Archives: Art

The Suicide Bombers of the Free Speech Movement

June 4, 2015 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arizona, Art, Culture, Current Events, Guns, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Religion.

Another “Mohammed Cartoon Festival” is in the works, this time in Phoenix, Arizona. Unlike the last one, which was held on the property belonging to a Texas educational institute and therefore “gun-free,” (funny how the jihadists didn’t get that message…), the organizers of this festival are encouraging participants to come armed. Jon Ritzheimer is the organizer of Friday’s • Read More »

Speaking as a disabled veteran of the culture wars,

March 30, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Speaking as a disabled veteran of the culture wars, | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Art, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Kevin, MSM and New Media, Music, politcs, Politics, Television.

I wholeheartedly endorse everything Frank J. Fleming talks about in this article, 5 Rules for Victory in the Culture War. I watched “Christian culture go from something that was *almost* accepted by the mainstream (The Jesus Freak movement) into something that is openly derided and mocked by the trendsetters and culture mavens of our society. At • Read More »

Oh Captain! My Captain!

August 11, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Oh Captain! My Captain! | Filed in: Art, Entertainment, Film, Kevin, Movies, Television.

In 1989, I was attending Mesa Community College, pursing a degree in Journalism. I was a photographer on the student newspaper and for the first time in life, part of the cool kids crowd.  I had spent the last ten years wrapped up in the world of role-playing games, hanging out with geeks into the • Read More »

Media, Mohammed, and Muslims

October 29, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Media, Mohammed, and Muslims | Filed in: Art, Culture, Current Events, Humor, Politics, Religion.

The story is told of a group of people that conducted riots when cartoon images of a religious figure were published. Not that one…these ones! Now some  (including President Obama) said that an amateur video on YouTube caused a series of riots across the Middle East and North Africa, resulting in the deaths of dozens, • Read More »

Dead Commies Suck

October 17, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Dead Commies Suck | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Apparel, Art, Culture, Entertainment, History, International, politcs.

Like this guy. Yeah, that fashion icon that clueless kiddies wear around campus to demonstrate their revolutionary bona fides.  Not that they know much about Che Guevara as a real person, who was both a sadist and inept revolutionary.  I often wonder if they also have Mao, Stalin, Idi Amin, or Pol Pot t-shirts in • Read More »

Even lefty hipsters are turning against Obama.

November 24, 2009 | By exurbanjon | 2 Comments | Filed in: Art, Culture, Jon, Politics.

First SNL, now this? I guess the honeymoon really is over. A new offensive has been launched against President Obama, and if it catches on it may make as much noise as a Birther at a Town Hall. It’s the new “Hope Is Fading Fast” t-shirt from LA streetwear company Freshjive — a sad, disappointed • Read More »

A manifesto for the new counter-culture.

October 14, 2009 | By admindude | 2 Comments | Filed in: Art, Culture, Jon, Politics.

James Hudnall unleashes a genius cri de coeur for the new truth-tellers: The counter-culture wanted to be free of what they considered a constricting, conformist society. Yet what did they turn it into when they got old and assumed power? They created a society more restrictive and conformist than that “evil” repressive 50s culture they • Read More »

Iowahawk on the NEA scandal.

September 23, 2009 | By admindude | Comments Off on Iowahawk on the NEA scandal. | Filed in: Art, Humor, Jon, Politics.

Beautiful: Thanks to new NEA guidelines, anybody can be an artist! Are you a musician? filmmaker? Web designer? Guerrilla marketer? Graffiti tagger? HopCore ElectroChill DJ? Freelance vandal? Whatever your mode of expressive behavior the NEA has a sweet load of grant money waiting — and qualifying has never been easier!  Do you have — an • Read More »

Inartful Dodgers

September 21, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Art, Democrats, Kevin, Politics.

The NEA has been caught red-handed, encouraging artists to get on board with the Obama administration’s agenda. So what’s the big deal, you say? The NEA’s a government agency, why can’t they spend government money to help out the government? Because it’s against the law, that’s why. Federal and D.C. employees may not: use official • Read More »

Art is whatever you can get away with

August 18, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Art is whatever you can get away with | Filed in: Art, Democrats, Kevin, Politics.

Gerald Vanderleun explains why the Obama Joker poster works so well. When that poster first popped up on the scene, I dismissed it as rather unimportant: Cute, but meaningless. As time goes by, though, I get it, especially since it turns out the original artist was a Palestinian-American who’s a Dennis Kucinich supporter. It’s good • Read More »

Duty now for the future!

August 6, 2009 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Duty now for the future! | Filed in: Art, design, Kevin, Politics.

Comrades! Join with us in rejecting the excesses of the bourgiousiese! Unite together to form a collective that truly inspires the proletariat! Bring the benefits of ergonomic grips and ADA compliance to the repressed masses! Join with us today to form a national design policy! Because it worked so well (or not) the last time • Read More »

Quote of the Day

July 25, 2009 | By exurbankevin | 4 Comments | Filed in: Art, Kevin, Photography, Quotes.

“The creator’s concern is the conquest of nature. The parasite’s concern is the conquest of men.” – Ayn Rand I am not a big Rand fan: I find her work too self-centered and devoid of human emotion for my tastes, although I do understand and sympathize with many of her goals. But she’s spot-on with • Read More »

Art is life

October 8, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on Art is life | Filed in: Art, Environment, Kevin.

Once an unfortunate victim of the ever-looming threat of gravitational change, the 1-35W bridge in the Twin Cities is back up, and it now includes a rather interesting (and useful) piece of public art: The two sculptures are constructed from a unique concrete that uses ultraviolet sunlight to promote and accelerate oxidation at the surface • Read More »

World ends: Women, minorities and art collectors hardest hit

September 29, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on World ends: Women, minorities and art collectors hardest hit | Filed in: Art, Humor, Kevin.

First they came for the domestic help, but that did not bother me as I could always order out. Then they came for the LearJet, but that did not bother me as I could always hitch a ride on Al Gore’s plane. Then they came for my collection of abstract impressionist drawings, and there was • Read More »

The mind just reels

September 23, 2008 | By admindude | 1 Comment | Filed in: Art, Kevin, Politics.

There is a blog dedicated full-time to documenting Obamessiah-related art. No, really. Actually, I kinda like this guy’s work. And Richard Avedon’s shots. But then again, I like most of his stuff anyways.

All he needed to do was change the subect

June 4, 2008 | By admindude | Comments Off on All he needed to do was change the subect | Filed in: Art, Kevin, Politics.

NYPD and Secret Service shut down an art installation titled “The Assassination of Hillary Clinton/The Assassination of Barack Obama”. The artist, Yazmany Arboleda, says his exhibition isn’t about the literal assassination of two Presidential candidates. “It’s art. It’s not supposed to be harmful. It’s about character assassination — about how Obama and Hillary have been • Read More »

Game, set, match

October 11, 2007 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Art, Culture, Kevin.

The Corner‘s having another one of their great round-table discussions, this time on modern art. Rick Brookhiser mentions Matisse (Well played, sir!) to which I respond, Edward Hopper. And if that ain’t enough for you, Andrew Wyeth. Modern art is alive and well, just not in SoHo studios, nor in college MFA programs.