Let's think back to the 1960s, when more people were writing surreal, paranoid themes. Now place Jim Henson in that context, and you get Time Piece
(YouTube, excerpt; behind the scenes clip
, YT). Add in collaboration with writer (and puppeteer) Jerry Juhl
and you have The Cube
(YT, full film), as well as the setting for the hypnagogic story of a man pursued in the desert, called Tale of Sand. This was first written up as a screenplay and pitched as a movie in the late 1960s, then revised and re-pitched in 1974. But no one bit, so the screenplay was shelved, and then Jim gained fame for Sesame Street and The Muppets. Elements of Tale of Sand appeared in The Muppet Movie
(YT, full movie) and other places since then, but the work was largely unseen and forgotten. Jump ahead three decades, and the Henson Company teams up with Archaia
, first releasing Fraggle Rock and Dark Crystal comics
, then digging in the Henson Company vault to bring Tale of Sand to light with cartoonist Ramón Pérez
. You can see a preview of the graphic novel on Graphicly
(including a nice dynamic display) and Amazon
(static images, but more pages in the preview). [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jul 6, 2013 -
is a Seattle businessman and artist who operates a local gift shop. Both his home and his shop have garnered positive press,
but his greatest artistic achievement may be his piece entitled 1,000 blocks
, which explores the permutations of the six facets of the cube.
posted by Tube
on Dec 21, 2008 -
Gitmo in Black and White.
Some great photography with narration and chilling stories from the Gulag at Guantanamo Bay. (Has sound. Maybe NSFW, if your workplace is squeamish about our foreign policy)
posted by nevercalm
on Mar 22, 2007 -
I am writing this memo to explain what happened
to the case our NeXTCube Computer, Serial Number AA001032....
posted by casarkos
on Jan 11, 2005 -
The Zoology Dragon.
"Rather than, as has previously been thought, a slow process of evolution, we now know that all animals were created by the Zoology Dragon. Unfortunately, we also know that the current Zoology Dragon is a bit shit." [Flash.]
posted by homunculus
on Feb 9, 2004 -
Aardappel's tiny game engine Cube
is a tiny game engine (8 Mb) hosting a singleplayer/multiplayer first person shooter game.
Note well: the engine is still in beta stages, and also VERY different from any fps engine you have seen before. Failure to read the documentation in its entirety may cause you to:
- miss out on the cool features.
- run it in an unoptimal way for your system.
- conclude it "sucks" prematurely.
Coolest feature: the ability to "edit" the world, to add or remove architectural features and power-ups, on the fly, in the middle of a multi-player game.
posted by otherchaz
on Jan 31, 2002 -
Apple dropped the price of the Cube to $1300, released iTunes 1.1, and just started selling the strangest looking iMac you've ever seen.
Now I want a Cube, a G4 Powerbook, a G4 tower, *and* an iMac.
posted by jragon
on Feb 21, 2001 -
I have no idea how I came across this but, does anyone else find this as amusing as I do? I am just imagining rows of racked cubes.
posted by brian
on Oct 27, 2000 -
The Borg have sent a gift to Earth
The much rumored Apple cube seems to be real. Apple Insiders has just posted what looks to be a promotional photo of the new computer. Looks pretty cool. Not sure why there are vents on top but still, I wouldn't mind having one.
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Jul 18, 2000 -