A dress made of porcelain:
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
From a report by ABC news:
Guantanamo prisoner #333, Muhamad Attik al-Harbi, and prisoner #372, Said Ali Shari, were sent to Saudi Arabia on Nov. 9, 2007, according to the Defense Department log of detainees who were released from American custody. Al-Harbi has since changed his name to Muhamad al-Awfi.
Bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab claimed that these men provided him with the explosive device he managed to smuggle aboard the plane. Upon being released the men participated in much-criticized rehabilitation programs, which have been noted for their inability to rehabilitate. Released detainees are quick to rejoin terrorist groups after token participation in them.
One program gives the former detainees paints and crayons as part of the rehabilitation regimen.
Inside sources have provided this blog with examples of the art produced by Muhamad Attik al-Harbi. Analysis of their subject matter and execution clearly show an increase in fanaticism, rather than the catharsis of expression the program is designed to evoke for peaceful assimilation into nonviolent life.
Consider the subject matter of the first painting:
While there is a theme of remorse, there is an ironic tone that undercuts that theme. The lack of subtlety to the color scheme and choice of medium (velvet) depicts a feigned, insincere sadness. This is more clear in the context of the next painting:
The decline in quality from the first painting show an increasing contempt and ironic disdain for its subject matter, which, disturbingly, is a potent symbol of Western Culture generally and the United States specifically.
Presented as the fruits of ill-spent time, tracks by St. Vincent and The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Emsemble.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Thoroughly NSFW, and makes precious little sense. Youtube Jabberwocky titled 'Happy in Paraguay':
Or, dissected, eviscerated, annihilated. Embedded below find the insanely brilliant takedown taking the interwebs by storm. It's almost worth having sat through the picture to be able to watch and appreciate this review. Almost.
A big laugh comes from thems complaining in the comments section that they had every intention of doing something productive, or at least away from the computer, before getting roped into this deal. In seven parts, it weighs in somewheres near seventy minutes. The first links to the second, and so forth. Click at your peril:
Now I want a pizza roll.