Saturday, January 7, 2012

Geek Tattoo Idea: Forbidden Planet

OK, I'm a geek and keep thinking of new geeky tattoo ideas. This one is a salute to the 1956 movie Forbidden Planet, a K00L movie about a ship visiting a planet inhabited by a scientist, his daughter...and a mysterious menace. It starred comedian Leslie Nielsen (Airplane, Police Squad) in an early dramatic role, as well as the stunning and talented Anne Francis.

I combined the elements that I'd think about incorporating in the tattoo in the schlepped screen shot above. There's a cool 1950s science fictiony background of the ship landing on the planet. On one side, the Monster from the Id is menacing the two main players. Leslie Nielsen is facing off with it but as Frank Drebin from Police Squad, with a .38 instead of a laser. Beside him, Anne Francis' character is also firing at the Monster but has had the good sense to take cover behind the robot...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Awesome Palahniuk Quote

Old George Orwell got it backward. Big Brother isn't watching. He's singing and
dancing. He's pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother's holding your attention
every moment you're awake. He's making sure you're always distracted. He's
making sure you're fully absorbed... and this being fed, it's worse than being
watched. With the world always filling you, no one has to worry about what's in
your mind. With everyone's imagination atrophied, no one will ever be a threat
to the world.

-From 'Lullaby' by Chuck Palahniuk

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

For Kristen Wiig

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
by E. E. Cummings

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands