REMOTE CONTROLLED

“The instrument (the telescreen, it was called) could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely.” — George Orwell, 1984 Will the lost year, 2020, create a new lost… Continue reading

STRAW MAN

“It is such an uncomfortable feeling to know one is a fool.”— L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz “[M]y two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.”—… Continue reading

CLAUDE WASHED AWAY BY THE SEA

“The human race is but a monotonous affair. Most of them labor the greater part of their time for mere subsistence; and the scanty portion of freedom which remains to them so troubles… Continue reading

ARTIST-LIKE STATEMENT

The work of my art—not the artworks—is play acting, object making and insight finding. As play acting: The posts are me doing, ex post facto, “What I want to be when I grow… Continue reading

CHILD ABUSE

Not of a child, but by one. At this man-child’s developmental—not chronological—age, lacking mastery of a sense of object permanence and possessing a infantile intolerance of frustration, we can only hope that his… Continue reading

HE CAN’T DANCE

“Cum nemo audit aliquid potest dici” This one does not use the usual art/arbeit/amour thing of the artist watching the careerist walking away with his new found mate/model/muse. I’ve overworked that one, to… Continue reading

BLUSTER’S LAST STAND

First the voters did it, then the media, the courts and finally the electoral college agreed, but you-know-who still won’t admit it. Cheeto Benito got fired. This series finale to “The Apprentice: Presidential… Continue reading

IN THE YEAR 2024

Dear GOP, please consider letting your leader think you’ll let him have 2024 if he’ll let go of 2020. He is literally killing us by holding on to it. The two and a… Continue reading

TAIN’T THE SEASON

Imagine this illustration as a storyboard sketch for a “Hell-mark” X-mas movie in all its faux Gemütlichkeit glory, set in the halcyon days of early late capitalism. It shows a feisty young woman… Continue reading

FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR

A lifetime ago, in a previous century, there was for each community one newspaper and 3-4 nearly identical TV stations to get your news from. The news you got from any one of… Continue reading