“Every morning, to earn my bread,
I go to the market where lies are bought.
Hopefully
I take up my place among the sellers.”

Bertolt Brecht – “Hollywood” from “Poems in Exile” (1942)

Those nice people at Condomania now have a blog dedicated to their growing range of artist-designed condoms and related stuff. They also took me totally by surprise recently by commenting on this blog!

“We recently got the bright idea to gather together a bunch of working artists and ask them to design packaging for condoms which will both interest and excite our customers. This website is our attempt to document that process while also pointing out where others in the condom industry are doing things right, and where they are doing things wrong from our perspective.”

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“My biggest problem with the phrase ‘white power’ is my distaste for redundancy.”

Merkley

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This is the truth

April 12, 2007

Peter Howson - Madonna and Ogre

Despite having “a new found faith in Christianity” (generally the kiss of death to any kind of creativity), Peter Howson, “Scotland’s greatest living painter” ™ has now managed to produce a triumvirate of highly pleasing paintings of my favourite celebrity idiot and orphan botherer, the graceless Madonna. As can be seen from the extract above, also featuring her equally boorish husband (referred to here by Howson as ‘Ogre’),  he has succinctly and expertly captured the repulsive allure of the “golden couple”.

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Historical note: “Scotland’s greatest living painter” was actually born in England.

We are fam-i-lee

February 19, 2007

“You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something.
Nowadays everybody’s crazy.

Charles Manson

Image source: Nick Bougas (unpopart.org)

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  • No, please, no more.

An interesting island

January 20, 2007

“Did you know there’s a girls’ school with 400 girls just round the corner? Very nice, I’ll tell you, it really is lovely. I mean they’re so beautiful those little girls are. My conscience won’t let me tamper – feel I might damage their lives if I do anything.”

A short, but unusual, 1974 interview with Brian Eno. Conducted by then journalist Chrissie Hynde.

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“Gene Tierney” by George Hurrell (1944)

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