Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Intriguing Photos

WSJ filed this one under "sports snapshots"

Look at the grimace on their faces - yeouch. I think high heel boots are the way to go if have aspirations to win a high-heel sprint. Might be worth it for the $6,225 prize money.

And imagine a 2 year, fully funded worldwide photography assignment; terms and conditions to be determined by your own creativity. Meet Richard Mosse and his body of work, Breach. Breach captures images of the U.S military occupying (or making themselves comfortable) in palaces that belonged to Saddam Hussein, and they had a lot to choose from seeing as there were 81 in total (yes 81?!?!!). Mosse was keen to develop the idea of accidental monument through these photos. My fave photo is this one below, and this interview with Mosse is an excellent read.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ransom on Toady

I want to be grow into a bigger Mari(o)ssa.

To this end, I have kidnapped Toady and am threatening to rip his China made stuffing into shreds with a nail file annexed to a nail cutter.

This is my ransom note.

Pay up or else there will be no room for his mush (heh).

Sent via BlackBerry® from Telstra

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Lucky my name is not Ivy

... because according to No.3 on Milton Glaser's (of 'I ❤ New York' fame) list of things he has learned, that may make Poison Ivy. Let me go find a plant and hug it.

Here is the 'infallible' test, according to Milton, to determine whether you are toxic or nourishing:

" ... observe whether you are more energised or less energised. Whether you are tired or whether you are exhilarated. If you are more tired then you have been poisoned. If you have more energy you have been nourished."

If golf was a person, it would definitely be as toxic *cue Britney Spears*

So let's stick with this toxic theme. This swine flu maybe/maybe not pandemic reminds me of this Tracey Ullman State of the Union skit. While the word "medieval" has yet to surface on news reports/broadcasts etc, the sensationalisation of the event has been pretty full-on. The facts are: 300 confirmed swine flu cases; 12 deaths due to the virus and as indicated by the Freakonomics link, the problem could have been contained but for poverty and lack of access to proper medical facilities. The media has such an enormous influence on day-to-day lives. No wonder people are taking this piggy cold seriously - bad time to get married in Mexico.

On other toxic related news, I'm back on the little blue pills. It is seriously giving me scatter brain. I feel unable to function in swine-flu ridden society.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Somewhere Over the Rainbow ...

My week has been a utter FAIL! So here are some non-gloomy pictures to make amends.

And better make mention of #swine flu just to get in on the google statistics.