Monday, May 30, 2005

Instant Zen

Bonsai Potato - Zen Without the Wait!

This seems like the perfect place to make the big announcement. I'm very excited about this. My first Bonsai Potato exhibit will be next month and you're all invited!

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the show has been cancelled as a couple of squirrels got into my garage and ate the art. A lifetime's work down the drain.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The Ian Knot

Ians Shoelace Site - How to tie an "Ian Knot"

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Every few years some hot-shot "lacer" comes around with a new way to tie your shoes. I've seen it before. In '97 it was Robert Mallory with his "double loop twist" (or the "Robby", if you will). Before that it was Paul Stein in '88 with his "Stein-way", which failed miserably when he ended up having to pay millions to the Steinway piano company after they sued him for trademark infringement and won (Still THE landmark case in shoestory...or lacestory...a standard term has never been settled upon).

Now we have this man named Ian Fieggen (if that's his real name) who wants us to tie an "Ian Knot". I've seen it. All I can say is, the world is not ready for such a bold knot. He has the audacity to make this claim, and I quote: "One day, all shoelaces will be tied this way". Those are some strong words. I'm not sure I want to live in a world where all people tie with an "Ian Knot". I just pray to god that I'm no longer around when that day comes.