Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Remember, there's no such thing as a stupid question

I was sitting here, listening to a song by the Chemical Bros. called "Lost in the K-Hole," and was of course keeping the beat with my head, (and a little "Walk Like an Egyptian" hand movements),(well, you try to keep still to that one!), and my stupid cat Lao-Tzu was just sitting on my desk looking at me. "C'mon, cat, don't you feel the rhythm? At least tap your tail or something!" I suppose this is one of those things that seperates us from other animals. Does anyone know if any other animal has a sense of rhythm and beat? Do chimps dance? (I suppose you say that some homosapiens don't have it either!) If that question doesn't put a bee in your bonnet, what about the origin of the word "rhythm?" It's quite a bugger!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Gotta love Japanese Rice farmers who grow Hokusai

Each year since 1993 the farmers of the Japanese town of Inakadate have been creating massive images with rice by growing a purple and yellow-leafed kodaimai rice alongside the local green-leafed tsugaru-roman rice.

I got this from the Wooster Collective , which is a blog of ephemeral art around the world. Usually showcases street art such as: