pain is the staff of life

Go Barry!

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on October 30, 2008

faux assault

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on October 25, 2008

the black eye is very unconvincing but the marks on her cheek look more like ringworm than they do a backward B. and is it backward because she drew it herself while looking in a mirror? or because in her mind her ‘phantom’ attacker was an illiterate?

faux assault

faux assault

sarah’s clothes, it’s all in the shoes

Posted in political rant, Uncategorized by ruthanzo on October 23, 2008

lookit! the woman’s been living in al-aska and she has to look good in both nyc and wassila. i commend her dressers as they managed to keep sarah’s ‘wal-mart mom’ look all the while dressing her in valentino and red manolo blahnick spikes in order to fool the swank people in the big apple. it’s not a stretch. those designers strive for that ‘cheezy-chic’ look anyway but cheap shoes are a nono. i think it was donatella versace started the trend unseating that old bore balenciaga. those clever italians…maybe now sarah should read some dante. she says she likes books.

Franz Liszt Steinway Testimonial – Consolation No.3 by Vladimir Horowitz – Terence Davies’ ‘Time and the City.’

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on October 22, 2008

Liszt's Steinway testimonial

Liszt's Steinway testimonial


Franz Liszt 1887

Franz Liszt 1887

Time for some beauty. What a nice-looking old dude Liszt was and pretty self-effacing too if this testimonial to Steinway about their grand-pianos is anything to go by. There was a fun romp-of-a-film made back in the 1990s by James Lapine called ‘Impromptu’ about the wonderfully bohemian lives of 19th century superstars Frederic Chopin, George Sands, Franz Liszt, Alfred deMusset and the gang. It stars the great Judy Davis, Hugh Grant, Julian Sands (as Liszt), Mandy Patimkin & Bernadette Peters. I’m including a link to a youtube video of Vladimir Horowitz playing Liszt’s ‘Consolation No.3’ (House of Chanel take note!) It’s guaranteed to take you back in time. Schlocky, romantic, just what you’d expect from the hoop ‘n bustle chaser Liszt was purported to have been. Check out Vlad’s world-weary fingers and the Steinway insignia here you go. Liszt was Hungarian and properly speaking his name was Ferenc Liszt (‘Ferenci & Janika’ obscure old Magyar blues about come-zither eyes in Pest.)


Link to trailer ‘Of Time and the City’ Terence Davies’ personal documentary of growing up, poor, catholic and queer in Liverpool and that’s only part of it. Come closer now.. Consolation No. 3 by Liszt.

no teddy bear picnic

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on October 21, 2008

that’s an awful story about the bear cub that was shot, stapled with obama campaign placards, then dumped at the entrance of western carolina u.. how does one interpret this grizzly act? was the bear (black around there) supposed to be an effigy of ‘bearack’?.. a sacrificial offering to sarah p..? a commentary on the bear market? all three? do the bears have the equivalent of the world court in the hague? i suppose that part of the u.s. (probably settled with people shaped by that great human being ollie cromwell) is considered by palin to be ‘pro-american’ and pro-life (selective.)
poor bear

sssshingles by sppruce top p. (contains curdish rubble)

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on October 20, 2008

hay alanis? OW iz this ffor ironic! (greeek order? feta complis). itt was jjust tthis passt franksgivving weakendd that nnaan and hher sisters wwere bbuying sshingles to pput on the rroof of bert’s camp. ssno-wwell’s pal rrobert the ex-ccarnival ride operator (misses terry, bert too, brownie?) & hiss buddy ssylvain ffromme casselman (who nnormally workss on a tteam wwith 2 otther sylvains) ddid aa fine jjob (co-worrker called robert notwwithstanding) ccovering tthe rroof wwith eeither 24 or 42 paccks of shingles. tturns out ssylvain iss dislexsick & hhe orddered twice tthe nnumber off shingles tthat wwere needed. ssome of these mmay hhave eended up on tthe rroof of naan’s moutth. somthing iz cccausing hher great pain on the left sside of her fface (rroofing nail?) she’s all-reddy gott the sheiks so tthis must bbe the sshingles. tthis sshoud tteach hher to keep hher mmouth shut. a ppox y romano?.

