Thomas Allen’s Book Art Photography on Paintalicious.

American photographer Thomas Allen constructs witty and clever dioramas using figures cut from the covers of old pulp paperbacks. Using salacious pulp art drawing’s of the ’40s and ’50s that covered books such as ” I Married a Dead Man” and ” Marihuana Girl’, Allen constructs one set of pictures up close while obscuring another, and in the process creates a different context. Each piece is given a brand new storyline, though never quite strays from their cheeky origins.

This is some pretty creative stuff.  It’s like magazines turned into 3D images.  But Paintalicious also has lighter fare, like The Secret History Of Kiss.

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Why is it that answering machines, no matter how fancy, don’t have a feature to mark a message as unread?  I mean, most households have more than one person in them, and the odds are good if a message is for one person, another person in the house might play the message.  Being human, odds are good they will forget to tell the intended recipient there is a message for them.  And if one of the cats answers the phone, well they don’t care about anyone but themselves anyway (except at mealtime).

Almost all answering machines are digital these days, so there’s no technological reason.  There isn’t even extra information to store.  All it has to do is not clear the NewMessage bit if the listener presses that button.  What do you think?  Will you invest in my company?  Or should I just sell the idea to VTech or Panasonic then move to Bermuda with the million dollars?

P.S. Just to make it clear to those who will read this and be tempted to rob my house, my next million dollars will be my first million dollars.

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A fairly religious Jewish friend posted on Facebook today that he “broke a molar eating a shrimp today. Interpretations?”  Needless to say the jokes came fast and furious.  But along with the jokes came a link to the Got Hates Shrimp website.  Pretty clever, if you have good reading comprehension skills and working satire detector.

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