Monday, August 17, 2009

Shadow Boxer Bear Brick Bento Bingo

Landron and I were having sushi in San Francisco's Japantown on Sunday. He mentioned Joseph Cornell. I realize how much Cornell's pieces resemble bento boxes. Technically, bento boxes should be of wood, painted in black lacquer and have a lid that a heartily interested person lifts to reveal the steaming, colorful contents. The box should not be a rhomboid like the one pictured, but a rectangle based on the golden mean. After lunch we went to New People, a multi-level J-pop shopping center. They had BE@RBRICK toys(left). In fact they had a Never Mind the Bollocks BE@RBRICK (the version with the Queen). I would die for one. Wish list! It would go great next to my Sid Kubrick toy. Collectible vinyl Japanese toys could become an addiction; however, I don't believe in be@rbricking. I always play safe. In New People's basement there is a cinema playing the manga Twentieth Century Boys. Didn't we just post about Marc Bolan? Barenomore is the collector pictured. Buy his BE@RS!


LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I hate the kind of bears that go to SOMA fetish bears, but these I could go for.

When I asked Bryce how he liked his bento box and he tepidly responded, "...uh...oh...it's okay" I thought it was because of the selection of tempura and sushi. Now I know that it was the plastic box that should have been (lead-based) lacquer on wood.

By the way, I picked up two books on Joseph Cornell since we met, and two more and a make-your-own-Cornell-box kit are on the way!

Bryce Digdug said...

Ladron - you are correct. And the plastic box was not based on the golden mean. I forgot to mention that the partitions within the bento box should be squares and rectangles, but not to symmetrical. It should look like a completed Tetris game.

Steve said...

Is there anything in the world more frightening than a Facebank?