March 13th, 2003

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Masturbate for Peace: Using Masturbation to End War

We’re gonna either die, or go blind: which would YOU prefer???


March 13th, 2003

Rudy Rucker on Peter Bruegel the Elder and Puppets:

Puppetry and Shadow Plays
I’ve been reading up on “wayang,” the Javanese shadow plays, also known as “Chinese shadows” later on in Europe. This was popular in Java, Bali, and Malaya. I’m imagining that Williblad’s Ternatean woman friend Niay will introduce them to it.

I like the idea of shadow puppets because: (a) they’re like Flatland, (b) they prefigure, in some way, film and video, (c) they symbolize the world of appearances vs. the world of Reality (Plato).

Bruegel actually uses shadows very little in his paintings. There are dark patches under people and things, but never (?) a sharp-edged shadow. His worlds are like interiors with uniform light. Actually a typical thing, probably, in the cloudy Netherlands.

The rest of Rucker’s Bruegel notes are rather interesting.


March 13th, 2003

Sid & Marty Kroft Clean Out Their Closet

This Sunday (Mar. 16), the “H.R. Pufnstuf” creators will sell around 150 puppets, drawings and other memorabilia from their warehouse — which contains a thousand items, according to Marty. He says the auction — taking place at eBay and in Los Angeles at Bonhams & Butterfields — came about because fans keep asking how they can buy memorabilia from shows like “Pufnstuf, The Bugaloos” and “Lidsville.”

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