Saturday, February 23, 2013

Dirty Dancing

Submitted for your consideration without further comment:

If that doesn’t do it for you, there’s much more:

I can’t do any more. You’re on your own here.

Please carry on.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Marshall McLuhan: Patron Saint of Politicians

“I don't necessarily agree with everything that I say.”
― Marshall McLuhan

On the occasion of George Washington’s birthday, I would like to submit a proposal to Congress naming Marshall McLuhan the patron saint of Politicians.

You all remember Marshall; the man considered the father of the electronic age, who coined the term “media” and was the first to take note of the fact that “the medium is the message.”

Ironically, Mr. McLuhan’s complex theories on how the electronic gods we create come to rule us have been reduced to sound bites, such as “we become what we behold.”

madonna gaga beyonce“Art is anything you can get away with.”
Marshall McLuhan


Frightening, really, because these manufactured icons have a way of becoming larger than life.

2012-10-08T013648Z_1873639228_GM1E8A80QMK01_RTRMADP_3_OBAMA“A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and
understanding.” ―
Marshall McLuhan

It’s almost as if Marshall had a crystal ball way back in 1964 that allowed him to see into our future.

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a “Let’s Move!” and Sesame Street taping with Big Bird in the White House Kitchen, Feb. 13, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House. “ All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.” Marshall McLuhan

As McLuhan foresaw, Big Guy located that elusive messaging “sweet spot” and has used his supportive media to advance his message; in this case it’s blame-shifting. When presented to the mindlessly loyal fans by a mythological icon (created with the complicity of the equally mindless media) it seems to be working precisely as Marshall envisioned.

 USA-CAMPAIGN/OBAMA“Many a good argument is ruined by some fool who knows what he is talking about.”
Marshall McLuhan

Butt unlike today’s MSM, McLuhan was very concerned that people would not be attuned to the downside created by the  worship of objects of their own invention.

Sheeple_Definition “We don't know who discovered water, but we know it wasn't the fish.”
Marshall McLuhan

The epigram on Mr. McLuhan’s tombstone reads “The Truth Shall Make You Free” which on it’s face may seem to disqualify him as the patron saint of politicians. Butt since pols tend to read it as a cautionary tale, I stand by my recommendation.

Obama messiah Ascending“Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery.The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.”  ― Marshall McLuhan



“Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.” Marshall McLuhan (yes, that’s correct)

I leave you with these inspirational words from Mr. McLuhan. Pass them on to Rush Limbaugh, because it sounds like even he could use a little boost these days.

“There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening.” Marshall McLuhan


breitbart-media-enemy“Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.”
Marshall McLuhan

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Look Out! Incoming Midlife Crisis! BANG!


MO official Portrait

“This is my midlife crisis, the bangs. I couldn’t get a sports car. They won’t let me bungee jump. So instead I cut my bangs here.”

Screenshot Studio capture #950That’s probably a good place to cut bangs.

For the record, Lady M’s new portrait dress is the same one she wore on Rachael’s show (aired yesterday). As you can see, the “bangs” are the same, butt the frock looks different when it hasn’t  been posed professionally:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rape, Robbery – Obama’s got the answer: Let’s Make Crime Illegal!

You see, ladies, if you would just stay in the Designated Safe Zones, and stay out of the Authorized Rape Zone, everything would be just fine.

“It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop around (sic) at somebody.”

burka_1927573cA designated Safe Zone at Berkeley

second amendment safe zoneDesignated Second Amendment Safe Zone  h/t Doug Ross

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Chinese Double Bogey

Have you seen the reports about the Chinese army being behind hundreds of cyber attacks on U.S. targets? Well, I’m here to tell you it’s true.

Just last night my own hard drive was infiltrated and as a result my copyrighted image of Lady M on the Aspen slopes maliciously showed up on the worldwide innertubes early this morning:

         rosamo-rosa copy

I know it was a hack job because I worked on it all afternoon after receiving a special request from SB to get Lady M to pose on the bunny hill in Rosa DeLauro’s capital steps outfit. I personally spent hours trying to “right-size” the anorexic Rosa’s frock to fit Lady M’s more…er, athletic, frame only to have it snitched overnight by evil doers.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Amerika: “Shotgun Down the Avalanche”


Shotgun Down the Avalanche** by Shawn Colvin

As you know, the Aspen photo embargo has been quite successful. The fact that you haven’t seen even so much as a cellphone shot indicates the overall good breeding, manners and political affiliation of the type of people who ski Aspen. That, and the fact Lady M had the SS shut down one of the mountains on Buttermilk to the riffraff in order to assure her…uh, a wide berth on the way down. It’s no biggie: the people in Washington get used to it, I’m sure the skiers here will too.

And, as we have in the past, Lady M is skiing incognito.

michelle-obama-skiing-vail-aspen-michelles-mirror-sad-hill-newsYes, that’s me following along on my snowboard, as usual, “bringing up the rear.”

I can report that we’ve taken a few tumbles this year, only one of which triggered an avalanche:

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Life Imitates Art Imitating Food, or “Life in Washington”

The photo embargo of Lady M and the Wee Wons enjoying themselves in the exclusive enclave of Aspen has been implemented with magnum force (can I say that?).

So instead, how about I share a little more about our romantic Valentine’s dinner at Minibar, the very exclusive D.C. restaurant, just before we left on our our separate butt equal mini-vacays?

minibar dcThis is the whole restaurant: looks more like a movie set than a restaurant doesn’t it?

Let me begin by explaining that many consider chef/owner José Andrés’ experimental culinary exploits to be high art. These same suckers sophisticates consider Basquait to be one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

basquiat untitled pechoBasquiat’s “untitled Oreja-Pecho” sold for $10 million at a Sotheby’s auction last week

bitesize mini corn on the cob at minibarJosé Andrés’ Bite sized corn on the cob (with fresh corn shoot) sold for $225 at Minibar last week