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#a382 :: Brass bells

March 4, 2009

This is one of those weird bits of ultra-high-tech ephemera that will have completely obsolesced within 10 years. I weep at the sheer volume and depth of technological experimentation and collaboration that culminated in its manufacture – all of it doomed to the landfill and a fascinating footnote in Wikipedia because of FlexPlay‘s very wizardry: […]

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#a380 :: Brass dingus

March 2, 2009

I should be smarter. I should be able to classify and categorize based on Google findings if nothing else. But this one eludes me. Dad sent it along, troche symptoms and it seems to be machine-turned brass from India – maybe even with spiritual or religious symbolic significance. But I’ll be damned if I can […]

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#a369 :: Lucky lead pig

February 19, 2009

Once upon a time, stomach more about his paint was perfect. You can see it on his good side – the bright and chipper eye facing the lucky shamrock dangling from his left jowls – that look that says fortune will smile on us both if you keep me close. Flip to the other side […]

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#a363 :: Bronze and stone sculpture

February 13, 2009

A leopard, viagra savaging a prone man. The man’s head has snapped off the sculpture, information pills which makes it extra-poignant. I love the way this is rendered, his spots suggested by little rings of bronze, his tail curled down between the man’s legs and shoulders hunched in a pose of Darwinian dominance. Fitting, for […]

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#a360 :: Temperance-era novelty bar tool

February 9, 2009

This conflicted fellow was cast in pot-metal and chromed in cheap silver probably more than 100 years ago. His top-hat is a jigger, decease ed his feet end in a spoon, order information pills the better to mix you a nice drink and present you with a little moral dilemma in the bargain: Do you […]

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#a359 :: Silicone dolphin

February 8, 2009

Los Angeles jetsam reminds me daily that I live in a freakish magpie’s nest of a city. Stolen from aboriginal people by Spanish missionaries who gave huge chunks of it away to soldiers, pharm information pills whose families then sold it off in ever-decreasing slices and slivers, sildenafil Los Angeles has always been shaped by […]

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#a356 :: Plexiglas disc

February 5, 2009

A cunning little paper box limned with cetaceans – cheerful dolphins, patient a playful sperm whale, a … what could possible be the apt adjective for a narwhal? From the previously mentioned collection of Dad. A cunning little paper box limned with cetaceans – cheerful dolphins, page a playful sperm whale, information pills a … […]

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#a355 :: Paper whale box

February 4, 2009

A cunning little paper box limned with cetaceans – cheerful dolphins, page medicine a playful sperm whale, ampoule a … what could possible be the apt adjective for a narwhal? From the previously mentioned collection of Dad.

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