a blog with cultural bulimia.
Sunday, February 29, 2004
Saturday, February 28, 2004
Mel Gibson's S&M religion
See You On The Dance Floor!
To say that Sunday afternoons have felt empty -since our weekly party stopped in July 2002- would be an understatement. After more than a year of silence we would first like to acknowledge how deeply touched we are by your kind words of support and gentle reminders that ever since, it just left a void that could not seem to be filled.
There were some who concluded that after six continuous years, this was it, and in a city rich with its tradition of past legendary nights, it had become another one for the history books, the kind that many later wish they could have been a part of, even once…
While relentlessly searching for a suitable new home, we got a much-needed boost from some wildly successful parties overseas, in Tokyo, Japan as well in Napoli, Italy. But back in New York, our quest uncovered nothing as uniquely warm and raw as what we had been so fortunate to have for so long. The search continues.
But for right now, it is with immense pleasure and a great, joyful sense of relief that we would like to share with you the news of an upcoming special one-time eventparty on Sunday, March 21st, 2004, which will be held at Arc, formerly known as Club Vinyl, located at 6 Hubert Street in Tribeca. All of us will be there to share this long-awaited moment with you, your three DJ’s, Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell, Danny Krivit and François K. as well as John Davis, Ariel doing his magic on the lights, Andi on the warm-up and at the door, and the whole rest of the team you've all come to know as your ‘Body&SOUL family’.
Friday, February 27, 2004
Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.
The moviemaker wants to promote 'The Passion of the Christ' and the president wants to prevent the passion of the gays.
Opening on two screens: W.'s stigmatizing as political strategy and Mel's stigmata as marketing strategy.
Mr. Gibson, who told Diane Sawyer that he was inspired to make the movie after suffering through addictions, found the ultimate 12-step program: the Stations of the Cross."
Maureen Dowd: Stations of the Crass
Thursday, February 26, 2004
I'm not gay
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
Plus he is a cub. WOOF!
"Well, I went last night to see the movie everyone is talking about. (...)
PURE PORNOGRAPHY: At the same time, the movie was to me deeply disturbing. In a word, it is pornography. By pornography, I mean the reduction of all human thought and feeling and personhood to mere flesh. The center-piece of the movie is an absolutely disgusting and despicable piece of sadism that has no real basis in any of the Gospels. It shows a man being flayed alive - slowly, methodically and with increasing savagery. (...) Toward the end, unsatisfied with showing a man flayed alive, nailed gruesomely to a cross, one eye shut from being smashed in, blood covering his entire body, Gibson has a large crow perch on the neighboring cross and peck another man's eyes out. Why? Because the porn needed yet another money shot. (...)
PILATE, THE SAINT: Is it anti-Semitic? The question has to be placed in the context of the Gospels and it is hard to reproduce the story without risking such inferences. But in my view, Gibson goes much further than what might be forgivable. (...) I wouldn't say that this movie is motivated by anti-Semitism. It's motivated by psychotic sadism. But Gibson does nothing to mitigate the dangerous anti-Semitic elements of the story and goes some way toward exaggerating and highlighting them. To my mind, that is categorically unforgivable. Anti-Semitism is the original sin of Christianity. Far from expiating it, this movie clearly enjoys taunting those Catholics as well as Jews who are determined to confront that legacy. In that sense alone, it is a deeply immoral work of art."
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
via DailyCandy NYC: Lexicon VII
Twockin', shaggin' and smurkin' tabs.
"Maccers remembered having decided that she had doubted she could ever respect him. It hadn’t been his patent inability to leave the kids and the uncouth and decidedly dumpy wife so much as the time when he had handed her a paperback he had picked up from an airport with an embossed cover and had told her that he had really liked it."
Putting Bias in the Constitution
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Book deal de jour
Well-known 28-year-old UK mystery blogger and high-end prostitute Belle de Jour's” (who is not Toby Young) LONDON CALLING, from the winner of the Guardian's Best-Written Web-Site of the Year Award 2003 to Helen Garnons-Williams at Weidenfeld & Nicholson/Orion, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, for manuscript delivery in August 2004, by Patrick Walsh at Conville and Walsh. Italian rights to Rizzoli and Dutch rights to House of Books, both in pre-empts, with a Spanish auction underway.via Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind
Christy Fletcher at Fletcher and Parry is selling US rights this week, and there has already been considerable film interest.
another one for the memory
Monday, February 23, 2004
I linked to this artist's valentine's - love his style and his 'dry' sensibility.
