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Posts from September 2005

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Comments Off on Cindy as a Shahn-esca

Cindy as a Shahn-esca

I started this just wanting to see what the Bensfolk Font looked like in the context of a Ben Shahn protest piece. Then I wanted to see if I could reproduce some of his famous line work in Photoshop using a Wacom Tablet. Appropriating a timely image and a quote from Cindy Sheehan, the entire […]


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A Bigger Geek Than Me

As if I needed to prove that I’m willing to bite the hand that feeds me, or at the very least deliver small jabs at his apparently vulnerable geeky side, I’d just like to point out that PennLive’s Dillsburg Journal is blogged by none other then my real life boss. I learned this little tidbit […]


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Hitchens 360°

Just a small follow up on my last Christopher Hitchens post. Somehow I knew once I posted about him, I’d find it hard to stop. This interview on Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina is significant because it might be the start of his rhetorical ambandon ship, or as close to one as he’ll ever get. […]


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Facing Down Incompetence

General Anthony Zinni may have said it best. In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct, I saw at a minimum, true dereliction, negligence and irresponsibility, at worse, lying, incompetence and corruption. Just replace Iraq with Hurricane Katrina response and it still holds true. Those complacent with the most responsible powers, […]


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Unconscionable Stories

If you saw this man crying on Meet the Press this morning, like I did, you shed a tear for his story and felt his pain and anger as if they were your own. And if you read about this story of despair, you, like me, might have been hoping against hope that it somehow […]

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