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That art meme on f/b came back to me when I noted to an architect I know that it's funny that I never think "artist" when I hear the word "architect". In payment, he gave me this guy. Crazy stuff, man:
http://pruned.blogspot.com/2005/10/enigmatic-jean-jacques-lequeu.html
In post-Revolution and Napoleon France, Lequeu produced some of the most imaginative landscape and architectural designs, some a masterful combination of the Gothic, the Egyptian, the Greek, the Chinese, and a smattering of hallucinations. However, except for two folies in Rouen, none were ever constructed. He was somewhat of a pornographer as well and at least in his self-portraits, a cross-dresser. As there are too few sources to go by, the screenwriter can easily color his life some more. After all, he did create portraits of nuns bearing their breasts.
Ok: it's just after 8 a.m. and I've posted, like, five six times today already, so I really need to stfu.

Brancusi

Dec. 29th, 2013 03:56 pm
likethebeer: (I am disappearing but not fast enough)
Here's some more stuff from the current meme going through facebook right now:
This is a game about art (thanks, likethebeer). Click "like" and I will assign you an artist. It doesn't matter if you don't know their work; just look them up and choose the image that you like best! Post it on your wall.
Anne gave me Constantin Brancusi, the sculptor from Romania. Here's the piece I picked:
http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/constantin-brancusi-800

I am happy about the fact that there are all these people on-line who are actively going out & finding art works. AND there's this wonderful sense that a bunch of people who know about art are controlling what other people are seeing, or other people are doing. And it's exciting! Ha! We studied art history! And we're making you do things!!... Yes, Brancusi is cool! Or Redon! Or Romaine Brooks! Look at that - we did know what we were doing!
likethebeer: (Codex Game On)
Sounds like someone is putting their knowledge to good use:
http://www.fakebuddhaquotes.com/

I wonder if they'd pay me to look up/correct FLLW quotes? Oh, they already do - as long as I'm trying to do it while at work. Speaking of... what the hell am I still doing up? Going to sleep means I go to work tomorrow & I don't want to.

via lynedd

Dec. 22nd, 2010 08:52 am
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In 2011, likethebeer resolves to...
Buy new cats.
Volunteer to spend time with blazing saddles.
Tell my family about ingres.
Spend more time with my cigarettes.
Go to the david sedaris every month.
Cut down to ten sneaker pimps a day.






Get your own New Year's Resolutions:
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I'm average.

The Life Experience Test

Overall, you have partaken in 85 out of 174 possible life experiences.
Your average life experience score is therefore 49%.


The average score is 49%, making your experiences more than 45% of the people who have taken this test.
The average for your age group (36-55) is 55%.

Broken down by category:
Art: 6/17 (35%)

Career & Work: 8/13 (62%)

Civics & Technology: 5/7 (71%)

Crime & Disarray: 2/11 (18%)

Education: 9/18 (50%)

Fashion: 6/15 (40%)

Fitness, Health and Sports: 3/7 (43%)

Life in General: 8/14 (57%)

Relationships: 7/14 (50%)

Religion & Politics: 1/4 (25%)

Social: 12/22 (55%)

Travel: 10/20 (50%)

Vices: 8/12 (67%)

 
Take the test and see how YOU compare


Oh, and in other news, I'm told I should live in the Pacific Northwest.
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You Are Cilantro



The bad news is that there are some people who can't stand you.

The good news is that most people love you more than anything else in the world.

You are distinct, unusual, fresh, and very controversial. And you wouldn't have it any other way.

likethebeer: (I'm pretty dontcha know)
1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable naked mole rat in a stormtrooper costume, a cloud in the shape of Ian McKellen, robot unicorns, anything cuddling anything else, etc. etc.
Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.



This was sent to me by an Irish friend when we, and Ireland, had flooding this summer.

Awww, gotta love the Irish (says the 1/2 Irish girl who then takes a sip).
likethebeer: (blasphemy)

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Conscientious, Fulfilled, and Spiritual


The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life. Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16th century, its influence affected literature, philosopy, religion, art, politics, science, and all other aspects of intellectual inquiry. Renaissance artists looked at the human aspect of life in their art. They did not reject religion but tended to look at it in it's purest form to create visions they thought depicted the ideals of religion. Painters of this time had their own style and created works based on morality, religion, and human nature. Many of the paintings depicted what they believed to be the corrupt nature of man.


