Archive for August 26th, 2009

More Netroots Nation Red-To-Blue Panel Photoblogging

Happy Panelists edition.
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Darcy.

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Eden.

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David.

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Adam.

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Arshad.

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And Matt.

August 26th, 2009 at 09:50pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

Wednesday Why-I-Love-The-Weekly-World-News Blogging

This is actually really cool and, I think, really real:

Fourteen years ago, Alex Queral was out looking for wood for a new sculpture, when he suddenly noticed all of the out-of-date phone books being thrown out. It dawned on him that these books could be put to better use, so he collected some and took them home to practice carving.

Queral has since made a reputation for himself for the uncanny portraits of celebrities he is able to find in the pages!

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So how does he do it? He sketches the person’s face on a piece of paper and lays it over the phonebook. Using a razor blade, he then begins to carve away at the thousands of pages to create the 3-D portrait!  Queral is now able to do about two per month.

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Queral has had three solo shows to display the phonebooks, as well as a recent joint Obama display for his new portrait:

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Wow.  Now that there is an artistic medium that never ever would have occurred to me.

August 26th, 2009 at 07:40pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Art/Architecture,Coolness,Weekly World News,Weirdness

Netroots Nation Red-To-Blue Panel Photoblogging

The What’s-Wrong-With-My-Microphone edition (there was all kinds of mystery feedback that no-one could seem to get rid of):
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Darcy Burner.

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Moderator David Atkins/thereisnospoon.

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Courage Campaign’s Eden James.

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DFA’s Arshad Hasan and SEIU’s Matt Browner Hamlin.

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Darcy and Adam Lambert/clammyc. I don’t have any pictures of him playing with his mic, alas.

August 26th, 2009 at 11:21am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Netroots Nation,People,Photoblogging,Rabid Lambs

RIP, Teddy Kennedy

Damn, damn, damn, damn, damn.  The Kennedy family has lost its core, and the progressive movement has lost one of its heroes.

I really wish Ted could have had a chance to vote on healthcare reform, the issue that meant the most to him.  Frankly, I didn’t think he would allow Death to take him until after that vote.

August 26th, 2009 at 07:08am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Healthcare


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