If I don't terrorize, I'm not Pop.

Iggy Pop, whom many think showed really start to wear a shirt, has vowed to quit crowd surfing.

After his signature stage dive in Carnegie Hall in March, the crowd parted instead of forming the oft seen human floor. Pop landed flat on the very flat, hard floor instead.

"When I landed it hurt and I made a mental note that Carnegie Hall would be a good place for my last stage dive. The audience were just like, 'What are you doing?' "


John Singer Sargent (1865-1925) in his Paris studio with his famous painting Madame X, a portrait of Madame Pierre Gautreau. Photographer unknown.

Madame X created a scandal at the Salon of 1884. French society was shocked by her deathly white pallor, hennaed hair, and provocative dress.

Sargent kept the painting in his Paris studio, and later in his London studio. More than 20 years after the Salon, he exhibited Madame X in London, Berlin, Rome and San Francisco, and finally sold it to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1916.

She knew she was nobody's meat.

"What big teeth you have…
All the better to eat you with.
The girl burst out laughing; she knew she was nobody’s meat.
She laughed at him full in the face, she ripped off his shirt for him and flung
it into the fire, in the fiery wake of her own discarded clothing."
— Company of Wolves, Angela Carter


Bill Bailey and Fuzz

Bill Bailey bonds with lemur.

Explore his website (the flash fun section!) and hours of fun will be had by you.

Mind? Blown.

Something to be Emo About from the (The Customer Is) Not Always Right

Scene: A music store somewhere in Houston, Texas.

(A skinny teenager, dressed all in black, approaches us.)

Customer: “Have you heard anything about last night’s Marilyn Manson concert?”

Me: “Not really my thing, sorry.”

Customer: “Oh, so I take it you don’t like Manson?”

Me: “It’s just been done.”

Customer: “I don’t get what you mean.”

Me: “I mean the whole ‘evil’ shtick’s been done before. Alien Sex Fiend did it back in the 70s; Ozzie Osbourne did it; Alice Cooper did it. It’s been done.”

Customer: *mulls on this for a moment* “Oh… oh, my God. You’re right!”

Cranky Mullet


Sweet Dreams of You


The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
H. P. Lovecraft

From a high platform at La Scala, stage designer Nicola Benoit works on a backdrop for Rimsky Korsakov’s opera Legend of the Invisible City of Kitzeh, 1934