Best of Enemies – Buckley Vs Gore – A Documentary Film

October 2nd, 2016
  • (Eugene Louis Vidal, October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012)

    Gore Vidal would have been 91. Prolific, Elegant, Acerbic Writer – we miss you.

    Anais Nin and Gore

    Photos via Previous post (Goodbye Gore Vidal)


    Best of Enemies (wiki)

    The Best of Beasties by - David Ehrenstein

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    NY Magazine (Best of Enemies)

  • Life in Feuds: How Gore Vidal gripped a nation..

  • 11 Things I Learned from the Hieronymus Bosch – by David Byrne

    August 9th, 2016

    11 Things I Learned from the Hieronymus Bosch – by David Byrne

    5. He was among the first to paint what he imagined
    Bosch was considered among the first to paint things that were wholly out of his imagination. Previously there were standard demons as described in the Bible and elsewhere, but his figures went beyond that. His landscapes were fictional, too—a conflation of traditional Dutch elements and imagined versions of somewhat spectacular Middle Eastern holy lands.

  • 7. Humanity is, for the most part, wretched

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    Hieronymus Bosch painted sheet music on man’s butt and now you can hear it.

  • Hieronymous Bosch Hieronymous Bosch detail from the Garden of Earthly Delights
    Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights

    Previous post – Porcille and Earthly Delight

  • Hieronymus Bosch: The Wayfarer, circa 1500–1510
    Hieronymus Bosch: The Wayfarer, circa 1500–1510

    The Mystery of Hieronymus Bosch by Ingrid D. Rowland

  • Comic Cat, Lit Cat, Film Noir Cat – Happy Int’l Cat day!

    August 8th, 2016
  • The Cop and Peter Cook the Comic Genius

  • Doris Lessing
    Doris Lessing archive here.

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    and the Cat.
    . another photo from writing & the feline muse.

    Herman Hesse - The Glass Bead Game

  • Yuichi Hibi – Neco hibineko

    Kay Ryan

    A cat can draw
    the blinds
    behind her eyes
    whenever she
    decides. Nothing
    alters in the stare
    itself but she’s
    not there. Likewise
    a future can occlude:
    still sitting there,
    doing nothing rude.

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    Contempt for the Voters, Theater of Cruelty – Undemocratic Primary of 2016

    August 5th, 2016
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    via Andrew Bonheler

    Hillary Clinton didn’t win the Democratic Party nomination – she simply won the game of trickery, collusion and fraudulence that modern politics in this country has devolved into. And while Sanders’ bid to clean house ultimately failed, it opened the eyes of many millions of voters to show just how corrupted that system has become.


  • Uncounted (Youtube) Documentary of Corrupt California Primary includes proof of fraudulent voting machine counts.

    Joint studies from Netherlands and Stanford. Statistically impossible that Hillary won primaries.

  • And something else, congratulations Garry Trudeau. 1aDGarry

    Via Amy Goodman

    When Hunter met Muhammad + Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    July 17th, 2016
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    Gonzo (Levity links)


    America… just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.

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    When Hunter met Muhammad

    Interviewing Ali was easy. Just turn up and you would be granted a killer quote. Few sportsman have been as skilled at performing for the media. Yet Thompson didn’t want to be just another reporter dutifully quoting the gospel according to Ali. He wanted to break through the familiar grand facade.

    “I was still shaking hands with Bundini when I realised where I was — standing at the foot of a king-size bed where Ali was laid back with the covers pulled up to his waist and his wife, Veronica, sitting next to him… I felt like I’d been shot out of a cannon and straight into somebody else’s movie.”

  • Here was a tribute from France, a brilliant and amazing flash inspiration piece from France. (The piece is titled Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.)

    Hunter’s Fear and Loathing album

    Paris Review: interview (the art of journalism)

  • Marlon and Stanley Kubrick, Kerouac’s Letter, Home Video with Monty

    April 3rd, 2016
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    Hat tip to Will Mccrabb for the photo.

    Marlon set the timer on Kubrick (read how Kubrick got fired.)

