June 5, 2007

everyday will break by itself

Tina Newberry, Sitting Duck

* How does George Bush sleep at night. excerpt:

"Iraq has become a case study in anarchy. I don't know how George Bush sleeps at night. You'd have to be a monster to rest easy, knowing what he's done. I'm not sure one man's sloth has ever caused so much harm. My God man, if you didn't want to be president, why did you apply for the job?

"What a hideous combination of conceits Bush has. He has the ego that drives him to want to be the top man. He has the arrogance to think that he his qualified. But he has the laziness that makes him not want to actually do the job. He has the insecurity that makes him want to cover up his faults. He has the smallness of character that will not concede his weaknesses and seek out help. He has the hubris to think that he could cover up all this, run the world into the ground and think that people won't notice. How has the world fallen into the grasp of this tiny, tiny man?

"George W. Bush is the perfect storm of character flaws. Not only does he bring all of these horrible traits together at once, but he does at the worst possible time in the worst possible position. The president of the United States of America has to be the most competent person on earth. And somehow the exact opposite has snuck in to that role.

"For the love of all that is holy and important, let us please pick the most competent person next time for this position. I don't want to have a beer with our next president. I want him or her to be intellectually superior to me. They should be the best among us, not appeal to the worst in us. They have to be smart, hard working, full of character and perhaps, above all, be someone that cares about the job."
"What we did to Iraq is inexcusable. Yet there is one simple, blithe man up top who gaily walks about as if he doesn't have a care in the world. If George Bush can sleep at night, he really must be a monster."

-- related: A love story told in three pictures.

* Printed Matter has an exhibition on The Fugs. It runs until September 8, 2007.

"Printed Matter is pleased to announce an exhibition on the legendary sixties folk rock group The Fugs. On view throughout the summer, FUCK FOR PEACE: A History of The Fugs will showcase the band’s records and ephemera as well as the dozens of publications published by The Fugs' founding members Tuli Kupferberg and Ed Sanders. Please join us for the opening reception on June 2, 2007. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue (at 22nd Street) in New York City.

"Formed in 1965 by Tuli Kupferberg and Ed Sanders, The Fugs were the latest brush stroke by the two poets, who already held a prominent position in the milieu of New York City’s downtown literary, art, and music culture. Both were practicing writers and publishers and were well known as luminaries in New York’s thriving underground.
"Fuck for Peace: A History of The Fugs focuses on The Fugs as a band that was both the result and extension of Kupferberg and Sander’s creative and publishing endeavors. The exhibition will showcase records and ephemera, including posters, flyers, hand-written lyric sheets, songbooks, and fan letters as well as publications by both Kupferberg and Sanders. This is the first exhibition to focus solely on The Fugs, and certainly the first time that all this work has been presented together."

* "When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge." -- Tuli Kupferberg


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