THE WORK OF ART

All art these days is conceptual art. Content and style are no longer relevant to an artwork’s value. It doesn’t matter if that art is mass market or “fine.” Look at the wing… Continue reading

THE CURSE OF INTERESTING TIMES

When I started to sketch this drawing, a day or two ago, things were different. So I’ve removed the little guy walking on water from the middle of the image on the right.… Continue reading

COGITATING DISSONANCE

At first we only heard them say, “You can be any thing you want to be,” Dreamers all, we didn’t pay attention to the rest of that line, “if you do as you… Continue reading

NOBLESSE NOT OBLIGED

So here we are in the 21st century recreation of a Victorian era adventurer’s den where our neo-feudal faux-aristocrat enjoys his smuggled Cuban and a fine old Islay. But it’s a virtual reality… Continue reading

GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS OF MANKIND

What is art? I don’t know anymore, but 50 yrs or so ago I though it did. I declared it to be the stuff artists did. And who were those artists? People who… Continue reading

VOTING RITES

You know, of course, that votes have been bought since time immemorial. So why would you think there is something especially odd about that these days? What’s new to the game is that… Continue reading

HUNGRY GHOSTS, LONELY PEOPLE

So here we are near, but not quite in, Asphodel Acres, a place “where dwell the souls and shadows of them that can labour no more” (Homer, Odyssey, Book XXIV) In other’ words,… Continue reading

PREDATOR LEVEL 6.0

“One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.” –Lewis Mumford We humans are between pigs and anchovies; we are at level… Continue reading

FREEDOM’S NOT JUST ANOTHER WORD

More freedom, is scary especially when you are losing some at the same time. More freedom in the sense of now being able to spent my time doing more of what I want… Continue reading

HAND TO MOUTH TO HAND…

Here we have a “green” economy, where an unnatural resource is fully recycled. On the ironic left we see rentiers, feeding the talking heads of the owned media, the tame think tanks and… Continue reading