Archive for September, 2008
- Ever wondered how they did come up with the exact number of $700 billion to save the US credit market?
"It’s not based on any particular data point, we just wanted to choose a really large number." …professionals.
- Feds give customs agents free hand to seize travelers’ documents.
- Palin tried to ban gay book and her church tries to “heal” gays.
- Has Palin been picked as the titular head of the coming Police State?
- Palin = The female George Bush? Even more and more Republicans want to get rid of her.
- Saggy jeans law ruled unconstitutional in Florida.
Schöne Zusammenfassung der politischen Lage
[Sorry, relevant for Germany only]
- Die neuen Terroristen: Schwule, aus Angst vor Übergriffen gegen den Papst…
- Österreich: Kanzlerkandidat lässt Schwulenpornos beschlagnahmen
- Nazis bekommen 30% bei Wahl in Östereich.
- Die CSU verliert in Bayern 17% – naja, ein Anfang immerhin.
- Nazis in der CSU… schon wieder.
- Piratenpartei deckt illegale Überwachung in Bayern auf = Hausdurchsuchung beim Pressesprecher der Piratenpartei
- CSU stimmt im Bundestag gegen eigenes Wahlversprechen.
- Passend zum Thema: Hier gibt’s eine richtig coole Visualisierung aller Abstimmungen im Bundestag!
The male youth in the photography of Will McBride
"I am very interested in boys. Let there be no doubt about that. But I do not meet them in train stations nor in the men’s lavatories. I do not go to places where I expect to see boys. I do not ask boys to come home with me for pay. But when I see a good looking boy, or what I think is a good looking boy: thin and with good bones and muscles, an intelligent face with clear eyes and a full mouth, high cheekbones, a not too large nose, a flat stomach, a full butt and long legs, big feet and big hands, then there I am charged with a lot of excitement. It is this excitement that makes me work. I do not make love to boys. I make pictures and sculptures of them – my expression of loving" — Will McBride
Of the many happy campers at the record-demolishing (and economy-confounding) Sotheby’s auction last night, Takashi Murakami may have been the happiest. Drawing stares from art-world veterans — one told us she’d never seen an artist show up to watch his own work on the block — the Japanese Pop maestro sat in the back of the room with a serene smile as My Lonesome Cowboy, his larger-than-life sculpture of a boy waving an ejaculate lasso, brought in $15.2 million.