lesson 101 in reaganomics: who was the worse U.S. presidents to increase the debt

you’ve probably seen this but just in case you haven’t… mind numbing!! (for all you doubters source of the info is from the treasury department!) “reagan proved deficit doesn’t matter?” oh really? why were we celebrating him as the best president during Bush? i thought the republicans were so careful of spending our hard earned money, they are usually so kind they stand-up, on our behalf, against those bad democrats who try to raise taxes on us poor folks. looks like, maybe some of these commercials you see are laced with false information, and just maybe, fox news isn’t so “fair and balanced” after all. oh lord, i always looked up to our preachers and politicians for my moral values, such as how to treat my neighbors or advice on marital issues until those bad presidents and priests all got busted getting blow jobs, some from little boys, others by fat unattractive girls. now it seems we can’t even trust the news anymore. what is next lord? a president that will put the well being of corporations above that of its citizens? source by xy

and another: on guns and books

this is becoming a series it seems, J.D. Salinger.

disclaimer: books are good things. guns are terrible things. we are not suporters of NRA nor easy access to guns but we do support responsible hunting of birds and animals that one eats after and wears their fur… or decorates their hair with feathers… by dd

more Alain Robbe Grillet

alain robbe grillet and book

girl and gun… film still from l’éden et aprés

still from “glissements progressifs du plaisir”

still from trans europe express

a little background on robbe grillet who wrote the script for the film last year at marienbad directed by alain renais (another gem worth watching). he was a french writer and director who was originally trained as an agricultural engineer. during the years 1943 and 1944, robbe grillet participated in compulsory labor in nuremberg, where he worked as a machinist. in his words he found it to be a vacation as it allowed him time to think and write. his first novel, the erasers, was published in 1953 and aftre just 4 novels he worked with renais on the notable marienbad film. after which he went to direct many films most of them lost to the archives with only a few remaining and available negatives on the market. if you find a book or a film get it as it will only gain value. i found an amazing book in a used store on his films which i will one day photograph and post. by dd

Alain Robbe Grillet: TRANS EUROP EXPRESS

one of my favorite films by alain robbe grillet with one of my all time favorite actors, jean-louis trintignant (also in the film by bernardo bertolucci, the conformist).  along with marie-france pisier and nadine verdier, this film is nothing short of beautiful. by dd

syd barrett remembered: i will if you will

“born in england as, roger keith barrett , syd was singer songwriter guitarist and painter, best remembered as a founding member of pink floyd. he was the lead vocalist, guitarist and primary songwriter during the band’s psychedelic years, providing major musical and stylistic direction in their best work, including their name, although he was left out of the group in 1968 amidst speculations of mental illness exacerbated by heavy drug use he is the one name best remembers of the work that included ‘the piper at the gates of dawn’ album.” by dd

fashion is so senseless and shallow… unless you’re one of the three… or maybe four

waris ahluwalia and threeasfour designer gabi

threeasfour designer adi gil with her usual “naughty” smile

sean lennon and the lovely charlotte kemp

patterns by threeasfour using a range of religious icons

patterns patterns patterns

threeasfour angel… designer angela

photographer, amazing artist, and fabulous cook, mark borthwick with threeasfour designer gabi

the show unfortunately did include a few models!!

yoko ono who had in the past collaborated with threeasfour

our good friends, the vanguard designers of threeasfour did what they always do best. create a show that will at least draw your attention to something worthy, something beyond your selfish extravagances. something that is effecting us all. the show was about one such region: the middle east. some have accepted violence and rancor as the inevitable conclusion when disparate ethnic and religious groups come together. but threeasfour is living proof it’s not—among them, they represent an israeli, a lebanese, and a russian, all of different backgrounds, who have come together to create. may the next generation have more of these than ours. photo credits tamara weber. by xy

Musical chairs… anyone?

i forever and will always have a place for woodwork in my heart and this piece definitely found a spot in there. created by Kraud this piece entitled “Stuhlhockerbank” will sure spark a conversation or two.


“Stuhlhockerbank is a series of seating for public spaces that approach users and viewers in an extraordinary way. The dividing lines between different types of furniture (chair, stool, bench) are eliminated as the three types blend. The results are immobile constellations that express a person’s inner stance in the particular situation.”

check out their other pieces you wont be disappointment. by jr