Anal-ogy (contains scats)

Posted in political rant, Uncategorized by ruthanzo on October 19, 2008

The U.$. and its ruined economy reminds me of a big fat baby with a full diaper running around trying to rid itself of its load. Change we need, indeed. The baby wasn’t breastfed. It was force-Fed. That’s why it $tink$. The taxpayers are dung beetles. Let them eat $h-t!

Justin Trudeau, Macbush

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on October 15, 2008

There’s only one option left for the Liberals and that’s to make Justin Trudeau their leader. And don’t tell me he’s too young, it’s the other Lib pretenders that are too old and they have too much baggage to portage la prairie. Justin has only a backpack and a paddle and he’s got one foot in the canoe now. He needs to get the other foot in, get his balance and start singing v’la l’bon vent m’amie m’appelle and hightail it to BC where his mum is from. During the run-up to the elections the posters with his handsome smiling face kept disappearing in Park Ex where he ran and won. It might have been the enemy but I think people were stealing them to keep as mementos. I would have taken one but it would have meant jumping from a moving car on Acadie Boul. and Naan is too old for that kind of thing. Sob. Poor delusional Stéphane Dion. He was under the mistaken belief that people voted on the issues and that after criss-crossing the country as he did and making all those fine speeches he stood a good chance of winning even if the polls revealed the opposite was true. What happened to
the strategic voting everyone was going on about? This was going to defeat the cyborg Steve Harper. I guess the notion of the perfectionist Dion as PM was too depressing. I wouldn’t mind Harper if he showed just a little compassion and less disdain for his fellowman. It seems the only person who’s ever made an impression on him was Georgie Macbush. What is it about that guy that makes grown men blush and throw themselves at him. Is it because his daddy is the Wizard of Oil?
The other night watching the Nixon doc on PBS they touched on the attempted assassination of Pres Reagan 69 days into his ‘reign.’ George Macbush père was the VP and if you google or wiki John Hinckley Jr. the putative assassin you’ll see that the Hinckleys were Texas oil people and more than just passing acquaintances of the Macbush family….and Judy Woodruff heard a shot that came not from Hinckley’s gun but from the hotel behind her. Friendly CIA fire? There’s a whole other conspiracy out there.

La bourse, un trader de singes – a cautionary stock market tail

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on October 12, 2008

Forwarded by Philippe Tatartcheff

Pour bien mieux comprendre la .. BOURSE !
UN TRADER DE SINGES

Une fois, dans un village, un homme apparut et annonça aux villageois qu’il
achèterait des singes pour 10 $ chacun.

Les villageois, sachant qu’il y avait des singes dans la région, partirent
dans la forêt et commencèrent à attraper les singes. L’homme en acheta des
centaines à 10$ pièce et comme la population de singes diminuait, les
villageois arrêtèrent leurs efforts.

Alors, l’homme annonça qu’il achetait désormais les singes à 15$. Les
villageois recommencèrent à chasser les singes.

Mais bientôt le stock s’épuisa et les habitants du village retournèrent à
leurs occupations.

L’offre monta à 20$ et la population de singes devient si petite qu’il
devint rare de voir un singe, encore moins en attraper un.

L’homme annonça alors qu’il achèterait les singes 50$ chacun. Cependant,
comme il devait aller en ville pour affaires, son assistant s’occuperait des
achats.

L’homme étant parti, son assistant rassembla les villageois et leur dit :
« Regardez ces cages avec tous ces singes que l’homme vous a achetés. Je
vous les vends 35$ pièce et lorsqu’il reviendra, vous pourrez les lui vendre
à 50$. »

Les villageois réunirent tout l’argent qu’ils avaient, certains vendirent
tout ce qu’ils possédaient, et achetèrent tous les singes.

La nuit venue, l’assistant disparut.
On ne le revit jamais, ni lui ni son patron ; que des singes qui couraient
dans tous les sens.

Bienvenue dans le monde de la bourse !

Wainwrights rock.

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on October 7, 2008

Turns out there were 3 Wainwrights on the 2008 Cape Farewell Disko Bay Greenland expedition but none of them related, just elated. Here’s a pic of Matt, Chris and Martha W. with honorary Wainwright Ryiuchi Sakamoto.

wainwright family cruise to groenland

wainwright family cruise to groenland

martha’s blog
Matt, Chris & Martha Wainwright with Ryiuchi Sakamoto.
youtube video of Ryiuchi Sakamoto playing “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”