Grama died. I’m coming home for the funeral and if it wasn’t for the drugs, hugs and mugs of my friends I’d be very upset. Actually I am but I know it won’t be real bad until I get to gramas house, the only home like place I ever had, and see the empty recliner. That will make it real. The same thing happen with gramps. This is going to be a long week.
Today I tuned 25 years old. I’ve had a good run and I’m not even done. My best advice, never do what you’re told, but remember you’re gonna die some day and keep in mind what can’t wait. Hold no grudges and try to love everyone.
And I thought I needed a life…
14 bizarre animals that could totally pass as Pokémon
The popular video game and anime is known for taking inspiration from animals in real life, but with these quirky creatures, you have to wonder if it was the other way around.
Pokémon are fucking real…..
The 800 year old oak tree of Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina
The best things in life are trees…
An Ancient Fascination
Octopuses and their kin, sea creatures known collectively as cephalopods, have grabbed hold of our collective imagination for thousands of years.
We share this fascination as manifested in art, literature and contemporary culture in “Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes.” Highlights include:
- A steampunk-style sculpture made from raised copper and brass with glass in the Japanese technique called “Tankin.”
- Ancient Minoan pottery replicas painted with cephalopod designs.
- An illustration from Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
- A drawing of octopuses attacking a fleet of ships, depicted as fact by a French naturalist in 1803.
- A highly detailed drawing of cephalopods by famed naturalist Ernst Haeckel.
- Glass models of squid and octopuses by father-son team of Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka.
- A replica of the famous abstract work, The Birth of the Cephalopods, by Mark Rothko.
- A dramatic depiction of a sea of ammonites 73 million years ago.
- A replica of the intriguing yet slightly disturbing image of Contessa with Squid by Omar Rayyan.
- Cephalopod tattoo art.
We also commissioned San Francisco Bay Area artist Nemo Gould to create three kinetic sculptures for “Tentacles” using found objects. Gould has transformed a jumble of junk into delightful dioramas that carry conservation messages delivered through a sense of wonderment.
“Tentacles" opens April 12.