Saturday, August 25, 2012

Bimler (no date). Image registration problems with multiple-pupilled artificial Tleilaxu eyes under low-light conditions: A case study

(under editorial review).

Ferreting around within the Sealed Collection in the hope of finding where the library pixies had filed the back issues of Miss Busty 1962-1966, instead we discovered the whereabouts of the long-lost Orb Sketchbooks of Rita Angus (which had not been seen for two years ever since the Great Forgetting that followed on from the uncorking and sampling of the Barrel-Aged Goosefeathers Goat Purge). It appears that for Ms. Angus, the Orb visions took their very rare Fried-Egg form.


Now the general course of events when an artist depicts orbs is that some neurologist / wannabee-art critic will latch onto them and write them up as symptoms of an ocular problem (failing that, some art critic with neurologist-manqué yearnings). Fortunately the Angus oeuvre has yet to fall into the hands of any colour-vision experts.

Then there are other phenomena that she painted in the sky that aren't orbs at all.


They seem to be flying crescent-temple aircraft that strayed from the Lokan bomber fleet.

6 comments:

Another Kiwi said...

I tell young pilots beware of the Hun in Sector Red Zero. But do they listen?
It is interesting to consider the Rita Angus/ Phil Collins nexus in popular culture and then to realise just how far the orbs have penetrated.
I have grave fears for the Miss Busty magazines as tigris may have "tidied" them.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Then there are other phenomena that she painted in the sky that aren't orbs at all.

It's orbs all the way down, S.C.
~

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Ferreting around within the Sealed Collection in the hope of finding where the library pixies had filed the back issues of Miss Busty 1962-1966, instead we discovered the whereabouts of the long-lost Orb Sketchbooks of Rita Angus

These are not the orbs you're looking for.

M. Bouffant said...

some neurologist / wannabee-art critic will latch onto them and write them up as symptoms of an ocular problem

How common is that?

Smut Clyde said...

How common is that?
Oh dear that is shite. Van Gogh knew exactly what he was doing with colour.

There is a minor literary genre where second-rate vision scientists -- keen to prove that they are Renaissance Men with a foot in the World of Culture as well as the World of Science -- try to prove that this artist or that was colour-blind, because they liked colours that were subdued, or else because they liked colours that were bright. It's like arguing that Steiglitz and Walker Evans were colourblind because all the photographs they took were monochrome.

Forget that crap and read Philippe Lanthony's book (he's a lovely guy as well as a good scientist).

Substance McGravitas said...

I already have something to remember Cato by TYVM.