    Stanley Kubrick and Marlon Brando working on the script of One-Eyed Jacks, circa 1958.

  • Marlon in Viva Zapata – Kazan

  • Marlon Brando Documentary (youtube)

  • Letter to Marlon – Come on now Marlon, put up your dukes

    I visualise the beautiful shots could be made with the camera on the front seat of the car showing the road (day and night) unwinding into the windshield, as Sal and Dean yak. I wanted you to play the part because Dean (as you know) is no dopey hotrodder but a real intelligent (in fact Jesuit) Irishman. You play Dean and I’ll play Sal (Warner Bros. mentioned I play Sal) and I’ll show you how Dean acts in real life, you couldn’t possibly imagine it without seeing a good imitation

  • Marlon and James Baldwin

  • Portrait of Marlon Brando by Julian Schnabel


    Sparrow Improptu in Portland and Hilarious Falcon Flying from Bosnia to Syria – War and Peace, Spring of 2016

    March 26th, 2016
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    Sparrow transformed to a dove sitting on top of Saguaro. (Photo by Fung Lin Hall).

    This one bird to Sanders transformed the politics, World Peace Political revolution and Sparrow.

  • Coming to play with me orphan Sparrow…..Issa ‘s haiku translated by Robert Hass.. the orphan Sparrow came to play with our compassionate candidate Bernie Sanders.. what a treat for the world and we all pray for world peace.
    John Stewart called him “Bird”.


  • Chapter I – the War Candidate – a nostalgia trip to Bosnia

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    Hillary was in Bosnia.. (Digital collage by Fung Lin Hall)

    Gifs for Gaffe

  • Chapter II -the Peace Candidate

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    Peacock from Prague photo by Fung-Lin Hall 1996
    Valdstejnska zahrada – Mala Strana – Prague

    Vaclav Havel Peacock from Prague is saying hello to Birdy Sanders. We had Velvet Revolution.. I welcome Birdy Revolution for world peace.


  • Martin Buber. I and thou.

    “The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.”
    ― Martin Buber

    “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
    ― Martin Buber

  • See more Birds photos by Fung Lin Hall (Facebook)

  • The Architect of Eiffel Tower, Gustave Eiffel was born in Dijon – Artists Celebrate his birthday

    December 15th, 2015
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  • Gustave Eiffel (15 December 1832 – 27 December 1923)

  • Francois Truffaut created a title sequence that shows the skyline of Paris.. the moving camera gliding around the image of Eiffle Tower..

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    See his Alain Delon eclipsed by Hiroshima mon amour.

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    Martin Wong photoshopped by Fung Lin Hall

    A guy took a woeful photo of with the Eiffel Tower and the internet photoshopped it brilliantly.

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    Zazie dans le Metro


    Envionmentalists hold banner protest demonstration near Eiffel Tower ..

    The Statue of Liberty was also built by Gustave Eiffel

    See Angelina Jolie’s leg sticking out of the Statue Liberty.

    Being Malkovich & Being Others (His Homage to Photographic Masters)

    December 9th, 2015
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    Happy birthday John Malkovich!
    Malkovich ate nothing but Jello to lose weight when he was a child. The Dancer Upstairs was the only film he directed.. (Javier Bardem.. with Nina Simone soundtrack).. He was terrific in Dangerous Liasions and in Disgrace (adapted from Coetzee Nobel prize winning author). He worked with Portuguese director Oliveira in 3 films?? He loves to live in Lisbon he said .. Sheltering Sky (Bertoulucci).. took him to Europe.. he learned French & lived there. He played Klimt directed by Raul Ruiz. … he was also in Time Regained. Saw him first in Empire of the Sun..Choosing Mr. Right.. Being John Malkovich.. I also liked him in a film The Great Buck Howard, The Rounders.

    See Portrait Remakes – Malkovich Homage to Photographic Masters by Sandro Miller

    Finding a woman in his garden, funny story from John Malkovich (youtube)

  • Disgrace trailer (youtube)

    Making Mr. Right (youtube)

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    Manoel de Oliveira, Catherine Deneuve and John Malkovich

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    Maritza and Maria
    Maritza came to this reader’s attention as a possible doppleganger of Maria Schneider.

