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The Friday Post #36: Bad Clowns, Doggies and a Music Video

It is my blogo-versary (two years, 3 weeks of blogging, folks – send a comment, please), it’s the depths of summer, the students are on vacation, so let’s take poetic license to post whatever is at hand.  Here they are:

A friend of mine is terrified of clowns in all forms. If you read the novel It by Stephen King, you might not ever walk past a clown (or street gutters) without wincing. The actor Tim Curry (who played Pennywise, the evil clown, in the film version of It) gives me the creeps, too.

Adam Berg in 2009 created a short film funded by Philips to promote their Cinema 21:9 LCD TV. Like a Dada film, one can start and stop watching Carousel – and then start it again – and it all makes about as much sense.

The fictional mayhem in this short film occurs in a hospital.  It won an award at the 2009 Cannes Lions FestivalDada-esque?

Photo credit:  http://stinkdigital.com – All rights reserved – Copyright 2009

For more information about the creation of this interactive work, visit links to Stink Digital and Philips Carousel for Cinema 21:9 TV – How they did it.


Don’t laugh – I used to live in San Francisco and have eaten once or twice at Doggie Diner, where the food is cheap, fast and good — amusing for the fact that the cooks yell at you if you don’t give your order quick and then move along.  No holding up the customer line!

Thanks to blogger Scott Beale at LaughingSquid for posting about this:

DoggieDinerAwardSFPhoto credit:  http://laughingsquid.com – All rights reserved – Copyright 2009



Hibi no Neiro” (Tone of everyday) is a music-video by Japanese band SOUR, used to promote the group’s first mini-album, Water Flavor EP.   The 3.5 minute video was created by Masashi Kawamura, Hal Kirkland, Magico Nakamura and Masayoshi Nakamura in June 2009.

It is interesting to watch for both the music and the people (all fans of the band) who collectively filmed it worldwide.  It is one of those videos where, every time you watch it you can see something new in it:

Image source: YouTube.com – All rights reserved – copyright 2009

Thanks to Michael Wesch for twittering about it.


And that’s the Friday Post #36 for Aug 14 2009.   Hurray – a new academic year begins next week!


2 responses to “The Friday Post #36: Bad Clowns, Doggies and a Music Video

  1. Mark Rabnett August 15, 2009 at 12:53 PM

    Congratulations Kathleen on your blogo-versary. Your writing is always a rich source of information, leavened with a good sense of humour. Your fans look forward to another year of excellence. We look forward with somewhat less enthusiasm to the start of the new academic year.

  2. creaky August 17, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    Thanks so much for your kind words, Gissypiboma! Blogging has been a bit like parenting – you learn just as much from researching and writing the blog (or raising a child) as the blog (child) learns from you. Writing daily has been a truly educational experience.

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