My Fellow Inebriates,
Craziness has a talent for self-replication, which is why we (even Canadians) should keep an eye on Mitt Romney. Fundamentalists have a penchant for spreading their seed, and with wingnut Republicans such as Richard Mourdock sanctifying all progeny, borne of consenting relations or not, as gifts from God, we’ll need good names for the raft of new Republican infants who’ll one day cast their vote for some curiously inbred-looking Romney descendant chowing down on a corndog.
Mitt’s abstinence means we have to watch him stuffing his piehole with fast food and corndogs.
AP photo, Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images
Yesterday’s inanely metronomic pumpkin poem got my brain into a relentless rhythm that no amount of alcohol could derail. I spent this morning trying to channel that compulsion into another rhythmic project—thinking of awesome Romney baby names.
HELL (why not?)
There must be plenty more, my fellow inebriates. The new generation needs these names. What’s missing?
Artist Dan Lacey’s response to President Obama’s recent comment in Rolling Stone magazine referring to Mitt Romney as a “bullshitter.” Click to see the whole gallery.
Not only does the new LBHQ lack liquor cabinetry; it has bare walls, my fellow inebriates. We need art.
Nyan Pancake Cat by Dan Lacey. Compatible with altered states. But whence comes the rainbow?
My Fellow Inebriates,
Life without art—at least while sober—would be absolutely meaningless.
Contemplating the print Dan Lacey kindly sent me
I love the idea of lurching around an art gallery with a drink in hand (paw).
LBHQ has turned into a bit of an art gallery over the last few years. You can’t see the walls any more.
“A great artist is always before his time or behind it.”
—George Edward Moore
“All art is but imitation of nature.”
—Lucius Annaeus Seneca
“Every artist was first an amateur.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Art is spirituality in drag.”
“To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts—such is the duty of the artist.”
“Things are beautiful if you love them.”
“I think an artist’s responsibility is more complex than people realize.”
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
“By the work one knows the workman.”
—Jean de la Fontaine
“An artist is somebody who produces things that people don’t need to have.”
“No great artist ever sees things as they really are.”
“The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.”
—Hendrik Willem Van Loon
“The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts.”