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Dominoes or How Computers really work

DOMINOES

(inspired by an illustration by Jessica Walsh)



I finally understand

how computers really work.

the button that you push

is the first domino.

And behind the facade

it pushes yet another,

and that pushes another

and so forth down the line;

until at the end

you've issued a command,

which trips another

row of dominoes

to fall down in line

to finish the task.



Want some proof?

Shake your… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 13, 2014 at 11:24am — No Comments

Big List Add Ons 7 new inductees

BIG LIST ADD ONS

Glad to announce 7 new inductees to the BIG LIST.

It’s the first, best music of the entire net and world, music list (and best, at least until someone does a 2nd one). See url that follows.

BIG MUSIC LIST (200 Song – First Worldwide Best Music List)

http://wp.me/p5S9X-36

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Best Engine Noise on a Record , "Telstar", The Tornados (yt).

Best vocal and ukulelee of "SomeWhere Over The Rainbow"… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 11, 2014 at 5:32pm — No Comments

The Origin of Life - a different perspective

Q. How do you define life?

A. The most stable response to the environment when life began.



Q. What is adjusting?

A. Carbon compounds in a liquid water environment



Q. What do they adjust to?

A. The day/hot - night/cool cycle, and perhaps dry - then wet cycle too. Plus they adjust to UV light from the sun.



Q. How do they adjust?

A. What lasts in that environment is the most stable. With some carbon compounds more stable than others.

In… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 10, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Turn of the Century (set of 5 paintings)

Dear Musea Readers,

Here's a set of 5 of my paintings with the theme, The Turn of the Century
See the Musea blog post at:
http://musea.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/the-turn-of-the-century-paintings/

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 21 year old zine Musea)

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 8, 2014 at 11:11am — No Comments

Quatros - collect them all

QUATROS



half opened

half closed



drawing - painting

classical - romantic



particle - wave

mass - force



some people row

some people drift



in my dreams

I can fly



What is a QUATRO. It’s a new type of very very short poetry that usually compares two things, in a haiku – way, packing a lot of meaning in a very small amount of words. There is usually a very real comparison, and behind it a 2nd deeper meaning.… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 7, 2014 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Return of Quizzicals

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

Bear with me on this - it rambles. A scientist, in 1900, took some chicken wire and a board and made a maze to test the smarts of his lab rats. You've seen a thousand cartoons on this with every variation. Sooner or later some have humans in the rat race. But this is no science question. The scientist based his maze - it was an exact copy - on a formal garden, that was indeed for humans. Name the garden.



IS,… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 6, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Set of Self Portraits

Dear Musea Readers,



Self Portraits

Decades of drawing and painting have given me the ability to draw and paint out of thin air – that is I can make it up and it looks fairly real. OK so far. But I notice that when I do a male figure, it seems to always turn into someone that looks a lot like me. Here is a set of self portraits.…



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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 5, 2014 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Box of Art (Why Mass Market Paintings - pt 2)

Box of Art (Why Mass Market Paintings, Part 2)

Part of Postmod Art, or the revolution in painting, is the mass production of paintings or gliclees” on canvas. They can be made so exact that you could line up 4 copies and the original on the wall – all of them in the same frame – and no one could tell which is the original.



Let painting join the other mass marketed arts: lit/books, film/dvd, music/records. Then it too will become as popular as books, films and… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 4, 2014 at 6:33pm — No Comments

We built This City - worse song of all time?

Marconi plays the mamba

See blog post for zine Musea
http://musea.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/we-built-this-city-worse-song-ever-the-fix/

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 4, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Melanie Pruit's Oscar Roundup

Dear Musea Readers,



For years Musea has spotlighted the Oscar Roundups of Melanie Pruit. This year is no exception.

Melanie has taken her love of movies beyond the yearly wrap up to a fine movie blog.

For this year's Oscar comments (and the guide to who made the big tweet photo) see…



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Added by Tom Hendricks on March 3, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments

The Biggest Oscar Upset - and you'll be surprised!

Dear Musea Reader,

See my new blog post for "The Biggest Oscar Upset" - it's not what you think.
http://musea.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/what-would-be-the-biggest-upset-at-the-oscars/

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 21 year old zine Musea)

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 28, 2014 at 9:55am — No Comments

Some people row

Some People Row
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some people row
some people drift
some have a wind
some do not

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 25, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

Cleaning Lady Sweeps out the Modern Art

Dear Musea Reader,

Cleaning Lady Sweeps Out the Old Art
This news story is about a cleaning woman who threw out some modern art, thinking it was trash. Reasonable mistake!

http://musea.wordpress.com/2014/02/24/cleaning-lady-sweeps-out-the-old-art/

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 21 year old zine Musea)

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 24, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments

How Musea zine started in 1992

Some zine history from the Musea vaults .... It all started in 1992...
http://musea.wordpress.com/2014/02/22/musea-zine-how-it-all-started-in-1992-from-the-musea-vaults/

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 22, 2014 at 9:17am — No Comments

Zine Cartoonist Ace Backwards, on Books Books Books

Dear Musea Readers,



Ace Backwards was a cartoonist I discovered back in the 90's. He was in a lot of zines, I loved his humor and insight, and I wondered if I could reprint some of his panels in Musea.

I contacted him, and he said yes. From then on, for many years, I published one of his strips in each monthly issue.



Recently on Facebook I found an entry by Ace on BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS. I thought it was first rate - and something fellow book lovers will love too.

He… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 21, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Recording Again - big Day for Vocals

Dear Reader,

for this blog post see http://musea.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/yesterday-recorded-vocals-for-anna-somewhere-over-the-rainbow/

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 21 year old zine Musea)

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 19, 2014 at 8:31am — No Comments

This week's art question -

The Son of Quizzicals

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:



This is a 3 parter connected to Mother Goose. You have to at least get 2 to win the prize. Answer these:

1. Who was the real Humpty Dumpty

2. During the mid 1300s, this bridge had more than 140 shops and houses on it. It's in Arizona.

3. This great American Poet was embarrassed that he wrote: There was a little girl/with a little curl/right in the middle of her forehead/..… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 18, 2014 at 8:19pm — 2 Comments

Three Travel Poems

Three Poems On Far Away Places
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Pick a star
any star
and make it home
for your heart



the castle was built
on a mountain top.
the windows edged up
to a steep long drop.
the tower rose up
between birds and clouds.
the climb was hard
but gave rewards!



When I go to visit
I take two maps,
one to get there
and one to get back.

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 18, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments

Sayings of Editor Art (Art S Revolutionary)

SAYINGS of Editor Art (Art S Revolutionary)



Duchamp broke new ground 100 years ago. Now his clones are just shoveling dirt.



Rigidness never brings vitality



What astronauts are thinking about poverty; and what poor are thinking about going to Mars?



While Hollywood stars walk the red carpet, theater workers are swept under it.



In the not-so-distant-future, cats will take over the world through their 'cute on the net' world domination… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 14, 2014 at 8:17am — No Comments

Bruno Mars not Diva enough says critic

Bruno Mars accused of not being Diva enough!

This is perhaps the most bizarre quote I’ve ever seen from the music press. This excerpt from Huffington Press:



The actual quote was from New York magazine’s Jody Rosen, who spoke to the Times’ Dave Itzkoff about the NFL’s decision to select Mars for the halftime show:



Jody Rosen, the pop critic of New York magazine, hailed Mr. Mars as an artist with a dynamic stage presence and an energetic live band. But he also… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 12, 2014 at 10:02am — No Comments

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