Saturday, February 19, 2011

She fell in the fountain!

Don't text and walk!  Fountain Lady's notoriety has landed her not only the viral video of her walking right into the shopping mall fountain -- but now there's a remix video (and accompanying dance moves!) to her shenanigan.  The song is actually pretty good, don't forget to download it on itunes!

Why search for intelligent life on Mars when it's such a struggle to find it on earth?!  Check out this news article from a paper in France reporting on muslim imam Kazem Sedighi, who proclaims that women who don't respect the islamic dress combined with the rise of illicit sex are the reasons behind the increase in EARTHQUAKES! 
 SOOOOO sorry Haiti, but if you had put a muffler on your bedsprings this wouldn't have happened! 

Not that this half-baked sophistry is left to muslims -watch christian self-proclaimed "prophet" Cindy Jacobs navigate her own twisting, complicated correlation between black birds falling out of the sky and the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.  
Cindy Jacobs is essentially my grandfather decked out in a purple cheetah blazer. 

Of course this woman has a congregation.  She has followers!  Her (and the Imam above) reasoning: post hoc ergo propter hoc ("After this, therefore because of this") - is the basis (and central fallacy) of all religious "logic".  Yes, when our prehistoric ancestors, frozen and fearful in their cave dwellings, finally saw that spring returned, it was proof that the sun god loved them!  But bad omens like a solar eclipse, a lightning bolt, or birds falling out of the sky in Arkansas - must mean god hates the gays!! 

Neanderthals like Cindy Jacobs will not come out of their caves without a lot of kicking and screaming, but with science, technology, and empirical evidence -voices like hers are being laughed out.  So are the incidence of purple cheetah jackets - which a fashion prophet might argue is the actual reason we are going to hell. 
Check out this amazing painting by artist Ross Watson: ‘Untitled 06-10 (after Caravaggio, 1603; featuring Louie Larrinaga) which just went for a whopping sum at auction in NY, and will be one of the works featured in a gallery exhibit for Sydney's Mardi Gras:
Of course I would title the painting "Stop the world religion, I want to get off!" (you know he's on GRINDR) but Ross Watson is more diplomatic:

A statement from the artist:  “That painting depicts the dramatic change in control of information since Caravaggio’s lifetime,” Watson tells SX. “He had no choice but to mostly paint religious themes, which were the great advertising billboards for the Vatican in the early 17th century. I’m grateful to live in a secular society and paint what I choose.

"Now with mass media and the internet, more people than ever before have access to information and facts. Significantly, two weeks after I began this painting the world learnt of the first Wikileaks cables.”

Notice his subject is responsibly seated, not heading towards a mall fountain.  Don't text and walk!


Paul Richmond said...

I LOVE Ross Watson's work. It would be amazing to see it in person. I think you should lobby to be the subject of his next painting. He's used other celebrity models -- I bet he'd totally go for it.

Jesse Archer said...
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Jesse Archer said...

Thanks Paul, I actually met Mr. Watson yesterday at Sydney's Fair Day. I should have asked him!! :)