Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.

Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via volumexii)

(via buzz)

Polish poster for SUPERMAN III Thai poster for SUPERMAN 2 Polish poster for SUPERMAN III

Here are some of my favorite international Superman posters. Two are Polish posters for Superman III, and one is the Thai poster for Superman 2.

The new Superman movie (MAN OF STEEL) comes out this weekend. To be honest, I haven’t enjoyed any of the Superman movies since I became an adult, so I doubt I’ll like this one either. I have a hunch that the themes and character of Superman just don’t appeal to my adult self, even though I loved them as a kid. That said, I still love the iconography.

If I had the license to own a machine gun and a cannon I would, and I would have those instruments ready to defend the Constitution with my last breath if I had to!!

some guy on my Facebook feed who thinks he can use a personal cannon to defend the Constitution