Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Rubens' Pale-Skinned Paintings Starve African Smurfs

Samson and Delilah found here where page-bottom link to Religious Themes page 4 will link to the referenced Massacre of the Innocents.

1) Lamb and Lynx are a lot like the Olsen Twins, but more overtly happy to be white. (Tx, Bummer Girls.) Honestly, as long as they're not advocating violence or breaking the law, I don't really have a problem with their existence, even if the message blows. Still, I doubt there's huge growth in this niche of the population or marketplace. I prefer to marginalize domestic supremacist movements by ignoring them or being amused. However, if one becomes unlawful in its infringement of other citizens' rights, bring the ACME moron hammer down!

2) If you haven't heard about Unicef's new Smurficidal commercials to get us to understand the plight of children in war-torn lands, read this funny Steyn article. Many Smurf haters are happy to see the little blue bastards finally getting what they deserve and Gargamel triumphing the way Wile E. Coyote was never allowed.

3) South Africa seems poised to make the same kind of disastrous, famine-inducing land redistribution as ruined Zimbabwe's agricultural capacity. Free registration. (Tx, Scrivener.)

4) Is Rubens as dirty as all that? The image above is dissected in this spicy article by Waldemar Januszczak which I found through Arts & Letters Daily. What say you? Vicarious, violent filth or zaftig fantasy? Does it depend on the day and your mood?

1 comment:

Henway Twingo said...

I will respond by proxy for a friend who e-mailed me since The Man she works for won't allow access to blog comments. Her response to the painting: juicy enough to eat.