Archive for August 2007

Holy Mother of….

August 17, 2007


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Meep! Meep!

August 13, 2007

wile310.jpgFor some time I’ve been reading Op-Ed pieces here and there regarding the vulnerability of the US economy particularly under Chinese weight. China has certainly upped itself as a version of a superpower, ballooning into a figure that bears leverage. The scenario always reminds me of Wile E. Coyote vs Roadrunner cartoons– the plot typically begins with the ingenious Coyote hatching a plan and executes; the Roadrunner, on a steady course, eludes. At the last second, the bird turns around to look the Coyote in the eye, “Meep! Meep!” and zooms away, leaving a wide-eyed Coyote bracing as his machination backfires.

Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration and former Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page, writes a succinct article In the Hole to China that should concern everyone, not just Americans, as the reprecussions will consequently quake globally.

The Meat: “Strategic thinkers, if any remain who have not been purged by neocons, will quickly conclude that China’s power over the value of the dollar and US interest rates also gives China power over US foreign policy. The US was able to attack Afghanistan and Iraq only because China provided the largest part of the financing for Bush’s wars.

“No country on earth, except for Israel, supports the Bush regimes’ desire to attack Iran. It is China’s decision whether it calls in the US ambassador, and delivers the message that there will be no attack on Iran or further war unless the US is prepared to buy back $900 billion in US Treasury bonds and other dollar assets.


House call!

August 10, 2007 and decor8 recently concluded a competition that got some interior design juices flowing. They received more than a hundred entries, viewable on flickr. Highly enjoyable compilation of ID eye candy all in one place, and by motif.


Love the typeface decor up there; neat wall drama down here:



Check out the entries.

Via the YBNY grapevine

They Call It Personal Space

August 7, 2007

These two ads had me chuckling for a while. The first one is a print ad for Nivea deodorant. Mea culpa for the lack of credits.

Well, that guy better call this other guy and they need to do some talking, stat.

Telephonic List by Leo Burnett- Brazil for Oral-B (Mouth Wash); Art Director: Adalberto Guedes Santana

Snagged from sandeepmakam, check it out for tons of ad goodies.

Gummy Angst

August 4, 2007

I’m a fan of street art and one that’s bowled me over more recently is this gargantuan work by Italian artist Blu featured in Wooster. Just wow.

In the making:


(more photos here)

Check out this Evolution series, another from Blu.


(Click on above image to view up close)