Saturday, April 04, 2009

Heath Ledger. 1979.

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Muzak.
Staples. Watertown CT 3:30p

Such a crime to be unkind
Turn your cheek pretend you're blind

I've got a life
Though it refuses to shine
I've got a life it aint over
It aint over

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Heard.

Today is gonna be the day
That they're gonna throw it back to you
By now you should've somehow
Realized what you gotta do

And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding

–|Oasis

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Afghanistan + Iraq.
Lives cut short.

Brilliance. Cut short.
Heath Ledger. 1979.

Musical Brilliance|1915
Muddy Waters

Poetic Brilliance|1928
Maya Angelou


photography © g. Paul Bishop 1954

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Los Angeles, Inc.|1850

Stick 'em up!
MacHeist...$39 FOR CHARITY!


Stick 'em up for charity!
$39...MacHeist!

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Stuff I <3

Brutus.
Concerts. Madison Square Garden.
Opportunity.
Apple.
DVDs.
A clothesline.
Any type of camera.
My eyes.
A bunch of people (you know who you are!)
Memory.
Disco. (Classic!)
Blood oranges.
The units.
The branches.
Orange. (duh!)

Oh.
My psychiatrist + my neurosurgeon.

+

this.
fucking
blog.

This'll never die. Fifteen years later...

He woulda been 30 today.
Heath Ledger 1979

Funny. Jus' sayin'.

01. http://guidedbycharts.com/
02. http://www.asylum.com/
03. http://www.adbusters.org/
04. http://www.thesmokinggun.com/
05. http://www.worth1000.com/
06. http://www.somethingawful.com/
07. http://www.gaysexmagic.com/ecard/index.html

Quote|Unquote

in the absence of security
I made my way into the night
–|george michael

Versus.
National Debt: 1986 v 2009

1986: U.S. national debt hits $2,000,000,000,000

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TICKING.
Binghamton NY_Apr 2009



Ticking. ©1974; Bernie Taupin

"An extremely quiet child" they called you in your school report
"He's always taken interest in the subjects that he's taught"
So what was it that brought the squad car screaming up your drive
To notify your parents of the manner in which you died
At St. Patricks every Sunday, Father Fletcher heard your sins
"Oh, he's unconcerned with competition he never cares to win"
But blood stained a young hand that never held a gun
And his parents never thought of him as their troubled son
"Now you'll never get to Heaven" Mama said
Remember Mama said
Ticking, ticking
"Grow up straight and true blue
Run along to bed"
Hear it, hear it, ticking, ticking
They had you holed up in a downtown bar screaming for a priest
Some gook said "His brain's just snapped" then someone called the police
You'd knifed a Negro waiter who had tried to calm you down
Oh you'd pulled a gun and told them all to lay still on the ground
Promising to hurt no one, providing they were still
A young man tried to make a break, with tear-filled eyes you killed
That gun butt felt so smooth and warm cradled in your palm
Oh your childhood cried out in your head "they mean to do you harm"
"Don't ever ride on the devil's knee" Mama said
Remember mama said
Ticking, ticking
"Pay your penance well, my child
Fear where angels tread"
Hear it, hear it, ticking, ticking
Within an hour the news had reached the media machine
A male caucasian with a gun had gone berserk in Queens
The area had been sealed off, the kids sent home from school
Fourteen people lying dead in a bar they called the Kicking Mule
Oh they pleaded to your sanity for the sake of those inside
"Throw out your gun, walk out slow just keep your hands held high"
But they pumped you full of rifle shells as you stepped out the door
Oh you danced in death like a marionette on the vengeance of the law
"You've slept too long in silence" Mama said
Remember Mama said
Ticking, ticking
"Crazy boy, you'll only wind up with strange notions in your head"
Hear it, hear it, ticking, ticking

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Friday, April 03, 2009

He said WHAT?
And I HATE Ricky Sanchez too.

