Shark Pool

•October 15, 2021 • Leave a Comment

This spoof movie trailer, posted on YouTube ten years ago, seems to have taken on a whole new metaphorical meaning.

Found on Miss Cellania.

Reading a Face 3

•September 2, 2021 • 1 Comment

The ‘smile’ Brett Kavanaugh shoots at Donald Trump in this 2018 Reuters file photo is rich with ambiguity, is it not? Fear, disgust, gratitude, maybe a little anger?

Another in my very occasional Reading a Face series.

Natural Wellness Therapy to Fight Covid 19

•August 25, 2021 • 1 Comment

Graphics created by Steve Lambert.

Potato Photographer of the Year

•August 20, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Here are some of the winners of the 2021 Potato Photographer of the Year.

Growth, by Nigel Summerton
My Potato Necklace, by Clair
Submerged, by Cashou

Thanks to Nag on the Lake.

Nanci Griffith on David Letterman

•August 18, 2021 • 1 Comment

The great Nanci Griffith appeared on the David Letterman show 18 times from 1988 to 2005.

May she rest in glory.

xkcd Earth Temperature Timeline

•August 5, 2021 • Leave a Comment

From xkcd.

Earth Temperature Timeline

Bo Burnham: Welcome to the Internet

•June 7, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Bo Burnham spent the past year painstakingly making a “comedy” special alone in his room.

I particularly liked this Tom Lehrer homage. (It’s about the internet, so some parts are obscene.)

The show (on Netflix) is an hour and a half of touchingly relatable, melodramatic self-absorption. It feels like watching someone singing into their hairbrush, only with excellent sound and clever one-man-band lighting effects. The grinding ennui familiar to so many of us is combined with bursts of inventive physical and verbal energy that douse the whole sad story with splashes of joy.

Alexandra Kehayoglou’s Tapestries

•May 24, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Alexandra Kehayoglou creates lush, irresistible landscapes in tapestry.





See more amazing art at Alexandra Kehayoglou’s website

Found on Everlasting Blört

Student New Yorker Covers

•May 11, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Tomer Hanuka gave his third year illustration students an assignment to create a post-pandemic New Yorker cover. Here are some of their illustrations.

Katrina Catacutan


Man arriving with flowers


Amy Young


Large family gathered for dinner


Dou Hong


Woman on park bench with human-shaped empty space beside her


Jane McIlvaine


Woman leaving apartment with cat watching from computer desk chair


More great illustrations here.

Beautiful Washington Places

•April 26, 2021 • 2 Comments

Inspired by Reddit, I thought I would post some photos of beautiful places in our beloved Washington State.


Washington Coast

Waves splashing against rocks at Cape Disappointment lighthouse


Lone figure on wet Benson Beach under stormy sky


Two friends in silouhette gaze at orange sunset over Benson Beach




 Ivy covered apartment house with leaves turning red


View of Seattle Steam Plant from the viaduct


the Wonder Freeze ice cream stand at Pike Place Market




Winter view of the Wenatchee River from Leavenworth





Baker Lake seen through trees


  Diablo Lake


Sitting under cedar tree at the foot of Rainbow Falls


Mount Rainier







High Desert

















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