Archive for the 'Art' Category

The Zombie Apocalypse

Posted in Art, Humor, Society on February 1st, 2015

I think we actually be nearing the Zombie Apocalypse. No, I’m not expecting the streets to soon fill with the hungry undead – DNC functions excepted 😛 – any time soon or, likely, ever. I’m talking about the apocalypse of the zombie meme itself.

Girls In Their Undies vs. Zombies

I’m pretty sure that the existence and popularity of cartoonist massgrfx’s Girls In Their Undies vs. Zombies indicates that the Zombie Apocalypse meme is rotting away from the inside and that its end – Not with a bang but a groan – is fast approaching.

I mean, C’mon! There’s now the pop-culture term, “ZILFs” (Zombies I’d Like to Fuck) and iZombie exec producer Rob Thomas is comfortable taking full advantage of it.  Hence, while predicting the eschaton of a meme is inherently inaccurate, I think this one is done or nearly so.

Related Reading:

Memes in Digital Culture (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series): In Digital Culture (MIT Press Essential Knowledge)
Bring It to Class: Unpacking Pop Culture in Literacy Learning (Language and Literacy Series)
The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker (Book & CD)
The Mysterious Benedict Society Complete Paperback Collection
Plants vs. Zombies: Brains and the Beanstalk

Happy Little Bombs

Posted in Art, Humor, Politics, Religion on November 22nd, 2014

Happy Little Bombs and Unhappy little Ragheads
Happy Little Bombs

Ah, Bob Ross’ Joy of Bombing – happy little bombs, happy little smoking gobbets of Muslim meat, very unhappy little raghead vermin. 😆

Related Reading:

The Happiness Project (Revised Edition): Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (Critical Issues in World and International History)
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon (Newbery Honor Book)
Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story
Muslims of the World: Portraits and Stories of Hope, Survival, Loss, and Love

Does Art Presage Life?

Posted in Art, Humor, Politics on September 10th, 2014

Oscar Wilde once wrote, “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life,” and this sentiment has been oft repeated since then. But, as a corollary to that, does Art presage Life?

Obama Headshot Graffiti
Does Art Presage Life?

Judging by this bit of graffiti I found, I’m will to bet that Obama sure as Hell hopes that doesn’t. Especially because graffiti – Oh! Excuse me – Street Art – is created by his core constituency and by constituencies that often side with him and the Democrats in general.

Related Reading:

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Art
Assassination Classroom, Vol. 2
Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge