On 13 May, an escalator at City Hall MRT station suddenly reversed, flinging some 20 people on it backwards including a woman who was pregnant.
Works of art — produced by people who have had little or no formal training in art and who produce (or at least began by producing) art without regard to the mainstream art world’s recognition or marketplace.
Folk and outsider art online
Adolf Wolfi, Images
Inez Nathaniel Walker
James Hampton, The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millenium General Assembly
Spinnwebe’s Word of God Sightings — this is bizarre and you truly should read it.
Friday: Softball. Saturday: Garage Sales. Sunday: Living room work, shopping, caring for injured neighbor cat. Monday: gardening, cookout.
Tracy Jo Seneca has been roaming the streets of Chicago with a camera in search of interesting, unusual and strange signs. My favorite so far: The Mexican Pagoda Sign. Kind of reminds me of a restaurant here in Indianapolis called the “Oriental Smorgasbord.” Also, Rosario’s Italian Sausage, where the pigs just happily jump into the meat grinder. Mmmmm. Sausage.
On May 30, 2003, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will vote on a proposed policy to “prohibit the release, feeding or protection of cats” throughout Florida. If this policy is adopted, FWC will kill hundreds of thousands of feral and free-roaming cats in Florida.
“What I mean by that is: the best way to stop any illegal act, terrorist or otherwise, is to make sure that those terrorists do not have support structures in society in general. In order to eliminate those support structures, you have to make sure life is good and secure and that the people around those ne�er-do-wells have some sort of investment or loyalty in the larger community.”
“The USA Patriot Act is probably the biggest example of legislative malpractice in the last 50 years.”
“A library is a temple to the notion that knowledge is not just for the elite and that access should be low cost if not free, that doors should be open. Investing in libraries monetarily, spritually, intellectually, legally is one of the best things we can do for our immediate state and for the life we hope we can build for the rest of the century.”
Before and after images of various San Francisco locations used in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 masterpiece. My favorite Hitchock movie, right after Rear Window.
Under current law, people who drive SUVs can deduct $25,000 from their taxes after purchasing the vehicle. A new law proposed in the senate will increase that deduction to $100,000. So basically you can buy a hummer and write the whole thing off on your taxes. Meanwhile, the $2,000 deduction for driving a fuel-efficient gas-electric hybrid vehicle is going to go away.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project counted 708 active hate groups in the United States in 2002. Really interesting map of the US gives an overview of where hate groups are located. Click on any state, say Indiana, to see where the hate groups are. And boy, check out South Carolina.