Monday, 25 October 2010

the smallest chess game ever

Taken from the website:

The fines chess set the world over. The chessboard and chessmen are placed on a pinhead. Thez show an arrangement of chessmen from one of the games played between Alexander Aliokhin (black pieces) and Raul Capablanka. The chessmen are made of gold.

The size is enlarged.

The art and technique of Mykola Syadristy microminiatures challenge imagination regarding human potential, to bridge science, technology and the cosmos.

Squint and you still won't see it

There are a great many odd people in this world. They should be encouraged.
This man -

- is the proud sculptor of ludicrous miniatures such as the chess set perched upon a pinhead, pictured above.

Not only does it provide a detailed history of the artist and an extensive gallery featuring highly magnified photographs his incredible work, this official website is also teeming with incredible suits:

Let It Be, the definitive version

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Egg frying no.2

Why does Chris Watson get all the glory? Lee Patterson's recording of an egg frying and then cooling down is just as immersive a sonic experience as any amount of tropical rainforest squall or cracking arctic ice.  
Buy it here for six pounds:
If they've run out, the esteemable ReR Megacorp has some in stock. 

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Patriotism has killed Europe

One might say: Patriotism has killed Europe...European culture is much older than the European nation states. Greece, Rome, Israel, Christendom and Renaissance, the French Revolution and Germany's eighteenth century, the polyglot music of Austria and the poetry of the Slavs: these are the forces that have formed Europe...All are naturally opposed to the barbarity of so-called national pride.
The imbecile love of the "soil" kills the love of the earth. The pride of being born in a particular country, within a particular nation, wrecks the feeling of European universality."

Joseph Roth, "Europe is Possible Only Without the Third Reich" (1934) from The White Cities

I stumbled upon this quote on

Friday, 1 October 2010


Lil B is a hardcore rapper with over 150 Myspace sites to his name. He is an odd man.
Check his bizzarre new album here:

You can also buy it directly from Weird Forest, the label, here:

Here's his website: