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See Frank the Tank. See Frank Jump. See Frank Fall.
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Last week in our Forum, Loyal 77 member Frank the Tank told the world he was headed bungy jumping.

He asked for our prayers and put me in charge of his palatial New Zealand estate. (Just in case the cord snapped and he didn't make it back.)

Well, Frank survived the massive free fall.
And he sent along the following story, and pictures, to prove it.

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Strange Mail Part 3

From time to time we've been victims of some strange mailings.

Last year I got this thing, as part of the Red Seal/True Blood promotion.

A few months ago Johnny Wright got this scary box in his mail.

But I'm really not sure how to handle this simple fold out I got yesterday. It's the strangest mail yet.

(Audio is quiet so kick the sound up.)

See the Perfect One here.

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The softer side of Johnny Wright

He wears a hat.
He's got the green shirt.
And the facial hair.

He can play and hold a tune.
It just fits.

Ladies and Gentleman, I've just discovered Johnny Wright on youtube.


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Scene from the New York Comic Convention
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Spandex, lycra, no pants. Scenes from the floor of today's New York Comic Convention, after the jump

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Scenes from inside the Kaleidoscope
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I was at Grand Central recently and finally got to see the Holiday Kaleidoscope show.

I wasn't expecting much (the actual thing is never as good as the ads) but I have to say I was impressed. The terminal was filled with people holding cameras, and as the curtain went up, you could hardly hear the music through the oohs and aahs from the kids.

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Scenes from Mr. Hirst's biology class
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Damien Hirst, the artist with the biggest death-obsession around, is back in town with a pretty remarkable exhibit, The man responsible for diamond-encrusted skulls, and tiger sharks submerged in formaldehyde, has set up the classroom from Hell in the lobby of Lever House. That, or the set of the next Stephen King/Tim Burton project. School: The Archeology of Lost Desires, Comprehending Infinity, and the Search for Knowledge, includes 15 medicine cabinets, 30 sheep, one shark, two sides of beef, a chair, a chain of sausages, an umbrella and a birdcage with a dead dove...anybody hungry?

The exhibit is free, and runs until February 9th, when the displays will be returned to Chinatown and sold as the lunch specials. You should check it out.

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Scenes from Union Square Green Market

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SHACKLES BULLHOOKS LONLINESS..all under the bigtop

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Scenes from a changing Lower East Side

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Odd pairings abound as you walk through one of New York's most historic districts.

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Scenes from the Muppet Show

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Went to see Ron Mueck at the Brooklyn Museum last Sunday. Many of you already know the artist...former Jim Henson protege and YesBut caption competition subject, his work speaks for itself. But actually seeing these pieces up close...the level of creative talent and technical expertise...you almost think they're going to look you in the eye and say stop staring at me. I've been to realist artists' shows before (Duane Hanson comes to mind) but this guy takes it to a level off the charts (which may explain why he's described as a hyperrealist.

On a related note, there was a plaque at the show that quoted the artist saying something like "I just want to make fun pieces that people will want to put in their homes". And I thought, Jesus, how refreshing is that. Reading his responses to questions on the museum site, you come away thinking he's just doing what he likes, and letting people think what they may. I've always wondered, when art critics give these incredibly detailed, intense explanations of what artists are trying to say with their work, are they really that good at getting inside their heads, or are they seriously full or shit...I'm starting to lean towards the latter.

Photo of Ron Mueck with A Girl by felix. (Couldn't sneak in a camera.)

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Scenes from an Art Parade

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No better way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Art or not, it was definitely pretty cool.

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Scenes from a Haunted Art Project

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Went to the Creative Time exhibit STRANGE POWERS this past weekend. The show includes pieces made to have a paranormal effect on the world, including spells, talismanic objects, and apparitions...all presented in a supposedly haunted building on the lower east side. (Boo!)

A very cool theme with some pretty interesting pieces...mixed in with some not so interesting. There's even a pitch black room supposedly inhabited by the spirit of one of the exhibiting artists. (What do you mean, did I go in?) The show's around until September 17th and definitely worth a look.

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Scenes from a very expensive toy store

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He's given us inflatable rabbits, dogs, flowers and dolphins. Now Jeff Koons has turned his attention to super heroes, with this public exhibit at Lever House on Park and 53rd.

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Scenes from a Pillow Fight

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2:00PM, February 18th - Union Square, New York City

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Scenes from Fremont Street

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Always wanted to see old Vegas, but never got around to it. (Check something else off the list) I'd obviously heard about the outdoor light show, and I have to admit it was pretty cool.

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Scenes from the Strike

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9:00am, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan side

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