Weird Universe

Bombast, Bloviation and Pretentiousness

Jeanne Mordoj

How sad I am to have missed Jeanne Mordoj in her recent New York performance, which THE NEW YORK TIMES describes thus:

At the start of her solo Ms. Mordoj stood at the back of the stage in near darkness. Holding a briefcase under her chin and dressed in a jacket, skirt and heels, she began to vocalize softly and then with increasing strength. Performing on a runwaylike strip of the stage that extended to the audience, Ms. Mordoj, her eyes bulging, stuffed an egg into her mouth — and then another and another, all the while grimacing, but keeping them down. Or so it appeared; she knows a thing or two about illusion.

As if her skin were shedding, crushed eggshells dropped to the floor. Eventually, she removed her jacket and attached two falsies to her bra while contracting and distending her belly, a feat both grotesque and stunning. At a certain point, she stopped trying to be funny — another relief — and slowly lowered herself to the floor. Bits of shells stuck to her face and chest, transforming her clown face into a spooky ritualist mask. The metamorphosis worked its magic: Ms. Mordoj held us captive.

Brass Eye:  Drugs

An explanation of what you are watching. If you can stop laughing long enough to click the link.

Parts 2 & 3 on YouTube.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Sep 11, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Bombast, Bloviation and Pretentiousness, Drugs, PSA's, Documentaries, 1990's, Parody, Europe

Roadways and The Thought

Not all poems benefit by being set to music.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Apr 28, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Bombast, Bloviation and Pretentiousness, Music, Twentieth Century

The Ultimate Swiss Army Knife

With 85 tools and 140 functions, you can do almost anything with the 100th anniversary Swiss Army Knife by Wenger.


Here's the link:

The website says you can get one for $900 at Amazon, but now you'll pay almost $1400.

Toothpick included.

Posted By: gdanea | Date: Thu Apr 18, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Bombast, Bloviation and Pretentiousness


I'm sorry I learned about the Documenta Art Festival only just now. The thirteenth one occured this past September, and there won't be another for five more years.

We'll have to content ourselves with these videos till then.

Reign of Terror

Can you prove these are four different songs? Present your thesis and proof in 10,000 words or less in the comments section.

Also, nominate one version to be played at your wedding.
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