Dear Mr. President,

Oooh, scary guy. This must be bad for Democrats, good for Republicans. Troops, not so much good for them.

Ole prissy pants looked like he was going to melt down today. He didn't, but there were some moments. We want out jackass. Maybe if you knew what you were doing it'd be different, but you don't, so please just STFU.

To paraphrase our newly minted speaker of the house, "take a deep breath" fucknuts. Nancy has a lot of class, I don't.

Bite ME!


Red Car

i don't know why, but i really like this picture.



i've posted this image before, in fact it looks curiously like the one below. anyway, i found this cool new plug in called BleachByPass via this forum i've been hang'n out in. the forum is for canon digital owners, but what kind of camera you have would not preclude it's usefulness. so far they've helped me figure out why my RAW files looked purple (too many goddamned buttons on these newfangled cameras), and turned me onto this free plug in. a good deal at any price.

scroll down for the free version. of course there is a 25 dollar version with more control.

i'm not a big fan of photoshop tricks, but this is a legitimate film technique, one that would have cost many dollars and much testing to hone to perfection. by tomorrow i will have dorked with this image 10 more times and the one you see now may not be the one you see then.


Portrait of a Young Girl

it's Portrait Week over at Alec Soth's blog. well worth a check, interesting discussions, interesting series of posts. i'm not going to say much, i once thought i had what it took... but it takes a lot. a lot of balls, and maybe some luck to make it actually happen. i can't resist stealing his poem. well, it's not really his poem so it's not really stealing.

By Louise Gluck

A child draws the outline of a body.
She draws what she can, but it is white all through,
she cannot fill in what she knows is there.
Within the unsupported line, she knows
that life is missing; she has cut
one background from another. Like a child,
she turns to her mother.

And you draw the heart
against the emptiness she has created.

i actually like the Avedon portrait of Kerry. it's probably (definitely) not his best work, but it is immediately recognizable as Avedon, and probably the best description of why Kerrry lost. except maybe that joke i saw on Conan O'Brien's show.