Saturday, May 18, 2013
Remember that time a vast, world-changing populist uprising that overthrew the government was started by a bunch of unemployed 20-somethings spray painting “REVOLUTION”, and “FUCK THE STATE/POLICE/GOVERNMENT” on a wall? Oh wait, that never happened and never will.
People who pretend to be revolutionaries but don’t do anything but spout bullshit slogans and mantras and vandalise things make me sick. Go trash a bank if you’ve got real balls. Otherwise people will know you’re all bark and no bite and will not ever take you seriously. Look what happened with Occupy. Nobody’s going to be afraid of a bunch of feminists and hipsters sitting on their asses in a middle of a park or a bunch of teenagers changing their profile picture to an equals sign.
What passes for “action” nowadays is pathetic. Get off your asses and stop being so complacent. I’m not doing anything but at least I’m not pretending I am.
On 18 May 1980, the eve of Joy Division’s proposed visit to America, Ian Curtis was found hanged. The verdict was suicide. A note was allegedly found bearing the words: ‘At this moment I wish I were dead. I just can’t cope anymore’.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
ART TIMELINE: 1835
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Venice, La Piazzetta, 1835
Samuel Butler, Mr Heatherley’s Holiday: An Incident in Studio Life, 1874
Caspar David Friedrich, Stages of Life, 1835
- Dated: first half of the 17th century
- Measurements: Overall length 126.2 cm, blade 108.2 cm
The distinctive hilt identifiable as Norman Type 25, finely forged of round-section bars, the termini set with crosses of pattée form. The distinctive bifurcated pommel possibly for use as a musket-rest.
The wooden grip retains its leather covering and woven brass turk’s head knots. The long, narrow double-edged blade forged with a rectangular forte and pronounced central ridge for 2/3rds of its length, becoming lenticular in its final third.
There are other 76 rapiers of quite similar form that are preserved in the Rustkammer at Schloss Ambras, Innsbruck. For this particular reason, AVB Norman believed they belonged to a particular guard company.
Source & Copyright: Auction Flex
Metropolis (1927) - Scenery