The dogs on the blog head are his as well (experimenting with pictures here, now that I have a place I can upload pics). Not sure why their sniffing spoke to me in such a way...
Muscle Bear Cub
Husky, hunky, hairy, butch guys with bulging biceps, bulbous butts, and full, furry bellies. Guys that call themselves 'bears' come in all sizes, from giant chubby grizzly bears to slim, slender 'otters'.
As they say, 'If you think you're a bear, you are one!' "
Sunday, February 22, 2004
my sister, meu bem
flavia gabriela assunção vasco (gabriela was MY contribution to her beautiful name)
she IS my family and today it is her birthday.
i love you and i miss you.
Saturday, February 21, 2004
i was moved to tears
sundays in the eagle with paul
Você é meu caminho
Meu vinho, meu vício
Desde o início estava você
Meu bálsamo benigno
Meu signo, meu guru
Porto seguro onde eu vou ter
Meu mar e minha mãe
Meu medo e meu champanhe
Visão do espaço sideral
Onde o que eu sou se afoga
Meu fumo e minha ioga
Você é minha droga
Paixão e carnaval
Meu zen, meu bem, meu mal
Friday, February 20, 2004
The world won't come to an end!
A task, dear Gemini, perhaps job-related or perhaps a task of your own, might prove a bit weightier than you had expected, and you're working too hard. This could have you feeling tired and dejected. You need to judge: Exactly how crucial is it to get this done right now? If it really isn't all that vital get as much done as you can without compromising your well-being, and do the rest tomorrow. The world won't come to an end!
She married a dead man
"'I had what you can call a perfect wedding,' Ms. Demichel said the next day, chain-smoking beside her new mother-in-law in a Paris caf?.
Yes, it is possible to marry the dearly departed in France, thanks to a law that turns the vow "till death do us part" on its head.
The law dates to December 1959, when the Malpasset Dam in southern France burst, inundating the town of Fr?jus and claiming hundreds of lives. When de Gaulle visited the town a week later, a young woman named Ir?ne Jodard pleaded with him to allow her to follow through on her marriage plans even though her fianc? had drowned.
"I promise, Mademoiselle, to think of you," de Gaulle was reported to have replied.
Later that month, Parliament drafted a law to permit Ms. Jodard to marry her deceased fianc?, Andr? Capra. Hundreds of would-be widows and widowers have applied for post-mortem matrimony since then.
Anyone wishing to marry a dead person must send a request to the president, who then forwards it to the justice minister, who sends it to the prosecutor in whose jurisdiction the surviving person lives.
If the prosecutor determines that the couple planned to marry before the death and if the parents of the deceased approve, the prosecutor sends a recommendation back up the line. The president, if so moved, eventually signs a decree allowing the marriage."
Thursday, February 19, 2004
when did it happen?
I never saw a single one being worked on. Like in a fairy tale, one day we woke up and it had happened.
According to Gothamist, since 2000, the Department of Transportation installed new LED lights at:
- 2,800 intersections in Queens and Staten Island
- 3,700 intersections in Brooklyn
- 1,500 intersections in the Bronx
- 2,700 intersections in Manhattan
do you know mr. v? #2
Mr. DF took me to the opening of Bivio last December as he is good friends with the owners -- Danny Emerman and Alessandro Prosperi, the gay couple behind Bottino -- and Sonia Braga by extension.
What: New West Village enoteca.
Why: Because you've done Barocco, Bottino, and Bot. The B-boys are at it again with Bivio.
When: 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 637 Hudson St., at Horatio St. (212-206-0601)
When Mr. DF met her he went: "Hey, I have a friend from Brazil, do you know Mr. V?"
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
do you know mr. v?
"Some where along the night they mentioned his name, and there is only one person I know by that name. So I looked at them dumbfounded and thought, here we go again, and we cracked up about it."Friends of Vasco: Mr. C said he enjoyed the White Party especially because my friends are 'good people'. Actually, I hear that often. So I begin to wonder...
