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Japanese Stone Lanterns


When I see these old stone lanterns, I always stop and stare at them for a while.

Some people probably think I’m interested in old stone lanterns or art.
Some people might think I’m reflecting on some deep universal riddle.
Some people may think I’m pondering about what life was like for the artists who created these things.

None of that’s true though.

I’m just thinking if my head would fit in the hole … and whether I could push the whole thing over if I wanted to.

Some people think some pretty weird stuff.


note:  Coleman® stoves don’t use coal for some reason.

double note: this lantern had a guard cat … guarding it.

triple note: is the whole alphabet copyrighted and trademarked? … or just ® and ©? … I want the “P” in a circle … so I can I get some money back from parking lots.


Today #171

Today I remembered the old “pretend to crack an egg on a kid’s head” trick. Tap a kid on the head with a knuckle and then run fingers down the side of the kid’s head lightly, like it’s an egg running down their head. It still has the same effect as when it was done to me as a kid: amazement, screams, and then a “do it again” expression on the kid’s face.

Sara n’ Mic (what’s your friend’s name?)

Sara n' Mic on Easter Island


Mic: What do you think of my Moai?

Sara: I thought it would be bigger.

Mic: I hear that a lot.


Sara: What’s your friend’s name?  … Mo?

Mic: It’s Art in fact.


The complete adventures of Sara n’ Mic: how did you get up there?,  why are the gnomes outside?why are we here?, what time is it?, the phone’s ringing,  who’s winning?  ,  what a great cast! , and what’s this game about?  are still collecting dust.



Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa


What’s all the fuss about Mona Lisa’s smile?

Obviously da Vinci just painted her a split second too soon or too late.

I do this all the time when I take photos.


note: I didn’t realize there was a hand hole there until now! I missed the opportunity to make a peace sign … or something else.

double note: someone should write a book or make a movie using Leonardo da Vinci’s stuff as a backdrop to a mystery or comedy or something.

triple note: Are there trick art cut-outs at the Louvre? There should be! I bet a lot people would visit it then and it would become really famous.






Are there any “abstract concrete” artists?


note: Cement manufacturers have a lot of concrete ideas.

double note:Cement” is great, but “Dement” is crazy!!!

triple note: Is Matt Groening a “Bartist“?

quadruple note: Do “cubists” work in toilet cubicles, or is that just vandalism and graffiti?

quintuple note:Virtual Reality Artist“! Someone just made that up.

sextuple note: photos of Japanese folklore hero, Kintaro. He’s kind of like Hercules or Daniel Boone, but grows up to be a samurai. Originally I thought the bear was the “ass-kicker” of the duo, but it turns out Kintaro is the one-boy wrecking crew!





Ron Mueck: Amazing Sculptures

I’m not much of a Museum person, but I visit the odd one once in a blue moon.

I like art; it’s just not on the top of my to do list.


by chance, I saw some of Ron Mueck‘s work in Kanazawa, Japan.

He Rocks!!

Unbelievable stuff. Life like? I wouldn’t have been surprised if the pieces got up and started walking around. I’m not easily impressed, but this stuff was freaky real: faces, bodies, even the soles of the feet were amazing.

If you have a chance, take a look at his stuff in the flesh. Photos just don’t do it justice.

This is a link to more info and great photos of Ron Mueck’s work.