Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Rules to Eat By

United States Food Administration poster, circa 1917

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Eighties Child

I could sketch the whole of my childhood around Michael Jackson hits. First record: Thriller. First cassette: Bad. I begged my mother to get me Moonwalk for my 13th birthday (she did, and I read it straight through, fascinated). I had a red boombox, a sequined glove, too-short pants... A break-dancer wanna-be. And a horrible one at that.

But then things turned sour with a myriad of visits to the plastic surgeon, babies dangling from balconies and more sinister charges. And yet in spite of all that, a Jackson Five episode on TV or a song from Off the Wall or Thriller will still slap a smile on my face.

Colour Me Barry

Ahmadinejad Assails Obama as Opposition Urges Defiance

Mr. Ahmadinejad’s remarks, quoted on the semi-official Fars news agency, came as news reports suggested that more than a third of Iran’s 290 Parliament members had snubbed a victory party for him Wednesday night and as opposition figures said 70 academics had been arrested after meeting with the main opposition leader...

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Can't sleep.
My thoughts look and feel like a Richard Serra sculpture.
Not a bad thing in itself, but not exactly conducive to them
golden slumbers either.

Moleskine Book Hack

Friday, June 19, 2009

Michelangelo's First Painting at the Met

* The Torment of Saint Anthony



Directed by Gary Hustwit, who wrote and directed Helvetica, this new documentary features Paola Antonelli, curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA, and the brainchild behind Design and the Elastic Mind at MoMA - definitely the most exhilarating exhibit I've ever seen.

Release date is July 3rd. Count me in.

What, exactly, is a Supreme Leader?

BFF with God

A superior see-er
Of all things supreme

In other words, God loves Him more than he loves you.

Supreme Leader Calls Iran Election Fair


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Best Pizza Commercial Ever!

** Clams on pizza? I'm overflowing with Japan-love.

Old Harriet Pics