People that like Renaissance paintings like things that are more challenging. They tend to have a high emotional stability. They also tend to be more conscientious then average. They have a basic understanding of human nature and therefore are not easily surprised by anything that people may do. They enjoy life and enjoy living. They are very aware of their own mortality but do not dwell on the end but what they are doing in the present. They enjoy learning, but may tend to be a bit more closed minded to new ideas as they feel that the viewpoint they have has been well researched and considered. These people are more old fashioned and not quite as progressive. They enjoy the finer things in life like comfort, a good meal, and homelife. They tend to be more spiritual or religious by nature. They are open to new aesthetic experiences.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy



I always like it when memes say mostly nice things about me.

memey

Jul. 9th, 2008 07:33 pm
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Below is Entertainment Weekly's list of 100 Classic Movies of the past 25 years. Bold the ones you've seen, underline the ones you plan to.

Apparently, I don't plan to see most of the movies on this list if I haven't seen them before.
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Meme!

May. 19th, 2008 07:43 pm
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From [livejournal.com profile] cynnerth

Go here, and read until you find five quotes that apply to you personally.

Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin

Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time.
Sam Rayburn

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
Arab Proverb

If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.
Arab Proverb

Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I'm doing.
Phil Jackson

And on and on if I could think of it.
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"What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish. Here's the twist: add (*) beside the ones you liked and would (or did) read again or recommend. Even if you read 'em for school in the first place."

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Damn: I was trying to think of a symbol that would mean, "Totally, totally meaning to read it, I swear!" and "Oh, god, please let me pluck my eyes out after reading this book."
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I've got the answers here, with additional information on who said the lines, and the circumstances.

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Think of 15 of your favorite movies, go to IMDB and find quotes for each. Post the quotes. When someone guesses the movie, add the movie name and the person who got it right. (No fair using IMDB to find the answer.)

This was harder than I imagined it would be.

Edit: I'll be posting the answers tomorrow, but I'm excited that you guys have played along. Here are some hints for the other movies ('cause it's a Friday, and that's just the kind of crazy stuff I'd do). You might not get anything (and, my god, it's Friday!), but I enjoyed the exercise of giving hints.

1.) "You love the boy body and soul."
"Well, of course I do. What did you all think?"
Additional hint: It's right at the end of the movie. The woman met "the boy" in Italy.

2.) "You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons." [livejournal.com profile] low_delta & [livejournal.com profile] coconuthead got it: Blazing Saddles. It's after the new black sheriff, Bart (Cleavon Little), has come to town and decided to greet the town, and, aside from people avoiding him, a sweet old lady says, "Up yours, n****r." Bart is a bit depressed & Jim (Gene Wilder) is consoling him.

3.) "This definitely rates about a 9.0 on my weird-shit-o-meter." [livejournal.com profile] anterastilis got the character right: Jay.
Additional hint: Jay has just seen a "woman" give birth that was unlike anything he'd seen before.

4.) "If science teaches us anything, it teaches us to accept our failures, as well as our successes. With quiet dignity and grace." [livejournal.com profile] coconuthead was right: Young Frankenstein. Doctor Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) says this after he's tried to bring life to "the monster" (Peter Boyle). Right after this, the doctor freaks out and tries to strangle Boyle on the re-animation table.

5.) "Well, which is it, young feller? You want I should freeze or get down on the ground? Mean to say, if'n I freeze, I can't rightly drop. And if'n I drop, I'm a-gonna be in motion." Raising Arizona, with answer by [livejournal.com profile] coconuthead. An old feller in the bank (or grange) says that as they're being robbed by Gale & Evelle Snoats (John Goodman & William Forsythe). By the way, I can hear the movie, but also the voice of wi_c, who has often stated that line as one he liked. I should see that dude SOON (and jujupees, and Z & M).

6.) "I'm in pain and I'm wet... and I'm still hysterical!" [livejournal.com profile] coconuthead got it: The Producers. Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) says this while he's freaking out in the beginning of the movie and Max Bialystok (Zero Mostel) is trying to persuade Leo to intentionally throw a Broadway flop. I just watched that scene again, by the way, to check on the lines, and kept laughing through it all. Oh, Gene. No one has used your genius like Mel Brooks in the late '60s/early 70s.

7.) "You can never go home again, Oatman... but I guess you can shop there."
Additional hint: A man going back for his high school reunion is calling his therapist in a convenience store in his old home town (which is also part of the movie title).

8.) "On any other day, that might seem strange." [which is actually a line that mda & I often say to each other.]
Additional hint: I don't think I can provide any hint that would make any sense to anyone who hasn't seen this goofy movie. Oh! At least you know, it's a goofy movie! Total cheeseball stuff from the late '90s. Aside from just the goofy lines and the top-notch cast, I've never seen a movie at our little theater that elicited such discussion in the bar afterward.