Mercury Square Saturn

National Autism Awareness Week|April 2

What Michelle Obama wore to meet the Queen
Dress by Max Ernst

Birthday Boy Max Ernst
The G-20, After the Reign



This painting is part of the permanent collection of The Wadsworth Atheneum of Hartford, CT.

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Richard Quest Spanking a Young Anderson Cooper Before Three Witnesses: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and The Queen

Overheard: Anderson Cooper & Richard Quest
"Let's Go Outside..."

Ready, mate?

Speaking of inappropriate touching...
Who's stance is wider? And did AC + RQ???


Grrrrrrrl freeeeeennnnnnnnnnnd!
To be a fly on the wall.

Wait.

Then that'd make three flies in one room!

Buttons, anyone?

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Inappropriately touching the Queens in London
Cooper's Quest
CNN's Anderson Cooper + Richard Quest



I'm sorry.
This is the funniest thing I've seen on CNN in a long, long time.
Anderson Cooper holding court, quite literally, with Richard Quest.

I'm so enamoured with the two of them (c'mon: Quest's crystal meth slip-up? and he's STILL on CNN? What the hell did Miles O'Brien do that he got the boot? O'Brien gets the boot, The Coop gets to broadcast Sushi the Drag Queen live sliding down a high heel on New Year's Eve, and Quest begs for titty-Twitters?)

I'm actually going to tweet Quest since The Coop is treating Dick to coffee for the dohah.

Don't ask.

Either way, that's the real inappropriate touching of the Queens:

Anderson Cooper + Richard Quest

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The Vault|October 1984
Self-portrait, Home Depot (?)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The Original Court Jester
The Show Must Go On...

April Fool 2009

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Astrology|Mars Sextile Sun
Vitality


Progressed Chart




Natal & Transit Chart for Now



Personal Daily Horoscope
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
born 4 May 1960

Vitality
Mars Sextile Sun, , exact at 23:16
activity period from 31 March 2009 to 3 April 2009

This influence stimulates your physical vitality, giving you the chance to work hard and accomplish much. Your health is good during this time, and you are able to approach everything you do with vigor and self- confidence. And this carries over to the psychological level as well, as an ability to assert yourself toward others and stand up for your views in any controversy. New opportunities to be personally effective often open up under this influence. For example, in your job you might get a chance to take on an important responsibility, which will lead later to a promotion or increased salary. This is a good time to demonstrate that you can work on your own and do it well. But you can also work with groups now, because your energies complement the group's energies.


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This Day in History|1748
The Ruins of Pompeii were found.
Dog in memory of Grace (1994 - 2003)





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In memory of Helen Levitt



I actually took this photograph over the weekend.
The chalk-monsters had been in the area,
and while walking Brutus Maximus,
I ran into this chalk drawing,
common to most every child,
in some form.

I was compelled to photograph it,
for some reason,
while Brutus was pissing in the woods.

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ATTENTION!
Blog Note!
Caution! April Fool's!

Sorry for the late postings.
All the postings prior to this posting were in regards to March 31,
which was (damn!) actually 213 days, or seven months until Hallowe'en 2009.

All the postings subsequent to this post, will pick up with April 1.

April Fool's Day.

The Birth of The Jester.
(don't think I'm kidding, because I'm not!)


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Barney Frank's Birthday|1940


Barney Frank: born in Bayonne, New Jersey;
openly gay Representative-D-Massachusetts 1981 - present

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The Comfort of Strangers|Trailer

Vice President Al Gore
The Birthday Bitch Slap

Christopher Walken's Birthday


Christopher Walken
The Comfort of Strangers
Quote|Unquote:
My name is Robert.

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Birth and Death
Christopher Walken & Natasha Richardson
The Comfort of Strangers

Ewan McGregor|Truth
Moulin Rouge

One rule: Never fall in love.
Moulin Rouge

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Happy Birthday, Ewan McGregor!
The Most Handsome Man
The Most Talented Actor
The Most Daring Individual
A Guy w. the Greatest Head of Hair

Move over, Elton John.
This guys knocks YOUR SONG right out of the park! He gives it the passion it warrants to be from the heart.



