The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Saturday, January 31, 2004

The difference between a bad hair cut and a good hair cut

What's the difference between a bad haircut and a good one?

Two weeks.

Thank you. I'll be here all week. Try the veal!

[Enough hair to make a cat] [Or supply the Hairclub for Men]

I finally got fed up enough to take the professional clippers we have, snap on the inch guide, and weigh the consequences between having this horrible feathered hair from the 70s or removing several pounds of hair from the top of my head and get it out of my eyes.

I stood there for several seconds, knowing that once I started there was no going back.

What the heck! It's only two weeks!

And no, no pictures until I have a good haircut.

Drawing economics

Mark Lombardi (1951–2000) was an artist whose studio practice involved the obsessive tracking of just such mass corporate and political malfeasance. Pursuing his stories through various public-domain sources, Lombardi created exquisitely geometrical, airily complex pencil drawings that trace the connections and chronologies underlying corporate fiascoes like the failure of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), the looting of the Savings and Loan industry, the internecine duplicity of the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro and the Vatican, or the affairs of Bill Clintons Arkansas cronies the Lippo Group. Blending pop assumptions with conceptualist technique, and approaching the art/life divide as if it were a panel of mirrored glass, Lombardi made a practice of updating his drawings when new facts in a given story came to light. Were he alive now, he would surely be composing a new version of a small work begun in 1999 called George W. Bush, Harken Energy and Jackson Stephens, c. 1979-90, 5th Version (1999).

Via racoon: notes and scavagings, Relatable: Mark Lombardi Draws Economics

Very cool art. Who thought one could draw economics?

Is the Superbowl over yet?

I will be so glad when Superbowl Sunday is over.

Yet more attacks against the servers.


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