Posts tagged pop_culture

I hadn’t linked Cat and Girl for a while, but Dorothy’s take on the reactions to Michael Jackson’s death is spot on. (via The Null Device)

… and Penguin-style book covers for films. J. Kottke takes a look at media packaging mashups.

I always felt that the works of art we call movies consist of more than just the sound and the visuals in a stretch of film, but also of their entire promotional material — trailers, posters, etecetera — because this material too manipulates the viewer’s perspective and expectations, just the thing the art of editing is all about. It’s as if, even though you don’t judge a book by its cover, the cover does influence how you’ll read the book, just like an opening chapter.

Cassette Tuesday, a tumblelog about those lost days when copying music was a labour of love.

The Panasonic Design Museum website brings out good memories of old gadgets you never had… I really like this charming Radio Cassette Recorder from 1967.

Mr. Coyote states that on occasions too numerous to list in this document he has suffered mishaps with explosives purchased of Defendant: the Acme Little Giant Firecracker, the Acme Self-Guided Aerial Bomb, etc. (For a full listing, see the Acme Mail Order Explosives Catalogue and attached deposition, entered in evidence as Exhibit C.)

Wile E. Coyote v. Acme Products Corp., Judge Homer Simpson presiding.