Tag Archives: Metaphor

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A curiously atmospheric short by Taylor Beldy, to wit:

…a collage of images, metaphors, and sound. Events and instances happen throughout a day.

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Designer and animator Chris Finn says of his metaphorical cavalcade

A romantic first date goes awry when a germaphobe lets his anxiety get the best of him. The film portrays metaphorical represenations of different stressors that occur during the date; a visual glimpse into the mind of a germaphobe.

Now wash your hands.

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Los Intocables (The Untouchables): artworks by Argentina-based Cuban artist Erik Ravelo, featuring children crucified on the backs of child persecutors (of one stripe or another).

The images are part of the ‘provocative’ Benetton sponsored UNHATE campaign started in 2011.

Above: Japan, Priest, Thailand, Syria, Brazil, USA and McDonalds

(Thanks Stephen Schwartz)

chicken

Part of a short interview, filmed in 2010 wherein the German director Werner Herzog (who took part in an ‘ask me anything’ session last month on Reddit) talks about his strong dislike of chickens. In the book Herzog on Herzog (2003) he described them thus:

Look into the eyes of a chicken and you will see real stupidity. It is a kind of bottomless stupidity, a fiendish stupidity. They are the most horrifying, cannibalistic and nightmarish creatures in the world.

And then there’s this hypnotised dancing chicken scene from Herzog’s 1977 film Stroszek.

It’d make you think though. Unless you were a chicken. In which case it wouldn’t at all.

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metaphor…and other locations based on metaphors used on Twitter (ie “Northern Ireland is the Brazil of Golf”)

Full interactive whatsit here.

Thanks Phil Noonan