Oh, and Ewan? Get in touch.

I want to photograph you!

iBernard AT mac DOT com

Thanks guy!
video

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Thank you, God, for oranges.

Monday, March 30, 2009

This Day in History|1867



U.S. buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000.

Sarah Palin buys the only plot of land in Alaska which permits her to see Russia from her house.
Afterwards, she spends $8 million on a complete hunting wardrobe,
so she can shoot any wildlife she pleases from a helicopter.

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Astro|Short Report

Saturn trine Saturn: Inner stability
Mid October 2008 until beginning of August 2009:

At this time you can incorporate into yourself the fruits of previous successes, look them over and appreciate them for what they were. The key idea is that you are in a position to understand your life and therefore better able to be in conscious control of it. This is not merely an intellectual understanding, it is born of experience. You have lived through certain things, and now you can proceed on the basis of that understanding.

Your business or professional life will run smoothly at this time. Employers and superiors appreciate your calm, controlled way of handling your work, and they can see the results of your past experience. Relationships, which reflect what you are, are also more stable at this time because of your own inner stability.

Your outlook on life has also reached a point of equilibrium. You have a good understanding of how you look at life, and it works well enough that you may not question it very much. The problem is that this is not a time of testing, so you don't know how well your ideas will stand up to future crisis. You only know how well they withstood past tests. But the future is always different, and what happens in the future depends upon what is true at that time. Therefore you must keep your mind open and flexible. You only know what you know, and that is not everything. Continue to examine yourself and see what could be improved. Even if your life is satisfactory now, it may not always be.

Pluto conjunction Jupiter: Beyond personal glory
Beginning of February 2009 until beginning of December 2010:

This influence can denote that you will achieve great success in almost any endeavor, or it can mean that people in power will strongly oppose your efforts. It largely depends on what you are trying to accomplish and how.

Under this influence you will experience a rebirth of optimism and hope, which will put you in the proper frame of mind to succeed. Because you expect to succeed, you are likely to. This can apply to any aspect of your life, but it is most likely to be effective if you wish to succeed at something beyond personal glory. You may get your share of glory, but that should not be your primary motive. You should be working to achieve something that will benefit society at large through business, social work or some other means. This influence designates massive social regeneration and rebirth and aids most those persons and factors in society that work toward that end.

This influence can signify a rebirth of faith and spirit in your life, a new concern with how you fit into the universe as a whole. You may experience a rebirth of religious concern and a desire to lead others into the knowledge you have gained. Educating the masses to understand the metaphysics of the universe and how it applies to everyone would be one of the highest uses of this influence.

On the other hand, striving in a petty way to succeed at someone else's expense or without recognizing the larger needs of society may lead to trouble. This transit can lead to difficulties with the authorities who are appointed to look after society's needs, if they come to regard you as a threat. It is quite possible that even if you are working for a very noble cause, you may arouse opposition from the authorities. However it is likely that you will ultimately win out, if you are really working for a good cause. But if your point of view is limited to yourself, you will have trouble and failure.

Pluto trine Pluto: Up to you
Mid February 2009 until mid December 2010:

This is a period of stability, in which very deep and perseverant energies lend themselves to you. Whether you make use of them or not is completely up to you. However, if you do decide to use them, there will be potential for inner growth. From this position you can gain deep insights into the functioning of your psyche which might have shocked you at other times.
You get more interested into the deep questions about change and metamorphosis, death, birth and regeneration. You will decline any explanation that doesn't truly touch the heart of the matter. However, you could show this very attitude also towards less profound issues.

Jupiter opposition Uranus: A need for newness
Mid March 2009 until beginning of November 2009:

This influence signifies a desire to release yourself from restrictions and obligations that you feel have limited your life unnecessarily. Often it coincides with a sudden break from some limiting circumstance, such as a person, a job or simply a way of life. This need for newness in your life and for something different from the daily routine is a powerful force, and it will be very difficult to continue as you have.

