Keyvan Minoukadeh: A Celebration

Keyvan Minoukadeh: A Celebration

“I don’t think anybody after this is going to be able to say of Tony Blair that he’s somebody who is driven by the drift of public opinion, or focus groups, or opinion polls. He took all of those on. He said that they would be able to take Baghdad without a bloodbath, and that in the end the Iraqis would be celebrating. And on both of those points he has been proved conclusively right. And it would be entirely ungracious, even for his critics not to acknowledge that tonight he stands a larger man and a stronger prime minister as a result.” (Andrew Marr, BBC News at Ten, BBC1, April 9, 2003).

Quote taken from Guardians of Power: The Myth of the Liberal Media

Above is a stunning new piece of photo collage art from Keyvan Minoukadeh. The quote is also part of the piece, I didn’t dig it up. Please click here to see the pic full-size.

PS – This piece also confirms my view that Andrew Marr is a complete fucking idiot. And has been for at least a decade.

Some Recommendations

An author, earlier today

I’ve had a couple of emails lately from peeps curious about what books I read. So here’s a little list of authors I’ve enjoyed in the past year or so:

Joe Haldeman, Andrea Dworkin, Philip Roth, Tricia Sullivan, Neal Asher, Terry Jones, John Gribbin, Murray Gell-Man, Lev Davidovich Bronstein, Edward Said, Richard Feynman, Stephen Pinker, Nelson George, Vernor Vinge, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Isaac Asimov, Steven Rose, Emma Goldman, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Kellner, Helen Fisher, Maurice Brinton, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, Rudy Rucker, Noam Chomsky, James Patrick Kelly, Jean Aitchison, Larry Niven, Linda Wiliams, Jean Paul Sartre, Justina Robson, James Blish, Phil K. Dick, Wilhelm Reich, Helen Fisher, Ted Grant, Roger Penrose, Richard Dawkins.

Some of them write fiction, some non-fiction, some both. Plug ’em into Google if you’re curious now…