Zero Tolerance for Clowns

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    Mike Licht,

    1. Mike Licht, 63 months ago | reply

      See it in context at

      Comments on the image welcome here.

      Comments on the content? Please make them on the blog. Thanks.

    2. anartist on flickr 63 months ago | reply

      hohohohohoho fun to laugh.
      But your layout could use a little work.

    3. Mike Licht, 63 months ago | reply

      anartist on flickr says: ... your layout could use a little work.

      No question about it, but I needed to publish the blog post this illustrates in a timely manner. It's not deadline journalism, but the Appropriation Bill was in play and ridicule is an effective rhetorical tool. I did a few compositions and went with this one.

      On the tech side, virtually all images on this site are in my Digital Primitive style, which uses Paint -- I eschew Photoshop and my old standby, Fireworks.

      While the destruction and artifacts created by Paint add charm and a certain je ne sais quoi , occasionally (like now) things go wonky when the images become jpegs and go through flickr.

      Sometimes this bugs me and I tweak the image and repost it, but I usually use a simple yardstick. Most images here illustrate blog posts. Bloggers are like 18th century pamphleteers. I ask myself: "Would a broadside printer in the 1700s accept a woodcut like this?"

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