You will feel the breaking away itself as an enormous relief, a lessening of tension. For this reason you must review your life very carefully to find out what needs to be overthrown and what does not. The danger is that you will overthrow worthwhile things along with the useless. Be careful of this, because it could substantially vitiate any advantage you gain from your new freedom.

Relationships are especially affected by this influence, particularly those that obligate you in some way. A partnership, either marital or business, may be quite difficult to maintain during this time. And to add to the confusion, it is sometimes your partner who wants out. This is an example of an influence experienced in projected form; instead of putting out the energy yourself, you encounter someone who is apparently doing it for you. In this case, do not attempt to hold on to the other person, for that is the surest way to drive him away. Give your partner all the freedom he needs, for you need it, too, although you are not as aware of it.

A related expression of this influence is encountering a person who seeks in some way to liberate you from yourself or from some duty that you have voluntarily taken on. You may find such a person irritating, but he or she is performing a valuable function in your life. Again, the roles may be reversed, and you may set out to change someone else's life. The point is that this is a valuable influence, even though it may be somewhat disruptive. It can prevent your life from becoming so static and stabilized that you cease to be truly alive.

Jupiter opposition Moon: The first move
Beginning of April 2009 until beginning of December 2009:

This is a time when feelings and emotions play an important part in your life, and relationships based on feelings and emotions become very important. This influence is usually experienced positively as warm feelings within yourself and from others. You feel emotionally very generous and giving. Relationships are usually quite good and rewarding now, and those that you have been building up for years may begin to produce results. You can now decide clearly which ones are worthwhile and which are not.

But there is a negative side to this influence also. It can make you feel very self-indulgent and undisciplined. You may feel that the world "owes me a living," whether or not you really deserve it. It may also make you feel that others ought to be breaking their back to help you. In personal relationships, you may become very demanding without really offering anything to your partner in return. Instead of reaching out to make things happen in your life, you wait for others to make the first move and become quite angry when people insist that you take some initiative.

Your love relationships and relations with women can be either very good or very bad, probably not anywhere in the middle. It all depends upon your general reaction to this influence. If you are demanding in the manner described above, then your relationships will be bad. But if this influence arouses your feelings of warmth and generosity, they will be quite good. And this is a good way of gauging where you are with this influence, because encounters with others, especially women, will bring out its effects.

Uranus conjunction MC: Revolt
Mid April 2009 until mid March 2010:

With this influence you can look for sudden changes in the way you define your individuality before the world. This will be reflected in your profession, your social position and your reputation in the eyes of others. These changes can allow you to break free and encounter life with new freedom and readiness for fresh experience. But they can also be profoundly upsetting, depending on your orientation toward your public life. If your public and professional life is a source of achievement and satisfaction, it is unlikely to be damaged by this influence, only broadened and made more challenging. But if there is tension in your public life and you feel that you have had to surrender your individuality for your achievements, this influence may be more upsetting.

If you are working in an area that is generally good for your overall development, this time may present sudden opportunities for advancement, especially if you work in a field such as science, technology, astrology or the occult. You will have the opportunity to do new kinds of work, to work with new techniques, and to have new experiences. There may be a sudden promotion to a position with new responsibilities. Whatever happens will make it possible for you to stay alive and feel fulfilled in your profession.

Even if you experience the negative side of this influence, its purpose is the same. However, you are probably resisting the effects of this influence through fear that you will lose security or from a misguided sense of responsibility, a feeling that you should stick with something even if it is totally unrewarding and stultifying. Events may force you to change your line of work altogether or to change your position in the kind of work you do.

Possibly you are aware that your work is not very rewarding, in which case you will suddenly begin to feel that it is oppressive and will want to break free of it. This influence can signify a revolt against authority figures of all sorts, but especially employers.

