Official Lyrics to “Indianapolis Jones”
Dun da-dun dun, dun da-dunnnnnn
Dun da-dun dun! Dun da-DUN DUN DUN!
Dun da-dun dun! Dun da-DUNNNNNN!
Dun da-da dun!
da-daaa dun da-dun!
(*Repeat until he’s done whipping people)
Winslow Homer, Blackboard, 1877
This is probably one of my favorite worksby Homer of all time. Although it is a deceptively simple scene, Homer’s treatment of the female teacher is radical in its execution. The painting is a watercolor, which demonstrates Homer’s virtuoso ability when using this medium. Although the color palette is monochrome, the watercolor lends a luminosity that brightens the painting. Homer’s depiction of a school teacher is vastly different than others at the time. This woman is in an unnatural pose, with her arm tucked awkwardly behind her back, and her face in perfect profile. Homer chooses to depict her alone, without interacting with children, which lends an abstractness to the image that is furthered by the shapes on the blackboard behind her. Homer is thwarting our desire to tell a story about this painting; he does things to keep us from thinking about the woman as an individual, and we are meant to see this image as a composition and a work of art, not as a portrait.
The latest work I’ve put together with the boys for Iron & Resin.
Can’t express enough how solid these guys are, both as people and riders. Riding BSA Thunderbolts through 30 miles of winding fire roads, creek crossings (see video), a couple of washouts, and one dead coil…just unreal. Thankfully the ranger accepted a bottle of bourbon in exchange for waiting for our truck to haul it out of there.
Enjoy a little fun for the holiday! Stay tuned.
Yes, I said “microphone.”
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Little Printer - A Newspaper For The Twitter Age: The Size Of A Sales Receipt, And Edited By You (via FastCoDesign)
A printout of headlines, daily agenda and messaging? And it’s so pleasing to see this is actually going to be made and not sent off to prototype vaporland.
some observations on the occupation movement and its implementation in oscar grant plaza by some of those involved
Occupation is nothing new. The land we stand on is already occupied territory. The United States was founded upon the extermination or indigenous peoples and the…