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Notes on the world by a History of Art student. Occasionally geeky, always quirky.
Izzard fans are the best
If you haven't seen much Eddie Izzard you are missing out and i'm a bit confused as to why you aren't youtubing him right now. He seems to sidestep a lot of the usual 'stand up' topics and always seems to come up with something a bit different - be it Jam or Jesus.
The screenshot is from a comments thread on an Izzard clip on YouTube that as soon as i saw i had to capture and share. If you don't get the joke google it!
I've officially finished my academic work for the academic year! Now i have to go back to actual work and try and find a house for next year... but it does mean i can have a lot more guilt-free time off. The difference being that now when i take time off i don't feel bad about it!
The comic - http://redder.smackjeeves.com/comics/392533/izzard-fans-are-the-best/
Believe it or not it took me over three years before i realised that there was an 'empty circle' tool in photoshop. When i think back to all those times trying to perfectly line up the inner white with the outer black one it makes me want to cry.
As premature as it may be i'm feeling on a roll with these comics, it's great to have the time and means to do them again. I've effectively completed my History of Art work for the academic year (just a pesky dissertation plan to go) so i'm getting on with my correspondence gemmology course. It's been a bit strange swinging my studies between the very theoretic Art History, where every statement must be supported, and the very technical and factual gemmology where you basically have to just swallow the textbook.
I tried, but it's BIG. So i'll have to be a learnin' the old fashioned way!
Till next time
p.s. I really need to think of a witty all-purpose sign off for these posts - ideas?
The comic - http://redder.smackjeeves.com/comics/358003/circles/
Well it's been a while my dears. I've been struggling with a seemingly never lowering pile of work and dealing with too many computer issues to list.
I purchased a beautiful iMac - by the name of Draco 2.0 - and he's currently in the shop to fix the incessant bleeping and grey screen that happens whenever i try and start him up. So, for now, i'm back on Draco the first, my little Powerbook G4, and i'd forgotten how much i missed his cool titanium shell, his soft keys and how he has everything where i want it. That's one of the things i don't like about switching to a new computer; you have to tinker with all the settings to get back to the way you like it, and no matter how much tinkering you do it's never the same as it was. You can't just switch over the computers soul. In some ways it's like getting with someone new and comparng all their functions to the functions of your ex, then one day while your new beau is out you hook up with your ex and realise how comfortable you are and how you missed them, how he may not be such a powerful machine but he knows what you like.
Also i don't like the keys on my wireless keyboard, they're too clicky.
Anyways, the comic. For a few of my modules i had to produce a 'Research File' and the experience was such that i contacted the department and rearranged my module choices for next year to ones without it as a form of assesment. For a research file you have to compile a file/folder/box of research on a subject and include short written pieces amounting to a word count. Sounds fun right? Well it is up to a point. For my Beckett file i made a three foot urn out of modrock and paper mache, stuck a friend in it and filmed him reciting pieces of 'M's' speech from Play - an interesting play and well worth a look. There's a version on youtube that is not without its merits. Search 'Beckett Play'. It's the one with the urns.
So i will admit that they can be rather fun. BUT when you are 24000 words down you don't want to be messing around with such things. What happened with just writing an essay?!
But you can include anything in these things - anything relevant that is. I almost handed my urn in but decided to keep it, just in case it came in handy some time. The guidelines we were given were nothing toxic, corrosive or perishable. I immediately recognised a loophole.
My research file was based around the Jane Blocker text, Where is Ana Mendieta?
I hate explaining punchlines - but guess what.
I found her. ;)
The comic - http://redder.smackjeeves.com/comics/356751/research-file/