Roy Henry Vickers is quite simply one of the greatest living artists. The web doesn’t do justice to his work, because some of the images are rendered in such a way that the totality of the work cannot be seen from every position; you can’t just stare at them straight-on and expect things to reveal themselves. His work was the inspiration for my own logo, which was created for me by my friend Shahee.
He’s gotten into social media in a big way recently, with Facebook and Twitter, and now YouTube as well. One of his most famous works is called The Elders are Watching, and he’s done it beautifully and movingly in video form. You will like this.
We the People. Hey, who you calling WE, white man?
Happy May Day, workers of the world! Enjoy your paid day off, no doubt spent among your fellow labourers, reveling in your special day. Did the head of the local Chamber of Commerce bring you breakfast in bed, or is that just here in Canuckistan? Did you remember to swing by the town square for the big Kick A Newly Homeless Wall Streeter party and bbq? And pick up your share of TARP dollars (application form here)? Remember, today only that cardboard box or ’78 Dodge van you’ve been living in may be redeemed for a 1 bedroom plus den Yaletown condo. Also today only, Urban Fare accepts those food cheques that The Ministry issues, as do C, the chocolate buffet at the Sutton Place Hotel, and Tojo’s sushi.
Fucking Capitalism: how does it work? Here’s a handy-dandy diagram that clears it all up.
Capitalism layer cake
It's a dog's life.
The Rules of the Universe dictate that for every kitteh post we post a puppeh post. Oh, and if reading the harsh truths about the conversion of excess pettitude into electricity so you can watch Two and a Half Men in comfort shocks you, there’s also this:
Om nom nom Pom
Popular Science was pretty wacky and paranoid in 1956. I guess they were still recovering from the war, in that REAL waterskiiers were apparently rationed or something.
To which one can only reply:
I mean seriously, dude, whatte BE this?
How topical. Today brings news that former Vancouverite, former Canadian, former Ukranian, former SS guard Hans Seifert, the Beast of Bolzano, has died in custody for his war crimes in an Italian hospital. In somewhat related news, we at the ol’ raincoaster blog stumbled across the following archival image which:
- lets Brazil off the hook
- proves that, whatever career choice he may make, Adolf Hitler always ends up in Western Canada.
Hitler is everywhere... in Western Canada. Cowboy? Dot-Commer? Barista?