Even as it embodies depressing suburban stereotypes, the ad perfectly anticipates the Subprime Collapse. Truly fearless choices throughout. Who goes full Gordon Willis level darkness in an ad for home-buying?
I'm not a cultist of Leica M, but I'm a convert. These were taken with the Leica Monochrom M.
January 08, 1908
Leica Monochrom M 246 + Noctilux 50mm 0.95.
All the smacktalk about stock options was beyond tongue-in-cheek.
so these optimistic songs we hear
they mean nothing at all
because things will never be ok this way
so scrimp and save
and blow your fingernails dry
and some of the guilt away
but you know that he’s coming
be what may
In Germany for premiere of LOOK & SEE @ Berlinale. Staying near Checkpoint Charlie.
“Posthumous Oscar for Fitch.”
Well we’re working here at Infocom
And they’re shutting the DEC 20’s down
Out in Menlo Park they write a report
Fill out a form, see you in court.
Well our founders didn’t see it at all.
Had an office down at Faneuil Hall.
Thought they’d get rich selling Cornerstone,
Ed Reuteman, Tommy Smaldone.
And we’re living here at Infocom,
But our recent games were all a bomb.
And it’s getting very hard to pay.
And we’re waiting here at Infocom,
For the public offering we never found.
For the promises Al Vezza made,
If we worked hard, if we behaved.
So the Golden Floppies hang on the wall,
But they never really helped us at all.
No they never taught us what was neat,
Graphics and sound, sizzling heat.
And we’re waiting here at Infocom,
For the latest Apple download from Tom,
And they’re all supposed to ship today.
Every tester had a pretty good shot,
To become an Imp and earn a lot,
But that was all before those Mountain View crooks,
Started writing off good will on our books.
Well I’m living here at Infocom,
Even the rotisserie standings are glum,
So I won’t be logging in today,
And it’s getting very hard to pay,
And we’re living here at Infocom.
“Zionism is one of the success stories of the 20th century, but it has not properly addressed its religious core – specifically the Temple Mount, which can no longer be ignored. ”
Thoughtful article from Haaretz that lenses Zionism from a completely unexpected perspective.
According to Scholem, the renewed encounter with Hebrew and its innate sanctities was a “threat [that] confronts us [as] a necessary consequence of the Zionist undertaking … Will its submerged religious power not erupt one day?… The revivers of the [Hebrew] language did not believe in the Day of Judgment, to which they destined us by their acts. May the recklessness which has set us on this apocalyptic path not bring about our perdition.“
“They expected the ending to be similar to a ’[James] Bond’ thing..with this mystery man, the hidden man, whatever they call him in ‘Bond.' And of course it wasn’t about that it all, it was about the most evil human being, human essence, and that is ourselves. It is within each of us, that is the most dangerous thing on Earth is what is within us. And therefore that is what I made Number 1, one’s self, an image of himself, which is what he was trying to beat.”
Texas’ desalination plans cannot come soon enough. http://kxan.com/2015/01/27/hays-county-well-owners-fight-aquifer-drilling/
The collapse of the Tower of Babel is perhaps the central urban myth. It is certainly the most disquieting. In Babylon, the great city that fascinated and horrified the Biblical writers, people of different races and languages, drawn together in pursuit of wealth, tried for the first time to live together - and failed.