Article Archive for January 2010

Things We Like: Moki’s Art, Comics About Comics and Robot Law
Posted in Things We Like on 30 January 2010
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It may look like a normal day, but there are geishas sleeping under blankets of rolling grass, chubby robots patrolling the streets, and funny-pages regulars padding the unemployment linee.

The Bacon Eater’s Manifesto, Part 2
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 29 January 2010
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The Society for Culinary Acceptance of Bacon once stood alongside the Masons and Oddfellows. It wasn’t about mystical ceremonies like the others; it was just a bunch of guys that really liked bacon.

The Wonesome Death of Charles Fukowski
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 28 January 2010
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Charles Fukowski, age 93, died in his sleep today at his home in the Hollywood Hills. Best known to movie and TV viewers as Elmer Fudd, Fukowski appeared in more than 40 films.

Ten Things I Miss About Flying
Posted in One Million Watts on 27 January 2010
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I’d like to arrive at the airport a scant hour-and-a-half before departure and not feel compelled to parkour my way to the gate. How am I supposed to find the time to shop Brookstone?

Aloha from the Lido Deck
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 26 January 2010
Stats: 5,601 views and 3 Comments

I still can’t wrap my brain around the fact that I will be working on a cruise ship sailing around the Hawaiian islands for the next five months. I give thanks, thinking that somewhere an out-of-work actor is waiting tables and a patron is threatening to get him fired.

A Buddhist View of “Caprica”
Posted in One Million Watts on 25 January 2010
Stats: 5,834 views and 2 Comments

Do you know where your avatar is? Better still: Do you know why your avatar is? A new SyFy series from the world of “Battlestar Galactica” wrestles with issues that Buddhists have been discussing for centuries.

Things We Like: Uninivited Guests, Crazed Hippies and Bowling
Posted in Things We Like on 23 January 2010
Stats: 951,109 views and 1 Comment

This weekend, join your hippie friends in declaring zombie war on the Disco People, then take ‘em out for bowling and nachos. Or simply hide under the bed.

Awesome Facts about Sherlock Holmes!
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 22 January 2010
Stats: 45,355 views and 2 Comments

Most reference sources on the internet are full of fallacies about the king of detectives. We here at Monkey Goggles feel it is our duty to set the record straight, as is our Friday custom. Here are the facts!

Fun with Critical Theory! Meet the Frankfurt Five
Posted in One Million Watts on 21 January 2010
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The Frankfurt School is not an actual school, but a collection of social theorists primarily associated with the University of Frankfurt’s Institute for Social Research. Walter Benjamin’s the cute one.

Painting with Sound: How Recording Has Changed Over Time
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 20 January 2010
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Brain Eno said something amazing in an interview: “I tend to work in a painterly way.” He was describing an approach to music which was that of a visual artist — seeing sounds as colors and songs as paintings.