Friday, April 30, 2010


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dragging the line

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

bunny money

A philanthropic gift saves this landmark; for the identity of the donor, read on.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

in dutch

An article may be viewed here. This is an update of an earlier post, May I Quote You.

Monday, April 26, 2010

born free

M.I.A.'s video has been removed from Youtube for images of 'excessive violence;' an article may be viewed here.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

free Gilad Shalit

An article may be viewed here.

where the wild things are

An article may be viewed here; the Museum website currently showing the Sex Lives of Animals, here.


An article may be viewed here. Under established flag etiquette, the colors are to be displayed upside down only as a distress signal.

god hates flags

That website, again, may be viewed here.

god hates fags

The Supreme Court will review the case of Snyder v. Phelps in the October 2010 term of the Court; an article may be viewed here.

The father of a dead Marine filed a civil suit against a Phelps family member in 2006 and prevailed; the 4th Circuit reversed last year, and as part of its order, required the father of the dead Marine to pay court costs to Phelps. The Phelps family and Westboro church congregation sometimes choose to demonstrate in close-they say "lawful"- proximity to military funerals, in order to draw attention to their view that military deaths, irrespective of the orientation of the deceased, are God's response to homosexuality in America. It is expected that the Supreme Court will hear argument about enhanced buffer zones, separating protected speech from the immediate venue of private grieving ceremonies. The godhatesfags website may be viewed here.

The history of some gay symbols, including the pink triangle, here; the obituary for Lance Corporal Matthew A. Snyder, USMC, here.

imperial army

An article may be viewed here. It is reported that 97% of Google's revenue comes from advertising.

Google has a philanthropic arm, as shown here, describing its focus as being "...on activities that are uniquely suited to Google's engineering teams, global infrastructure and user driven approach, taking advantage of our ability to innovate and scale.."

really guys this again

A blog post may be viewed here. The revolutionmuslim website, is here.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


An article may be viewed here. The image is Reinhardt's Daughter, by Marlene Dumas.

lying and tigers and bares

An article about this unauthorized video game, may be viewed here.

art of controversy

An article about Victor Navasky's views may be viewed here. The image, by the late David Levine, is referenced importantly in the article.


An article may be viewed here.

Friday, April 23, 2010

cinderella liberty

An article about this development, which when complete will have a symbolic height of 1776 feet, may be viewed here.

can't place the face

An article may be viewed here.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

defendant of the faith

An article may be viewed here. Papal immunity may not apply, since the actions complained of took place before Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger was elected Pope. An American lawyer named Jeffrey Lena may represent his Holiness; an article may be viewed here.

In the past, when the Pope has been named as a party, the Embassy of the Apostalic Nunciature of the Holy See--the Vatican Embassy-- in Washington DC has asked the US government to issue an 'immunity suggestion.' The Holy See is the universal government of the Catholic Church, and operates from the Vatican City State, a sovereign independent territory of 0.17 square miles or approximately 109 acres. The Pope is the ruler of both the Vatican City State and the Holy See. The Holy See is a sovereign juridical entity under international law. So, you know, it should be interesting.

what's the buzz

An article may be viewed here.

border patrol

An article may be viewed here.

ponied up

An article about these not-for-sale-to-the-general-public designs, may be viewed here.

In 1998, the designer was criticized for placing an altered American flag-it had 26 stars- on sweaters, to be sold commercially. Heading off negative publicity, PoloRalphLauren Corporation, which had just gone public, donated $13M to conserving the original Star Spangled Banner, now ensconced in the Smithsonian, a gesture featured prominently on the designer's website, here. Like a license fee.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

queen of cups

An article from Salon may be viewed here.


An article may be viewed here.

bad news bears

An article may be viewed here. Two years ago, the artists depicted the prophet in mufti, as shown in a video embedded in the article.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

big bother

I did not know till I read this article, that there is an Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement in this country.

The "Big Brother" image is mostly associated with the movie/DVD of George Orwell's 1984. What appears to be an early example of the image is here. There is a reference to a movie prop on the set of the 1956 version; when the 1956 version was released in DVD, the cover employed it. No reference is made to the original artist/subject, meriting further research.

jobber wocky

An article about Steve Job's alleged response to a question about porn and the iPhone, may be viewed here. An article about gizmodo and Apple this week, may be viewed here; the image is vintage gizmodo.

a faithful reproduction

Shown here is the 12th century image of the San Damiano cross; the original hangs in the Basilica of Santa Chiara, Assisi, Italy. Iconographer Janet Jaime has agreed to revise her writing of the icon, featured in an earlier post, Endowed by the Creator; an article may be found here.

A helpful blogger provides distinctions in meanings of the words 'hanged' and 'hung,' here. A partial illustrated history of crosses and crucifixes may be viewed here.

scream 2

This and 79 other examples of creative ads may be viewed here.


An article about these new flight attendant uniforms, may be viewed here. Comparisons include drag queens dressed like flight attendants on the Pink Flight to Sydney's Mardi Gras, as well as Barbie's flocked wallpaper.

Timber Creek

An article may be viewed here. More, showing uniform designs, here.

what's shaking

An article about what actually causes earthquakes may be viewed here.

endowed by the creator

An article about this image may be viewed here. The traditional inscription on crucifixion icons is King of Glory, and not King of the Jews.

Looking on the bright side, there are no nipples.

Monday, April 19, 2010

another red queen

An article may be viewed here.


An article may be viewed here. Doffing the Art Phantom.

incredible hulks

An article may be viewed here.

Tucker & the red queen

An article may be viewed here. According to reports, Tucker had the March Hare on one leg, and teacups on the other. He seems to be thinking he might like to disappear down a rabbit hole.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

spineless in Seattle

I hate to post content without an image, since the image is the thing. However, sometimes, the image is effectively restricted and the story still needs to be shared. Like here.

spacely sprockets

An article may be viewed here.

skin deep

Under the Skin, Tattoo in Japanese Prints, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, throught September 30. A beautiful slideshow may be viewed here.

flagging interest

An article may be viewed here; a history of the Gadsden flag, here.


An article about the funeral of a white supremicist leader, and the symbols which were employed, may be viewed here.

nothing to lose

An article may be viewed here.

to the bear walls

An article may be viewed here.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

meet the cleavers

The image is George Condo's "The Butcher and His Wife." A description of the unexpected violence of the encounter is here.

The Whitney Biennial 2010, through 30 May , 2010.


An article may be viewed here.

forging a name for himself

An article may be viewed here.