Browse Exhibits (11 total)

Dylan

An exhibit of useless Bob Dylan material.

Testing of Tests, man, and goverment

From the moment of our conception to the minutes of our death (and for some even after) we are tested. Be it a pregnancy test or the call of a doctor in the middle of the night, we are tested throughout our lives. This archive is about testing and all of its forms; from rites of passage to wacky competitions, from cheating to science experiments. This archive holds many of the unusual things that have to do with testing, be it study material or stories of one's testing day. It is all there, in all of it humorous and unbelievable format.
We all have had test, be it from our days in kindergarten to our collage placement exams, we have all have had taken test of the academic sort. However, there are others that we have in common; our first steps and words are a rite of passage the world round; driving test and first days of school are test of passage in our homes and communities. No matter how one looks at it there are things that mark the passage of time throughout our lives; even if we do not remember it ourselves, or parents sure might; ones first lost tooth or maybe the nerves of that first date; it is all there for them to embarrass us about when we are their age.
I am here to document those embarrassing moments, from getting the time of an exam wrong or the governments bat bomb, it’s all there to embarrasses their respective participants for the rest of the existence of the internet—even if they would rather it disappear from the face of the earth or from space (the probe that missed Mars because someone forgot to convert).
I will look at the stupidity and wit of the mass, the head scratching and successes of government, and at the moments of rebellion and confusion in some individual personal life. It is all fair game. I will dig through the back closet of history where all the forgotten failures are stashed away to be disremembered because of shame or embarrassment; I will look through the framed documents of success to find their hidden stories; I will dig through the dustbin of my own mind to find all the moments of passage of our world and of ourselves. All this is so that I may find the hidden narratives of the world round. From the gruesome to the downright soul inspiring evaluation of charterer and deed, I shall find all that I can to tell the hidden stores of the world as I see them and even some of the well-known from a unique viewpoint.
The mistakes and repeated mistakes, the moments of inspiration and stupidity of the world will be found a placed in this Useless Archive, so that they all may be documented for future generations to learn from and laughter at; be it from your blunders or mine, we all will have the same grade in this story. The stories of our individual achievements, ‘What the F@@%’, and ‘Oh! $h*%’ moments. These stories will be here to be (most likely) forgotten themselves until some bored individual comes across them, like an old forgotten time-capsule or a long ago shelved toy, and finds their own store within this few digital pages of our collective hidden past.
So here is to you actually having burnt or shredded those old test and pictures, deleted those comments and videos, for your own sake and mercy—for I have none—and not just stuffed them away to be forgotten (as this will make myself appointed job much easier). Be it true, the masses collective alleged truths, or just a long forgotten lie, any and all test of life will be placed here; what story they make is up to individual interpretation but I will give my thoughts and narration of the forgotten past within these digital pages so that they may be here to embarrassed us all forever.

 

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The Simpsons

A collection of odd Simpsons items and overarching themes

The Office

          The Office! Well not exactly “The” Office, but how I see The Office. This is my archive of useless websites, pictures, video, and interviews pertaining to The Office and all of its glory. The useless archive is a new concept, but it has noteworthy meaning for the future of online archiving. In this archive I plan to show you everything you never wanted to know about The Office, but I wanted someone to know, so hey it looks like that’s you! Good luck, it’s got some pretty weird stuff in it.

          “That’s what she said!” Often quoted in the earlier seasons of the office, this is sort of what I base my archive on. So let’s break the phrase down to see why I have chosen it to base my archive upon. “That’s” is a contraction of “that is.” “That” is used in this phrase as a demonstrative pronoun with a frame of reference not yet known. “Is” is the third-person singular present tense of the verb “to be.” “What” is an interrogative word that is used as a relative pronoun in this case. “She” is a third-person singular personal pronoun which denotes a female. “Said” is a past tense of “say” and “say” means to communicate orally. I feel like Michael Scott trying to be smart. So I basically gave you a lesson in English grammar about “That’s what she said” and I pretty much wasted your time because it literally means nothing in the sense of my archive, however it puts you in a perspective. The perspective being this archive is about oddities. The Office is full of peculiar little moments (like my examination of “That’s what she said”) and I hope to bring those to light.

          This archive will also shed a light on the obsessed and strange fandom caused by such an obsessable and strange show. Yes I made up the word obsessable, but seriously it’s not a word? I’ve found many forms of art and cultural references that other people have found, including some others did not find (guess that includes me in the obsessed and strange category). This archive has everything a geek would enjoy; A combination of The Office and Star Wars, A JavaScript module that can determine if a sentence can be replied to with “That’s what she said,” and for all of you interested in Philosophy, you can pick up a copy of Philosophy and The Office. This archive isn’t just a random bunch of links or pictures, it has a true meaning. That true meaning coming back to some of the words I’ve used so far: Odd, Strange, weird, and peculiar. The Office to me is all of those, and I want you to see that from every perspective.

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Castles Made of Sand

Beyond the obvious is the inevitable.

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The Life of Audrey

A retelling of the story of Snow White with Audrey Hepburn as Snow White

 

Show Me Clouds

In this exhibit you are free to wonder... You are free to interpret the collection of items however you chose.

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