Frontier Former Editor

May 11, 2007

From the man who gave us preggers Britney Spears on a bearskin rug . . .

Filed under: art or something like it, dogs, meat byproducts, muffins, Paris Hilton, whiteploitation — Frontier Former Editor @ 2:39 am

comes this wonderful casting by Daniel Edwards (Reuters):

Prom queen of the dead? Guess Carl Jr.’s better pull those burger ads . . . .

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sculptor Daniel Edwards thinks Paris Hilton makes a fine subject — as prom queen of the dead in what he says is a warning against drunken driving.

The artist has created a sculpture of the 26-year-old hotel heiress and socialite naked and dead, with cell phone in hand, legs spread and crowned with a tiara.

“The Paris Hilton Autopsy” is a statement about the dangers of drunk driving just as high school prom season rolls around, said Edwards, who also sculpted a giant head of Cuban President Fidel Castro and created a life-size nude of Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug.

Go figure . . .

March 29, 2007

Truly a shame I didn’t find this until now . . .

because it beats dogs playing poker as art any day of the week . . .

 (From via kchristieh’s blog)

The Mad Tea Party

And, after seeing this little piece of tomfoolery (see link below) from the radio and television press dinner Wednesday night, if I ever see NBC’s David Gregory in person I will spit in his face.

April 13, 2006

Beauty, even in the threat of fiery death

Filed under: art or something like it, civil defense, history, homeland security, weapons — Frontier Former Editor @ 5:33 pm

Does that even count as haiku?

I ran across this website a few months ago thanks to It’s a collection of WW II Japanese civil defense posters, leaflets and texts in the National Archives of Japan’s website.

Diagram of USAAF B-29 range coverage of the Home Islands from bases in China, Alaska and the South Pacific

Strange to see images so well done, clear and, well, beautiful before remembering this was a country’s response to strategic bombing.

April 2, 2006

Lazy Sunday, so it’s time for a . . . . photo exhibit!

Filed under: art or something like it, photography — Frontier Former Editor @ 9:09 am

Welcome back to whatever time it is today on the Eastern Seaboard.

I was reading one of our Commonwealth’s political bloggers this morning as he bemoaned how blogs were becoming too centered on their creators’ opinions and sense of self-importance.

The very fact that someone would create a blog immediately brings that person’s sense of self-imprtance along as carry-on baggage, so why worry about it?

Anyway, I was looking through my own archive of unpublished, non-corporate photography and figured why not have a little Sunday morning art show.

Here’s a quick exhibit of Southwest Virginia images for your viewing pleasure . . . .

U.S. Route 23 above Powell Valley, Wise County, Va. 2002

The former Robert E. Lee Motel, U.S. Highway 11W, Washington County, Va., 2003

Doe and fawn, Breaks Interstate Park, Dickenson County, Va., 2003

A Pitts S-2 in a hammerhead stall over Tazewell County Airport, Tazewell County, Va., 2005

Town of Coeburn after March flooding, Wise County, Va., 2002

Big Cherry Mountain reservoir spillway, Big Stone Gap, Va. 2002

Big Stone Gap, from Wallens Ridge, Wise County, Va., 2003

March 26, 2006

I may not know what art is, but this makes me laugh . . .

Filed under: art or something like it, Britney Spears, humor, whiteploitation — Frontier Former Editor @ 6:40 pm

Isn’t Sunday a great day to catch up on one’s blogging?

Especially when and Drudge Report both pick this as newsworthy?

Don’t think I’ll be getting one of these for my mantelpiece anytime soon. I never really thought Britney Spears was in the same category as “Venus on the Halfshell,” so to speak.

And in other news, Molly Ivins points out (rather eloquently) why it’s tough being an editor or reporter these days . . .

And we’re enjoying an actually normal, chilly late March day here today. Temps in the 40’s and, as I just looked out the window, a few snowflakes falling. Typical.

But theres the promise of weather back in the 50’s in daytime and maybe even a day or two in the 70’s later this week.

Hope so. My bones ache.

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