Emotional fractals

Bless this house

I can’t stop laughing. Go to The Subversive Cross Stitch and you can buy gorgeous, heartwarming little hand-crafts, created in a classic motherly tradition … then outfitted with Pulp-Fiction-class sentiments. The artwork above is 75 bucks, and I’m seriously considering getting it for a friend, to hang in their office.

Indeed, these handicrafts were inspired by horrible office politics. As the artist, Julie Jackson, notes on her web site:

Subversive Cross Stitch began in 2003 as a form of
anger management therapy when I was dealing with an idiot boss.

(Thanks to Lonnie Foster’s Tribblescape for this one!)

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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