Either-Or

December 31, 2009

The events leading to the end of her marriage resulted in an inspired bit of conflagration. What?

ANSWER
The Woman in the picture is Nina Paley. Her film SITA SINGS THE BLUES mixes biographical elements with Ramayana and Annete Hanshaw’s Blues for its three-fold narrative structure.

Uncracked again. Is it the low traffic or are the questions too arbitrary?


I am afraid this isn’t a practical joke

December 29, 2009

The sound made by this object lends itself to something that has been in place since the 16th century. What?

ANSWER
The object in picture here is called the battachio. When struck, the battacchio produces a loud smacking noise, though little force is transferred from the object to the person being struck. The term Slapstickcomes from this. Surprisingly uncracked.


Wicked!

December 24, 2009

Identify the creature/character blanked out. (I love this artist’s work!)

ANSWER:
Yup. Anoop ji gets it right! It is Laplace’s demon. This is Dresden Codak.


Hello, world!

December 23, 2009

Flickan med fj├Ąderprydda hatt


Identify and Connect. Easy one.

Answer:

Quick one indeed!
Debashish gets it right, these are indeed the standard test image, audio file (mp3), and 3d rendering object respectively.


Kingdom of Heaven

December 19, 2009

What does the picture show?

ANSWER

Anton Bruckner arriving in Heaven. Cracked by Prasanna.


The Shock

December 15, 2009


Connect

ANSWER
Pic 1 is Elsa Schiappareli(or Schiaparelli?)
Pic 2 is Lili de Alvarez
The connect is divided skirts. Wonder how? Google, fucker.


Eschaton

December 11, 2009

Identify this interpretation of a concept from the New Testament by the painter X. There are many others as well including one by a now unfashionable band.

ANSWER
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Albrecht Durer. Correctly answered by Teki.