Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Portrait Of The Street Artist As A Young Man

The sea, the snotgreen sea, the scrotumtightening sea.
James Joyce

Think where man's glory most begins and ends, 
and say my glory was I had such friends.
-William Butler Yeats

Am I the Irish comedian with half a finger? 
No, I'm the Irish comedian with nine and a half fingers.
-Dave Allen

 Ladies and gentlemen, what you are seeing is a total disregard for the things St. Patrick's Day stand for. All this drinking, violence, destruction of property. Are these the things we think of when we think of the Irish? 
The Simpsons


Okay, guys, there's no better way to draw out an Irishman than setting up a confession booth.
LIAM NEESON: Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.
It has been one day since my last confession.
Go on, my son.
I killed. After the movie, I got the taste for it.
Did you kill them quickly? No.
Wolves must be tortured.
The best way to kill wolves is to kill their leader, wear his skin, kiss some of the wolves, then kill them.
I also steal small items from 7-Eleven.
SweeTarts, Jolly Ranchers, and the like.
Sometimes a lighter.
I don't even smoke.
Sometimes I roll up those tattoo magazines, stuff 'em up my sleeve.
If I get caught, I just tell the man I forgot.
Then, of course, it's back to murdering wolves.
All right.
Uh, that'll be, uh three Hail Marys.
Tough but fair.
Thank you, Father.
-Family Guy

Jonathan Swift

The word "good" has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
-G.K. Chesterton

I often quote myself, it adds spice to my conversation.
-George Bernard Shaw

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
-C. S. Lewis

Art consists of limitation. 
The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
-G.K. Chesterton

Oh, he doesn't smell like Irish Spring and he never taught me anything, but still I slap my chest and sing of My Drunken Irish Dad. 
Oh, his face looks like a railroad map and he never shuts his freakin' trap...
But all the ladies catch the clap from your Drunken Irish Dad.
Ask a Hennessey, Tennessey, Morrison, Shaughnessy, Reidon and Rooney, they'll tell you the same.
 McNulty, Mulrooney, and Carter and Clooney all feel the same mixture of pride and of shame.
Finnegan, Hannigan, Kelly and Flanagan look to the ground when their dad passes by.
 Cafferty, Rafferty Joyce and O'Lafferty fight for his honor and then start to cry!
Oh, we Irish lads are all infirm and our moods infect us like a germ, 'cause we're all the spawn of a pickled sperm!
And we don't tan well either.
 ...from a Drunken Irish Dad!

-Family Guy

It is an old maxim in the schools,
That flattery's the food of fools;
Yet now and then your men of wit
Will condescend to take a bit.
-Jonathan Swift

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
Oscar Wilde

I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand 
a word of what I am saying.
Oscar Wilde

Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
-C.S. Lewis

A man travels the world in search of what he needs, 
and returns home to find it.
George Moore

I have my faults, but changing my tune is not one of them.
Samuel Beckett

You know it's summer in Ireland when the rain gets warmer.
-Hal Roach

The worst thing about some men 
is that when they are not drunk they are sober.
-William Butler Yeats

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
G.K. Chesterton

Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
-James Joyce

 This suspense is terrible. 
I hope it will last.
Oscar Wilde

“The earth makes a sound as of sighs and the last drops fall from the emptied cloudless sky. A small boy, stretching out his hands and looking up at the blue sky, asked his mother how such a thing was possible. Fuck off, she said.” 
Samuel Beckett

Friday, January 25, 2013

New Year, New York

 New York...when civilization falls apart, remember we were way ahead of you.
David Letterman
Nick Walker

 I haven't commited a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law.
David Dinkins, former NYC mayor

The world is grand, awfully big and astonishingly beautiful, frequently thrilling.
But I love New York.
Dorothy Kilgallen

 I went to see a band in New York. The lead singer got on the microphone and he said "How many of you people feel like human beings tonight?" then he said "How many of you feel like animals?" And everyone cheered after the animals part. But the thing is, I cheered after the human being part because I did not know there was a second part to the question.
Mitch Hedberg

Although it was constructed in 1536, the New York subway system boasts an annual maintenance budget of nearly $8, currently stolen, and it does a remarkable job of getting New Yorkers from Point A to an indeterminate location somewhere in the tunnel leading to point B.
Dave Barry

Every true New Yorker believes with all his heart that when a New Yorker is tired of New York, he is tired of life.
Robert Moses

When it's three o'clock in New York, it's still 1938 in London.
Bette Midler

There is something about this ceaseless buzz, and hurry, and bustle, that keeps a stranger in a state of unwholesome excitement all the time, and makes him restless and uneasy, and saps from him all capacity to enjoy anything or take a strong interest in any matter whatever--a something which impels him to try to do everything, and yet permits him to do nothing. He is a boy in a candy-shop--could choose quickly if there were but one kind of candy, but is hopelessly undetermined in the midst of a hundred kinds. A stranger feels unsatisfied, here, a good part of the time.
Mark Twain

Chapter 1.
He adored New York City. He idolized it all out of proportion...no, make that: he - he romanticized it all out of proportion. Yes. To him, no matter what the season was, this was still a town that existed in black and white and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin.'
Er, tsch, no, missed out something.

Chapter 1.
He was too romantic about Manhattan, as he was about everything else. He thrived on the hustle bustle of the crowds and the traffic. To him, New York meant beautiful women and street-smart guys who seemed to know all the angles...'. No, no, corny, too corny for a man of my taste. Can we ... can we try and make it more profound?

Chapter 1.
He adored New York City. To him, it was a metaphor for the decay of contemporary culture. The same lack of individual integrity that caused so many people to take the easy way out was rapidly turning the town of his dreams in ...'
No, that's a little bit too preachy. I mean, you know, let's face it, I want to sell some books here.

Chapter 1.
He adored New York City, although to him it was a metaphor for the decay of contemporary culture. How hard it was to exist in a society desensitized by drugs, loud music, television, crime, garbage...'
Too angry, I don't want to be angry.

Chapter 1.
He was as tough and romantic as the city he loved. Behind his black-rimmed glasses was the coiled sexual power of a jungle cat.'
I love this.
New York was his town, and it always would be...”

Woody Allen

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day 2012

Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting.
-Robert Frost

Monday, October 8, 2012


For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.
Christopher Columbus
Miss Me
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions,
one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
Christopher Columbus

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Amsterdam Cycle of Street Art




So you might say "that is a real nice pot".
To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
Thomas Edison


 Some art supporting the recent miners strike in the Asturias.

 And I have a deep, dreamless sleep, I decide that tomorrow they will be gone.
Laser 3.14
 Laser 314 is an Amsterdam native artist who has been around since the 80's and has been tagging streets with his poems since the late 90's.  
Laser 3.14
 Laser 3.14

Laser 3.14

Street Art Made Me Poor

Live Long
Die Poor
Who told you?

Michael De Feo
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