Tag Archives: Humor

Turnabout is fair and playful reading

For a blustery November that needed a touch of levity, the Beamers were fortunate enough to slide through the centuries with Virginia Woolf’s quasi-biography of her friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West, published as Orlando.  Taking a noble Englishman and turning a him into a her, the novel turns out to be an exuberant stroll along …

Continue reading

I’ll Be There For You

In a future where society is divided into groups … I’m a Richard Burke?

Continue reading

Death … in Spaaaa-aaaaacce!!

Space, as sf fans know, is a hostile environment, maybe even more than we imagine.  Animator Tom Lucas has imagined quite a few ways in which the end may come, mostly through failure.  Failure of equipment, or of imagination, or of plain common sense. Perhaps our consolation lies in the words of Samuel Beckett: “Ever …

Continue reading

Mordor, Gondor, all around the town

Harry Aspinwall, a Scottish actor who is living in Brooklyn, has decided to highlight the lives of some of his lesser known fellow New Yorkers.  Inspired by photographer Brandon Stanton’s “Humans of New York”, Aspinwall has created a Facebook page dedicated to “Orcs of New York”.  Capturing the immigrants of Mordor in casual moments around …

Continue reading

One Ring, Two Ring, Red Ring, Blue Ring?

Barnes & Noble commissioned illustrator Grant Lindahl to create some new images for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, in homage to a missed opportunity of having Maurice Sendak produce the pictures for the 30th anniversary edition in 1967.  Mr. Lindahl took the opportunity to imagine Hobbit illustrations coming from the pens of 7 noted book and …

Continue reading

Fly, my pretties!

The folks at the Kawaii Project, dedicated to making things more sparkly and adorable, have given Gandalf his long-unexpected makeover. What can I say, aside from “Squeeeee!”?? Hey, Balrog, Mother says, you mayn’t pass!

Continue reading

How do I love thee? Let me geek the ways …

Brooklyn artist PJ McQuade has issued another series of his Geektastic cards for Valentine’s Day (top row), to join the 2014 collection (bottom row). While it is hard to resist Billy Dee Williams proclaiming “You’ve Lando’ed in my heart”, or the sweet nerdy enthusiasm of Crispin Glover (“George McFly”) asserting “You are my density Destiny!”, …

Continue reading

Jack Davis Takes Flight

Wired reports that long long long time Mad artist Jack Davis is boxing up his pencils at the age of 90. Slackard! Davis just can’t meet his own standards. “I can still draw, but I just can’t draw like I used to.” Davis was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2003. He …

Continue reading