I was in New York yesterday and went to the Guggenheim exhibit on Italian Futurism. It was great, and I have some takeaway thoughts:
- the exhibit is from 1901-1944, and the later stuff is so much more engaging and powerful to me, for whatever reason
- Fortunato Depero, who created the image above, in WOOL, was an amazing artist in a multitude of mediums from pen and ink to costume design, and the bulk of his work stands up today
- I had never been to the Gugg before and really liked that the chronology of the exhibit progresses as you ascend the levels of the museum
Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., has angered District of Columbia officials by trying to block the city’s move to decriminalize marijuana.
I’m glad that this is getting national attention, but really all that matters is that people in DC aware of the boycott and think twice about going to the Eastern Shore. I feel a little bad for small businesses in Talbot County who rely on this season, but my greatest hope is that their representative, Andy Harris, experiences some consequences for meddling in DC business.
Hey asshole: Sorry your state also decriminalized pot and you couldn’t do anything about it… that doesn’t mean you should try and prevent DC from doing so also just because you can. I hope you lose in November.
Fireworks without Fireworks
Last night I saw the reflection of DC’s fireworks in the glass of buildings across the street of where I was working, and then walking home from the metro I heard people setting off their own fireworks all around me. But I saw none. Seriously, none… it was weird.
Betty Boop - Bimbo’s Initiation (1931)
Bimbo has to undergo a series of harrowing rituals as part of a secret society initiation before eventually discovering the true identity of the order’s mysterious leader. This surreal short was the last Betty Boop cartoon to be animated by her co-creator Grim Natwick.
oh god yes I love this so much. comics school anthem, get your damn hands up