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Mike Hogue Art on ebay

Mike Hogue Art on ebay

Here’s the third installment of the series, FEATURED EBAY ARTIST.Mike Hogueebay storewebsite Mike Hogue’s Jinx the Black Cat ART STORE offers ink jet prints of illustrations of who else but Jinx the Black Cat. The style is highly refined. It seems like Jinx should be on Cartoon Network. Whereas Jen Gagne’s cartoon style is reminiscent […]

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paperclips as money

paperclips as money

I saw a paperclip on the ground the other day. It’s been in the same spot for a couple days now. What if paperclips were our society’s form of money? Instead of wallets people would carry around little books that have paperclips neatly placed on each page. Some people would show off how rich they […]

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gyro art in chicago

gyro art in chicago

This site features 80+ gyro signs throughout chicago. Here’s a quote from the site:These masterpieces of prosaic art, in which anonymous artisans lovingly render a staple of the culinary underclass, put transcendence on the street corner. Fast food is not the usual subject of creative vision, nor ramshackle shacks and under-the-El storefronts its usual location, […]

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Jen Gagne Art on ebay

Jen Gagne Art on ebay

Here’s the second installment of the series, FEATURED EBAY ARTIST.JEN GAGNEebay storewebsite Jen Gagne was selected as the second Featured ebay artist because her work is a sharp contrast to the first Featured ebay Artist, url=http://www.unlikelymoose.com/blog/gus-fink-art-ebay/]GusFink. Jen Gagne’s art is very playful and vibrant to the point where it looks like she gets hyped up […]

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Pujols: dark side ...... Lee: good side

Pujols: dark side …… Lee: good side

It’s a tight race for The 2005 All-Star Game’s starting NL firstbaseman. Albert Pujols has 1,283,047 votes. Derrek Lee has 1,117,634 votes. It’s closest race in all the all-star balloting. “Pujols” just sounds like a Dark Side name. And he’s not smiling in his pub photo. “Lee” sounds like he’s on the good side. And […]

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Gus Fink art on ebay

Gus Fink art on ebay

Periodically, I will post links to folks who sell interesting art on ebay. There’s far too many of the hokey-pokey, boring, sleepy landscapes and cute little kitty reproduction prints on ebay. Good artists deserve proper recognition. Gus Fink(a.k.a. Gus Finkelstein) often uses the following words in his auction descriptions: outsider, raw, original, pop, folk, goth, […]

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world's longest ruler

world’s longest ruler

Anyone know how long the world’s longest ruler is? I’m not talking about the longest length of rule by a king, queen or dictator. And I’m not talking about theory-based rulers like light years. Tape measures don’t count either.

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slice of 60's americana

slice of 60’s americana

Houseplantpicturestudio.com offers a glimpse into “an unknown family who probably owned a liquor store”. Lots of classic photos here: the guys playing poker, the ladies playing Bridge?, the family visiting Paris, some dude getting high in a Volkswagen bus, two guys wearing dress shirts and dress pants at the beach, and plenty of crazy hair […]

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Thomas Jefferson handwriting

Thomas Jefferson handwriting

The Library of Congress has hundreds upon hundreds of letters handwritten letters by Thomas Jefferson. Not only are there tons of letters, but you can click on each one to get a super-size file to download for free! The correspondence I downloaded for this post’s banner image was 1807 x 2014 pixels. This collection is […]

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