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the museum of cultural ephemera

the museum of cultural ephemeraI drew the first panel to this one in Borders Cafe about a month ago. Playing catch-up, I am. The timescale in this week's strip is all over the place, but it's quite faithfully autobiographical, for a change; the lizards in jelly were made for a party back at Belvedere Road (in the end I had to use lime), 70s Ken is currently wearing a Disney princess dress (the thing beside him is a drag queen alien figurine that came out of a kinder egg), and the 50-pence-shiva, the disco duck, the Dementor and the dinosaur with a big pink flashing ring are all in the vague vicinity of the top of the TV, and Chinese Warrior Princess Xena is currently attended by the lego slugs, because they co-ordinate with her kimono.

Additionally three childhood toys have walk-on roles; Pengui the one-eyed penguin in panel 1, and flop-headed Lucy and Sherry, last seen seeing off his friend Panda, in panel 3.

And the full name of the Self Store is The Big Yellow Self Store.

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cleanskies
19th Jul, 2004 09:08 (UTC)
are you at work?
I am, so not so much around: a kinder-egg gaping fish, my fluffy mood-indicator, my nodding-dog-on-a-string (from a period of hot-desking), my playmobil chimney sweep, an executive lizard, a squeezy flashing thing I use to relieve RSI, the curvy Oxfam leopard and of course my miniature zen garden.

And a frowning pop-art guy I found in a bin

and ...
benchilada
19th Jul, 2004 09:35 (UTC)
Re: are you at work?
No, I'm at home, where the battle against storing my things is always waging between myself and Sara -- we've been together for 8 years -- and I'm slowly making some progress. She was an art major, and loves interior design and decorating, so she has a vision of how everything should be. At least the office is MOSTLY mine. ;)

At my *current* job, I share an office with three other people, so no personal effects make it in. I only spend about an hour max in the office per day, anyway, as I'm assistant banquets manager for a hotel and conference center.

That should soon change to employee at the University of Illinois' Main Library (the UofI's library system is the fifth largest in the US) and hopefully after that, my occupation will simply be "writer." Heh...
cleanskies
19th Jul, 2004 09:53 (UTC)
Re: are you at work?
ah, the endless fight between things and style ...

I can relate, though -- I have a very clear idea of how things should be. (A clean white background, blocks of brightly-coloured stuff). I'm getting there ...

I don't think you have to have an almost-empty room for it to look stylish, though I'm probably in the minority there!