True fact, The New York Times is super thin today. Also the remarkable people of Japan, display calmness as the displaced and homeless of devastated communities, appear to be sharing resources in shelters, like civilized, respectful human beings, one towards another. They’re so inspiring.
Also, The Times focuses on Egypt. Apparently Hosni Mubarak‘s image and likeness is plastered everywhere in statues around Egypt. His fan club in the pyramid favoring nation of sphinx’s etc, quite fancied making likenesses of him. Now that his likeness in being defaced in the Facebook loving nation of Egypt, The Times asks what will happen to these statues in a storing that questions looking at leadership beneath marketing machines, shrine like pasts of adoration clubs –towards depictions of the new and what new leadership could look like and how this could impact Egypt’s cultural life.
Personally, I think Facebook perpetuates shrine like culture (same thing as Egypt’s love of statues tribute art), as does blogs. The difference with Facebook though is that a whole array of characters shine. It’s reflective more of community, not just a few faces hogging the limelight. Whoever knew Mubarak fancied himself as a supermodel of The Middle East of sorts, not to have knocked this likeness creation craze on the head, as a leader?
… You learn knew things every day, reading the paper. This written from Hollywood, a city of the vanities who do celebrity art forms to make bank and fuel Facebook culture in the world. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.26.11~