Saturday, June 17, 2006

This day in history...

MC Escher, born, 1898.
D. 1872.

Never made his acquaintance,
nor could I attempt a piece in his style.



Found this. Piss your pants funny-great.

Razor-sharp.


Funny how you find out if you are on-target or not.
Razor-sharp, in both senses of the word.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

And counting.



at the rate of 2-something per day.
US Service Personnel.

Here's your shout-out!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

In The Navy!





You see the following recruitment ads for the Navy.
You must join one under penalty of death.
Which would you join?

THANKS! to my favorite member of The Village People.
It truly does take a village, people!

The Male Body at War


Mostly, that's how they come home.
In a body bag, in fragments, fragmented, in a flag-draped coffin the US Government doesn't want you to see (bad publicity for the war, you know). Or freshly-scrubbed A+F boys limping their ways off their vehicle(s), or being transported because an all-important body part was left in Iraq.

Quick. What's the price of gas?
Quick. What the number of US service men and woman from Iraq, plus/minus 10.

Flamboyant

Couldn't have said it better myself.
Then again, there WAS Mr. Marsh, in downtown.
If you remember Mr. Marsh,
they you know what flamboyant truly meant.

You live in a world of excess
where more is more and less is much less
A day without fame is a waste
and a question of need is a question of taste

Flamboyant|Pet Shop Boys

You're so flamboyant
the way you look
It gets you so much attention
Your sole employment
is getting more
You want police intervention
You're so flamboyant
the way you live
You really care that they stare
And the press deployment
is always there
It's what you do for enjoyment


You live in a time of decay
when the worth of a man
is how much he can play
Every day
all the public must know
where you are, what you do
'cause your life is a show and


You're so flamboyant
the way you live
and it's not even demeaning
You're so flamboyant
It's like a drug
you use to give your life meaning
You're so flamboyant
The way you look
It gets you so much attention
Your sole employment
Is getting more
You want police intervention


Every actor needs an audience
Every action is a performance
It all takes courage
You know it
Just crossing the street
well, it's almost heroic
You're so flamboyant...


There you are at another preview
In a pose the artist and you
To look so loud
may be considered tacky
Collectors wear black clothes by Issey Miyake


You're so flamboyant
the way you look
It gets you so much attention
Your sole employment
is getting more
You want police intervention
You're so flamboyant
The way you live
You really care that they stare
And the press deployment
is always there
It's what you do for enjoyment

You're so flamboyant
You're so flamboyant

The Webby Awards


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(Whoops! More than five words...)

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

US Body Count

News
U.S. war casualties

As of yesterday, at least 2,499 members of the U.S. militar have died since the beginning of the Iraq war i March 2003, according to an Associated Pres count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 1,965 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.


Make sure you bitch about the rising price of gas...

Photos Bush Doesn't Want You to See.


© remains with the original photographer

No more war, please.
No more destruction, of innocent lives...
– Jimmy Somerville (sp?)

"Curtains Ordered for Media Coverage of Returning Coffins"
Dana Milbank (Washington Post, 21 Oct 2003):

Since the end of the Vietnam War, presidents have worried that their military actions would lose support once the public glimpsed the remains of U.S. soldiers arriving at air bases in flag-draped caskets.

To this problem, the Bush administration has found a simple solution: It has ended the public dissemination of such images by banning news coverage and photography of dead soldiers' homecomings on all military bases.

In March, on the eve of the Iraq war, a directive arrived from the Pentagon at U.S. military bases. "There will be no arrival ceremonies for, or media coverage of, deceased military personnel returning to or departing from Ramstein [Germany] airbase or Dover [Del.] base, to include interim stops," the Defense Department said, referring to the major ports for the returning remains.

A Pentagon spokeswoman said the military-wide policy actually dates from about November 2000 -- the last days of the Clinton administration -- but it apparently went unheeded and unenforced, as images of caskets returning from the Afghanistan war appeared on television broadcasts and in newspapers until early this year [2003]. Though Dover Air Force Base, which has the military's largest mortuary, has had restrictions for 12 years, others "may not have been familiar with the policy," the spokeswoman said. This year, "we've really tried to enforce it."



© remains with the original photographer

Cunctando regitur mundus.

Thanks to David for bringing this to my attention.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Playlist

Playlist:
Could It Be Magic?|Donna Summer
Precious|Depeche Mode
A Pain That I'm Used To|Depeche Mode
What About Us?|Texas
Never Let Me Down Again|Depeche Mode

Adobe Illustrator CS
Adobe Acrobat Professional CS
Century Gothic

POV



I'm not sold on the font: Century Gothic Bold.
The orange, neither.
I need more blood in the orange,
more stability to the type.

The last time the collar was seen in public.
And the only time I wore it in public.
I knew heartache here.

Depeche Mode


Cinderfella must be late to the disco ball.
Seems with SUFFER WELL and A PAIN THAT I'M USED TO, along with the lyrics "things get damaged, things get broken" in PRECIOUS, Dave, Martin and Fletch are really taking pain and suffering around the world.

John the Revelator


A tranced-out, tricked-out, pimped-out version of
Madonna's LIKE A PRAYER.
Don't get me wrong: anyone who can put the Book of Revelations and an elevator in the same tune, make it danceable, and infuse it with this much gospel's really got something going on! And I'm liking the RWB version of the Feather creature.

Vintage ITC TT Font

For those select few helping me on David's redesign...

Pride NYC 2006


The Door Policy for the Dance is kinda funny.
And it's got nothing to do with a velvet rope!