“Governments don’t want a population capable of critical thinking. They want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation.”
“The last time the Cubs won the world series was 1908. The last time they were in one was 1945. Hey, any team can have a bad century.”
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, find out what I’m looking at, find out what I see to find out what it means.”
Hypocrisy is commonly part of the content of my work. I am fascinated by the contradictions between our thoughts and actions.
Here we have an amazing act of hypocrisy. This list shows the members of congress that accepted and benefited from government farm subsidies, yet voted against expanding the food stamp program.
I’ve been so busy, this totally flew under the radar. Fellow map artist Mary Nasser features her favorite artists on her blog. Today was my day. Check it out.
“The famous Atlanta Underground…offers southern hospitality with a New Orleans flavor.” What the…? I wasn’t here in those days, but it seems so Atlanta to brag about how the attraction is based on a simulation of another place.
Then again, I feel like, in a nutshell, that’s what I feel the last 35 years of our culture has been all about. Simulation rules! My inner Baudrillard just got very excited.
Time has the power to shape the perception of everything. Watch these promotional videos from the 1980’s to see a great example of what I mean.