Thursday, December 9, 2010





-John Lennon

(Photo: Bob Gruen, 1974)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Back from Montreal, where I found these postcards.
Bless the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Monday, November 22, 2010

To the TSA, from the man who created the USPS . . .

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

--Benjamin Franklin, 1759
@ left, in stone,
Washington D.C., 2009

Monday, November 15, 2010

"Free" Sunsets @ New Museum

Lisa Oppenheim's 35-mm slideshow projection, The Sun is Always Setting Somewhere Else (2006) is a sublime highlight of FREE at The New Museum.

Like the 22 other artists in the show, Oppenheim appropriates digital ephemera from online, in this case, sunsets in Iraq taken by U.S. soldiers and posted on Flickr, and incorporates it into her non-virtual 35-mm slideshow, which clicks away softly against a white wall, capturing their photos of the sun going down against her ocean horizon . . . Go see FREE . . . it's up until January 23, 2011.

Friday, November 12, 2010

old gods new gods i

Zeus bust in the Bode Museum, Berlin, 2010

Rugby mug on Canal Plus, Dax, France, 2010

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pathetic Newsreel, November 4, 2010

Shot while flipping through channels.
Trying to find something,
to rid the mind
of the recent shellacking
and the soon-to-be-daily usage of
"House Majority Leader John Boehner."