Thursday, November 28, 2013

Barking mad as a hatter.

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Crazy as a bedbug? Crazy as a shithouse rat?

"We can hear the night watchman click his flashlight,
ask himself if it's him or them that's in-sane?"
(Visions of Johanna, Blonde on Blonde, 1966).
Sudbury Ontario 1996:
Edward Burtynsky.Edward Burtynsky.
Photographs by Edward Burtynsky.
Brian Gable, no apologies for edits.

Lac Mégantic Québec 2013:
Photograph by Michael Forian.
K-k-k-Canada has no Environment Minister.

“Canada applauds the decision by Prime Minister Abbott to introduce legislation to repeal Australia’s carbon tax. The Australian Prime Minister’s decision will be noticed around the world and sends an important message.

“Our government knows that carbon taxes raise the price of everything, including gas, groceries, and electricity. Prime Minister Abbott has said that, in Australia, the repeal of the carbon tax will reduce the average household’s cost of living by (in Australian dollars) $550 a year, take $200 off household power bills and $70 off gas bills.

“Our government has reduced greenhouse gas emissions while protecting and creating Canadians jobs – greenhouse gas emissions are down since 2006, and we’ve created 1 million net new jobs since the recession – and we have done this without penalising Canadian families with a carbon tax.”
Statement by Paul Calandra, MP for Oak Ridges—Markham
and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister,
on behalf of Stephen Harper & the Government of Canada, November 12 2013.
One could say the country has no ministers at all, no government - or none that is looking out for the best interests of all - in commonalty (that is) with the entire planet.
Aislin: Typhoon Haiyan aka Yolanda Nov 4-11.Tony Abbot.Stephen Harper.Paul Calandra.Leona Aglukkaq.

Alice & Humpty Dumpty.Mad Hatter.

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less."

"The question is," said Alice, "whether you CAN make words mean so many different things."

"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master—that's all."

Lewis Carroll, 'Through the Looking Glass', 1871.
See: Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll, & John Tenniel.
Cf.   ['confer', meaning 'compare']

"For then will I turn to the people a pure language ..."                                                                

Zephaniah 3:9 (nevermind the serving-the-Lord nonsense).
Sailor & Siren.Stanley Lewis.Mad magazine.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world:
I offend therefore I am.
All that we have together is not enough for one of those Mensaleiros.
But does anyone still care about the Catholic Church at all?

Morituri te salutamus:
Morituri te salutamus.
"We sit here stranded though we're all doing our best to deny it." (Ibid.)

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

'Insufferable ego-centric creep,' (Agatha Cristie on Poirot).

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"Please accept my resignation. I don’t care to belong to any club that would accept me as a member," (Grouch Marx, possibly/probably apocryphal).

Gros Morne Table lands, Serpentinite (bumph at Wikipedia):
Gros Morne Table lands, Serpentinite.



David Parkins.

There goes that dog to wait for his master at the bus stop.
He's done this every day for five years. The big problem is that his master died but he doesn't know.
You're not going to tell him?
Why spoil the fun?


Tony Abbot, neanderthal.

Alan Moir.

Alan Moir.

Brian Gable, no apologies for edits.

Glenn McCoy.

Tom Toles.Tom Toles.

Not comfort exactly, but ... sort of:
Daneen Suganeenee.Anonymous ballerina.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

From the vault.

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Wonderkop, Marikana, South Africa, mid-August 2012:
Wonderkop, Marikana, South Africa, mid-August 2012.
Wonderkop, Marikana, South Africa, mid-August 2012.
Photographs by Greg Marinovich.
Chaparina, Yucumo, Bolivia, September 20 2011:
Chaparina, Yucumo, Bolivia, September 20 2011.

Famine in the Horn of Africa, September 2011:
Dadaab, Kenya.Safia Adem mourning Hamza Ali Faysal in cathedral of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Environmental bollocks, the 'Economy', &c. (there is no fricken' 'debate'):
Brian Gable.Tom Toles.

Glenn McCoy, apologies for edits.

Stephan Pastis: Pearls Before Swine.

Ben Sargent.Joe Heller.

Anthony Jenkins.

Natalie Dee.Toxic k-k-Canada.

Tony Auth.Brian Gable.


John Jonik.John Jonik.

Carlos Latuff.Rossell.
The little guy at the right reminds me of me. Hope he makes it out the window at least. I don't think I did.

Strong graces:
Eartha Kitt in 1968 at ~30.

Ariel by Thorsten Jankowski.Ariel by Thorsten Jankowski.

Barron Claiborne: Goddess.Barron Claiborne: Goddess.Barron Claiborne: Goddess.

Makosi Musambasi.Miss Numa Perrier.Mmekutmfon Essien by Barron Claiborne.Mmekutmfon Essien by Barron Claiborne.
Mmekutmfon (Mfon) Essien,
born in Nigeria 1968,
died in New York at 34 in 2001.
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