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Surreal Thursday: What the Doctor Ordered


Surreal: having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic, phantasmagorical, uncanny, intense hyper-reality, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur. Characteristics associated with art and literature created by founders and followers of cultural movement known as Surrealism.

( The video came to my attention by way of Mobius Faith’s blog, On Being and Becoming. Make sure to check it out. )














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What if Wednesday: Clowning Around With Search Engines





The Wang Wang Blues performed by Paul Whiteman  & his Orchestra.  The song was released as a 78 single by Whiteman and his Orchestra featuring Henry Busse on trumpet. Paul Whiteman recorded the song on August 9, 1920 in Camden, New Jersey. The song was released in December, 1920 as a Victor 78 single. The song is a pop and jazz standard.

clowning-around-with-search-engines-3Creepy clown phenomenon, faked and real reports stretches from Cape Breton (Canada) to southern American states. In one of the earliest incidents of creepy clowns this year, teenagers who were photographed in August wearing clown masks and wielding a chain allegedly chased kids home from a park in Gatineau, Que.




Clowns Mump and Smoot, won two Dora Mavor Moore Awards in 2003. They were also nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Comedic Play (Mump & Smoot in Flux) and are past recipients of a Canadian Comedy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Comedic Play.



Elliot Lake Clown sees clearly where to have family fun.








What If Wednesday : Some Implied Spaces


A gallery of some images from my blog, Implied Spaces. Implied Spaces is a term that derives from art and architecture. It has since expanded into the area of 3D modelling and the concept has implications for Mass Media, literature, sociology and other cultural studies. Creatively, it is the place where new and unexpected modes come into being. For example, the creation of the internet was first intended to serve as a means of connecting computers for research and military/security purposes. None of the original designers or first users could have conceived of blogs, Facebook, Twitter or any of the integrated social media and art forms that would come be generated and occupy the space now known as the Internet. Much in the same way that a corner in a room can become home of a spider web or the space between two paving stones becomes a niche for a plant to root,  new mass  media forms evolved in new spaces.

Clicking any of the images will take you to the original Implied Space post – they will open in  a new tab.






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Existential Friday: Free Rest Spot

Free Rest Spot - Antique Perspective


Free Rest Spot

While out for a walk in March, when the weather thought it was Spring, spotted this Free chair. I had to take a picture because that is what Ashley ( Syncopated Eye ) would do – document free roaming chairs. Ashley brings a quirky modern art aesthetic to her shots.  Her urban environment  combine with her creative view to bring a wonderful existential minimalism to her chair compositions. 

My suburbia  in the North Ontario wilderness seems busier somehow. My aesthetic choice turned to antique retro colours- a response to the gritty melting snow heaps and the drab browns of winter’s remains.  I was walking the dog and had the phone/camera – in case of photo potential or emergency. So, here I was, trying to take shot while holding the leash – the dog is patient, but confused by why I was stopping.  Muttering to myself about the darn*8/*  dog leash, I heard a voice say “mumbley*6*?/ (sounds) dog leash”. My phone apparently was listening and went internet searching.  I had “know idea” it was listening and trying to be helpful. An existential mass media moment – free seat and a search for meaning/information.