I’m preparing to scan in a set of penguin-themed thoroughly XXX-rated collages in relatively large originals, but mixed in with these in my files are two entirely R-rated collages, SuperPenguin and Potpourri, which I’ll report on here.
Archive for the ‘Penguins’ Category
On AZBlogX, two postings of homoerotic Pingu-based collages (featuring the animated penguin Pingu), 8 in each set: “Pingu: first wave” (here) and “Pingu: second wave” (here) — being birds of the sea, penguins come in waves.
Pingu will then lead us to other pingu- words, only a few penguin-related; and to the pungi, a musical instrument (cobras will be involved).
Another home decor posting, this time with a combination of elements on the coffee table in my living room:
Unearthed in today’s clearing out of material piled up in a cabinet, two New Yorker cartoons: a Sam Gross (published in the 9/4/95 issue) in which a penguin achieves flight, a Charles Barsotti (published in the 8/12/96 issue) in which squirrels question whether they are in fact flying squirrels (there are tree squirrels, ground squirrels, flying squirrels, and questioning squirrels — TGFQ):
If you try harder, you might succeed; and if you give it a try, you might discover your identity.
Juan Gomez, surveying some of the penguiniana at Ramona St. (there is even more at Staunton Ct., where I’m trying to clear things out), noticed this very handsome silver and black tie on display in my living room:
(The label says: “MUSEO Hand Made” — made in Korea, as it turns out.)
The tie was a gift from my friend Steven Levine, who has an enormous collection — hundreds — of ties, found in used clothing outlets, estate sales, flea markets, and the like. Funny, gorgeous, bizarre, all shedding some light on odd corners of popular culture and changes in artistic fashions over the years.
So Juan asked what the most unusual tie in Steven’s collection was. I asked Steven, he reflected for some time, and nominated six items. For your thoughtful pleasure, these ties, with Steven’s comments…
Caught in the May 9th New Yorker, this Tom Toro cartoon:
A little slideshow on time adverbials and the times they refer to, understood figuratively.
Toro hasn’t appeared on this blog before, but he’s a prolific cartoonist with an ear for language and an inclination to play with classic cartoon memes (like the desert island or, as below, penguins and their discriminability).
It’s been a long time — about 11 years — since I posted about Nicholas Gurewitch’s comic strip The Perry Bible Fellowship (in 5/17/05, “Ending with a preposition”), and now I come finally to Gurewitch’s big compendium of 2009, Almanack (published in Wilwaukie OR — note the spelling — by Dark Horse Comics).
PBF is often grotesque, sometimes coarse, sometimes violent, but never dull. The human figures are mostly white globe-faced creatures, as in this unfortunate pun:
And occasionally there are penguins, sometimes mortally pursued by killer whales: