I used to consider myself more a moderate republican for the most part, because I am not a believer in big government, based solely on the notion that larger gov’t equals more taxes and more gov’t programs that don’t produce revenue just spend money. Lately, however I have found myself listening to the Democratic argument more because the Republicans have been exposing themselves as large rhetoric screamers more than anything else without real solutions. Think I will be moving to Independent soon.
Case in point the healthcare summit Obama held two weeks ago, which by the way I thought was a genius play and totally exposed the Republicans even if he was trying to or not. Healthcare is a huge issue that the majority can agree needs to get resolved which is what Obama has been pushing for, but the back and forth finger pointing and inability of lawmakers to get anything done has pissed off the public who have now seemed to stop caring because they are tired of it. The round table style summit which was nationally televised put Democrats and Republicans in a room to iron out their specific differences in the current bill and put together a bill that met the needs of both parties. If you watched it, it was clear that Democrats showed up with some concrete suggestions and comprises and Republicans showed up to make campaign speeches and spit rhetoric. Obama serves McCain here.
My 2nd point to this is the recent exposure of a Republican National Committee strategy document which surfaced after a RNC member left the 72 page document in their hotel room where the meeting was held in Boca Grande, FLA. The point of this meeting is tell republicans what strategies to use to help raise funds for their campaigns this fall. One page, headed “The Evil Empire,” pictures Obama as the Joker from Batman, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leaders Harry Reid are depicted as Cruella DeVille and Scooby Doo, respectively. The document uncovered by politico.com outlines using Obama and fear towards socialism to raise funds and tap the ego-driven wealthy with promises of access to the party. Given Democrats used Bush to throttle to them power 2 years ago, it’s obvious Americans are fed up with politics like this. Politics are not about facts, rather who has the best marketing machine, won by who ever has the most money behind them getting the american public to believe whatever they want.
We should really start a movement where elections are more focused around qualifications and the records of candidates with an equal $ amount provided by the gov’t that each can spend on their campaign. The primaries would be open game, but after that you would have to play by the rules. People are tired of it all and confidence in gov’t is nearly all lost, so something will need to happen sooner or later.
I usually don’t like to post just one song, but this video and song really grew on me and is incredibly catchy. An entertaining and cheeky music video for “70 Million”, a hit song by Franco-American band, Hold Your Horses!, offers a wink at art history as band members playfully reconstruct famous paintings in an off the wall lyrical interpretation all their own. Produced by L’Ogre.
New York street artist WK Interact brings the intimidating power of Dwyane Wade to life on the streets of Brooklyn. The French urban artist based in NYC, has been featuring his street, studio and commissioned work from the last 10 years, and this video really reveals the depth of his creative process. Famous for his black and white painted murals of skaters, kung-fu masters boxers and mountain climbers, all of his work incorporates a unique and often eerie sense of motion. I really like this video because I was driving through Brooklyn the other day and saw this MASSIVE Dwaye Wade Nightmares Never Sleep billboard. I couldnt stop thinking about how great it was, and now I know why!
A boy from the chocolate and waffle country – Belgium – made Mr. Fly into a celebrity.
As written in JPG magazine Nicholas met Mr. Gerald Fly in his garden while shooting some cliché flowers. As always, there was a sob story to follow: Over the years Mr. Fly degraded from a successful cab driver to a poor lonely insect as he had 173 wives who cost him a fortune on make-up and clothing. Not to mention his 2184 kids, who all needed money for education and iPods. So Nicholas offered him a job as his new photography model.
And I have to admit that both Nicholas and Mr. Fly are very talented in what they do. If you’d like to see more photos by Nicholas, his Flickr gallery can be found here.
Well apparently to North Korea, Americans love going around killing women and children with swords, while smoking cigarettes and always smiling when doing it. While the smoking cigs and smiling part might be true, I think they have gone a little over board with the ruthless murdering. Either way its a point of view that most of the world probably has which I guess you can say we did it to ourselves. Go U.S.A.
Dogs are better than cats, yes I said it and I don’t care what anyone says. Pedigree’s new slow motion commercial features dogs jumping and catching Pedigree dog food. A Phantom camera at 1,000 fps (frames-per-second) is used to capture the dog’s action in detail. The super slow motion really captures the intense sense of desire in the dogs’ eyes. At first there were two pieces show “Catch” and “Jump”. But then they put footage from the two spots together to form this new greater whole that really exploits the dynamics of the dogs’ athleticism and their emotive personality in slowed time.
Taking a piss at a urinal can be a very awkward experience if you get an old creepy weirdo for a neighbor. The common law is just stare straight ahead at the concrete blocks with an occasional look down, zip up, and get the hell out of there. Now personally I’m not one of those pee shy kind of guys and I can care less about how crowded or exposed the stalls are, I’m there to do one thing and one thing only. Some guys get really up tight when in a public bathroom, I don’t know why. There are some guys that get all tough ass and don’t like to even hear words spoken in the bathroom. Because of those guys I started being a real asshole in public bathrooms in order to make them feel as uncomfortable as possible, and to also get a good laugh when I break out of there. Here are 20 things you can do to make things real awkward, real fast, but pure comedy for you and your buddies.
1. “Your stream seems kind of weak, maybe you should get your prostate checked.”
2. Pinch your nose real exaggerated like, and exclaim, “God damn, these blood clots stink. Can you smell them over there? Smells like barbecue sauce and vomit.”
3. “Hey, nice cock buddy.”
4. “I wonder what my sister is up to right now?”
5. “Oh it BURNS, my God in heaven how it BURNS.”
6. Piss in the urinal right next to the only guy in the bathroom, especially when there is 10 other open urinals.
JuliAnn Miller, a graphic design student at CCA in San Francisco, designed this packaging that she did for a recent information design class.
“We were to design work for a social or political cause; I chose tattoos for my topic,” she says. “This
Tattoo Tester is a kit that comes with certain papers so that the user can create custom temporary tattoos (transfer paper and carbon paper). The kit also includes a brochure with information on tattoo statistics and a brief history of tattooing.”
The box is made from light cardboard and all printed material is printed on recycled kraft paper. All typography is in various weights of Myriad Pro. Im a big tattoo fan, and one of my main concerns whenever I get new ink is how its going to actually look on my body. This is a great solution!
Joe Cocker is an American rock singer who is famous for such cover songs as “With A Little Help From My Friends” by the Beatles. In 1969 Cocker sang that song at Woodstock and I don’t know for sure if he was on drugs, but he did not sing the same words in the original version of that song, not even close. What’s even more ridiculous is how everyone watching this was just bobbing their head really digging what he was saying, clearly also on drugs. Either way check out this hilarious illustrated translation of his live performance.
Favorite Line: “Lordddd I know your a guy, put on this turban.”
A friend of mine was recently voicing his complaints about his Netflix account. He is a huge sciFi fan and when searching for his favorite SciFi movies would always find many versions of knock off movies right next to them and in one case had even chosen the wrong movie for delivery. I did some research and found what I was looking for at scifiwire.com. I had no idea how many mockbusters were really out there. Here are some of the best. Princess of Mars actually takes credit as inspiration for Avatar on the cover.