Al Gore animated by the Taiwanese as a sex-crazed poodle
This Kim Jong Il Teapot made in collaboration between Charles Kraaft and Mike Leavitt is sharp, and $1200
Shepard Fairey’s one-of-a-kind piece for Stephen Colbert looks pretty awesome.
via, The Giant
On a design level, this shirt by Fresh Jive is totally on point. The message is clear, “Hope is Fading Fast.” Well, in 2008 Obama was the only option we had. If only there was a party called Demublican…although Republocrat sounds pretty tight too. Makin’ Money for the people.
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Jon Stewart catches Fox News Sean Hannity, making shit up! Be careful believing what you watch.
Yes, it’s real. Guess the Governator didn’t like the bill. Via techcrunch
The filming of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s latest novel, “Memories of My Melancholy Whores”, the story of a bachelor who for his 90th birthday decides to give himself the gift of a night of “wild love with an adolescent virgin.”… Never got off the ground. The movie has already been protested against and lost it’s funding without one “action”, being heard.
An anti-prostitution group is seeking to block production, charging the movie will promote child prostitution. But it seems the book was ok and would not have same impact as a film would, and eventually TV.
This is a very interesting story playing out. One thing to note, this is all taking place in Mexico where laws are a bit “different”. Although, if we are able to censor ones work based on what one party thinks the possible outcome might be, I don’t know about you but that’s pretty scary shit. In no way are we endorsing prostitution, we are questioning this form of censorship. Read the full story at the huffpost and tell us your thoughts.
Michael Moore, “The most feared filmmaker in America….” hmmm I guess, at least that is what the voice over says in the trailer. Well, his films do always spark controversy. Check out the trailer featuring a nicely place MIA track!
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Opening in limited Engagement this Wednesday, September 23rd
That’s my Prez
Shepard Fairey chimes in on the Rolling Stone cover
“It’s been six-plus months since Obama took office, and the Rolling Stone cover is the first image of Obama I’ve created in that time. As a candidate, his vision and his message of shared civic duty were inspiring, but as president he faces an unbelievable pressure to accomplish what he set out to do, despite the reality that he can’t do it alone. Much like my “Hope” image was intended to express his vision and his intellectual diligence, I also wanted this new image to convey his focus, but with the added weight and stress of responsibility. Whether media like the New York Daily News are looking to fan conservative flames with “liberals think Obama is the messiah” talking points, or just saying things like that to create juicy headlines, it should be obvious that this image is not about anything divine, but about dealing with the real world job at hand. While he is undoubtedly our leader, the question I placed inside the presidential seal “Will he take bold action or compromise too easily?” is one that I think we all need to ask about ourselves and what we’re doing to work toward what we believe in. The pitfalls of “politics as usual” aren’t reserved for politicians.
However, a lot can and will change. As Joe Strummer of The Clash once said, “The future is unwritten.” In my illustration I make reference to Gilbert Stuart’s famous unfinished portrait of George Washington to capture the idea that, although we’re quick to judge, it’s too early to tell how Obama’s presidency will turn out. Hopefully Obama and all of us who have stood behind him will do everything we can to fill in our incomplete future the way we’ve pictured it.”