Comments or suggestions: Gerard Van der Leun


Why Props Matter


Posted by gerardvanderleun at Nov 30, 2015 10:04 AM |  Comments (4)  | QuickLink: Permalink
The Bright Ideas and Disturbing Mind of Graham Rawle


What is it about Brits like Graham Rawle? Is it something in the water of the Thames? Is it something in the fifth of "Six of the best"? Is it because the beer is warm and the toast cold? Whatever it is, it turns out a steady stream of brilliantly daft litArts like Rawle, whose page is loaded with other "bright ideas."

[For another incarnation of the GPS phenomena, see "The Bitch." ]

Update: A reader comments that it does not seem disturbing enough on Rawle's page. Perhaps. But consider this Mobile Mobile


And then this page from his current magnum opus, The Wizard of Oz, done with dolls:

Posted by Vanderleun at Jan 22, 2010 7:11 AM |  Comments (3)  | QuickLink: Permalink
Let's Hope the Whole Thing Won't Be Reruns of "The West Wing"

Lincoln Bible

Life (or at least Obama) loves to imitate The West Wing. Now: Obama will take the oath with Bible used by Lincoln

Then: THE WEST WING "INAUGURATION PART I" BARTLET: I kept changing my mind all week on which bible I wanted to use, and then I finally settled on the George Washington Bible but we ran into a problem with the New York Freemasons, which we don't have time to get into.

I like the idea of using the Lincoln bible for a whole host of symbolic reasons. I just hope the Buck-and-West-Wing stops there. [Who are you kidding? Not me.]

Posted by Vanderleun at Dec 29, 2008 11:52 AM | QuickLink: Permalink
Newspaper Hierarchy

1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country.

3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country, and who are very good at crosswords.

4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don't really understand the Washington Post. They do, however, like their statistics shown in pie charts.

5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn't mind running the country, if they could spare the time, and if they didn't have to leave L.A. to do it.

6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the country and did a far superior job of it, thank you very much.

7. The New York Daily News is read by people who aren't too sure who's running the country, and don't really care as long as they can get a seat on the train.

8. The New York Post is read by people who don't care who's running the country, as long as they do something really scandalous, preferably while intoxicated.

9. The San Francisco Chronicle is read by people who aren't sure there is a country .... or that anyone is running it; but whoever it is, they oppose all that they stand for. There are occasional exceptions if the leaders are handicapped minority feminist atheist dwarfs, who also happen to be illegal aliens from ANY country or galaxy as long as they are Democrats.

10. The Miami Herald is read by people who are running another country but need the baseball scores.

11. The National Enquirer is read by people trapped in line at the grocery store.

12. The Santa Fe New Mexican is read by people who are thinking of leaving the country or better yet want the other 51% of the people "out there" to leave, "so we can get back to the normal, right way of running the country."


Posted by Vanderleun at Mar 1, 2005 10:51 AM |  Comments (5)  | QuickLink: Permalink
Who Says Headline Writers Have No Sense of Irony?

Heavily Armed USS Jimmy Carter in Fleet

Posted by Vanderleun at Feb 19, 2005 12:11 PM |  Comments (3)  | QuickLink: Permalink