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 After yesterday’s meltdown on the parallel bars, media industrial complex eats its young.
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(photo: Hannah Johnston/Getty Images. caption: Gabrielle Douglas of the United States falls off the beam during the artistic women’s beam final at North Greenwich Arena.)
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After yesterday’s meltdown on the parallel bars, media industrial complex eats its young.

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(photo: Hannah Johnston/Getty Images. captionGabrielle Douglas of the United States falls off the beam during the artistic women’s beam final at North Greenwich Arena.)

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Sorta unnerving when London’s elite anti-terror guys look like, well, suicide bombers themselves. Olympic warm-up?

(photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images caption: An armed police officer in Tottenham Court Road prepares himself during a suspected hostage situation on April 27, 2012 in London, England. The busy shopping street in central London was evacuated after a 50-year-old man, named as Michael Green, arrived in the offices of Advantage HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) ‘strapped up with gasoline cylinders, and threatened to blow up the office’. According to reports the man, who began to throw computers and other office equipment from the office window, failed a HGV training course and demanded his money back. The siege ended following the arrest of the man and no harm to any hostages.)

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Nothing inherently creepy about realistic sculpture, but when you reduce that realism to a 2/3 scale, well, creepiness seems to result.
Love how the bottom installation technician could be a 2/3 body double for the sculpture.
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(credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images caption: London — ‘Drift’ by artist Ron Mueck is hung by gallery technicians at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in London. The series of four “lifelike” sculptures form Mueck’s first major solo exhibition in over a decade.)
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Nothing inherently creepy about realistic sculpture, but when you reduce that realism to a 2/3 scale, well, creepiness seems to result.

Love how the bottom installation technician could be a 2/3 body double for the sculpture.

via Los Angeles Times Framework

(credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images caption: London — ‘Drift’ by artist Ron Mueck is hung by gallery technicians at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in London. The series of four “lifelike” sculptures form Mueck’s first major solo exhibition in over a decade.)

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Royal School 101. Point at something and ask your companion about its historical significance.  
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(photo credit: UPPA/ZUMA24.com caption:  Queen Elizabeth II walks with Commons Speaker John Bercow to a reception after the Queen addressed both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall as part of a visit to mark her Diamond Jubilee year. March 20, 2012.)
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Royal School 101. Point at something and ask your companion about its historical significance.

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(photo credit: UPPA/ZUMA24.com caption: Queen Elizabeth II walks with Commons Speaker John Bercow to a reception after the Queen addressed both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall as part of a visit to mark her Diamond Jubilee year. March 20, 2012.)

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 I hate to pick on her, but the face painted children lift this photo to anime status.
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(photo credit: Arthur Edwards/WPA Pool/Getty Images caption:  LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Six children from St Peter’s Primary School in Eaton Square, London, visit Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (C) on March 15 in London, England. The Children talked with the Duchess about their Big Jubilee Lunch before asking her to become a patron of the event. The Duchess accepted the patronage.)
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I hate to pick on her, but the face painted children lift this photo to anime status.

via The Charlotte Observer

(photo credit: Arthur Edwards/WPA Pool/Getty Images caption: LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Six children from St Peter’s Primary School in Eaton Square, London, visit Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (C) on March 15 in London, England. The Children talked with the Duchess about their Big Jubilee Lunch before asking her to become a patron of the event. The Duchess accepted the patronage.)

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Some great portraits of Londoners which remind the viewer that, while the top is still white, those coming up aren’t so much.
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(photo credit:  Mark Neville/The New York Times caption:  Children come to the Somerford Grove Adventure Playground in Tottenham, shown here, after school or on weekends to learn life skills like cooking. “There’s a real sense of adulthood to what the children are doing there,” Neville said.)
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Some great portraits of Londoners which remind the viewer that, while the top is still white, those coming up aren’t so much.

via The New York Times Magazine

(photo credit: Mark Neville/The New York Times caption: Children come to the Somerford Grove Adventure Playground in Tottenham, shown here, after school or on weekends to learn life skills like cooking. “There’s a real sense of adulthood to what the children are doing there,” Neville said.)

