Thursday, June 29, 2006
This 'church signage' blog is an entirely different creature from that rant I posted a little while ago about 'terrorism' vs. 'vandalism.' I enjoy checking out local church signage for the ridiculous messages they frequently put up - pithy sayings like "This church is prayer-conditioned," and admonitions about how to live your life. I've often considered putting together an installation of nothing but photos of these messages under the title "SIGNS FROM GOD?"
But until I manage to get my act together and put on such a show, I'll have to put my latest discovery up here. This one's good...
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
This is Rhonda .
No, Rhonda, no one said bicylce basketcase. Possibly ever.
Rhonda's site rhondareleases.com
(make sure to fly the plane into her box, that's the best part)
Here is what Rhonda has to say:
Thank you for checking out this website. I hope you've enjoyed
samples of each song and each unique page that sometimes
contain (sic) surprises!
Here is what fans say about Rhonda:
I just want to touch base with you so I can tell you, how truely amazing your music is. I mean c'mon, upon hearing "fairytale lost" I couldn't sleep for days. All I could do was be rowdy, and it even sparks creativity.
Couldn't sleep for days? Rowdy? I mean c’mon?
Here is a verse from that song:
My mirror image woo's in love
Gleaming at my style
Glamour Lingers in the air
The breeze can caress for a while
Let me know if that makes any sense to you.
Here is the letter I emailed to Rhonda:
I have all your record’s. Bedtime story is my favourite. Do the order of the songs have any special meanings? Like how "Wear me Out" is followed by “One Finger Left” is followed by “Emergency Room”? Or is that just a funny coincidence?
Also, why on your webpage do you have a plane flying into you? Is that a political commentary? What are you trying to say? Is the plane supposed to crash into your chastity belt and open it? Are you like a sexy virginal twin towers? Is the plane your horny terrorist listeners? Does this make sense in a way I don't get? I am confused, but in a sexy way.
Please answer my questions when you can. I am curious.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Twlight Singers - Crazy
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Saw this on St. Mary's yesterday and I just had to (a) take a picture of it, and (b) respond to it.
Folks (and by folks, I'm talking to the United Church Centre, or whoever is responsible for the sign), vandalism is not terrorism. There's a reason the English language has developed the word "vandalism," and that's because it's a separate concept/action from "terrorism." If your signage were correct, then there'd be no need to have developed the word "vandalism" since "terrorism" would cover it/contain it.
Here's the Merriam-Webster definition of VANDALISM: willful or malicious destruction or defacement of public or private property. And here's the definition of TERRORISM from the same source: the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion. Hi-jackings, suicide bombings, hostage taking - these are the methods of terrorism, NOT, breaking windows or grafitti-ing building walls. By equating the former with the latter, you're basically saying that juvenile delinquents belong at Guantanamo Bay along with members of Al-Qaeda. Which is utter crap - it's the same brand of crap that Dubya attempted to shovel when he uttered the words "you're either for us or against us." We don't live in a black & white world, one dictated by polarities and either/or situations - we live in a multi-hued and nuanced world. Stop trying to paint with a broad brush, get your head out of the clouds and do something constructive with your time. You're doing everyone a disservice by 'sharing' this B.S. sentiment.