Surrealism

SURREALISM, n. Psychic automatism in its pure state, by which one proposes to express—verbally, by means of the written word, or in any other manner—the actual functioning of thought. Dictated by the thought, in the absence of any control exercised by reason, exempt from any aesthetic or moral concern.


Happy Birthday Haruki Murakami

Happy 71st Birthday to one helluva creative writer, Haruki Murakami. Haruki is a Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside of Japan.


“Today when I awoke from a nap the faceless man was there with me. He was seated on the chair across from the sofa I’d been sleeping on, staring straight at me with a pair of imaginary eyes in a face that wasn’t.” – Excerpt from his latest #novel, ‘Killing Commendatore”
A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art. Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.


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The Inappropriate Elf on the Shelf Photo Contest

From sexy, to scientific, to stoned and drunk, the literary, to downright evil, here are the ten best Elf on the Shelf photos I was able to find this year.  Which would you choose as the winner?

As I perused the Twitters this morning for content, I came across a funny Elf on the Shelf photo in which the Elf was taped up to the wall and surrounded by little Army action figures. Then commenced the plunge into the Dark Elf Abyss of hundreds of photos…. photo collages, groups and pins. It was never ending.

Here, I have collected my favorite 12. Now I’m asking for your help in narrowing them down to the best one. Or, simply pick your favorite and tell me why 🙂 Personally, I think it’s a tie between the Elf Lemonade and the Elf holding a Barbie head with the sign that reads, “Your next,” because the book stack behind it was carefully picked.

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