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Posting #7,000
Natal & Transit NOW
Progressed Chart

I Love Jodie Foster.

Being Boring.

I came across a cache of old photos

When you're young you find inspiration
In anyone who's ever gone
And opened up a closing door

Someone said: if you're not careful
You'll have nothing left and nothing to care for
In the nineteen-seventies

But I sat back and looking forward
I'd bolted through a closing door
I would never find myself feeling bored

And we were never holding back or worried that
Time would come to an end
We were always hoping that, looking back
You could always rely on a friend

Now I sit with different faces
In rented rooms and foreign places
All the people I was kissing
Some are here and some are missing
In the nineteen-nineties

I never dreamt that I would get to be
The creature that I always meant to be
But I thought in spite of dreams...

Ticking.

"An extremely quiet child" they called you in your school report
"He's always taken interest in the subjects that he's taught"
So what was it that brought the squad car screaming up your drive
To notify your parents of the manner in which you died
At St. Patricks every Sunday, Father Fletcher heard your sins
"Oh, he's unconcerned with competition he never cares to win"
But blood stained a young hand that never held a gun
And his parents never thought of him as their troubled son
"Now you'll never get to Heaven" Mama said
Remember Mama said
Ticking, ticking
"Grow up straight and true blue
Run along to bed"
Hear it, hear it, ticking, ticking
They had you holed up in a downtown bar screaming for a priest
Some gook said "His brain's just snapped" then someone called the police
You'd knifed a Negro waiter who had tried to calm you down
Oh you'd pulled a gun and told them all to lay still on the ground
Promising to hurt no one, providing they were still
A young man tried to make a break, with tear-filled eyes you killed
That gun butt felt so smooth and warm cradled in your palm
Oh your childhood cried out in your head "they mean to do you harm"
"Don't ever ride on the devil's knee" Mama said
Remember mama said
Ticking, ticking
"Pay your penance well, my child
Fear where angels tread"
Hear it, hear it, ticking, ticking
Within an hour the news had reached the media machine
A male caucasian with a gun had gone berserk in Queens
The area had been sealed off, the kids sent home from school
Fourteen people lying dead in a bar they called the Kicking Mule
Oh they pleaded to your sanity for the sake of those inside
"Throw out your gun, walk out slow just keep your hands held high"
But they pumped you full of rifle shells as you stepped out the door
Oh you danced in death like a marionette on the vengeance of the law
"You've slept too long in silence" Mama said
Remember Mama said
Ticking, ticking
"Crazy boy, you'll only wind up with strange notions in your head"
Hear it, hear it, ticking, ticking

This Song Has No Title

Tune me in to the wild side of life
I'm an innocent young child sharp as a knife
Take me to the garretts where the artists have died
Show me the courtrooms where the judges have lied
Let me drink deeply from the water and the wine
Light coloured candles in dark dreary mines
Look in the mirror and stare at myself
And wonder if that's really me on the shelf
And each day I learn just a little bit more
I don't know why but I do know what for
If we're all going somewhere let's get there soon
Oh this song's got no title just words and a tune
Take me down alleys where the murders are done
In a vast high powered rocket to the core of the sun
Want to read books in the studies of men
Born on the breeze and die on the wind
If I was an artist who paints with his eyes
I'd study my subject and silently cry

Cry for the darkness to come down on me
For confusion to carry on turning the wheel

El orfanato
The Orphanage

BREAKING!
Helen Levitt Dead at 95


Courtesy of PJ.

Helen Levitt, mistress of street photography of children and chalk drawings on the streets of New York, has died at the age of 95.

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Depeche Mode v Pet Shop Boys
Anal Expulsive v Anal Retentive
Colorful, nonetheless!

Pet Shop Boys|Story.
And I was there in Miami at the beginning!


Extra points if you guess which costume period I covet!
VERY!

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The Black Party|Rites XXX
Poster Boy, One Week Later


West Main Street, Waterbury CT

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