Friday, September 12, 2008

Unfortunately, Brooklyn is on Mars

via CL. Other Irony is that it got filed under the "Staten Island" sub-section--as if that is really on Earth.

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Sumi, Clouds, Oh My!

Huh. Didn't realize that Vagabond was from the same mangaka that gave us Slam Dunk. In fact, it's been ages since I've read either--mainly due to Vagabond, which follows the life of Miyamoto Musashi, having horrible delays between volumes.

Takehiko Inoue has two art books showcasing his work on the incredible ode to Musashi coming out later this month: The Water and The Sumi, which were apparently done using calligraphy brushes by BoingBoing.

Then again, BB also seems to think the manga came out translated last year, but the first "volume" was released in 2002 and one of the last Viz titles that was initially produced in a single-issue format. But we all know that if you question BoingBoing, Cory Doctorow comes to your house in the dead of night and STEALS YOUR INTERNET. And kills you. Using STEAMPUNK.

Either way, would totally not mind getting these art books from someone with more money than I. Come to think of it, what volume is Vagabond on now these days? I've been getting into MPD Psycho and Junk: Record of the Last Hero.

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"I can pay but would preffer trade. "

While on the job hunt, one inevitably is forced to troll the dredges of Craigslist. It isn't pretty and it normally is never fun. Despite being a great source of random hook-ups, S&M dungeons and bedbug-laiden couches, it never is a redeeming place to find a gig.

Sure, on occasion you may get lucky. Heck, even my old job went on there. But mostly, Craigslist is a haven for how not not look for work.

I present to you: "Seeking writter for (Union Square)"

(note: emphasis added.)

I need someone to write content for my web site I need an interesting and in depth history of pipes, glass pipes, hookahs and things related to smoking. The work is for a section of the site titled Pipe School. Anyone interested in smoking is very welcome to apply I can pay but would preffer [sic] trade.

As for what Sunflower Pipes stands for, let me point you at their homepage:
Sunflower Pipes is dedicated to the experience of smoking. We highly regard the act as an art and in doing so take great care in choosing the products for our line...All of our products undergo a series of tests and are carefully selected for their unique color, shape, decor, durability and functionality.

Sunflower Pipes supplies but is not limited to the following products: Dugouts, Bats, Grinders, Pollinators, Glass Smoking Pipes (Single Glass Smoking Pipes, Double Glass Smoking Pipes and Inside Out Glass Smoking Pipes), Metal Smoking Pipes, Wooden Smoking Pipes, Water Smoking Pipes (Bubblers, Sherlocks, Hammers, Hookahs), Fifkas, Scales, Slides, and Smoking Papers (Flavored Smoking Papers, Hemp Smoking Papers, Rice Smoking Papers, Clear Smoking Papers)

And my favorite?

Our products are NOT intended for illegal drug use.

Lord knows the number of people I've seen enjoying a quiet Fifka outside of Grassroots on a breezy Sunday night. With tobacco.

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