Saturday, December 22, 2012
Versus | Roland Martin
Emmitt Till v The Newtown 20
When is a photograph necessary?
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Canine Guardian of
The Newtown 20 Children
Brvtvs Maximvs [2004 – 2012]
The 26 Newtown CT Angels
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Rest in peace, Brvtvs Maximvs.
1 Dec 2006 – 20 Dec 2012
Labels: The Death of Brutus Maximus
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
No More Gun Violence!
Photograph of Gun by Robert Mapplethorpe
William Burroughs with Rifle
Photograph by Robert Mapplethorpe
Photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe
TICKING | 1974
By Bernie Taupin & Elton John
Caribou | 28 June 1974
Download TICKING from iTunes NOW to show your support for the Newtown CT 27 slaughtered in their classroom and in their school. Download TICKING to show your support AGAINST gun violence, and in memory of anyone lost to this senseless and chaotic act, highlighted in 1974 by Bernie Taupin's prescient lyrics and accompanied by Elton John's brilliant, machine-gun like piano track.
DO IT NOW!
Not Patti Hearst | Robert Mapplethorpe
Self-Portrait with Gun 1983
Monday, December 17, 2012
Jerry B. [2004 – 2012]
Wooster Square's Top Dog
Descanse en Pace
2004 – 2012
Labels: Jerry B
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Elton John | Bernie Taupin
Ticking | 1974
Elton John - Ticking - itun.es/i6D48Hw #iTunes BUY THIS SONG 2 SHOW SOLIDARITY w changes in gun laws in USA. Written in 1974 #TICKING
— Bernard M Lynch Jr (@iBernard) December 16, 2012
Not even remotely funny.
eTrade's "Down on the floor!" commercial (which shockingly made its debut during the SuperBowl) in which a bank manager holds the customers "hostage" while the tellers don tangentially frightening masks (a pig, a rabbit et al) isn't even remotely funny in today's clime. Given that the bank manager repeats "down on the floor" in a loud and threatening voice the second time around, even going so far as to tell a woman not readily "down on the floor" and appearing to get up, he says in an off-hand manner "don't try to be a hero, Jane Doe."
I'm sorry. I've had strong feelings against this commercial from the get-go and was so consumed with the message I could not remember the company for the LIFE of me (I repeat:: DOWN ON THE FLOOR!)
This is a reprehensible and vulgar commercial, and I challenge eTrade to removed it totally from their advertising campaign BEFORE THE END OF THIS MONTH (May 2007, in case they're left wondering.)
Shameful, harmful, frightening, and vulgar. No other way around this one.
I'll bet 10 out of 10 people polled after a viewing of this horrifying commercial will find this "advertising" beyond poor taste, bordering on inflammatory.
eTrade: ARE YOU LISTENING?
(ps. watch the commercial with the volume muted and tell me what you see?)
I double- dare you to release a statement to the public in the same manner (vehicle, and length of time, and market penetration) apologizing for what will be termed "an oversight."
The ad agency should be summarily fired, as well as the "suits" who greenlighted this frightening advertising.
Why don't they cut to the chase and have a bank manager put a gun to a patron's head?
I apologize only for any incorrect words, spelling, and corporate misrepresentation of "eTrade", however, who can remember after such a shocking viewing such as this.