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Over at BOWL OF NOSES there is a post of Charlie Chaplin’s Eating Machine from Modern Times. With it’s robotic Rube Goldbergian complication, it delights me in it’s misguided quest for efficiency.
Thanks to Doodlage, last week I stumbled upon this Japanese doodling crew, Rinpa Eshidan. Ever since I wandered into a Chelsea gallery last year and saw the work of Buenos Aires based Blu I have been hungry for more “draw over” work.
I have always dreamed of Alternative Careers. Within that is the subset of Imaginary Alternative Careers. Pursuits may be a better phrase; I dislike Career as it supposes that work is distinct from life. The use of our labor is one of primary choices, inherent to whom we are — or rather I think it should be.
I saw two films this week. They were both ambitious and blessed with budgets north of $20 million. Yet they were not disciplined, nor did they expand upon where the ideas inherent might go. The next morning after watching the last one, as headed to the office, enjoying my daily walk, I put in the earphones and listened to a podcast.