Despite looking a bit like one of the things from the end of The Avengers, Patricia Piccinini’s Sky Whale is satisfactorily weird. There’s more photos of it kicking around in some lovely Victorian landscape and an accompanying sentimental video. Good work Patty Picci!
I can’t think of anything to write about this photo. I think it speaks for itself.
In other incredible Mike Tyson news he has a new tv series in the pipe. Time Warner’s synopsis reads like Shakespeare:
“In the new animated comedy series Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets… by solving mysteries! Armed with a magical tattoo on his face and a trusty associate by his side — a talking pigeon — if you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. The series incorporates live-action appearances featuring Mighty Mike himself, and the gloves come off as the former heavyweight champ and his fowl-mouthed partner gear up for weekly adventures as they put unsolved mysteries — like how to defeat a super computer at chess or why a famous author/werewolf can’t finish his novel — down for the count. Animated quarter-hour from Warner Bros Animation.”
“If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register earthquakes ten thousand miles away. This responsiveness had nothing to do with that flabby impressionability which is dignified under the name of the “creative temperament.”— it was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again.” - The Great Gatsby
I truly treasure this book. I hope the film does it some level of justice. Us Aussies have to wait an extra three weeks so they can throw a Gatsby level premiere… great.
It’ll be interesting to see how Baz Luhrmann and The Wire’s D’Angelo Barksdale’s ideas on The Great Gatsby compare… Photo: Max Vadukul