Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Writer's Block

I've got a veritable shitload of post ideas swimming around my head, bumping into one another, being rude to the other guests. Some are serious, others stupid, still more somewhere in between. But generally speaking, I'm in a period of artistic malaise. (This assumes the reader will be generous with his or her definition of 'artistic'.)

Thankfully, there are people like Dan LuVisi in the world, putting out art that's actually interesting. LuVisi's work reimagines some of our most beloved animated characters. His work is sort of a visual version of Bert and Ernie's 'Ante Up' mashup.

His three-part series of blog posts and prints, 'Grand Theft Otto', opens like this: "Otto would have never imagined Bart Simpson to bring him to this point in his life." It ends here:


Another entry begins, "Kermit sat at a diner alone, poking a floating fly in his stale coffee. He looked around, the diner absent aside from the hostess. She knew him, but wasn't fond, often annoyed by his insecure-comments and strange behavior. See, Kermit wasn't the amphibian he once was, as times had changed, and some stars faded away."

That one ends pretty poorly for someone who looks a lot like Gonzo:


LuVisi's prints are available for sale on his website. If you've ever wanted to see Fozzy Bear stand in for Javier Bardem's No Country for Old Men character, your long search is over.

12 comments:

zman said...

This is disturbing.

Clarence said...

Pretty sick, dude.

rob said...

i was mostly excited that this wasn't the first time we used the 'evil muppet filler' tag.

rob said...

and you dress up like a long-dead president for the entertainment of the masses, but i'm the sick one. i see how this works.

Dave said...

this fits in well with my creative writing class, as we were just doing "post-modern" art.

Squeaky said...

So an Irish Jewish guy from Forbes gets the first look at the one of a kind Wu-Tang album?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2014/05/06/unlocking-the-wu-tang-clans-secret-album-in-morocco/

rob said...

i've got a meeting on thursday with a company called sqrrl. enjoy that, won't you?

zman said...

So I started reading Donald Sterling's answer and I thought to myself "Jeez, Sterling's lawyer doesn't write too well" so I went to the end to see who signed. Sterling wrote the thing himself. This does not bode well for him.

zman said...

Meanwhile, the Mets are looking to hire an employment lawyer to work in-house. That could be Sterling's new gig.

Mark said...

I was very wrong about OKC only winning one game in this series. So very wrong.

Shlara said...

The Spurs are trying to keep me from going to bed...

rob said...

maya angelou has passed. seems appropriate to note that in the comments to this particular post.