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The Happiness of the Katakuris


The Happiness of the Katakuris at IMDB

Remember how they called Shawn of the Dead "a romantic comedy with zombies"? Happiness is a Japanese musical with zombies. The cover photo with the Sound of Music line up and a shot from the main zombie dance number superimposed over the sky predates Shawn by several years.

Final thought: but the love interest in Happiness is a con-man

Lake Project

The "Lake Project" is an art on billboards exhibition. A number of photos of Owens Lake, in southern California are put up on billboards in the San Francisco Bay Area. Owens Lake is an environmental disaster caused by overdrainage to quench the ceaseless thirst of Los Angeles. This site has images from the billboards in a flash animation and a number of links to information about Owens Lake.

dead link: http://www.lakeproject.org/

Crazy Horse Memorial

Started in the 1940s as a one-man project, this museum memorial is still a work in progress, carving a mountain into a representation of Crazy Horse on his steed. (Crazy Horse never allowed his picture to be taken, so it is not his likeness.) The 'Carving a Mountain' section is informative on this uncommon medium.

dead link: http://www.crazyhorse.org/