Monday, August 30, 2010

Big Brother

Big Brother is only interested in crimes against the facility. So
feel free to abuse one another.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Blast from the Past

Found this old print in an antique store for 30 bucks. Had to get it.
My mom had the same one hanging in her dining room when I was growing

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Our view for dinner this evening.

The San Juan Islands. Lots of seals around the piers. Took a long walk
on an old train tressel on Fidalgo Bay. Great day.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Robot Review

If you look at life
You occasionally find
Those willing to live
Instead of just making a living
Those who are
Way out
With it
Those never too young to be in
Never too old to be the latest thing
But don’t take them too seriously
Or you will miss the whole point
These fashion gypsies
Camped out in camp
Beneath the glare of robots
Make their artistic statements
For an audience of just one or two
Such is the view beneath the robot review
Echoes: Words and Collage by Jay Larsen

Monday, August 16, 2010

Peter Sellers does Olivier's R3

Peter Sellers as Laurence Olivier's Richard the Third performing the Beatles "A Hard Day's Night". Now that is a multi-layered performance.

Video Link for those who can't see the embedded video above.

Also: When Ideas Have Sex

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Old Lady & Her Dog

Can't quite say who owns who.
Watercolor and ink on paper.
Jay Larsen from the iPhone.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Speaker Head's Secret Lair

Speaker Head returns, this time from his secret lair to indulge in some more bad poetry.
Watch the video at this link if you can't see the embedded video above.
Echoes: Collage, Video and Poetry by Jay Larsen
I used the new xtranormal site to create the video.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Moon Landing Fake, new video evidence.

Only by actually going to the moon could you fool the Russians.
This video explains it all:

Video Link for those who can't see the above video.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Scary Old White Men Scaring the Old White People

This just in: Fox News has the oldest viewers in cable television.

"In a survey released by analyst Steve Sternberg, Fox News has the oldest audience among fully distributed cable networks. The network's average viewer last season was 65 years old, according to Nielsen."--Hollywood Reporter

For comparison, ABC has an average viewer age of 51.

Add to that the fact that only 1.38% of Fox News viewers are black when most networks come in at 20% and that means...
Draw your own conclusions. I report, you decide.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Thursday, August 05, 2010


Yesterday while celebrating the Judge Walker ruling in the California Prop 8 case, I called it "the hateful Prop-8".

Some of my friends have called me to task for that choice of words.
So I officially retract the word "hateful" and replace it with the word "harmful".
I do not know the motives of those who voted for Prop 8.
But I do believe that Prop 8 was harmful.
And so did the judge in the case.

There are many private moral reasons that individuals can use to make decisions for themselves.
But moral disapproval is not sufficient reason to deny individuals equal protection under the law.

I keep hearing today that the judge overruled the will of 7 million voters.
But those 7 million voters overruled the will of 6.5 million voters as well.
Any law, whether enacted by our representatives or directly by voter initiative, must conform to the US Constitution, including Amendment 14, which guarantees equal protection under the law. The counting of votes does not guarantee the constitutionality of the proposition.
Even if 13 million voters had voted for Prop 8, the judge's decision would have been the same.
It had to be.
The burden of proof is higher in the court room than it is at the ballot box on on TV.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

A Quick Moment of Celebration

Once in a while, we get a moment of rational clarity and compassion from the court system.
First DOMA (Defence of Marriage Act) is declared unconstitutional. Now California's hateful Prop-8. Next, maybe we can get rid of the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.
And one day soon, Gay people forming families will be as common as black people eating in the same restaurants as everybody else.

From Huff Po:
In a major victory for gay rights activists, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday that a voter initiative banning same-sex marriage in California violated the Constitution's equal protection and due process rights clauses.
After a five-month wait, 9th Circuit District Court Judge Vaughn Walker offered a 136-page decision in the case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, firmly rejecting Proposition 8, which was passed by voters in November 2008.
"Although Proposition 8 fails to possess even a rational basis, the evidence presented at trial shows that gays and lesbians are the type of minority strict scrutiny was designed to protect," Walker ruled.
"Plaintiffs do not seek recognition of a new right. To characterize plaintiffs' objective as "the right to same-sex marriage" would suggest that plaintiffs seek something different from what opposite-sex couples across the state enjoy -- namely, marriage. Rather, plaintiffs ask California to recognize their relationships for what they are: marriages."

Looming Doodle

Like a deadline
Or a dreaded line
You don't want to cross
These monsters always seem so large
From the tentative start of the project
And blow away like discarded paper
When the work is finally done
Doodle and words by Jay Larsen
From the iPhone

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

No News Is Good News

More News is Bad News
Echoes: Yesterday's News is Old News
Who are We to Choose the News?

Sunday, August 01, 2010

My 1,011th Post

Presenting a simple link to a video I really like:

Markets of Britain a short film by Lee Titt

Collage by Jay Larsen