The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mad Prose

As befits the stomping grounds of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost, our Valley is in the throes of a poetry craze. Along with the Tuesday night poetry readings in Northampton at the Hinge there is now Sunday at the Haymarket.


A packed poetry reading at Raos in Amherst.



Wisdom in a Hamp parking lot.


Nauseatingly corny.


It is widely said that Northampton entertainment wizard Eric Suher hates to be photographed. Mary Serreze however captured the camera shy Suher at the casino press conference in Holyoke the other day.



The good news from NASA is that the world is not ending anytime soon. The bad news is that means we will survive to actually have to solve our problems! Read more here.

The situation in Egypt is going from bad to depressing, as pointed out by Rich Lowry:


Since the end of Mubarak, the air has been thick with descriptions of the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi as moderates, as basically no more than Islamic social democrats. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called the Muslim Brotherhood “largely secular.” If he had been speaking of the Church of England, he might have been right.

Unfortunately, the Brotherhood’s credo is, “Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law; the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.” And it’s not kidding. Morsi summarized his program during the campaign as “the sharia, then the sharia, and finally the sharia.” (Unlike President Barack Obama, at least he had an agenda.)

Read more here.

Photo/videographer Vas Sager yesterday released this video he made showing thirty seconds of recent fall photos of New York City.



Here's a video he made of my Pioneer Valley photos last year.



Yoko Ono is getting into fashion:


The newest celebrity entrant into the design game first had the idea of doing men’s clothing when she fell in love with John Lennon in the 1960s. She adored the way he looked, both dressed and undressed, and was somewhat perturbed by the fact that it was almost always women who were sexually objectified by designers.

“Men were always wanting us to look good and take off everything,” Ms. Ono said. “And we were never able to enjoy men’s sexuality in that way.” She considered doing something about it then, only to realize that the world was not exactly in sync with her sartorial predilections.

Read more here.



Hotboy Chico backstage. You probably can't understand what he's saying, but who gives a fuck?



Very high energy, if you're into that sort of thing.

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