Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Give me some...UHHH! Linkin' love! 

Oh the irony! The deliciously sad IRONY!


...52 percent of Americans disapprove of the job President Bush is doing overall, reports ABC News' Polling director Gary Langer — the most in more than 75 ABC/Post polls since his presidency began. His approval rating is 48 percent.

George W. Bush’s approval rating is now a full twenty points lower than Bill Clinton’s was on the day he was impeached. Dear media, that means you gotta stop referring to him as a “popular president,” and no less important, stop treating him like one. If you want to be wimps about everything, fine, just don’t blame it on his ‘popularity.’ Blame it on yourselves.


Now SHE'S hardcore!

from The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum:

A conceptually based sculptor, Demaray’s work has involved domesticating the great outdoors by knitting sweaters for plants, upholstering stones, and manufacturing alternative forms of housing for hermit crabs out of plastic. In a recent work titled The Nike Missile Cozy Project, Demaray upholstered a 10-ton Nike-Hercules Nuclear Warhead in eighty-eight yards of light blue quilted satin. In hand mapping the contours of the warhead in its silo at the Headlands Nike Missile Site in Sausalito, California, Demaray makes approachable the otherwise inimical object.

For this exhibition, Demaray took the Nike Missile Cozy and stuffed it, creating a lumpy, soft-bodied variant of the original form. This stuffed missile, titled Effigy, from the Nike Missile Cozy Project, was laid out across a series of sawhorses and inhabited the entire length of an Aldrich gallery. The lumpy shell of the cozy echoed the once destructive nature of the missile, and rendered the otherwise insidious object familiar and inert. Distorting our sense of order by wrapping the missile in its own cozy, Demaray explored the way our expectations of objects can affect our perceptions of the visual world.