I worked in the motion picture industry for over a decade while listening to music by They Might Be Giants and never, ever noticed that the graphic “badge” on the cover of the album “Flood” is a barely reworked version of the IATSE logo (referred to as “the bug” by those in the union). I’m certain that there must be Wikipedia articles and fan sites devoted to plumbing the mysteries of the symbology of the album, so you probably ought to go there…. because if you came here looking for an answer as to WHY John Flansburgh and John Linnell (or their graphic artist) decided to use the bug on their cover, I’m as clueless as you!
I’m very happy to announce that my friend Joe Connolly’s product “Joe’s Sticky Stuff” is now available at a Restoration Hardware near you! (hint: look in the Stocking Stuffers section) Joe’s Sticky Stuff is most easily described as an aggressive, pressure-sensitive tape, but it’s almost entirely unlike any tape that you’ve ever used because it isn’t a strip of cloth imbibed with adhesive….
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This past Friday I was driving toward Decatur to attend an art opening at my friend Elliott Boswell’s gallery, an opening featuring nudes. The hook? Naked models being body painted and free “nude” martinis. As I navigated the twisty turns of Ponce from Atlanta toward Decatur I called a few art department people I expected to see there, to see what time they expected to make it… you know, driving chatter. Of course none of them answered so I left one of my trademark annoying fake messages for each of them, cranking up Album 88‘s 400bpm dance music show on my car radio and pretending that I was already at the gallery, well into my 18th free vodka. As it turns out, that little bit of theater was fairly accurate insofar as far as the pulsing dance music went…. by the time I got there it was fairly well a rave!
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