In Which I Get Cynical Over No Impact Man

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(P.S. Reminder to self. Proofreading is good before posting. Proofreading two times is better and still usually not good enough.) Spring is damn sprung. Already it’s approaching being beastly hot in this apartment which knows neither Autumn nor Spring. Upstairs neighbor climbs their way home up the steps and is tromping about. I have been sitting here with tears streaming …

The Amazing Aquasaur!

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Now this is how you do (or don’t) start blogging again. You write a post and go to save it only to find your website has gone down and said post falls plunk into the void. Said post wasn’t about the new bookshelves (yes from IKEA) that we got, which we’ve needed since October for more more books, DVDs, papers …

Plug for the Dappled Grays

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Like Bluegrass and Texas Swing? Marty recorded the “Dappled Grays” in the fall and their CD, “Doin’ My Job” is now out. Here’s their website. And here’s their Myspace page. You can hear tunes at either. I didn’t hear any of it until this morning and it’s some really fine music. If I wasn’t so allergied out then I would …

One's "inferiors"

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As I noted in a post below, what particularly rubbed me the wrong way about how the children were used in Jill Greenberg’s art was denying the reality of their emotions in order to provoke a certain feeling in adults. Denying the reality of their emotions, reforming them into allegory, and saying this had no effect on the children whatsoever. …

Link to more commentary on Jill Greenberg's "End Times"

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Stone Bridge has written a post Jill Greenberg and the boundaries of art, expanding and digressing on a comment that he’d made here. It’s interesting that the apologiae for Greenberg in the comments to Hawk’s original post all resort implicitly to the the romantic cult of the artist as Nietzschean ubermensch. Strange that this (you’d think) archaic religious system has …

Presuming to judge another artist's ethics can be risky, but here goes…

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Presuming to judge another artist’s ethics can be risky, but here goes. Boingboing points to this blog post of Thomas Hawk, photographers’ rights activist, in which he writes on the photography of Jill Greenberg. In specific, her photos of children crying. Seems she admits that she manipulates the children into crying, doing things such as offering lollipops then taking them …

Domo-kun vs. Karen. Domo wins.

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Japanese national public television gave the Japanese Domo-kun in gratitude for their contributions. I can’t locate a pic of her right now, but Georgia Public Broadcasting most frequently gives us someone named Karen thanking us during the telethons and cheering us on to give and give more. Karen is fuzzy in a Southern drawl, hairspray and big fake eyelashes kind …

Summer (almost)

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Summer isn’t official in my book until the solstice. But I just made myself iced coffee so it’s kind of here. I would have made iced green tea but I guzzle iced green tea and I was still full from dinner of fried tofu and chili bean paste (doesn’t heat up the kitchen). Marty went to Rick’s funeral today. Which …