Saturday, November 26, 2005

Spray paint

I recently discovered a great graffiti artist. He calls himself Banksy and has been relatively successful keeping his identity hidden. Of course, it makes sense to keep undercover because graffiti is illegal in most places. During an interview with The Guardian in 2003 he told them that not getting caught made him enjoy his work: "The art to it is not getting picked up for it, and that's the biggest buzz at the end of the day because you could stick all my shit in the Tate Modern and have an opening with Tony Blair and Kate Moss on rollerblades handing out vol-au-vents and it wouldn't be as exciting."
Most interesting of all are the nine incredible images he made on Palestine's controversial west bank wall.

For his latest exhibition at 'Crude Oils' in Notting Hill, London, he has painted Monet's Water lilly pond but has littered it with shopping carts, Van Gogh flowers but with no flower, Jack Vettriano's dancer's in the rain but with people disposing nuclear wastes in the back ground and Warhol's Marilyn poster but instead has Kate Moss in the picture. Also, in order to walk through his gallery you have to step over hundreds of rats walking on the ground.


Monday, November 21, 2005

PHOTO: "everything for everyone and nothing for ourselves"

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Don't be a cow

Photo: This is what I think about Michigan weather.

Who will win the next Nobel Peace Prize?
11:4 Viktor Yushchenko
7:1 Bono
14:1 Colin Powell
16:1 Bob Geldof
20:1 Ravi Shankar
25:1 Hugo Chavez
33:1 Pope John Paul II
250:1 Tony Blair and George Bush

VIA: The Atlantic Monthly

Monday, November 14, 2005

Pumpkin what?

Pumpkin Curry

500 g ( 1 lb ) pumpkin
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped3 fresh green chiles, seeded and chopped
8-10 curry leaves
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 1/2 cups (12 fl oz) thin coconut milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (4 fl oz) thick coconut milk
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds

Peel pumpkin and cut into large chunks. put into a pan with all the ingredients except the thick coconut milk and mustard seeds. Bring slowly to simmering point and cook gently, uncovered, until pumpkin is almost tender. meanwhile, grind the mustard seeds with a mortar and pestle and mix with the thick coconut milk. add to the simmering pot and cook for 5 minutes longer on a very gentle heat.

Serves 6


Pick up the November '05 issue of Utne, there is a great article in there; Take Back Islam. Also, if you are an MSU student you can read the full magazine online, through the MSU libraries electronic resources.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Take me for a ride

PHOTO: by Adil
This motorcycle took me for the sweetest ride around the hills or Rochester. My brother's friend let me take it out for a spin and I think I was gone for way longer than they expected. It was crazy to ride the same streets as I used to ride RHONDA THE HONDA (CBR F4i), brought back some of my greatest memories. Of course, it was NO comparison to the insane power Rhonda had, but two wheels are ALWAYS better than four. GOSH! i miss motorcycles so very much.