My mate Steve briefly considers the creative effort that goes into designing film posters.
A lamb wearing a woolly jumper is a bit like in Silence of the Lambs where Anthony Hopkins wears someone’s skin. Only cuter.
US President Barack Obama has called his country’s relationship with the UK “truly special”, following a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron.
The president said the world was “more secure and more prosperous” when the UK and US worked together.
Very special. We were the empire and they were our bitch, and now they’re the empire and we’re their bitch. And no fucker is safe. We fuck with people so they bomb us so we bomb them so they bomb us some more. Meanwhile we allow a minority in our societies to accumulate the vast majority of the wealth. And most of the world’s population is dirt poor because they’re farming and making the stuff we pay fuck all for. How much better would the world be if the US and UK didn’t work together? We’ve been divorced for 227 years, it’s about time we stopped fucking. The world in its collective ass.
Photo: Daniel Roland / AFP / Getty Images (via SFGate: Day in Pictures)
This is a visual metaphor for civilisation. Move to the concrete jungle. Live in a box. Get depressed. Watch helplessly as your children turn to drugs to fill the existential vacuum. Take a photo of it and call it art.
Reblog by default
Dogwoof is the distributor of Oliver Stone’s South of the Border and I’m reading their blog post about the film’s premiere in London and looking at their photos…
Stone with writer/film maker Tariq Ali, and producer Fernando Sulichin. Okay.
Stone with two of the Dogwoof people. Okay.
Stone and Sulichin with more of the Dogwoof people. Okay.
Stone with Chris Eubank. What?
This led me to wiki him:
More recently, Eubank has been spending time penning a musical based on his life. The project, which carries a working title of ‘Eubox’, was initially being funded by producer (and chairman of Everton F.C.) Bill Kenwright. After showing great interest in the project initially, Kenwright eventually pulled out after he received an invoice to the value of £17,500 for a giant wooden replica of the Peterbilt 379 truck which Eubank owns. Eubank insisted it was essential to the production but Kenwright maintained that a script was needed before set design was considered. Undeterred, in an interview with QVC, Eubank insisted that the production would go ahead and he hoped to be in London’s West end by the summer of 2011 and then on Broadway by the following year. As of 2010 Eubank is yet to finalise the script and he has not received interest from any West End or Broadway producers. However, the show is scheduled to open on Saturday 20 November 2010 at the Brighton British Legion.
Madam, – May I respectfully suggest that “what not to wear” should be kept on the television and out of the Dáil. – Yours, etc,
The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work.
These are some of the findings of a two-year investigation by The Washington Post that discovered what amounts to an alternative geography of the United States, a Top Secret America hidden from public view and lacking in thorough oversight. After nine years of unprecedented spending and growth the result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe is so massive that its effectiveness is impossible to determine.
The investigation’s other findings include:
* Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States.
* An estimated 854,000 people, nearly 1.5 times as many people as live in Washington, D.C., hold top-secret security clearances.
* In Washington and the surrounding area, 33 building complexes for top-secret intelligence work are under construction or have been built since September 2001. Together they occupy the equivalent of almost three Pentagons or 22 U.S. Capitol buildings - about 17 million square feet of space.