April 27, 2004
Image and Site of the Moment
The site Early Visual Media has a lot of early photography and other interesting light tricks they used back then. Including nudes, for your prurient old school interests. The Danse Macabre pages remind me of this book my dad used to have that I keep meaning to look up, a bunch of woodcuts with the figure of death giving little quips as he gets ready to take each of these various stereotypes (baker, gravedigger, etc) away.
Link of the Moment
In the much more modern and low brow visual arts, I can't believe doodie.com is still making a poop-themed cartoon every day and has been for years. I can't get the far back in the archive, but I swear I was looking at that site back in like 1998.
Quote of the Moment
"It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible."
--Oscar Wilde, via this Slate piece on the delicous Freudian Slips of Condoleezza Rice. It's a great quote and true.