Monday, April 28, 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Mallku Kapac


History and myth are one in native Andean cultures. Huacas mark the sacred places where the paths of men and gods crossed. They could be kivas or burial sites, springs or mountain passes. These places were revered, so, naturally European conquerors suspected idol worship and sought to destroy them. But it is not so easy to destroy the land. It takes centuries.

Many huacas exist in and around Lake Titicaca. If this were one it would be Mallku Kapac, first man, hewn from the lake stone. The great god Viracocha shaped him, along with Mama Ocllo, bade them be fruitful and multiply, then retreated into the depths.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Peter Peter

Peter Peter pumpkin eater,
Had a wife and couldn't keep her.
Stalked her to the womens' shelter,
And there he dealt her Helter Skelter.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Apparition

The monitor alerted us at 3:33 AM that a disturbance was detected in the front parlor. When we arrived, we noted a pronounced chill in the air, but otherwise the room was as we had left it the night before. Dr. Finster located the camera. It had been programmed to shoot a series of frames when triggered, most of which proved black or nebulous. This, however, was recorded on frame number eleven.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Test Tube Monster


I was attempting to discover a cure for reality TV, when this came about.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Everest Torchbearer

Finally paparazziless at 8830 meters, Zenting Naygor tosses aside his oxygen-starved torch and unfurls his cherished Tibetan flag.
The last 18 meters are the easiest.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Flash Paper Lantern

This flash paper lantern made in the shape of a collapsed lung hangs outside Ogden's Nut Gone Flake Grog Shoppe in Happydays Toytown, England.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Chuck and Miyako

Chuck thinks Miyako married him for her green card. But inflatable companions aren't granted immigrant status.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Shrunken Head

Remove skull. Turn skin inside out. Scrape. Turn rightside out. Sew back, eyes, mouth. Insert heated stones. When cool, dump out and replace with smaller hot stones, followed by sand. Rub with charcoal. Celebrate with feast.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Kuan Yin

She hears the crying of the world and bestows compassion, comfort and peace to all in need.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Buoy Deity


This is a cryptogram of a buoy god. Such talismans once littered the south Pacific seaways. They were carved from light and porous wood by islanders, coated with pitch and offered to the sea gods at low tide.

By the mid-nineteenth century, buoy deities constituted a major nautical hazard, so efforts were undertaken to round them up. A bounty was offered and the sea lanes were cleared. Islanders were taught to appease new gods. The collected icons were burned.

All that remains are cryptographs. No one thought to donate a single buoy to a museum. They were but flotsam to generations of sailors.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Reef Boglin

He had a few hit records, but back in those days there was a lot of cocaine on the street.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

My Monument


I wanted a statue made of myself. So I hired an acid erosionist to do the job. Killed everything for miles around and it took 23 years, but what a monument!

That'll be a dollar and half.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Good Mrs. Brown

Not so much a kidnapper as a purveyor of other peoples' fine duds. The rag and bone biz isn't all that lucrative, after all. One must be resourceful. That's where the Flo Dombeys come in handy.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Phillis

Phillis of the fuchsia tresses
Mumbles odd syllabic stresses.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Scarecrow

There's a bed & breakfast in Nebraska that allows guests to spend a few hours elevated above a cornfield, scaring crows.

Friday, April 04, 2008

PetroNerd

Stone carving outside the Teen Geek Hall of Fame in Lancaster, PA., depicting 14 year old Vernon G. Elliot, the real inventor of BitTorrent.
Where's your rock likeness, Bram Cohen?

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Illegal Alien

It is strictly forbidden to shelter a native of any solar system other than one's own.