Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Sunday, August 17, 2014
I actually took a picture of LeVar Burton at the Steel City con held last week from August 8th thru August 10th over in Monroeville but it was a terrible picture so I'm going with this. You might also know Mr. Burton from this:
But as I read the depressing news coming out of Ferguson, Missouri I have to admit I'm reminded of his iconic role in Roots. Wondering if times have changed all that much...
Since his fantastic success with his Reading Rainbow Kickstarter I hit em up for my modest Kickstarter like campaign to create a dedicated review of African American fiction, kinda like Shadow and Act but dedicated to Walter Mosley and Steven Barnes and other writers of color. I don't think I'll get that grant but I'll keep trying. That campaign is here.
Here are some other pics from the show. Here's a pretty plus size black girl I worked with. I took one picture and altered it in two different ways
And I tried another version that made it look more like comics. Her shirt says, from memory I think: "Wish I was Batman but I can't fight and I'm broke."
Here's a picture of the crowd:
And here's a picture of the Batmobile because I Am Fanboy.
And more from the crowd:
A very impressive Predator. I just thought he looked better in blue.
More crowd. Probably the best pic I took. I blame the camera.
I just couldn't get this shot right. So I tried two versions.
And there's this version.
Posted by Philip Shropshire at 1:19 AM
I don't think its anything racial because he's fighting a black guy. I think he just likes "The Stones".
Posted by Philip Shropshire at 12:30 AM
Sunday, August 03, 2014
Or is it called "Mixed Media"? I just know that I liked his art. This is from the Three Rivers Arts Festival.
Here's his website. And I figured out what I like about his art. It reminds me of comics and has rockets and bots. Some other pieces:
It looks like the most creative lamp sculpture I've ever seen. But his style works as collage paintings as well. Here's his Flickr site here.
This is kind of late but here were the artists that stood out for me at the Three Rivers Arts Festival.
I'm pretty sure that's the artist or the artist's attractive friend. Definitely better than the experience I had last year where somebody was threatening me.
Here's her website. Looks like just simple chalk and charcoal but the portraits show so much emotion. I'd buy her work if I had any extra money.
Here are some other pieces from her website.
And here's one more from the Arts Festival:
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Posted by Philip Shropshire at 11:11 PM
I don't think losing is all that bad either. You lose rich. You rewrite the constitution to protect wealth. Run again in several years...I don't think the Castro regime ever understood this. You can shape the courts, shape the constitution so that corruption doesn't take hold. ON the other hand, there are no good laws that can't be upended by corruption. Still, you have to try.
Posted by Philip Shropshire at 11:08 PM
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Israel can kill lots of people and its all good from the ambassador and our current secretary of state.
Posted by Philip Shropshire at 10:45 PM
Posted by Philip Shropshire at 10:43 PM
#Tyrant Nice point from the blogger dad about his daughter trading one kind of subjugation for another.
It looks like both Saddam and Khadaffi treated women better than the armed religious sects that replaced them. Way better than our client state Saudi Arabia.
Posted by Philip Shropshire at 10:32 PM
#Tyrant Trying to figure out whether this more like Egypt without resources or Iraq/Iran with oil reserves....
Feels more like Egypt.
Posted by Philip Shropshire at 10:31 PM
Posted by Philip Shropshire at 10:27 PM
Not sure if I want the bad brother to do better by more perceptive public relations. The general had a point about Hiroshima or Nagasaki...why not mention the Iraq war? That was a big War Crime...
Posted by Philip Shropshire at 10:22 PM
Well it looks like your room mates knew. This is a real life reference to Saddam gassing the Kurds, who are doing well in Post Saddam Iraq.
Posted by Philip Shropshire at 10:03 PM
I have a feeling I'm going to lose count...
Posted by Philip Shropshire at 10:01 PM