Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ectomo: Eight Slimy Thumbs Up

Ectomo's Octobee
Originally uploaded by chinese_fashion
My days are usually spent in a series of endless laps around a tiny track online, flicking through Fark, BoingBoing, Reddit, Digg and Metafilter, Fark, BoingBoing, Reddit, Digg and Metafilter, Fark, BoingBoing, Reddit, Digg and Metafilter until it's 2 am and the whole Internet reads exactly the same. Stuff kinda bleeds over between those sites until it's all a grey wash of lame video game jokes and Ron Paul supporters.

Now there's a couple new rungs in my digital hamster wheel: Ectoplasmosis aka Ectomo, "a wonder closet of fringe art, culture and ephemera." This catchall phrase really refers to robots, comics, Cthulu and more octopus/squid themed oddities than you can shake a slime-coated tentacle at.

Here's a few recent posts, for example:

How To Smoke A Pipe Through Your Eyeball
Chewbacca Sexually Assaults Marilyn Monroe
Alpha the Robot Meets Zorine, Queen of the Nudists

Ectomo's co-editors used to run Wired's now-deceased Table of Malcontents, a former fave of mine. Right now it's a ghost ship floating the electronic seas -- pillage it while you can, before it gets yanked.

John Brownlee, co-helmsman for both blogs, had the good sense to link to me a month or two back. While I'm all about the virtual reacharound to return the favor, this blog's really, really cool. Even if I thought Brownlee and Eliza Gauger (his partner) were the sort of weasel-minded shit-sniffing remoras that pass for pros online these days, I'd have to begrudgingly admit they've got a good thing going here.

So check it out, readers -- leave a comment and tell 'em I sent you.

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