David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

12 May 2011

We were there!

Q : How do you take someone out?

A1 : Dinner and a concert. Drinks then Theatre of the Actors of Regard. Something like that.

A2 : Send in a Hit Squad.

The photo below, released by the White House, shows key US personnel in the Situation Room watching the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

A3 :
Consult the EraserMen

Editorial staff at a United States ultra-orthodox Jewish newspaper used photoshop to remove the two women, including Hilary Clinton, from the White House scene above.

Read about this and other such instances of Hasidic 'modesty' at iknowanextremist's posterous. The following two images are from that blog.

A4 : pain + paint = painthing

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How do you reinstate someone?

A 1 : Do like Jesus did. "Lazarus, come forth."

A 2: Do like Heartfield did. The following two reinstatements are by Cowards Anonymous as seen at Lunatic Outpost.

John Heartfield Lives. OK!

A 3 : We were all there!
JULIA GILLARD: I trust that today's news comes as some small measure of justice for those who still grieve the loss of their loved ones. Just as people in Australia and around the world will always remember where they were when they first heard the news of 9/11, and just as we Australians will always remember where we were when we first heard the news of the Bali bombing, I believe each of us will always remember where we were when we heard of the death of Osama bin Laden.

Gillard and Howard applaud bin Laden killing
PM : ABC Radio National, May 2, 2011

THE WHOLE WORLD'S WATCHING raid on Bin Laden_flat_sRGB_400
background photo : cover of exhibition book, Berkeley Art Center
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