Claus, whose inquiry into a picture called "Sheep Parade" inspired the header for HOD, has officially gone missing.
Landon: Claus no longer exists!!!!
according to myspace
Landon: yeah, i'm strangely saddened by this
me: that is horrible
well, sheep parade will live forever on houseodudes.com
Landon: haha, awesome. the legacy lives on.
Now that you're sufficiently confused, I'll start at the beginning.
8:52 AM Landon: dude, i have a great story
me: I have no life
Landon: so i got a myspace message from someone named Claus
8:53 AM not claus like santa claus, some danish guy named claus
at first i thought it was regular spam
until the subject line said "hey Landon"
i dont' know a claus nor have i ever
so i was curious
now I'm curious...
8:54 AM Landon: so here was his message...
Let me just take a wild guess
I was searching fore running sheeps through flickr.com
and then there appeared a very good photo of a lot of running sheeps in new zealand.
The reason why I searched fore it was that I don..t actually have access to those types of pictures since I..m from Denmark/Aarhus. And since I..ve have attended to use some running sheeps in an further artistic sence.
So, a long story short, you wouldn..t happen to be the owner of the picture called sheep parade at flickr.com.
If so, can I get the permission to use it makeing a work of art.
I hope your will consider
p.s feel free to check out my website.
www.claus-velling-hansen.dk [This link still works, btw –ED]
i will give you a minute to read that and fully enjoy it
8:55 AM me: sheep parade?!?!?!
Landon: haha, i know!
so i replied....
Glad to hear you came across my photos of running sheep. Feel free to use them. It would be an honor.
If you ever need anything else, please feel free to send me a message.
and sent a friend request
which he accepted
8:56 AM me: WTF
Landon: this morning i get in to work and have 2 messages from Claus
That..s just great !!!
because the idea came into my head after I had heard Trentemøller.. moan video (I don..t know if you know him, but he makes very good electronic music)
And then I was so lucky that I guy from Scotland give me permisson also to use his photo of Roslin Institute, where the sheep dolly was created.... and then I guess you can imagine the rest....
Thanks alot again
I have submitted the sheep parade picture, and then I saw that it..s resolution was that high, you wouldn..t happen to have it in a higher resolution.
If so, please mail it to my email adress: email@example.com
8:57 AM me: you don't own that picture, do you?
Landon: of course not
Landon: i replied...
Unfortunately I don't have the picture in a higher resolution, only the format you have.
I hope you're still able to use it.
i am cracking up over here
i love the internet
me: My favorite part might be:
"Trentemøller.. moan video (I don..t know if you know him, but he makes very good electronic music)"
8:58 AM Landon: haha, i know
me: oh, yeah, trentmoller
Landon: i like the .. instead of an apostrophe
the whole thing is magic
me: it's absolute magic
Landon: i knew you'd appreciate it
8:59 AM me: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sethward/73689563/
Landon: do you think this is the picture?
me: I don't know!
9:00 AM I just searched "sheep parade"
haha, this is awesome
me: I'm lovin it
9:01 AM or...it could be this... http://www.flickr.com/photos/cocktailia/471301964/
Ewe have a nice day, i love it
9:03 AM i have been laughing since last night
me: it's just so fucking bizarre
so fucking random
9:04 AM me: I also searched "sheep parade Landon" and got nothing
Landon: and i could have left it alone...
me: the fact that he wanted a better resolution makes it twice as good
Landon: haha, i know
sorry to disappoint him, but i don't even have the original
9:05 AM now i have to see this "project" he's using it for
me: I know!
Landon: and now Claus is on my buddies list
me: please keep tabs on that guy
Landon: i'll try to
this might be worthy of a pan-atlantic road trip
me: this is a little more understated
9:41 AM Landon: haha, what would happen if this "project" became a huge success?
became the Mona Lisa of sheep related artworkd
and Claus was the next Monet
9:42 AM me: we could say we remembered him when
Landon: yeah, but the real owner of the photo might surface, then we'd have a controversy
the plot would thicken
9:43 AM please make that happen
Landon: i can't do anything about that, the art community has to make it happen
9:44 AM me: it's on their narrow shoulders now
Landon: it's completely in their hands
if a can of tomato soup can become famous, then why can't running sheep?
9:45 AM me: so profound
he will do for sheep what picasso did for goofy shapes
or what Salvador Dali did for melting clocks and mustaches
9:46 AM me: or what Degas did for pedophilia
Landon: or Hitchcock for birds
me: or Bob Ross for happy trees
10:36 AM Landon: from my cousin regarding Claus:
I can’t even imagine how he got you wrapped up in his sheep love affair – hope he wears a condom!
10:39 AM me: ...
that almost ruined the whole thing for me
10:40 AM Landon: haha!
10:41 AM i don't think it could be ruined at this point
10:42 AM me: no, it's very resilient
10:43 AM claus just sent me a message!
10:44 AM Hi
I can..t garentee it but I will try and see how it turns out.
Landon: my response:
Well, I hope you're able to use it. I was also hoping to see the final project when you're done. I am excited that my picture will be incorporated into a piece of art.
10:48 AM Landon: thanks