Circuit parties are like Friendster but in real life
I had a blast at the White Party. It felt intimate. It felt great. It felt.
I did not enjoy Alegria. I guess I was tired, worn out.
I only went because I really was looking forward to seeing Joey & Dean again. the plan: 2 am at the entrance of the 'tunnel' that leads to the dance floor. I was there but somehow we missed each other as I heard they were looking for me later.
I left around 4.
Sunday, February 15, 2004
i killed the goose
The GooseMoral: The goose has great nobility when soaring in flight but can get cantankerous when his detractors clip his wings and force him to stay on the ground. But those detractors eventually are forced to acknowledge that life without him is a pain in the neck. In fact, it is impossible.
That Laid Golden Eggs
there is no logic in one's mind when he decides to kill the goose. it's the actual lack of it
Saturday, February 14, 2004
Simmons’s “Instant Decorator” series, which continues her ongoing exploration of figure and interior, was inspired by Frances Joslin Gold’s 1976 book of the same title. This do-it-yourself home-design planner, featuring line drawings of conventional rooms on transparent acetate paper, allowed home decorators to sample fabric and wallpaper combinations of their own invention. But while the concept suffered one fundamental flaw – the discrepancy between the scale of the actual textiles and that of the rooms – Simmons used the creative potential of this shortcoming to her advantage. Like the sense of dislocation that characterized her early photographs of dollhouse interiors (a project, coincidently, that also began in 1976, and was recently documented in the book In and Around the House), the aesthetic inconsistencies of the new work assure a collection of domestic spaces that are simultaneously seductive and disturbing, evocative and unknown.
Cyprus Greeks and Turks Agree on Plan to End 40-Year ConflictFor no apparent reason, some of my most dear friends are from Cyprus.
Graphic: One Cyprus
Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders on Friday accepted Secretary General Kofi Annan's plan for ending the decades-long division of Cyprus and pledged to negotiate reunification in time for the island's May 1 entry into the European Union.
via ny times
We connect. What could it be? The cultures are so different yet the sensibility is remarkbly the same.
I really did not know much about Cyprus - I'm ashamed to admit - until I dated one Greek Cypriot a couple of years ago. That was the beggining...
Amazon Glitch Unmasks War of Reviewers
A glitch on Amazon's Canadian site revealed the identities of people who had anonymously posted book reviews on the U.S. site.The weeklong glitch, which Amazon fixed after outed reviewers complained, provided a rare glimpse at how writers and readers are wielding the online reviews as a tool to promote or pan a book — when they think no one is watching.
John Rechy, author of the best-selling 1963 novel "City of Night" and winner of the PEN-USA West lifetime achievement award, is one of several prominent authors who have apparently pseudonymously written themselves five-star reviews, Amazon's highest rating. Mr. Rechy, who laughed about it when approached, sees it as a means to survival when online stars mean sales.
Friday, February 13, 2004
the quietness in the ordinary
What sort of photographs do you prefer?
I like photographs of anything uninteresting. Maybe just two doors on a wall.
You failed! The point is to be uninteresting. But you can have a second chance.
For half a century, you have been America's premier poet of the ordinary. The imagery in your latest paintings is culled from traffic signs, newspapers and billboards. What is so great about the ordinary anyhow?
It usually is ignored. It is overlooked. Most artists try to break your heart, or they accidentally break their own hearts. But I find the quietness in the ordinary much more satisfying.
Thursday, February 12, 2004
Bitter? Me? Pass the lime and salt, darling.
The crass and obvious fakery of the Valentine holiday is powerful enough to get even me down. It's not simply the fact of being alone, though I am not technically alone - in London, you really never are - I have friends aplenty and work galore. No, it's more the smug mutual pampering couples get to experience. (...)
So in honour of the anniversary of the beheading of a christian saint, and our habit of commemorating the event by exchanging overpriced tat , I link these finely crafted greetings in time for the blessed season of togetherness. Print out - cut round - paste on pink card - et voila! A most heartfelt Valentine.
