~also of relevance to artists …
. . other news in the TABLOIDS – that now look so pure & fresh in comparison to the unwritten rules & anonymous contributors of the – dreaded – web !!
FROM THE NEW YORK POST: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22 2008
1. for those who like their Pirate movies raw, unscripted, in real time & about to really explode, and of course unlike the blue chip auctions – truly contemporary !! – no diss to JOHNNY DEPP – the NEW YORK POST reports, via the TIMES OF LONDON – that . . . the war zone on the SOMALI COAST is heating up !!
as all kinds of “armed men” are descending on the country’s pirate coast, “raising fears that a battle is looming over millions of dollars of ransom cash being demanded for the recently captured Saudi supertanker SIRIUS STAR.”
p.s. love that name !! hey, didn’t I already read this scenario in comic book – decades ago !!
CORRUPT FUTURIST HI-TECH CIVILIZATION taken down by desert rats & 3rd world desperados.
p.p.s. of course, artlovers just happens to have an artworld denizen stationed in the area, but JOSH HARRIS, PSEUDO.COM ex-millionaire & notorious downtown party thrower par extraordinaire – in ETHIOPIA – hasn’t been heard from – via the web – since the area really heated up, this week !! already MIA !! knowing Josh – he is: 1) either going down FINZI CONTINI style; or 2) following in the footsteps of that crazed maniac Marlon Brando played in APOCALYPSE, NOW !!; 3) he is the unwitting neighbor of a Bin Laden crew hide-out & is being held captive or; 4) the most likely – aliens have whisked him up to safety – choosing him as their no. 1 PRIORITY STARSHIP S.O.S. – over SCOTT HUG !!
SERIOUSLY – usually a regular web correspondent – Last we heard from JOSH, more 2 weeks ago – he was telling us about Cal’s vampire death. ANDREW SMITH, recently back from visiting Josh in Ethiopia – says Josh was – “messing around in Ethopia’s national television system” – “trying to help them up-grade it.” !!
Andrew says, even then, just a few months back, if even that – he already felt “uncomfortable” walking in the ETHIOPIAN streets – but that Josh was completely “oblivious”.
2. “An Astoria teenager was arrested after a straphanger snapped this cellphone photo (pictured) of him allegedly carving a graffiti tag on a subway window. Andrew Morello, 18, was allegedly etching the so-called ‘scratchiti’ into the glass of a N train window Monday when a rider took the picture.
The witness sent the images to the NYPD’s new “e-tips” Crime Stoppers service. Cops used the pictures to help them identify and track down Morello, who was charged with criminal mischief and possession of graffiti instruments.”
3. and finally, last, but NOT least. we dedicate this Post item, found on PAGE 3 !! – to:
RAQS MEDIA COLLECTIVE – who put out that super great PRINTED MATTER – ARTISTS & ACTIVISTS – PAMPHLET:
‘THE SURFACE OF EACH DAY: QUESTIONS FOR COSMONAUTS’ !!
‘SPACE SPIDERS NOW WEB STARS’ !!
“HOUSTON – Spiders flying as an educational project (guess they can’t say – ANIMAL TESTING – its too IPC!! inpolitically correct) aboard the International Space Station seem to have the hang of weightlessness.
Their first orbital webs were messy, disorganized affairs. But a week into their flight, television images beamed back to Earth showed surprising progress.
“We noticed the spider made a symmetrical web.” space station commander Mike Fincke told ground controllers yesterday. “We’re really amazed that the spider could adapt to space so quickly.” – REUTERS