Friday, October 21, 2011

Salt Water Taffy

The NYT has a nice slideshow up detailing the variety of cover art for one of the best and most-often illustrated novels of all, Moby Dick.  Below is the strangest cover of them all.

The Atlantic also has a review up a really cool art book called Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page.  Below, a page by artist Matt Kish:

Monday, October 17, 2011

Self-parody alert

Eric Cantor to give speech on "how we make sure the people at the top stay there."  Not from The Onion.

Nothing bitter about it

The arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty in Madison Square Park, New York. These portions of the Statue were exhibited to raise funds for the completion of the statue and its pedestal. The arm and torch remained in the park from 1876 until 1882. Members of the public could pay fifty cents to climb to the balcony of the torch.

From BoingBoing.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Industrial Production of Death

You know there's something wrong here when "the fish" are referred to in the singular, as if the moment they entered the boat the went from being animals to being food.  Surreal.

Via Gizmodo.