Odds & Ends
Do you guys like pictures of black people? ‘Cause I love ’em! Hank Willis Thomas is a fantastic photographer and artist, who uses advertising to question who we are. His fantastic work can be found here.
I feel salty and unaccomplished from time to time, but I can’t be anything but super hype and impressed by my dear friend Julian Breece, whose very first film, The Young And Evil, was just accepted into the Sundance Film Festival! Not only did he beat out over 6,000 other shorts to make it into the elite group of 96 that will be showing, the film itself is a piece of visually stunning genius and his coattails are so ripe for me to ride. Check out the trailer through the link.
So I’m trying to take myself more seriously, or maybe it’s less seriously, I’m not sure. The long and the short is that I can now be found on Twitter as thembithembi. So if you ever found yourself wondering what Thembi is up to at any given moment, there it is.
I’m glad that Obama-mania has calmed down a bit, but if you’re still riding the wave there are many chuckles and thoughtful moments to be had at Art of Obama. Obama naked on a unicorn is a painting that my rumpus room could do without, but there are also some nice pieces.
I thought about making this video this week’s “What The Eff?” Wednesday post, but the last time I posted something this foul I got too many complaints. So, proceed at your own risk to see a human man with a blowhole (or maybe a second anus). Gross.