Illustration Friday: Suit
This is an image I made years ago. It was a submission for a project where everyone continued a story by making an illustration for the next card in a deck. This would make a great album cover, I think...
"Things fall apart, the center cannot hold," William Yeats said in his poem, "The Second Coming." If he were to have written that poem today instead of 1919, I think the next line would have been, "And no one gave a damn, because 'American Idol' was on television." It probably would have been a better line than that, with the meter matching the rest of the poem, but you get my drift.
Nothing seems to WORK anymore. I bought a motion sensor for my father. I hooked it up- it didn't work. I took it back, and got another one. I bought a refurbished Nintendo Gamecube (I utterly refuse to buy a Wii as long as they're artificially prolonging the demand so they can keep the outrageous price up.) When we got it home, neither the Gamecube nor the memory chip worked. (Will someone please tell me why you have to buy a 32 meg cartridge to save games? Couldn't they just have put 32 megs of storage memory in the hardware?) We brought it back and traded it for another one. Elena and I have gotten my parents two DVD players. Both of them were utter pieces of crap. Guaranteed, you get what you pay for & they weren't top of the line models, but how do things get on the shelves without working at all? Every summer, here in NYC, we have rolling blackouts (only in the outer boroughs - they would never dare let anything happen to people who live in Manhattan) because our antiquated power grid cannot take the demand anymore. Last summer, neighborhoods here in Queens went TWO WHOLE WEEKS without power, and no one did ANYTHING. The infrastructure of the country seems to be falling apart, and nothing gets done. It all comes down to what the Romans called "bread and circuses." Keep the people fed and entertained, and you can get away with anything. Why do you think the entertainment industry is the only industry America has left?
On the funnier side of the news, as a sequel to the previous post, Paris Hilton is back in jail. I hope the judge sends Sheriff Lee Bacca to jail for contempt as well. How could a sheriff possibly think he had the authority to change a judge's sentence? Some major moolah must have shifted hands for this idiot to think he could get away with that one. Now why can't I be in a job where someone would bribe me a crapload of money to do something for a rich, slutty bimbo? Maybe next time she wants to release a porno on the internet to promote her TV show, I could be cameraman. I don't know how a bribe would be involved in that, but I'm sure we could work out something...