August 22nd, 2007


Icons, Movies, and the Red Scare

I caught a bit of Lou Dobbs at lunch to-day. The guest host was talking about the contaminated toys from China--she kept referring to the country as "Communist China", as did all the correspondents. Isn't that great? By the gods, what a pathetic attempt to draw attention from the purely capitalist cause of the problem. I feel like the Lou Dobbs crew really misses the 80s.

I was surprised last night by how many good movies are public domain and available for download at I got a really nice copy of the brilliant film noir Detour, the terrific His Girl Friday, and a bunch of Charlie Chaplin films. And they all work on my iPod.

I didn't feel too motivated to-day, so after working on my comic for only three hours, I started making Pre-Raphaelite LJ icons. They're for anyone who wants them;

Adolphe William Bouguereau

Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros (1880);

Bather (1870);

After the Bath (1875);

The Nymphaeum (1878);

Seated Nude (1884);

Spring Breeze (1895);

The Wave (1896);

John Collier

The Pharoh's Handmaidens (1883);

Lady Godiva (1897);

Lillith (1892);

Arthur Hughes

April Love (1856);

The Property Room Room (1879);

Lawrence Alma Tadema

The Women of Amphissa (1887);

John William Waterhouse

Echo and Narcissus (1903);

Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses (1891);

Hylas and the Nymphs (1896);

Psyche Opening the Door into Cupid's Garden (1904);

Psyche Opening the Golden Box (1903);

The Awakening of Adonis (1900);

The Shrine (1895);

A Naiad (1893);
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