Tea With Chris: Short, Bald and Ugly

Tea With Chris is a roundup of recommended links, posted every Friday. Here are a few of our favourite things from the Internet this week:

Carl: Is it naive to think this thing could kinda help save the world?

If it can’t, at least Toronto performer Kathleen Phillips will help you go to your grave laughing. Her inanimate-objects-animated videos are rapidly becoming a whole genre unto themselves. See them before the copycats spoil it all.

Chris: You’re Short, Bald and Ugly Charlie Brown, a minicomic purportedly made by one Dr. Casey “Sparky” Finnegan, was published in an extremely limited print run in 1991. Shaenon Garrity has displayed some of its contents, old Peanuts strips detourned by cartoonists/friends Seth, Joe Matt and  Chester Brown. (Their collective pseudonym was lifted from Canadian kids’ TV.) The shock-humour ones are alright, but what really made me want a copy of this mini is Brown’s section, which rewrites Linus et al into a magical-realist story that might have been translated into Spanish and back again, badly.

“Kindergarten is…”

Margaux: This 5-years-old New York Times Magazine feature is still a great primer on contemporary art superstar Takashi Murakami.

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