The offbeat artist created fascinating, ephemeral projects around the world.

“I think it takes much greater courage to create things to be gone than to create things that will remain.”

Unknown to many, he was actually Mexican and his first name was Jesus.

Nah, I’m fuckin’ witcha. He was Bulgarian, and Christo was actually his first name. Wikipedia has quite a good entry on the projects he did with his wife.

Yeah, it makes good sense. In response to protests against excessive violence by authorities against black people, Trump says we need to use MORE violence. That should help quiet things down.

As you may know, nobody knew where the hell he was for a decade.

Mr. Serious, aka Greg Gomez Pead, “is living an anonymous and humble life in one of Sydney’s most affluent suburbs … in a modest two storey home.”

He looks like a normal suburban person, very fit and handsome for his age! (63 when the pics were taken, 66 now.). Yahoo lives alone except for a Jack Russell terrier. (Adorable pic of him and his puppy!)

So Young Einstein is now Elderly Einstein? Tempus Fugit. (And I guess Patrick Fugit as well.)


Side Track:

Man that Jack Russell guy sure gives away a lot of dogs. Lots of people seem to have his old pets.

Kidding aside, Jack Russell was a real guy, and he did have a lot of dogs.

Ahna Capri in “The Specialist” (1975)

Possibly Batman’s greatest performance, …

… although many would argue for his evocative performances in Young Lady Chatterley II, Sexina: Popstar P.I. and The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood. It’s also difficult to ignore his brilliant turn as The Big Kahuna in An American Vampire Story, which is rated a righteous 2.6 at IMDb.

Why weren’t he and Bill Shatner in Road House? The absence of the Bat and Captain Kirk is the one thing that kept the movie from perfection.

If you have George Soros on your betting stub, you are a winner! Man, that didn’t take long.

If you have “the Jews,” you didn’t exactly win, but the book will pay off as a “place” bet.

And you know it’s true, because former game-show host Chuck Woolery tweeted that George Soros was the source of the civic unrest and had funded “violent anarchy against American cities.” I’m sure you know that the code of honor of game show hosts requires them to reveal the correct answer at all times.

Man, that Soros has a long reach. He’s everywhere!

To be fair, various left wingnuts have exactly parallel theories about how the riots are being incited by white supremacist crazies.

To date, note of these theories have been supported with evidence. It’s just the usual spinning and bloviating. The bloviator-in-chief chimed in with “80% of the RIOTERS in Minneapolis last night were from OUT OF STATE.” Minnesota’s governor agreed with that number. The actual number among those arrested was 14% (5 out of 36). Of course, Trump never was too slick on math. He’s the guy who thinks that 17×6= “eleven twelve.”

Of course they are right about me coming in from out of state. I am in Minneapolis now, not to encourage the riots, but merely to profit from them. I only came for the looting, as I do every time there is a significant weather disaster that causes a city to be abandoned, or anarchy in the streets that distracts the police. During that last hurricane in Miami, I really scored some sweet 4k TVs.

I do agree with this Trump tweet:

A ‘Karen’ is someone who throws a tantrum over any slight or inconvenience, often, but not necessarily, for racist reasons. Karens call the police on harmless non-whites and always ask to speak to the manager. They never mind their own business about somebody breaking a rule, even if the offender represents no problem of any kind.

Bill Maher explains:

The article mentions that some people consider the Karen concept sexist, but it isn’t really. While a Karen is usually an entitled, white suburban mother, anybody can be a Karen. For example, in that confrontation between the black birdwatcher and the angry white dog walker, they were both Karens, although the woman called the police for no reason, lied to them, and did so to report a harmless black man, which means she went FULL Karen.

But even a young black man can be a Karen because this is a country of equal opportunity. It’s such a great country that a Karen can even become President.

I’m no help here. I know nothing about this “leaks” scene. I know the answer to none of the questions you might ask: are these real, are they fake, are they old, are they new, where do they come from.

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From the comments (thanks):

The first one is a weird photoshop of a recent sample pic (of what looks like the initial batch) from a leaker. (Now deleted) The rest were released quite awhile ago (maybe 2014-ish?)

The autopsy also mentions intoxication, confirming the store clerk’s description of Floyd as “awfully drunk.” The autopsy does not specify the cause of the possible intoxication, so it may not be alcohol. Floyd had substance abuse in his past.

“Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease. The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death.”

That will not make it impossible to convict the police officer, but it will certainly make it more difficult than if Floyd had died of asphyxiation caused directly by the restraint technique. The DA will presumably argue that the officer’s unnecessary force exacerbated the pre-existing heart conditions, that the officer had a long record of complaints against him, that the officer continued unnecessarily to restrain the man for 2 minutes and 53 seconds after he had passed out, and that George would be alive now except for officer’s excesses. The defense will say that the man was a muscular 6’6″ career criminal who was intoxicated and resisting arrest, so the police took measures to protect themselves. Each side will try to keep the unsavory history of the two men out of evidence. In Floyd’s case the prosecution will argue that Floyd’s history of armed robbery and home invasion is not a mitigating circumstance because the officers could not have known about Floyd’s criminal past at the time of the deadly restraint. (The officer’s previous complaints may well be relevant.)

The rest will be up to the jury.

UPDATED: The Washington Post did quite a thorough summary of the case, although it’s a bit annoying that it seems to be narrated by some kid whose voice hasn’t changed yet.