Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: atomic bomb, boom, empire, fumigene, japan, operation ivy
Or, not really. I came across these incredibly images at FFF today though, from a Wired article which in turn dug them up circa the 63-year ‘commemoration’ of the detonation of the very first atomic bomb.
Gulf News is among the most reputable regional papers – is this for real???
BAGHDAD – US will start pulling out their troops from Iraq from 2010. The decision was reached after several rounds of talks between US negotiators and their Iraqi counterparts. Speaking to Gulf News Haidar Al Abadi, a prominent leader of the Shiite coalition said, “The Americans recently agreed to the scheduled withdrawal and evacuation of US forces from Iraq starting the beginning of 2010 and the Iraqi negotiator was informed of US approval days before, and the debate between the two sides began to focus on the important details of this date.” Mahmoud Othman, a Kurdish leader also confirmed to the daily that “there is American approval for the rescheduling of withdrawal from Iraq at the beginning of 2010.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: answers, edward said, gramsci, hipster holocaust, questions, that's what she edward said
[photo by thankyouverylittle]
Hello hero, hipster holocaust hello!
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: fun, fun-o-meter, future gutter status, ideas, jake bronstein, nyc, zoomdoggle
I used to do something similar with a little glass jar with a makeshift pastel cardstock and tissue paper lid-with-coinslot (yeah it was mad girly). Instead of money though I’d drop in one liners written on cigarette rolling papers then screwed up into a tiny ball, to be retrieved for future songs or writings. A kind of piggybank of ideas, if you will, albeit probably of the superpretentious will-to-adjectivise type. I’d kind of love to read some of them now, but it’s sitting on my desk at home in Dubai.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: arabic, dead time, future gutter status, headspace, larkin, summer
I am unsure of who this man is or what it is that he’s doing. This does however characterise my current relationship with the Arabic language rather accurately. Today I was told that I sound like an ambulance siren (a quieter, more mumbly version) when distressed. I’m not sure how I feel about this? [I would like to learn to whine/wail to the theme tune from M*A*S*H when I grow up please]
But I’m reminded of a goldilocks level of bitterness – Philip Larkin poem:
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: big cats, cat, children, coney island, eek, huge, jellyfish, siren fest, trauma
So I was trying to think of some way to justify posting these two pictures of huuuuge cats that I came across today, the second via the incredible Tonk. Nobody wants to be one of those people, yknow, the kind that post cat pictures. The kind that have a bubbly logo of some cheesy-sleazy humour website stamped across a bottom corner. But eh, look at these cats. Kind of disturbingly redolent of when someone catches a huge fish, and then grins for the waterproof-disposable-camera-flash. Hello!
And why is the first person so happy? That cat looks like it could cheerfully maul a small child (wearing socks, at that – look at its paws). Unless the small child mauled it first.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: balloons, brooklyn, cartoons, electrical tape, nyc, onomatopoeia, public art, street art
I’ve never seen anything like this before – onomatopoeic street art, and made with balloons? Presumably with added pop!s or maybe whizzzzes at the demise of the balloon. From Brooklyn based artist DBILLY. This seems to be the first work he’s done with balloons, but theres some sweet illustration based stuff. And something else I’ve never seen – though it’s probably been done before – words made with electrical tape. Interesting in that it looks photoshopped, but isn’t; I’d love to see this from afar.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: baldessari, cathargena, faces, french, JR, old men, spain, wrinkles
“The city has a face, the country has a soul.”
I don’t know who said that, but it just might be true. And these days, it’s definitely no exaggeration to say that the walls have ears. Why not eyes, mouths, noses and other facial accroutements too? Luckily, JR obliges, with some of the sickest large scale urban work I’ve seen in a long time [via Wooster].
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: berlin fashion week, billboard, consumerism, walmart, xoooox
|In the 1980s, people feared that HIV might take over the world. Today they might have much the same worries about Swedish mega-retailer H+M. This billboard liberation from German artist XOOOOX, to coincide with Berlin Fashion Week, is pretty amazing. [via: Wooster]. XOOOOX doesn’t seem to have that much stuff up yet but I do like these rebranded benches. Font and a flourishy crest will go surprisingly far towards bougie-luxe appeal it seems.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: ☭☭☭, fecal face, miss universe, positivity, summer, the revolution
Aw. I also do not love Arabic right now in its thorough consumption, subsequent implosion of my life. Originally via weheartit.And in other positivity du jour, I’m really not feeling movement politics lately. And by lately I mean at all. Maybe it will pass, maybe not. SDS national in DC may or may not be the turnpoint.
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