Lisa Says

 
 

Alexander McQueen

Farewell to the amazingly talented and unique British designer Alexander McQueen.


The village pet store and charcoal grill

Banksy, the internationally-known British street artist with a completely anonymous identity, literally set up a pet shop in New York in the fall of  2008.  Here’s the catch there were no animals in this pet shop, only animatronic animals executed in typical Banksy fashion.  This installation was loaded with social commentary and was executed exquisitely, too bad I never saw it in person, the videos and images do the work justice.

the village pet store and charcoal grill

Hilda the hippo eats dwarf named Od

I know this is going to sound insane and completely irrelevant, but I just can’t get over this story.  In Bankok, a circus dwarf named Od was accidentally swallowed by a hippo named Hilda.  Hilda was waiting to appear in the next performance and was clearly bored by Od’s act, because she was mid-yawn when Od bounced sideways off of the trampoline and straight into her mouth.  The crowd started cheering, thinking it was part of the act.  Poor Od, this may have been his best performance, but sadly was his last.  R.I.P circus dwarf.

Dawn Wiener aka weiner dog

Well Todd Solondz, this may have been your only hit, but I must say you kind of went in and out with a bang.  After watching this cult classic at least 50 times and sometimes at work, I realize how much I relate to Dawn Wiener, weird right????? She is the epitome of cool or maybe it’s just her being so uncool that makes her so incredible. I mean, just look at those dance moves. As a side note, I really love that graphic designers chose to use the ransom cut out font for the movie poster, nice touch.