Oh, so with little chance that anyone would get this, I'll tell you that the protagonist says this while a Carmen Ghia is being pulled behind the plane he's on.

9.) "Rescue the damsel in distress, kill the bad guy, save the world."
Additional hint: The protagonist says this to an old (WWI) war hero before they have to go off to fight a supernatural creature.

10.) "He likes the town, paints toy soldiers, and he's gay."
Additional hint: Again: how to I talk about this w/out giving it away? The main character says this about a man in a little local diner, whose story he has heard... multiple times.

11.) "Now, that's a name I've not heard in a long time. A long time."
Additional hint: A man talking about a student that went bad.

12.) "I have a credit card.... Oh, but my father told me specifically that I could only use it in case of an emergency."
Additional hint: A young woman says this in an emergency with her friend-antagonist. He replies, "Well, maybe one will come up."

13.) "Never tell me the odds." Star Wars (THE Star Wars, says the Gen-Xer), picked by [livejournal.com profile] low_delta. Han Solo (Harrison Ford), of course, telling off C3PO. If I asked, mda could tell me what odds C3PO had just given to Han.

14.) "What good is a phone call if you can't speak?"
Additional hint: It takes place in a sterile questioning room, right after the protagonist asks for his phone call, and, right before the speaker gives those lines, gives the man the finger.

15.) "Yes, well, I imagine if it were fear, my eyes would be wider."
Additional hint: A staid doctor says this to a hardened captain of a ship.
likethebeer: (Ikhaaaan)
1. How old were you in 1980?
11-12

2. How old were you in 1989?
20-21

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Both of whom also scored "Green"



What's Your Political Philosophy?
created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as Green

The Green Party believes in an America where decisions are made by the people and not by a few giant corporations. Their environmental goal is a sustainable world where nature and human society co-exist in harmony.


Green


95%

Old School Democrat


90%

New Democrat


80%

Foreign Policy Hawk


50%

Libertarian


50%

Pro Business Republican


10%

Socially Conservative Republican


5%


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Ten things that delight me:

1.) A day in Spring where it seems that life is returning.

2.) Seeing my niece and nephew.

3.) My guy going out and getting something for me that I've mentioned only in passing.

4.) sex.

5.) Learning stuff about the place I work.

6.) Getting love from the people I work with, whether that be verbal love, or cookies, or coffee.

7.) A good day w/friends.

8.) Seeing something really funny on t.v. or the internets. Preferably shared.

9.) A great dream. Hopefully in color.

10.) Getting done what I wanted to get done, and feeling good about my work.

I don't like tagging people, but I'll put in a request to [livejournal.com profile] wi_c, [livejournal.com profile] jujupees and [livejournal.com profile] kalimama, just 'coz I would like to hear how they're doing. And [livejournal.com profile] seattleforge b/c I haven't connected w/him in awhile (I don't love the Oscars, I swear).
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Taking the first sentence from the first day of each month (with more than one sentence in order to make some sense of what I'm talking about):
January: We are number 2!
February: Sir Samuel L. Jackson. Thank you for motherf*cking snakes, on a motherf*cking plane. [I didn't realize we saw that movie back in Feb.]
March: More website woes
April: I guess maybe the LitFest website is... particular?
May: R2D2 bird is back!
June: I found out that a woman I know .... was turned down for an experimental cancer drug b/c she's too weak.
July: went to our friends' party on Sat. I tripped in the dark over a tree root & landed face first in the sand.
August: Ze new book [Loving Frank].
September: A link to a website that tells you what the #1 song was on the day you were born (or any day you put in, I suppose).
October: [meme] google your name plus "needs", [I did this when visiting the family in CA. Q. really liked it.]
November: On the one hand, I've gotten a lot of writing done, which is fantastic considering that I could not write at all until about an hour and a half ago due to an early work time. [nano novel. That I'm still working on.]
December: I'm glad I'm not this parent, but the response is brilliant (from Table Talk, a salon.com chat page):

Yay!!

Oct. 13th, 2007 09:09 am
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NerdTests.com says I'm a Cool Light-Weight Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!


It's good to know that I'm only 31% awkward.

Edit:I forgot to mention that [livejournal.com profile] binro33 inspired me to take this test - he's got it on his site.

Oh! And that the only reason I wasn't in the middle of a 300+ page book was becuase I just finished one. I'm sure there's more in there.
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A link to a website that tells you what the #1 song was on the day you were born (or any day you put in, I suppose). Only back to 1950, tho.

The #1 song the day I was born was "Love Is Blue" by Paul Mauriat.

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