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Queen Elizabeth makes her grandmother (played by Helena Bonham Carter) a Commander of the British Empire.  Funny how the young one is dressed in Victorian fashion and the older one is up to date (for genteel, elderly women who happen to be the Queen). 
via BBC Day in Pictures
(photo credit:  Dominic Lapinski/PA  caption: Queen Elizabeth II presents actress Helena Bonham Carter with her Commander of the British Empire (CBE) medal during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.)
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Queen Elizabeth makes her grandmother (played by Helena Bonham Carter) a Commander of the British Empire. Funny how the young one is dressed in Victorian fashion and the older one is up to date (for genteel, elderly women who happen to be the Queen).

via BBC Day in Pictures

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Seems noteworthy somehow that Lachlan Murdoch is captured with Daddy Rupert sporting a tattoo. Not exactly sure what it means, though. Something about the assertiveness of the young guard … but maybe not so different than the old guard?  (There’s that, and also the PR strategy of putting Lachlan in the drivers seat now that brother James, the otherwise heir-apparent, has his head on the chopping block.) Anyway, I really love the smug look(s), as well as the suit-on-the-street walking toward the car through the glass. It helps creates the impression that we’re inside. 

…And, to the extent the empire is cracking wide open, lights suddenly glaring from everywhere, how true.


(photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Europe caption: Lachlan Murdoch (L) sits next to his father Rupert Murdoch as they leave home on July 15, 2011 in London, England. News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks has announced her resignation.)
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Seems noteworthy somehow that Lachlan Murdoch is captured with Daddy Rupert sporting a tattoo. Not exactly sure what it means, though. Something about the assertiveness of the young guard … but maybe not so different than the old guard? (There’s that, and also the PR strategy of putting Lachlan in the drivers seat now that brother James, the otherwise heir-apparent, has his head on the chopping block.) Anyway, I really love the smug look(s), as well as the suit-on-the-street walking toward the car through the glass. It helps creates the impression that we’re inside.

…And, to the extent the empire is cracking wide open, lights suddenly glaring from everywhere, how true.

(photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Europe caption: Lachlan Murdoch (L) sits next to his father Rupert Murdoch as they leave home on July 15, 2011 in London, England. News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks has announced her resignation.)

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The sometimes volatile (visual) art of presidential travel. In this case, wind gust at Buckingham Palace can quickly cue thoughts of vicious tornados (as driven home by photo caption).


(photo: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images caption: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (L), US President Barack Obama (2nd L), US First Lady Michelle Obama (3rd R) and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (2nd R) watch a Guard of Honour at Buckingham Palace, in central London, on May 24, 2011. US President Barack Obama Tuesday basked in the lavish royal pageantry of a state visit to Britain, given an extra dash of glamour by a brief encounter with Prince William and his bride Catherine. But the 24-hour demands that follow a US president everywhere shadowed the London pomp, as Obama took time out to say he was “heartbroken” at the toll of vicious tornados which ripped across the US midwest, killing 116 people. 
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The sometimes volatile (visual) art of presidential travel. In this case, wind gust at Buckingham Palace can quickly cue thoughts of vicious tornados (as driven home by photo caption).

(photo: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images caption: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II (L), US President Barack Obama (2nd L), US First Lady Michelle Obama (3rd R) and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (2nd R) watch a Guard of Honour at Buckingham Palace, in central London, on May 24, 2011. US President Barack Obama Tuesday basked in the lavish royal pageantry of a state visit to Britain, given an extra dash of glamour by a brief encounter with Prince William and his bride Catherine. But the 24-hour demands that follow a US president everywhere shadowed the London pomp, as Obama took time out to say he was “heartbroken” at the toll of vicious tornados which ripped across the US midwest, killing 116 people.

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