Crushed yet againBitter? Me? Pass the lime and salt, darling
I DO love you
I think about you
I think you're cute
Dirty talk with Karl
To find true love
Willing to trade
I would program your heartbeat
via Belle de Jour
'What's the big deal? It's legal now. My sister's married to a gay guy and everyone knows it.'
Frances Evans, Producer
'Some fag better not try marrying me. These days, you fuck a guy one time and he pulls out a ring.'
Jerry Turner, Musician
'As an overweight, emotionally needy fag hag, I strongly oppose all gay marriage legislation.'
Diane Morris, Counselor
Wednesday, February 11, 2004
"As a child, I had no idea what homosexuality was. I grew up in a traditional home — Catholic, conservative, middle class. Life was relatively simple: education, work, family. I was raised to aim high in life, even though my parents hadn't gone to college. But one thing was instilled in me. What mattered was not how far you went in life, how much money you earned, how big a name you made for yourself. What really mattered was family and the love you had for one another. The most important day of your life was not graduation from college or your first day at work or a raise or even your first house. The most important day of your life was when you got married. It was on that day that all your friends and all your family got together to celebrate the most important thing in life: your happiness — your ability to make a new home, to form a new but connected family, to find love that put everything else into perspective."
as seen in craiglist:
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2004-02-11, 5:20PM EST
Do you like boys? How about small spaces? Noisy neighbors? Dead animals in the wall? No privacy? Well then this place is for you! It's a 2 bedroom, small and cozy, but quiant and cute. I tell you no lies, it ain't Trump Towers but it comes a close second (when you're really drunk). If you're looking for space, move to fucking Bushwick(East Williamsburg my ass...still the ghetto, will always be).
This is what I want: Non-smoker, educated and smart, gainfully employed or a trust-fund kid, passive and quiet, clean, clean, clean, and financially responsible.
This is what I DO NOT want: Hookers, bitches, johns, queens, addicts of any kind, unemployed every other week, bad body odor, straight mommas' boys, mooks, geeks, illegal aliens, fat girls with low-self-esteem or high-maintenance skinny cunts, girls with ex-boyfriends with the tendency to stalk them and anyone over 35 or under 24.
ME: anal-retintive, assertive, quiet, clean, work every day, anal-retintive, manic every other day, laid back when not being manic or anal retintive, asian.
"By the way, trying to lighten up puritanical America on this subject has been even harder than getting people to fuck my sister. Me snarling 'Even you have breasts perhaps' to a Family Research Council lady on TV didn't go over as delightfully as I'd hoped. Then New York magazine sardonically asked people what they'd book for next year's halftime show. I said Janet should unveil Justin's privates and Britney should run out and squeal, 'I told you so.' The remark was censored! "
La Dolce Musto
Annie Lennox has been nominated for an Academy Award for Into the West, a song in Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
Are designers offering to dress you for the Oscars?
Yes! It's a Faustian deal. As a neophyte, I find it all quite fascinating. But you have to understand, it's not really my planet.
What is your planet?
It's a different one than people might project. I'm not particularly attention-seeking. I love to make music and stay grounded ... The other day I came up with the term that I'm a thought factory. I think many of us are.
You'll turn 50 this year. How does the eccentric artist age?
It's like having grit in a shoe that you never quite get rid of. One wouldn't want to have the same dilemmas at 50 as one had at 15. And indeed I don't. I have a very different take on life. And yet I still have the same passion for musicmaking and for expression. I wouldn't say that I've mellowed. I'm less mellow, perhaps.
What kind of music are your two daughters into?
Whatever 11-and 13-year-olds listen to — Beyonce, Pink. I like [those singers], but it's interesting how quickly artists become assimilated into the corporate hard sell.
Is it true that MTV once asked to see your birth certificate to prove you were a woman?
I do remember being told that by my record company. At the time, in the '80s, because my presentation was kind of ambiguous sexually, there was quite a resistance to it. To me now, it looks so innocent.
Your manager, Simon Fuller, created American Idol. Has he ever asked you to take over Paula Abdul's gig?
Of course not.
