Wednesday, April 09, 2014

retro darkblack #11 - Preznit Give Me Watercolors

Warhol U Doin', Boy?


It's nice (if by nice one infers mildly creepy) to think that my former muse and I share the same online art supply resource...but I'd rather that he puts his hand to such derivative and sub-amateurish works, as opposed to continuing his official quest of global despoilment and ravaging on behalf of his well-heeled stakeholders.


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Bill O'Reilly tired of overbearing male role, seeks fulfillment in feminine expression

Down Levittown Way


...from FOX News - they report, you decide.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

retro darkblack #10 - You Still Can't Handle The Truth

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Have A Fabulous Eternity

Have A Fabulous Eternity

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ladies & gentlemen, today's face of American conservatism...

Liar Of The Right Worm

Ann Coulter, a dabbler in zesty alternate realities and other fictive flights of fancy who opines that legal immigration over the last 50 years to partake of the parts of a dwindling American Dream that are not exclusively for the lily-white just like getting raped. Really.

In her quest to say any bright shining lie that will gain the attention that she so pathetically craves, the line between propaganda and insanity grows ever more blurred.
Please proceed, and may fate take a hand with you and your nonsense.

A Disciplined Mind


Friday, February 28, 2014

retro darkblack #9 - Fast Food Rushmore

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Point That Thing At Yourself, Dick

Who's Next?

Crooks & Liars:
Former vice president Dick Cheney went on Fox's "Hannity" show last night to discuss the recent plans to reduce the Army to levels not seen since 1940 — through a reduction in personnel and removing a class of warplanes from the field — in an effort to cut budgets after a decade of war, calling the decision "over the top."
He told host Sean Hannity that President Obama would "much rather spend the money on food stamps than he would on a strong military or support for our troops.” ... Earlier in the interview, Cheney said, "The fact of the matter is he’s having a huge impact on the ability of future presidents to deal with future crises that are bound to arise. ... I can guarantee you, there’s never going to be a call from the future secretary of defense to Barack Obama, to thank him for what he’s done to the military. This is just devastating.”

But yet, as with most other things in the cold and unfriendly word of Dick, there's another side to the story:
Cheney pared defense while Pentagon chief - The Boston Globe, April 29, 2004 WASHINGTON – Vice President Dick Cheney, who has been charging that John Kerry would be a dangerous president because he opposed many key weapons that the military now relies on, himself presided over the biggest cutbacks in defense programs in modern history when he was secretary of defense under the first President Bush.
As Pentagon chief from 1989 to 1993 Cheney canceled or cut back many of the same weapons programs – bombers, fighter planes, battle tanks – that he says Kerry tried to deprive the armed forces of.
Many of the Cheney-era cuts were made at the end of the Cold War, when the administration of President George H.W. Bush was seeking to reduce the size of the military. But some of these downsizing efforts would have affected the military of today.

'In the name of Christian justice, someone should cut your head off!' - Charles Manson.


Monday, February 24, 2014

retro darkblack #8 - Tea In The Sahara

Tea In The Sahara

...from 2006.

Friday, February 21, 2014

retro darkblack #7 - Snow Black

Snow Black

...from 2006.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Achy Breaky Art

No Way To Treat Your Toys

Being something of an minor league art cannibal, I've been observing the recent controversy created when a local Miami artist acted on impulse (or in a premeditated fashion, depending on who you believe) and broke elements of an expensive art installation to protest the museum's perceived lack of community outreach, once again exposing a typical gallery game to light where the well-known are used (and abused) and the unknown are ignored for the sake of commerce. Plus ca change...
An irony abounds here, however - for the artist whose work hit the tiles has himself made a name by indulging at times in forms of vandalism for the sake of a greater point - in his case, to protest the masses' uncaring attitude toward their own cultural history. A fair point, and yet...
The fact that this same artist now decries such highbrow hooliganism holds the irony, and the comparison used to justify his revisionism ('You cannot stand in front of a classical painting and kill somebody and say that you are inspired by the artist') makes as little sense as a purely destructive act committed in and of itself. Who is 'killing somebody' here, in the interests of metaphoric comparison?
Further to that, actual murder has allegedly inspired art, as art has been the inspiration for murder...which thus dooms the comparison to irrelevance, in any case.
It's likely that the art was overvalued for insurance purposes, as the artist acknowledged - and my opinion is that it is overvalued for artistic purposes also, as dipping an ancient relic in high-visibility paint provides a point (to me) abstract at best and nebulous at the worst, much like another artist who took the mundane and made it more...mundane.

'Fuck off', indeed.


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