Christina Ricci by Daniele & Iango
“The consummate interventionist Robert Kagan wrote in his recent book that the American military “remains unmatched.” It’s unmatched in the sense that the only guy in town with a tennis racket isn’t going to be playing a lot of tennis matches. But the object of war, in Liddell Hart’s famous distillation, is not to destroy the enemy’s tanks (or Russian helicopters) but his will. And on that front America loses, always. The “unmatched” superpower cannot impose its will on Kabul kleptocrats, Pashtun goatherds, Egyptian generals, or Benghazi militia. There is no reason to believe Syria would be an exception to this rule. America’s inability to win ought to be a burning national question, but it’s not even being asked,” – Mark Steyn.
Well, we’ve been asking it here at the Dish – ever since Iraq revealed what an anachronism American global power actually is. If you cannot break your enemies’ will, it matters not how much weaponry you have. The 20th Century is over.
Who put grandma in the fridge? Relax, it's only artwork by Italian mixed media artist Maurizio Cattelan, who's known for his life-size effigies and taxidermy work, as well as his absurdist "art scene jokes."
One of his most famous work, "La Nona Ora" or (The Ninth Hour") depicts Pope John Paul II lying on the ground after being struck by a meteorite:
"La Nona Ora" 1999
"Untitled (Stephanie)" 2003. Photo: André Morin/Galerie Perrotin
"Not afraid of love" 2000
"A Perfect Day" 1999
"The first, they said, should be sweet like love; the second bitter, like life;
and the third soft, like death" 1995
Oh, I Didn’t See YouThere Girl
There's a long line of strangely-named knockoffs of the margarine called I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. This picture was headlined "Saddest name for a butter substitute." The top comment had an even better joke:
The title of the Lifetime Original Movie chronicalling Paula Deen's fall from grace.
Of course, the puns fly thick and fast in the reddit thread. Link
Mike Wrobel is a French graphic designer based in Japan. He blames X-Files, Street Fighter,and horror movie magazines for his vivid imagination. According to him, he isn’t really interested in obvious and common designs. Mike’s goal is “to come up with something unique, strong, and smart to make you and your business stand apart, attractive and visible.” He owns and operates his Moshi Studio, an independent design studio based in Tokyo focused on creative concepts, strong designs, innovative and provocative ideas.
Take a look at more of his work.
I think this is better than the book.
In this week’s edition of Thug Notes, Sparky Sweets, PhD provides a literary analysis of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye and its protagonist Holden Caulfield, the sixteen-year-old white boy who “straight up loses his s**t.”
Just with the family….
count the number of things wrong with this picture…
"I may look like a schlub, but I’ve attended 6,000 art lectures at The Met, and I’ve got more degrees than a thermometer."
There’s getting served, and then there’s this:
A popular section of the Navajo Nation, Arizona, features Antelope Canyon — home to exceptionally photogenic sandstone formations. Flash floods and erosion created this stunning natural wonder of the American Southwest. Visitors enjoy strolls through its narrow passageways that are packed full of sunlight beams, sandfalls, and shapely rocks.
Do you want more pictures from this location? Visit the Antelope Canyon group.
Notorious organized crime gang caught in action
Summer with Edvard Munch
If you love the look of plants on your desk, but have a nasty habit of killing them through neglect, consider this faux greenery as an alternative. What look like tall blades of grass are actually unfortunately-named Pooleaf pens with long wisps of silicone coming off the end.
They’re just $5 each, which isn’t too shabby, until you realize you’ll actually have to spend well over $100 to fill a pot to recreate the beautiful lawn effect. On the plus side, it will be incredibly obvious if someone steals one of your pens. [via Gizmodo]
photo by Anthony Gelot
A fearsome chromed skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex was recently installed on the banks of the Seine in Paris. Created by artist Philippe Pasqua, the aluminum and chrome sculpture is nearly 23 feet long and consists of 350 bones.
photo by Jean-Charles Sarfati