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UPDATE: L.M. says, "Putting the smackdown on heresy since 1981."
According to many news sources, Joseph Cardinal C, is considered a front runner in the upcoming papal elections. As you know, customary humility does not allow Cardinals to express any desire for this office or to openly promote their papal ambitions. Fortunately this particular Cardinal has a fan site: www.ratzingerfanclub.com and I think his web advocate does well in describing many of the reasons for his appeal.
Please note that the site does clarify the distinction between being a member of the Hitler Youth and actually joining the Nazi party.
Below is an excerpt from the new oath of secrecy, that the College of Cardinals now have to take before voting. It's from the vatican web site:
"Ego (positum appello) promitto qui, nisi acquiro precipuus licentio de novus electus pontiff, ego volo servo universitas perpetuus specialis per omnis externus ut Collegium Cardinalis electors inter omnis materia finitimus finitumus suffragium enim adopto per Pontifex Supremus.
Ego etiam promitto tempero usura ullus audioay vel ideovay apparatus idoneus perscribo quis secundum umquam per lectio ex Vatican civitas, pariter precipue quicquid finitimus finitumus lectio. Ego denuncio quod ego ingero iuro copiose infractio mos creo mihi infractio poena ideo posterus Pontifex Supremus mos censura, canonicus 1399 iussu principatus instituta apostolica."
...actually, it was posted in English, but I thought that Sally would prefer to see it in Latin. Unfortunately there wasn't a Latin translation for audio or video equipment so I had to use pig-Latin for those words. I was also a little unclear over whether I should write Pontifex Supremus, or directly translate to Supremus Pontifex. In the end, I chose to err on the side of pretension.
(there also wasn't a phrase translator on-line, so I did it word by word, I killed a lot of time and I was rewarded with a feeling of pomposity and smugness that I have never achieved with computer gaming)
You'll also notice that nothing is mentioned specifically about textus essagingmay from within the enclave, but most theologians will agree that this document (from 1996) would probably cover future developments in communication technologies.
Sally has anointed me as a papal election pundit, mostly because I am an educational product of the Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate. (making me a compliant and contented hen, of inoffensive and modest intelligence, blissfully resigned to my subservient status). Please do not respond to any of my postings with scriptural quotes, Catholics do not read the bible, so I won't know what the fuck you are talking about.
New guest poster L.M. coming soon...
I am putting up art in Fly Gallery's window this coming weekend. The piece is tentatively titled "Qualia Street Party." There will be a combo opening party and Von Bark lecture later in April, details to be announced. In the meantime, if you happen to pass by 1172 Queen West next month, keep your eyes peeled for Fly, smack in between Queenglad pawnshop and the Saigon Flower restaurant.
The latest Instant Coffee bulletin has a small rant about Les King. If you ever go out on Queen St. in Toronto you know the guy. He is an artist who sells his work on the street with the line, "Would you like to buy an original drawing?" Here's the Instant Coffee post, and a response from my friend Von Bark who has probably purchased more of Les King's drawings than any one else I know.
Instant Coffee: We ventured out for the first time in a while into the Toronto gallery world. At an opening we witnessed exactly what makes an "Outsider Artist" actually an outsider artist. At many openings Les King attempts to sell his amazing depictions of the metaphysical and on too many ocassions is kicked to the curb for his unconventional ways of trying to get by as an artist. How can gallery owners and patrons be so fucking crass and intimidated by an artist just trying to get by and have a place to sleep. He is an outsider artist not because he hasnt been trained in the accepted field of education but because he has been made an outsider by the self righteous "insiders". So glorify the romantic past of artists being shunned by the elite but realize what that elite is now. If you can't buy a 10 dollar drawing then thats your business, but have the decency to stand up for someone who needs a break and is honest about they are doing. Les is an amazing artist and deserves basic respect for having the balls to do what he does.
- Jay Isaac and Jenny Bishop
Von Bark: So Les got kicked out of an opening? He was probably bothering people, and not stopping. If Les understood human politics he wouldn't be an outsider. If Les knew how to stay out of people's way and not bother them so much then... well... Les is persistent. A lot of people are persistent. The people who run the world are persistent...