Anodyne
Saturday, June 29, 2013
 

Two Arrested in Elaborate Police Blogging Sting

"Beginning in 2008, the department launched the SPD Blotter as part Operation Blog Jam. Detectives went undercover as 'bloggers,' providing information to the public about various crimes in Seattle, while secretly carrying out an effort to lure criminals into a speed trap on the Information Superhighway."

Via the Seattle PD.  I've read this thing half a dozen times, and still can't decide if it's straight-up or part of some elaborate Onion-style practical joke.  The line graph reproduced above is a thing of wonder.
 
"Over the course of the summer, I saw countless pigeons."
Friday, June 28, 2013
 

A Walk on The Bronx New York’s “Crack Tracks” - The Old Port Morris Branch including the St. Mary’s Tunnel

"The tunnel’s ceiling vent. Pitch blackness, plenty of filthy water and still more discarded needles made kneeling to get this photo a challenge. The surrounding walls that fall in the occasional light of the vent are now covered with graffiti."
 

ACT (Aesthetically Claimed Thing): The moral arc of the universe
Thursday, June 27, 2013
 

"Fuck local businesses. Amazon is incredible! I ordered this shit yesterday and boom! Granola!"
 
A Younger Curator Writes

YC:  Hey CJB, want to write on a group show at INSTITUTION X?  My friend, SLIGHTLY OLDER ARTIST-CURATOR, says you're a great art writer.  We want to pitch a review to ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE SMALL CIRCULATION CANADIAN ART MAGAZINE.  Oh, by the way, I'm totally unfamiliar with your writing.  Could you please submit a biography and some published samples?

Dear YC,

I wrote prolifically at one point, but no longer.  Maybe a better way to phrase it is that I only write now "as an artist," usually in connection with my somewhat esoteric interests (landscape photography; appropriation; "repetition"; the so-called Vancouver School and its descendants).

Thanks for thinking of me, but I'd prefer to sit this one out. 

Best,

CJB

ps/  As to your request for a "biography" and "published clips," here, LMGTFY.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
 

"Call Me Maybe, Maeby"
 
Seasonal Ontario Food - excellent gardening/recipe blog collecting several of my "five topics of conversation" (L.'s fine phrase) into one.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
 
Lee Bacchus' splendid Splinter In Your Eye returns from hiatus.
Monday, June 24, 2013
 
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(via W. Gibson)

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