bit of subversion
Friday, June 22, 2007, 07:23 PM - Animals, Work (The Man), Food, Vegan/Vegetarian, Damn Carnies, Language
So, today I am waiting for the colour printer to print my enormous file, and there is a Japanese Design magazine sitting there, from 2005. I see these strange looking Japanese men in their meat propaganda T-shirts and a girl with a cap on that say "killer"... I fucking hope they are joking.
As I can't read Japanese, I can't tell... but something tells me they are... I hope. So I whipped over to the other side of the room, scanned the relevant pages, just so I could share.
Yep, I am going to REALLY swear in this post instead of pretending as I normally do (because, if the truth be known, I swear like a sailor if you let me)... so I have made my own subversive versions of the above comics:
I couldn't help it I'm sorry.
Someone want to tell me if they are joking?
illustration friday : farm
Saturday, September 9, 2006, 09:01 AM - Damn Carnies, Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
Told you there would be more boats...
So, my entry today relates to the death of Steve Irwin. It is pretty sad, but at the same time he died doing what he loved, and what more could you ask? So did Peter Brock too I guess.
So this idea comes after I read Irwin's reason for loving animals, yet not ever becoming a vegetarian, let alone a vegan:
Originally Posted by Scientific American Article
SA: Have you ever considered becoming a vegetarian?
SI: I went through a big stage of my life where I thought, you know, maybe it would be better to be a vegetarian, so I researched it. In no uncertain terms did I research it. Let's say this represents one cow, which will keep me in food for, let's say, a month. Now that cow needs this much land and food. Well, you can imagine, that cow needs x by x amount of land, and you can grow trees in it. Around that cow, you can have goannas, kangaroos, wallabies. You can have every other single Australian animal in and around that cow. If I was a vegetarian, to feed me for that month, I need this much land, and nothing else can grow there. Herein lies our problem. If we level that much land to grow rice and whatever, then no other animal could live there except for some insect pest species. Which is very unfortunate.
So, I wonder how long the cow would last with a crocodile?
I based my cow on La Vache Qui Rit (The Laughing Cow), I guess the only link is it is red like that cow, he certainly doesn't look like he is laughing very much. That is a brand of cheese by the way, because, of course, the cow is laughing while it lets the company steal all it's milk.
I really am in an ok mood, you wouldn't know it would you?
illustration friday : under the sea
Sunday, April 30, 2006, 11:31 AM - General, Damn Carnies, Illustration, Illustration Friday
WATCH OUT FOR THE PLESIOSAUR SEA MONKEY!
So here is my illustration friday for this week. I have been slowly constructing it in between cooking for and kind of entertaining a heap of Parisians who have converged in Lille for birthdays. It is nice they are here, but it isn't very nice weather this weekend, just to give Lille more of a revolting reputation. The dinner last night was a sucess. It will be nice not to cook for eight people tonight.
I started to cut collage pieces out for it, but... it looked out of place, so that's it for this week.
little postscript: my husband thinks he looks stoned, all the better to look out for roaming carnivores!
sleepy sunday, kind of...
Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 07:47 AM - General, Vegan/Vegetarian, Damn Carnies, Art/DesignConsidering I am looking at my illustration friday entry for Robot and thinking is is not fit for human consumption yet, I thought I might write a little anyway in the meantime.
On sunday Eugène forced me to walk around and watch movies and look at exhibitions. Firstly we went to see the most recent Larry Clark called Wassup Rockers , It was ok, there were parts that were good, but I am not sure if it lives up to that idea that it is the best Clark film. Ummm.
So after I ate lunch (the only reason it was to nice to be back in my own house that day, I could make whatever I wanted and not have people asking me what I wanted, or if I am eating enough, as parents do), I was allowed to have a nap, he claims I slept two hours, but I felt dead and nauseous all day. So then we went to the Tri Postal To see an exhibition called SKATE: Architecture, Musique, Design, Art , it was really interesting. The most interesting parts were the La Chienne section and Beautiful Losers (That is a New Zealand site, but it was the best I found). I was actually surprised to see this exhibition in Lille to be honest. That makes me sound like I think this place is conservative as hell and why would that exhibition come here? But it was good to see all that work in one place.
The funniest thing I heard while I was in La Chienne was this woman with her two kids, and the youngest said something about it being scary, and she asked, while looking at a piece that had body parts and graphic surrealist skin peeling off, usual skate/ punk type work: but why are you scared?. There were a lot of kids in that exhibition, I suspect there might have been some nightmares on sunday night.
Oh and just thought I would mention: I was in France not even 12 hours and already I was served a meal where the vegetables were cooked with the meat, in fact, there was chicken all over the vegetables. I would like to point out that chicken is BANNED in our household, as well as any other poultry, so eating something with chicken pieces all over it was not an appealing thing. Not normally, not ever. They just don't understand and it is extremely frustrating. I can understand the way it is frustrating for Eugène that he dislikes telling people that I don't eat this and that... "no chicken and fish are still flesh, she does not eat flesh"... but family who KNOW I don't. I don't say anything usually. Maybe I should. They know the reason I don't too, so it is kind of offensive. E. sticks up for me anyway, so... I don't know.
humans as your favourite meal
Tuesday, March 7, 2006, 05:04 PM - Vegan/Vegetarian, Damn CarniesI have been thinking about this topic for a few day after someone on the Vegan Freak Forums pointed out Hufu... the description freaks me out let alone putting it into my mouth. Who in the hell did they ask to do the tests?! Their friendly, local cannibal?
Then we have on the other hand some come-uppance about humans as meals. Pas mal!