Now, I'm really not sure what to make of this.... I don't know that Darth would instill the same amount of terror if this actually was his outfit... I have no idea what this means, but the image is too good not to post.
Hilarious ad made by Wes Anderson for Amex. The agency was Ogilvy & Mather.
The funniest trailer remix for a while... Starring Sinead O'Connor!
By Geoff Dyer (Author of Yoga For People Who Can't Be Bothered To Do It, which I recommended to my brother, to his annoyance)
Where are the best places in the world to take drugs? Well, it depends on the drugs, of course, but generally speaking, somewhere hot with clear blue skies — where there is not too much chance of getting into trouble — works nicely. Grozny in January would be a very bad place to take drugs of any kind. Saudi Arabia, though sunny, puts you at the risk of becoming paranoid. Many people speak highly of Ibiza, and Amsterdam remains an enduringly popular destination for those who enjoy a weekend binge on mushrooms or a wide choice of marijuana. For the more adventurous, site- and substance-specific expeditions — Iboga in Gabon, Ayahuasca in the Amazon — are becoming increasingly popular choices. Trips like these, however, are not for the faint of heart. What about the moderate psycho-active traveler,the kind of person who likes smoking grass and is not averse, if the circumstances are propitious, to doing an occasional hit of acid; the kind of person for whom snorkeling in the clear turquoise waters of the Bahamas is extremely nice — but for whom stoned snorkeling in the clear turquoise waters of the Bahamas is one of life’s supreme pleasures?
(Shamelessly stolen without any permission whatsover in the most irresposible way possible from Colors Magazine, which has an online archive that is really quite brilliant)
*Disclaimer: Kids, ask your parents before taking Ayahuasca
Appealing insanity from pamphleteer and retired spy Jesse Ball. Here's what I'm talking about:
ANYONE desiring the presence of JESSE BALL in the office of poet can solicit it elegantly by email.
AS REGARDS the COMPLICATED BUSINESS of COMMISSIONS, Ball eagerly consents to be commissioned in various possibilities.
These are as follows: Ball will undertake an artistic commission (that is, a commission involving the creation of a work of theoretical or actual art, verse or prose) and deliver himself of that commission within an agreed upon period of time. Ball will undertake a physical commission (that is, a commission involving the physical doing of a deed, ie. the delivery of a turnip to nebraska on motorcycle in three days time). Such commissions may or may not be costly. The cost varies with the task involved, its difficulty, and its appealing or unappealing nature. Generally the stranger or the farther afield, the better. A commission to photograph Cape Horn with a pinhole camera, for instance, would be seriously entertained.
The schedule is as follows:
1. You are to write to Jesse Ball, either by e-mail or physical-post.
2. In this letter, you specify the type of commission, and amount of money that is to be paid. In the case of certain commissions, Ball charges only traveling costs, and a small purse with which to sustain those small appetites that occur to the spirited traveler when pleased by the moment.
3. The abovementioned specification should take the form of an itinerary, listing in particular, the places to which Ball will be required to go, the actions that he will be required to take in those places, the goods or documents he is to transport, and the obstacles, be they man, beast or the unknown.
4. As well, it is crucial that the chronology be precise. Ball must know the exact day upon which the task ought to be completed. In the case of tasks where such a day cannot be surmised, that date will necessarily and acceptably be absent.
5. Payment schedule -- payment is to be made promptly by cash, check, money order, or trade. Trade can be made with goods, services, or pieces of art (as in the Holland of old).
6. Once the letter reaches Ball, the proposal will be either rejected, accepted, or put into consideration. In the third situation, the proposer may find his or herself the recipient of a counterproposal. Such a counterproposal may then be in turn be met with another counter-proposal. At this point, the negotiations move into a different realm, and a physical meeting is even possible, in order to alleviate the difficulties of bartering.
7. In the proposal, the proposer or querent should write what category the proposal falls under. These are as follows: a. construction of a situation or spectacle; b. delivery of goods; c. chronicling of an event; d. transmission of news; e. the writing of a work; f. the taking of an animal or human being from one place to another.
8. In the latter case, the animal or human being in question will be screened by Jesse Ball or an associate of Jesse Ball that a decision regarding suitability can be reached prior to the definitive signing of a contract.
9. All contracts will be legally binding and will be made in the presence of a witness, and on a Tuesday between the hours of 8 and 9 o'clock. Other times are patently unacceptable and can only be tolerated in the direst need.
10. It should be specified in the proposal whether or not Ball will be traveling under a true or assumed name. Should the latter prove the case, it will generally fall to Jesse Ball to determine what that name will be. The client will or will not be appraised of that information prior to Ball's acting upon the commission. Should the client be informed, he or she may be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Apologise if y'all have seen this, I was hanging out At Fanatic Films in Sydney and one of the vfx guys showed me it. I thought it was harkin honey.. HEALTH WARNING: this may or may not have also been flippantly downgraded into little mono video files by some 10 year old who doesn't know what he's doing.. and for all the world to see.. EAT MY SHORTS..