D.C. Super Heroes Record Player (1970s)
We used to call the sign guy in on our block “dancie tap tap” this guy is not as smooth but just as motivated.
Oscars version! I’m sure you’ve seen this floating around the internet over the past week or so, but I just wanted to give a little extra love to Paperman, a Disney short by John Kahrs, which features the talents of my very skilled and wonderful friends, including Suzan Kim, Helen Chen, and my favorite animation rock star, Jacky Ke Jiang (he designed/modeled the boss character after his grandfather!). These lovely people all also worked on Wreck-It Ralph, one of the animated feature nominees.
I love this short. Watch it, and then you will love it, too! Next Friday: Adam and Dog.
Joseph would let the neighborhood kids come in and look around. Hewantedthe kids to touch them. He encouraged them. “See … watch how when I drop the marble in this little hole … watch where it goes ….” He would drop the marble, and look on, pleased to the tips of his toes at the googly-eyed look of amazement on the child’s face. He would even let the kidsborrowsome of the boxes, if they really wanted to. Of course this probably horrified the gallery owners who showed his work. Like: That “toy” costs $200,000!!! Cornell wasn’t an idiot savante – he was an artist and he knew that what he created was art – but still, he loved to see little kids, especially, play with them. One little girl was particularly taken with one of the boxes, so he let her take it home with her. The next day she brought it back. He said, “So soon?” She said, “Yeah. I’m done with it now.”
Isn’t that so perfect. She had done what she needed to do with the box. Maybe she played with it for a good 5 hours straight, hiding in her room with a flashlight late at night … and so she was “done with it” after that.
A beautiful thing. Cornell absolutelylovedthat response – and of all of the critical raves he got from his peers – that one was the one he held most dear.
“I’m done with it now.”
His dying words were “I wish I hadn’t been so reserved.”
Joseph Cornell (1903 - 1972)
Love Joseph Cornell
Skyfall, starring PFT as Bond. (See this for an explanation. AS IF YOU NEEDED ONE.)
This is great stuff! and Paul is great! wow what a great year!