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Tales From Beyond The Pale: frightening radio dramas

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By J Swofford in New Trends on Wednesday 23 November 2011

Oh, the horror! Tales From Beyond The Pale are a series of frightening radio dramas in the classic style curated by Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid and written by a wide variety of writers. The story styles range from sci-fi to classics, but all of them are chilling and uncanny. Listen to these with the […]

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Random Website

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By J Swofford in Cool Websites on Wednesday 23 November 2011

I love rolling the dice and taking chances. I can’t tell you how many great and terrible things I’ve found on the interwebs by using Random Website. Not surprisingly, a lot of the things out there are pure crap, but some of it is quite interesting. The administrators do their best to keep porn and […]

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Riddle of the Echo art series by J Swofford

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By J Swofford in New Art on Wednesday 23 November 2011

The inside of your mind is huge and filled with all kinds of crazy things. The Riddle of the Echo is a project in which I try to show some of the stuff that bubbles up from the deep dark recesses of my mind.

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Bizarre pinhole cameras by Wayne Belger

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By J Swofford in New Photography on Wednesday 23 November 2011

I first became aware of the photography of Wayne Belger when I saw one of his pinhole cameras made from a human skull on the interwebs. Each of his photographic series begins with making a camera specifically designed for that project. Skulls, blood, and a baby’s heart have all been used in the construction of his gorgeous cameras.

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Billy Galaxy: a toy store in Portland

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By J Swofford in Cool Travel on Tuesday 22 November 2011

I have a hard time buying gifts for my brother. But I knew I had found something special last year when I stepped into Billy Galaxy in Portland, Oregon. This small toy store is filled, floor to ceiling, with vintage toys and comic books from the 1980s. Do you need Star Wars figures or an […]

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Random Sentence Generator

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By J Swofford in Cool Websites on Tuesday 22 November 2011

Sometimes I can’t think of things and sometimes I like to look at random occurrences as somehow prophetic. That’s why I love the Random Sentence Generator. It makes the kind of sentences one would imagine a random sentence generator would make but sometimes it is exactly what I need to hear. Imagine waking up, groggily […]

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Judging Babies promo to promote Northwest Film Festival

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By J Swofford in Video on Tuesday 22 November 2011

To promote the Northwest Film Center’s 38th Northwest Film Festival in Portland, Oregon, the folks at Mutt Design decided to equate the jurying of a film festival with the judging of babies and made this trailer. As an artist in any genre the act of presenting the fruits of your creativity to an often unsympathetic […]

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