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Well, maybe just cool blogs actually. Here are some that I have come across recently that I would like to pass on.
In The Rest Of The World is a photoblog by Andrew N. Grimes and family that has photographs from around the world over the last 30 years in over 100 countries.
Renal Failure is a brilliant twist on everyday reality. Besides who wouldn’t like reading about characters like Samurai Cathy and Avonia the Wiccan Pimp? Here is an excerpt.
“Tina the Lesbian had a unusual visitor at her front door today.
“Hi, would you like to participate in a short poll?” says Lance Patriarchy, the living embodiment of male dominance and oppression. Usually women can’t see him, they can only feel his oppressive nature. But for some reason lesbians can see him.
“About what?” says Tina the Lesbian, wary of conversing with Lance, for the patriarchy is crafty.
“The Democratic primary candidates for President,” says Lance Patriarchy. “Which one will you be voting for? Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton?”
“Obama,” answers Tina the Lesbian.
“Really?” says Lance Patriarchy, surprised.
Lance whistles then starts writing on his clipboard. “Okay…”
“What? What’s that all about?” asks Tina the Lesbian.
“Well, I had you pegged for Hillary,” says Lance Patriarchy.
“Why? Just because she’s a woman?” says Tina the Lesbian, slightly offended.
“Well, it is your gender’s best chance to put finally get one of your own into the most powerful position in the world,” says Lance Patriarchy.
“I just think Obama’s better than her,” says Tina the Lesbian.
“But how can you hope to defeat me if you won’t even vote for a woman candidate?” asks Lance Patriarchy.
“Because we’re waiting for a better one,” says Tina the Lesbian.
“Hmm… well, thank you for your time,” says Lance Patriarchy, looking a bit crestfallen.
“You sound almost upset about this,” says Tina the Lesbian.
“Well, usually I’d be happy about this,” says Lance Patriarchy. “But I was kind of looking forward to have a little verbal jousting with you. Then you had to go and pick my candidate.”
“So you’re saying I’m siding with the Patriarchy?” Tina the Lesbian says.
“Pretty much, yeah,” says Lance. “How does that make you feel?”
*blink* *blink* *blink*
“Shut the hell up,” says Tina the Lesbian. “You’re just trying to fuck with me.”
“Of course, I’m the Patriarchy,” says Lance. “But you do have to admit, it does sting a little knowing that you’re voting against the best chance for a female President ever.’
“Like I said, we’re just waiting for a better woman,” says Tina the Lesbian. “Unlike your camp that just throws any idiot up on the ballot.”
Lance gives Tina a smile and a wave. “Thanks for the tussle. See you later. I need to go make sure there’s still an unattainable standard of beauty for women to be pressured to strive for.”
Tina is going to stop answering her front door for a while.”
Darkly Dreaming David is a Montreal based blog that will, among other things, report on it’s author’s job over the next two years. Sounds pretty lame, right? Well, this guy will be the IT person for the American tour of Kooza by Cirque du Soleil! Here is a shot he took in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Leslie’s Blog (have known this one forever it seems actually) is a look through words, photographs, and illustrations from the wonderfully eclectic life of Leslie Hawes.
And, finally, the Wooster Collective has a blog that looks at street art in New York City and around the world.
Only just realised that the 5th of December marked the 2 year anniversary of this blog. It sure has been an interesting journey and I have really been blessed by having met such a great, eclectic, bunch of people.
I made this mask for a small drama group I participated in early 2006. I was thinking about a story or “character” at the time and Don Quixote came up for me and just wouldn’t go away. I was making the connection between the guy who battles windmills and the guy who walks Turcot Yards because it seemed like there had to be a link if only that they were both going against the grain in some way.
In my narrative Don Quixote is an old man who takes visitors on a tour of his house where various items relate to the great adventures in his “biography”. He is quite sane, regrets nothing, and is constantly trying to steer the conversation towards other things he has done, without much success, of course.
In the beginning this project seemed a bit like fighting windmills. A blog starts off with one reader who hopes that someone else will take a look although the more obscure the “niche” the more difficult it may be to attract attention. Elevated freeways and abandoned rail yards (especially empty ones) are never likely to become cool subjects and I have been ok with that since Day 1. The real purpose here has been personal growth through art and activism and if the issues presented have found an audience then that is awesome. It’s been a good run and there is still more to come.
Semaha just posted these so I will post them here.
These are just great! The first one really, really, gives you a feel for what the place can be like.
And then I blogged about it here, which must mean that someone else will…..ah nevermind!
Big Congratulations to Suzanne of Catron County, New Mexico, for setting an unusual goal and getting it done!
Catron County? “Catron County is the largest county, by area, in New Mexico. At almost 7,000 square miles, Catron County is larger than a few Eastern states. With a population of only 3,543 people, the county is as sparsely populated as many an old West frontier area.”
She walked every mile of every paved road in the county! To say hello and look at her story go here.
And if you are interested in walking and blogging here are three great places to check out!
Seems that Montreal City Weblob has commented here that she blogged about my blogging after Fagstein blogged that I blogged about the chain of reactions to Fagstein writing an article in The Gazette about Coolopolis who blogged about that prompting Montreal City Weblog to blog about that while I turned and blogged about that.