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Sunday, March 21, 2004
things is taking 48 hours off, to hassle printers, beat deadlines and, in all probability, drive little convertible sports cars along Mediterranean mountain roads, although that last one might just have been a figment of our imaginations.

In the meantime, listen to some early Slowdive (courtesy of the largehearted boy) and explore these images of Quartzite, the world's largest RV population (via Kazys): 'Over the last thirty years, Quartzsite has become a major winter destination for owners of recreational vehicles or RVs. Although Quartzsite has only 3,375 residents year-round, there are now more than seventy RV parks in the area and the Bureau of Land Management and law enforcement agencies estimate that 1.5 million people spend some time in Quartzsite between October and March.' It's the modern day corral.

The funky pancake is very observant, extracting the end of the Age of Chivalry from this abandoned handkerchief. Have you ever heard of a handkerchief pool? Nor had we. It's '… a small pool that would suck the water down and in a few minutes it would come gushing out again. If you put a handkerchief in, the handkerchief would be sucked down and would come up in a few minutes nice and clean'. See a picture (via the Geyser Observation and Study Centre, of course).

For some reason, talk of abandoned handkerchiefs brought to mind the work of Max Klinger, and his Ein handschuh series of prints, of which perhaps the most famous image, The abduction, is steeped in menace, lunacy and fear. The Printroom, which hosts these generous image files, is a must-visit. See exhibits like Remembering the Family Farm (including Benton Spruance's abstract feast American Pattern Barn) and Printed Art and Social Radicalism. There are also extensive and educational image maps of printing techniques. Get very, very close to the genius of Albrecht Dürer.

Back on Wednesday.