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On Art and Power

One of Banksy’s more famous pieces is “Balloon Girl” – a simple image of a young girl in a dress with a balloon — just out of reach — being blown away by the wind. Many have pondered the meaning of this piece… is she letting go, or reaching out? Both imply a range of complex emotional decisions that don’t seem to fit with the notion of childhood innocence.

You know why I love this image? Because I like to keep shit simple, and by simple I mean funny.

Funny = stealing a balloon from a child and making them watch as you let it go.

Step 1: Find a child with balloon(s)


Step 3: Point and laugh

Final thought: Art has the power to reveal the humanity behind man’s cruelest intentions. (Yes, I made that up).

(Images via Flickr)


Summer’s Eve

So. Close… Summer.

Summer (or Frappuccino Season if you’re an avid Act Normalite) is when America comes alive. It’s so close I can taste it: shorts, BBQ’s, flip-flops, margaritas, sunny dispositions, hula-hoops and the beach. Sorry I’ve been lagging in posts lately, the lead-up to summer is a busy time at work. After memorial day I’ll have much more free time. So chill the eff out, already.

Sucks if you live in Montana… it’s snowing there. NOT HERE SUCKASSSSSS!!

(Photo via suttonhoo, Flickr)