One of my most active readers and commenters directed me to a blog site, artLife that is art contextualized with commentary.
I’ve had a hell of a week — and next week is worse — with some work load demands that have kept me on the run. But this picture has caught my eye when all I should be doing is writing about Japan as a “stakeholder nation” and completing grant applications.
I’m almost addicted to the above painting now — and it’s caption “Hell for Bad Cows.”
I know that there is a political metaphor in this — but am not willing to go there. But this painting and the zinger title caught me sort of like Marlene Vasilic caught that whopper carp below.
More later — for those interested, in a Financial Times article just out, I note that the McCain campaign is going to be trying to define Obama in outrageous, racist ways in the months ahead — but also note that Barack Obama, trying to inoculate himself from attacks from McCain threw one of his most loyal followers, Robert Malley, not only under the bus — but then stopped the bus and ran it back over him again — in this Financial Times article.
More soon. It’s like a tune in my head I can’t shake, “Hell for bad cows. . .”
— Steve Clemons