the music. Enjoy.
Coming soon – a blind, homeless cat makes an ice sculpture for his best friend – a paraplegic mouse – while Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings plays in the background.
June 17, 2009 in Freaken Cute!
Freud called dreams the “royal road to the unconscious” – this meant that dreams illustrate the “logic” of the unconscious mind. Freud developed his first topology of the psyche in The Interpretation of Dreams (1899) in which he proposed that the unconscious exists and described a method for gaining access to it.
The preconscious was described as a layer between conscious and unconscious thought; its contents could be accessed with a little effort, and it had nothing whatsoever to do with pugs in silly hats.