Monday, March 31, 2008

302. (Who Watches The) Watch Skull (?)

Arranged Watches (12in x 12in [30cm x 30cm]). When I finished yesterday's skull, my friend Mimi encouraged me to take a few collections of objects home to use for future skulls including these watches, so another big thanks to her! I know Charlie will recognize the reference in today's title...

13 comments:

Karen said...

Don't know about Charlie, but this is from the Latin phrase, Quis custodiet ipsos custodes (Who will watch the watchers?), from the poet Juvenal. But, of course, it's also from Watchmen.

Citizen said...

Comedian C said:

Whatever happened to the American dream? It came true you are looking at it.

-Edward Blake

emspawn said...

Stupid Wikipedia...takes the fun out of everything....There's no way anyone would know that latin phrase and the poet. As far as the great 80's comic (soon to be a movie) Watchmen goes, if anyone cares to check a shot of one of the characters, Comedian, he looks strangely like King Diamond.

http://rss.warnerbros.com/watchmen/ComedianFull1.html

Otherwise, great job as always.

Charlie said...

What? I don't get it.
No seriously, emspawn beat me to the Watchmen.
I wish I had time to stop by and see this one in person. It made me think of snakes and steampunk at the same time.

The Lone Beader said...

This is one of my fav. And, thank goodness you're not really going to do a mug-a day. That must have been an April fool's joke! LOL.

Karen said...

No, Charlie, I beat you to the Watchmen.

Credit where credit is due, buddy.

emspawn said...

Hope you didn't throw out your arm from having to reach around and pat yourself on the back Karen...

Like I said, Google and Wikipedia take the fun from those of us who would actually know these references...

If you did know them without having to go to outside sources, you're seriously wasting your time and should be on Jeopardy.

I'll take "Obtuse References from Latin Poetry" for $1000 Alex...

Karen said...

emspawn, thanks for your concern about my arms, but luckily I'm double-jointed. I didn't realize I was patting myself on the back though; I thought I was just pointing out the order of the comments. Didn't realize I was taking anything away from you, either--so please do accept my apologies.

Oh, and I'm also a Classics librarian at a major university, so I didn't have to rely on anything but my own knowledge base for the Juvenal. And since I also buy for the GN collection, I didn't have to turn to anyone for the Alan Moore, either.

Thanks for being such a good sport about it!

emspawn said...

Ooooo, nice. Apologies to you Karen. You are a scholar indeed. I am humbled and bow to your ultra-awesomeness. I have yet to recover from being floored by the Alan Moore reference, there aren't many females who know that name. I am unworthy and will now proceed to the nearest hospital to dislodge my foot from my mouth.

Karen said...

Aw, emspawn, you're a peach!

You'd be surprised how many women know about Alan Moore, though. You're clearly hanging around the wrong women!

Amy said...

Now they're turning every Alan Moore and Frank Miller property they can get their hands on into movies, Moore's name surely isn't all that obscure anymore?

Love,
another girl who got the Watchmen reference (although must 'fess couldn't have told you where the phrase originally came from).

johnnynothumbs said...

Nobody mentioned Elvis Costello!!!

xoxorawrcrack said...

Also, "Who Watches the Watchmen?" is a song by The Prize Fighter Inferno, which is headed by the lead singer/guitarist of Coheed & Cambria, Claudio Sanchez.