    The Dancer Upstairs trailer (directed by J. Malkovich) was modeled after Maritza who is currently serving her term in prison.

  • Being John Cassavates - John C and John M shared a birthday

    Peter Falk and Gena on John Cassavates – (Youtube.. wonderful video)

  • Eileen Gray – Innovative Designer, Her Dragon Chair sold for 28 Millions

    October 1st, 2015
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    She should be world-famous for her innovative designs—and would be, had Le Corbusier not intervened. But, as Michael Watts reports, her story now has a happy ending, thanks partly to a new film

    Gray was a bisexual Anglo-Irish aristocrat who became a free-spirited member of the bohemian classes. She is said to have driven around Paris, where she spent most of her life, in a Chenard-Walcker roadster with Damia, her celebrity girlfriend, and Damia’s pet panther. Even at the age of 80, Gray thought of buying a Vespa scooter. When she died, in 1976, she was 98 and still painting and experimenting with materials such as Plexiglass.

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    Design Museum

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    The unique and remarkable ‘Dragons’ armchair was acquired from Miss Gray by Suzanne Talbot, the first patron to provide her with an opportunity to create a complete environment. The exotic, symbolist character of the piece situates it conceptually within the first phase of Miss Gray’s creative cycle.
    The Mad Tea Party (previous post)

    Collection of Funny chairs, Bat, Elephant, Dragon chairs etc.

  • Ubu Roi – Pataphysical Life of Alfred Jarry

    September 8th, 2015
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    Ubu Roi

    It is considered a wild, bizarre and comic play, significant for the way it overturns cultural rules, norms, and conventions. For those who were in the audience on that night to witness the response, including William Butler Yeats, it seemed an event of revolutionary importance. It is now seen by some to have opened the door for what became known as modernism in the twentieth century. It is a precursor to Dada, Surrealism and Theatre of the Absurd. It is the first of three stylised burlesques in which Jarry satirises power, greed, and their evil practices—in particular the propensity of the complacent bourgeoisie to abuse the authority engendered by success.

    Alfred Jarry
    Born 8 September 1873
    Laval, Mayenne, France
    Died 1 November 1907 (aged 34)
    Paris, France

    Alfred Jarry: A Pataphysical Life by Alastair Brotchie – review

    Both Burroughs and Ballard were inspired by him, he had a profound influence on the British authors associated with New Worlds magazine, and was admired by artists from Duchamp to Paolozzi as well as any number of playwrights, including Artaud, Beckett and Ionesco. His posthumous Exploits and Opinions of Dr Faustroll, Pataphysician has been cited several of today’s most innovative authors. This fine biography, written with loving honesty by Alastair Brotchie, is the best to date.

    The Fiction duo (J.G. Ballard and Alfred Jarry)

    Raymond Queneau, Jean Genet, Eugène Ionesco, Boris Vian were Pataphysics followers.

  • Jarry’s Bike (previous post)

    Alfred Jarry was played by an actress, Annette Robertson in Always on Sunday (a film by Ken Russell on Henri Rousseau’s bio pic)

  • Y(ear) of Sheep or Goat – 2015

    February 17th, 2015
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    Agnus Dei, Museo del Prado – Francisco de Zurbarán

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    The Goat and Øivind

    The goat I met in Lombok on a silent sunday. We had some good conversations together before I had to head back to Bali on a motorbike

    Oslo to Bali -Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen is Citizenfive.. ( previous post )

  • Marguerite Yourcenar

  • Personality of the Sheep
    People born in the Year of Sheep are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted. They have special sensitivity to art and beauty and a special fondness for quiet living. They are wise, gentle and compassionate and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly. In their daily life, they try to be economical. They are willing to take good care of others, but they should avoid pessimism and hesitation.

    gentle, softhearted, considerate, attractive, hardworking, persistent, thrift
    indecisive, timid, vain, pessimistic, moody, weak-willed

  • Photo of Navajo lady by Laura Gilpin Master photographer of Southwest

    Map Goat (Literally every goat in the United States)