Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Karl Wirsum

Ludwig Meidner
Jim Nutt
Peter Saul

Peter Blume

Ivan Albright
HC Westermann

Ann SavageSavage died in her sleep on Christmas Day, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Mumbai Rampage Photographers -Work and Pray

Mr. Prabhu said he invoked the name of Ganesh, a Hindu deity, for protection when he had to use a flash and risked being spotted by the gunmen. Mumbai Rampage Photographers -- Thomas Fuller NY Times

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Mr. Brainwash

It's the latest story that touched, and betrayed, the world. "Herman Rosenblat and his wife are the most gentle, loving, beautiful people," literary agent Andrea Hurst said Sunday, anguishing over why she, and so many others, were taken by Rosenblat's story of love born on opposite sides of a barbed-wire fence at a concentration camp. "I question why I never questioned it. I believed it; it was an incredible, hope-filled story." On Saturday, Berkley Books canceled Rosenblat's memoir, "Angel at the Fence." Rosenblat acknowledged that he and his wife did not meet, as they had said for years, at a sub-camp of Buchenwald, where she allegedly sneaked him apples and bread. The book was supposed to come out in February. Rosenblat, 79, has been married to the former Roma Radzicky for 50 years, since meeting her on a blind date in New York. In a statement issued Saturday through his agent, he described himself as an advocate of love and tolerance who falsified his past to better spread his message. "I wanted to bring happiness to people," said Rosenblat, who now lives in the Miami area. "I brought hope to a lot of people. My motivation was to make good in this world." Rosenblat's believers included not only his agent and his publisher, but Oprah Winfrey, film producers, journalists, family members and strangers who ignored, or didn't know about, the warnings from scholars that his story didn't make sense. Other Holocaust memoirists have devised greater fantasies. Misha Defonseca, author of "Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years," pretended she was a Jewish girl who lived with wolves during the war, when she was actually a non-Jew who lived, without wolves, in Belgium. -- HILLEL ITALIE
LeRoy King of Art's Beard
Prince William's Beard
Working hard, selling tickets - Daniel Radcliff
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TT Turner with porn stars Lanny Barbie, Brea Bennet, Jana Jordan, Jacyln Case, Ryder Skye, Carmen Luvana, and Bree Olson