Anxious to talk to you

The nerves fire off warning shots, listen. Yes?
Oh, well, in mine eyes the camera jitters quite violently, blurring the spectacle of life.

If you miss much I miss it all, or most, not to curse this momentary lull with interjections of mine suffering but; no one’s listening.

Samuel Beckett says the essence is beneath and behind you, I, the unfortunate inessential, cannot see his meaning. Perhaps..?
Oh, well, all is a-float on strings of space and time, drifting far and wide.

Jason Freeny – The Anatomical Grotesque of Popular Culture Icons

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dailydose_darkstrokeToday, we have another piece from Arno Görgen; this time, on the work of Jason Freeny. Arno is a researcher at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany. His main research focusses on interconnections between popular culture and biomedical science, esp. on digital games and medicine. His nom de plume on twitter is @pachukipachuki.

Jason Freeny (*1970) is a US American artist who developed a singular style of modern art, pop art and surrealism through the creation of anatomical sculptures of globally known icons of pop culture, like Barbie, Batman, the Smurfs and Lego figures. Freeny originally studied industrial design in New York and, after some years of working as a theatrical designer, joined MTV as a freelance designer in 1997, where he designed and created stage sets, props and custom artworks for several MTV productions (besides others, MTV’s “Rock-n-Jock” series and the “TRL Awards”). In 2002, he started with the…

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What… The… Furr… [huh?]

“Torrey also noticed reports that schizophrenia rates rose in the United States the same year cat ownership became popular, a fact that has led researchers to look into Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that cats transmit to humans. It’s not harmful to everyone – though it appears to make those who harbor it more sexually aggressive.”

Infectious Madness: The Surprising Science of How We ‘Catch’ Mental Illness, by Harriet A Washington

The Guardian Article: My Cat Really is Trying to Kill Me

Article I stumbled upon.

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