Friday, July 17, 2009

The Stamp of Approval

On the one hand, peace between Israel and Palestine would contribute to stability in the Middle East.

On the other hand, war between Israel and Palestine would contribute to stability in the Middle East.

Let the Photoshopping Begin

John "Humbert" Derbyshire will soon have a new book out, and I gotta say I like the cover:
The "doom" is apparently a running gag.

Via mikey:

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I Have No Bridge and I Must Troll

God, I feel so good now. Got it all out. Okay, let’s hear it in the comments section now. No holding back. That includes you, Unrighteous Bubba and Cognitive Dissonant. Tell us about all the kinky things you like to do with tinfoil, Vaseline and vacuum cleaners while watching sick online German porn in your mothers’ basements :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Biggus Dickus Is Angered!

Roy takes Rod Dreher to task:
The other has to do with Dreher's idea of life in general. He's alarmingly sympathetic to plural marriages between/among nymphets and middle-aged men in a religious context. But the notion of sexual fantasy nauseates him. With God, all things are possible indeed: if a grown man picks the right faith he can live like Humbert Humbert minus the guilt, but if he or anyone looks at Miss November not only is he doomed, but so is society.
So too does this gentleman:
Rod Dreher irresponsibly drags the "problem of pornography" onto his blog and then attempts to hide the mess behind a few utterly boring "essay" questions. Typical Dreher. Bring up a problem that is at the root of the soul-annihilation of an entire generation, hope people will applaud you for noticing (and being "above it all, really"), and proceed to render the gravity of the problem vulnerable to the most basic statistical and narcissistic critiques.
Why yes, thank you for guessing, smart person!

It's RIMWELL again!


A dynamic logo for a dynamic personality:


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Subsidized Blogriculture

Mark Steyn spies this:
The closing of a newspaper means a little piece of democracy has died.
Mark Steyn responds thus:
This kind of indestructible, fatuous narcissism is a big part of what's wrong. What other industry conflates itself with the very legitimacy of the state? If you're insisting on your indispensability even as millions dispense with you, you're the one with the problem.
That makes me want to donate money to the National Review which could not survive in the marketplace without the blah blah blah.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bicycle Race

Antonio Ruiz, 1938.

Philadelphia Museum of Art.

How Dare They!

Billy is outraged!
Last but not least comes Madonna (who just screams “family values”). During the 2008 campaign, she used a photo montage during one of her performances to compare John McCain to Hitler.

In comments to the article (which is entitled "Hollywood's Oxymoronic Definition of 'Liberal Tolerance'"):
Here's the sitch. These fragile ego'd pretenders in Hollywood feel guilty because they know they know what they do is a joke and yet they get paid well and are fawned over. They feel bad because they play act all day and do nothing of importance yet earn much more than people of real significance. They also are aware of what dirt-bags they are (remember "casting couches" -- Think they went away?) and due to a non-belief in God are unable to ever feel forgiven for their shortfalls. To fight and appease this nagging guilt, they get involved in social causes. Further, most all of them have massive insecurities and so they cannot tolerate anyone who shines a light on their immorality. As such they surround themselves with other dirt-bags, including a dirt-bag President who will not threaten to expose their immoralities and shortcomings.
Also the site is entitled Big Hollywood, because conservatives are supposed to like entertainment just like regular folks.

The Human Shrub

The world needs heroes.

Corrupt bureaucrats cannot stand the shining green light of justice aimed at their actions:
Martin Hunt, the council committee member for parks and gardens, said the only reason containers were bereft of flowers was because the planting season had yet to begin.

"If the Human Shrub is crossing dual carriageways in order to make a political point then I think he is being very irresponsible," he told the East Anglian Daily Times.

"He could get himself injured or killed, or even worse could lead to someone else being injured or killed. At least when he was outside the town hall he was amusingly stupid. This is not funny at all."

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Quartz Composer

I've been fiddling with Blender once in a while, which is free, but the learning curve is steep and I tend to give up after extruding a sphere or two. While I was looking up some related material I remembered Max/MSP which had a nifty kinda modular interface but costs oodles of money for honest law-abiding citizens such as myself. For some reason I looked that up on the Wikipedia and I find I have a low-budget modular video synthesizer right on my Mac. Quartz Composer is a fucking snap to use.

Share with me the fruits of my labours:

Autoplaying and looping YouTube is awfully fun.