At first she doesn’t reveal much about herself…
Then you delve deeper:
And deeper still. It all makes no sense. No sense. Not at all. This is the world of ceeceelemon.
Via Jesse Merlin
I have no idea if this is real or not. I’ll let you be the judge.
This is a GE Play-Talk from 1950. It’s a kid’s toy, but it’s actually pretty advanced for the time, since tape recorders were just starting to become available. This is a tape recorder / record player hybrid. The paper disc is coated with magnetic tape and the tonearm has a tape recorder head on it. The little plastic disc that goes over the “tape” disc has a spiral groove for guiding the tonearm. The speaker serves double duty as the microphone. All tube electronics.
What’s great is the way you can play/record in random access mode. There’s no erase head, so the sounds just keep building on top of each other until you erase the disc with a bulk tape eraser.
In the 2nd part of the video, I use another fantastic GE toy- the Tote-A-Tune keyboard from the early 70s. I record a scale onto the disc, then attempt to play a tune by manually moving the tonearm over the disc. Lots of creative lo-fi applications for this sucker!!
Never mind its off-putting appearance, what with its Cthulhu like tentacles and weird lil’ miniature celery tops (not too nice to eat those), the celery root or as the French know it, celeriac, is a multi-faceted delight once you get to know it. Chop all the nasty bits off (it’s easier than you would think) then dice into cubes and basically treat it as you would a potato, turnip or any other root vegetable. Roast in the oven, saute with garlic and olive oil, puree into soup, eat raw in a salad, you can’t go wrong. What you taste is the essence of celery-ness but with heavier presence and substance than your standard stalk variety. It’s in season now until spring, so harass your grocer !
Pink Tentacle has a creepy post about Sogo & Seibu announcing plans to build “robot doppelgangers.” Ack!
Pink Tentacle says:
The mechanical doppelgangers are available for a limited time as part of a special New Year?
Pittsburgh-based tattoo artist Cliff Maynard has an unusual medium that he works with: used joint ends!
A TOY mouse supposed to sing “Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells” has been recalled amid claims it warbles “paedophile, paedophile”.
The 4ins festive novelty, with Santa hat and a cheesy grin, has left parents stunned.
One mum said: “When I squeezed its tummy I couldn’t believe my ears. I recognised the tune, but the words were certainly not traditional. Luckily my children are too young to understand.”
An industry not known for giving freebies—ever—has decided to offer its services gratis, just in time for the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen. When Copenhagen’s mayor, Ritt Bjerregaard, sent off a message to local hotels urging them not to assist hotel guests in town for the event hooking up with… well… hookers, the pros struck back.
The postcards the city council sent read, in part: “Dear hotel owner, we would like to urge you not to arrange contacts between hotel guests and prostitutes.” The local prostitutes became furious, protesting that the council had no right to interfere with them plying their perfectly legal—and the world’s oldest—profession.
From Der Spiegel:
“This is sheer discrimination. Ritt Bjerregaard is abusing her position as Lord Mayor in using her power to prevent us carrying out our perfectly legal job. I don’t understand how she can be allowed to contact people in this way,” SIO Spokeswoman Susanne M?ɬ?ller tells avisen.dk.
M?ɬ?ller adds that it is reprehensible and unfair that Copenhagen politicians have chosen to use the UN Climate Summit as a platform [to target] sex workers.
“But they’ve done it and we have to defend ourselves,” M?ɬ?ller says.
When he’s not attending Ballard memorials, RE/Search Publication’s V. Vale puts out a monthly newsletter. They’re packed with interesting info and updates, and I now have him to thank for introducing me to the small-scale Mothra V. Meganulon world of Japanese Bug Fighting. The rules are Chuck Palahniuk-simple:
1. Two Bugs to a fight
2. Bug fights go on as long as they have to
3. No outside weapons in Bug Fights
The Japanese Bug Fighting site currently showcases some 30 bug-on-bug matches. Round #7—Red Spider V. Black Scorpion—follows below: