Archive for June, 2009
I’ve gotta check out the TED site some more. Start with this one, very entertaining:
Bwah-hah-hah! You’ll scratch your eyes out and plug your ears with hot sand to escape!
Sometime a few weeks ago I opened a bunch of tabs about photo retouching. Now that I’ve finally gotten around to reading them, I’m appalled. Yes, everyone already knows that photos aren’t real, blah blah blah. Whatever. I’m appalled at how retouching not only corrects colour, improves contrast, maybe even removes a blemish here or there (hell I was more than happy to have my pimples removed for my high school senior picture I assure you), but removes all the character from people who are already beautiful.
from NYphotographics, who have some of the most minimal retouches I found – most of which I think are almost entirely unnecessary. It only goes downhill from there. For example, evidently Mason Marconi needed more booty. What???? Yeah. And this beautiful lady was evidently not good enough. *sigh*.
- Floyd wants your soul, though at least he wants to slim your hipline and “improve” (ahem, enlarge), your boobies (as if this woman wasn’t already attractive anyway)
- Move over, Tyler Durden, digitalpablo (or whoever is directing his puppet ass) thinks you shouldn’t die WITH any scars
- Glenn and his posse think this pretty one needs some work. *sigh*
I can’t even think of a way to discourage this, either. Some people say “don’t buy any media that contains this” as it’s seen as a pull from customers – which is true in part. However, in actual fact essentially every product advertises with heavily retouched photos, and since a purchase is almost never traceable to an advert it is likely that any purchase will be construed as having been created by said advert.
Maybe I should build a shack. In Montana. And write a manifesto. *sigh*
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that he does not believe Saddam Hussein was involved in the planning or execution of the September 11, 2001, attacks.
He doesn’t mention that his administration lied about this to twist public sentiment and ram the Iraq war down the nation’s throat.
Biological weapons are nice and all, but they’re so slow and leave a percentage uninfected. Take enriched lithium-6 deuteride with a uranium tamper and set it off with a fusion boosted primary and you can really take care of business. Nice and clean. Most of the bodies and wreckage just disappear.
Castle Bravo, the unexpectedly largest weapon ever detonated by the US. 15 megatons. Like one thousand Hiroshima bombs set off at once.
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