Wednesday, March 9, 2011

oh yeah, I forgot

> Spent the morning at MoMA, checking out Picasso's guitars.
I noticed that the newspapers collaged into the first couple of constructions had headlines about violence - a murder or such. As best as my eyesight, flexibility and inferior French can make out, almost all of the newspapers were cut up to include violent stories, especially about the conflicts that would lead up to World War I.
This might be more related to the contents of French popular newspapers than to any joke or intuition on Picasso's part. Still, an odd coincidence. Of the clippings that did not refer to violence, as far as I can tell, all or most are collaged in upside down, as if to neutralize the subject matter.
> I'm thinking about changing up and renaming the blog, since it's turned out to be so seldom about my Blurry Books projects or photography. I'd like to feel more free to just post a small item or two on occasion - I've been feeling obliged to write longer and better-shaped posts, essays if you will, and that's not only what I want to be doing for my legion of fan. I also might as well put a Firedoglake newsfeed up, allowing me to turn my indignation upon a broader range of subjects.

"I think I'll go for a walk."

> That backwards-looking paragraph mark that indicates a forward-moving paragraph? It's called a pilcrow. 
> boingboing interior view of a glacier, via I'd post a pic, but I don't seem to be able to work anything more complex than a toothbrush today.
>  No more vuvuzela practice in the Wisconsin State Capitol building.
> "You're not fooling anyone, you know."