Open studio, Friday, 21 Feb 2020, from 4-7pm at 2716 N Broadway, #210, 90031. No purchase whatsoever necessary to be welcome.
So the other day, I was trying to talk to a friend and we had a bad cell connection, and it seemed like he said something about a “Money grubbing bore” but he was breaking up so it might have been “Money grubbing door” or “spore.” I’ve really no idea. At any rate, thrust of the discussion was could he come see the collages if he didn’t want to buy anything, and my answer was of course.
All are welcome, whether to look or buy or do both. Yes, my main goal is to get these collages into good homes, so no reasonable offer will be refused. And whatever sells leaves with the buyer. I’m also happy to ship within in the contiguous United States. And, yes, money is wonderful and always welcome, but I hope no one is confusing me with a money grubbing spore or something. 🙂
So please, one and all, fall by the studio for one of the last chances to see the collages before they go into storage FOREVER.
If you’re not in driving distance, you can have a look at the website at collage.gingermayerson.com. It seems to reliably working these days.
Oh, and happy Valentines Day to those who celebrate it.
“Another British company advertised for “a call-centre Ninja, a superhero in people”, a job description which sounds a little over-the-top for what was in fact a role at an insurance broker in Isleworth. Lest you think that ad was an aberration, Indeed also featured jobs for “a black-belt prioritisation ninja”, and another demanding a “ninja-like attention to detail”. Short of turning up for the interview dressed from head-to-toe in black, and then sneaking up behind the managing director at his desk, it is hard to see how candidates could demonstrate their ninja-ness.” , Economist, July 6, 2019
Not all of us get to have our jobs be our careers, let alone vocations, alas.
Let’s not lose Jason Yungbluth, artist extraordinaire, genius creator of Weapon Brown, and, alas, lately occasionally employed by the late Mad Magazine.
So let’s give the guy some money www.whatisdeepfried.com/subscribe so he can keep doing that thing that he does so well. I have a dayjob so I’m giving him $5/month. I’d be afraid for any dayjob Jason might get, so please, dig deep into the couch cushions and give, if not for Jason, then for the small businesses and corporations of America. Or something.
Let’s keep America great with brilliantly drawn horrible cartoons. America, let’s help Jason over the hump, or whatever it is, between Mad Magazine’s demise and his website’s solvency. He said something about the website supporting itself later this year, and I’m sure it will. Like the Joker, Jason Yungbluth is a man of his woooooooooooord.
“There are other ways to wage a social struggle on the lexical front. Inventing a word is one; Ms Manne has written about “himpathy”, which she uses to describe outbreaks of disproportionate concern for the future of a man accused of harassment, rape or other violence towards women. The term is pointed and memorable, and is spreading online.” How to change a word’s meaning , The Economist, June 22, 2019
Our favorite publisher, the Wapshott Press, is now an Amazon Charity. Yay! So if you could please choose Wapshott Press as your charity when you’re shopping at Amazon, it will help them to keep publishing awesome books and journals. Here’s the link to make Wapshott Press your charity, and you only have to register once.
Help the Wapshott Press publish books that should be published! The Wapshott Press is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Tax deductible donations can be made here: Wapshott Press Donations and thank you so much for your support! (PS. Paypal takes zero commissions from your donation to the Wapshott Press.)
“A multinational police force last week arrested eight men on suspicion of running a secret online store called “The Farmer’s Market” that sold more than $1 million worth of narcotics, including LSD, ecstasy, fentanyl, mescaline, ketamine, DMT, and high-end marijuana.
“In just three weeks, gamers deciphered the structure of a key protein in the development of AIDS that has stumped scientists for years. According to a study published Sunday in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, the findings could present a significant breakthrough for AIDS and HIV research.
“Using an online game called Foldit, players were able to predict the structure of a protein called retroviral protease, an enzyme that plays a critical role in the way HIV multiplies. Unlocking the build of the protein could theoretically aid scientists in developing drugs that would stop protease from spreading.” Gamers Unlock Protein Mystery That Baffled AIDS Researchers For Years, by Leslie Horn, PCmag.com, September 19, 2011
Because I like the part I live in and I can’t afford to live in Paris, Berlin or Warsaw. But also…
“Also, crucially: The Age of Innocence’s lack of diversity is an illusion. The book is entirely about the moment the barriers broke down—when the roiling masses started to gain cultural traction and define the city, when Society surrendered its capital S. It’s a portrait of the moment that created the city we know today.
“None of which should obscure the fact that the book is just flat-out great fiction, with one of the most perfectly melancholy endings you will ever have the excruciating good fortune to suffer through. It will, in other words, break your heart in the end, just as New York inevitably will.” Greatest (NYC) Novel Ever, by Sam Anderson, NY Magazine, January 9, 2011
Now that I think about it, I can’t afford to live in New York either. Oh well. Guess I’ll have to suffer through another 70F winter on the Pacific.