Almost a century ago and without the aid of any pixel-generating computer software, the itinerant photographer Arthur Mole (1889-1983) used his 11 x 14-inch view camera to stage a series of extraordinary mass photographic spectacles that choreographed living bodies into symbolic formations of religious and national community. In these mass ornaments, thousands of military troops and other groups were arranged artfully to form American patriotic symbols, emblems, and military insignia visible from a bird’s eye perspective. During World War I, these military formations came to serve as rallying points to support American involvement in the war and to ward off isolationist tendencies.
More Info – HERE
Lots more pictures – HERE
*Click them to view full-size*
(The photographs appear to be on display at the Hammer Gallery in Chicago, IL)
Simply amazing; the use of perspective is incredible. It would be neat to see this done again.
I wonder if there was a lot of complaining back then? I’m sure there would be plenty today if soldiers were ordered to be involved in this type of project.
Not sure how many of you like rap, but as I mentioned before i’m a huge fan. It’s pretty much all I listen to.
Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek (a.k.a. Reflection Eternal) are what I would refer to as “intelligent rap”, meaning the songs usually have a message, and the videos don’t just contain guns, girls, cars, and other eye candy.
Since this is a gun blog, I noticed this in their new video ‘Ballad Of The Black Gold’:
Looks like a compact model Glock… not sure what caliber. The trigger discipline is nothing to write home about, but I still thought the idea of a Glock dripping in oil was a good visual in the context of the song.
For those that normally wouldn’t give rap a chance, I urge you to give the song a try. At the very least watch the video on mute.
If you’re still with me after that, and you are fiendin’ for more I urge you to check out Talib Kweli’s albums. The new album, Revolutions Per Minute, isn’t bad.. but if you really want to hear some classics check out Train of Thought or The Beautiful Struggle. Another album I have to plug while I’m at it is Black Star … it is in my top 10 favorite albums of all time. On that album you get 13 tracks of both Talib Kweli and Mos Def, who some of you may know from his impressive movie career (IMDB Page)
TAMPA, FL – A Tampa Police officer was caught on tape walking his horse through a crowded Ybor City bar, and the police chief said she approves of it.
The 37 second video was posted on YouTube and shows a mounted police officer walking his horse through Habibi’s Hookah Bar on 7th Avenue. A woman is heard screaming in surprise as the horse rounds a corner into her path.
Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor said, “It’s good public relations.” However, one business owner complained about the practice.
Full Story – HERE
WTF? Good public relations? Haters gonna hate I suppose.
I know police horses are really well trained an all, but this just seems like an unnecessary risk taken simply to showboat the officer’s authority.
The Bar on Google Maps street view – HERE (Looks horse friendly to me :roll:)
The same “15 yard sniper” from my previous post on the shooting of the iPhone, iPad, and iMac is back at it again with his Barrett M81A1:
If for nothing else, you need to watch the slow motion footage at 1:09.
Watching it in 1080p is a must! Then back pull the slider back to watch the watermelon re-assemble.
Chris Morris’ highly anticipated feature follows four young Muslim men on a thrillingly fictional story which illuminates the radicalised British jihad and undermines the folly of western culture’s attempts to alienate them.
Four Lions movie website – HERE
Looks like it has potential. I can’t find any info on if/when it will be showing in U.S. theaters.