TIME.com: The Hypocrisy Bowl
"In a way, Justin and Janet did us a favor. They spelled out the subtext of the game and its surrounding culture. A culture that tells young men they can't formulate a thought deeper than 'Show us your tits.' A culture that pushes young women to put out for the market, then ridicules them when they do. A culture swinging between cynical sex-sells greed and moral parentalism. A culture obsessed by, and terrified of, a human organ that gives sustenance to babies. And a culture that apparently can't tell the difference between contextually appropriate nudity and a rape fantasy. By the end of Jackson and Timberlake's song, that culture was naked."
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
it brings on a great orgasm
Daniel Okrent's blog
"Carnival is a time when there's a lot of contact"
Health Minister Humberto Costa said in Brasília as he handed out the first condoms of the campaign.
Carnival 2004 happens from February 21 (Saturday) through 24 (Tuesday).
Yes, this is a serious posting.
FREE RENT - for 'favors'
Reply to: email@example.com
Date: 2004-02-10, 12:50PM EST
Yes this is a serious posting. I thought I'd test the market with a unique proposition. I have a 2 bedroom apartment in manhattan.
I'm a young, attractive, affluent male looking for a convenient situation. I have an extra room in my apartment and would not mind hooking up an attractive 21-30 female.
I've heard of crazier things-- so if this is a convenient setup for both of us- why not??
The favors are negotiable -- cook, clean and preferable casual sex partner and can be discussed. Picture is required. Then we can meet. Serious inquiries only.
Monday, February 09, 2004
Bill Clinton wins a Grammy
Sunday, February 08, 2004
a pig in the parlor
"A nuisance may be merely a right thing in the wrong place, like a pig in the parlor instead of the barnyard.""If there was anything more bizarre than the sudden baring of Janet Jackson's breast during the Super Bowl halftime show, it was the hyperbolic reaction that followed."
L'Affaire Bodice: Why We Are Shocked, Shocked
Saturday, February 07, 2004
Love That Dare Not Squeak Its Name
At one time, the two seemed so desperate to incubate an egg together that they put a rock in their nest and sat on it, keeping it warm in the folds of their abdomens, said their chief keeper, Rob Gramzay. Finally, he gave them a fertile egg that needed care to hatch. Things went perfectly. Roy and Silo sat on it for the typical 34 days until a chick, Tango, was born. For the next two and a half months they raised Tango, keeping her warm and feeding her food from their beaks until she could go out into the world on her own."
The fabulous kingdom of gay animals
But we can bring the lions to testify that there's nothing unnatural about human sex lives, that bisexuality and homosexuality are not among those twisted human inventions, like income tax, or graduate school, or step aerobics, that have no close analog in the wild. "
Friday, February 06, 2004
Market Street Matt Gonzalez, electoral discardia
photo by heather champ
she killed her sister
What is the woman's motive in killing her sister?
God I'm depressed.
Thursday, February 05, 2004
Topsail Beach and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
New (as in I just bought it) Favorite CD
GLOBAL GROOVE: CLUBLAND 2
Tracks [listen to samples]
E Samba - Junior Jack
Dulce del Piano - The Carreros
Getaway - Becky Baeling
Rapido - Alma Matris
Together - 6th Element
American Life - The Patriot
Lick My Bass - Obelix
Give It Up - Kevin Aviance
Royal Drums Afro-Dynamic IV - Laurent Wolf
White Horse (If You Wanna Ride) - The Orange Factory
Turn Me Out (Get On Up) - Praxis feat. Kathy Brown
Drums - Angelo Kortez feat. Alan T.
Vivo per lei - The Sicilian and Reina
The Bagiuo Track - Luzon
The Sarge Hot List
In--------- ---- - 5 Minutes Ago ------- ---- - Out
Versatility ---- - - -- Service ------ ----- - Submission
Fur ---- ----- --- -- - Clipping --------- -- - Plucking
Face Pics ---- -- - Headless Pics ------- Hole Pics
Camming - ---- -- Scanning ----- --- ---- Faking
Masculine ---- - -- Butch ---- -- ----- - STR8-Acting
English - -- - ------ Wigga -- ---- ----- - Ebonics
Kinks ------- - - -- - Stinks --- - -- - ---- Twinks
Pigs - ---------- - -- Cigs --- - ---- --- -- Wigs
Porn ---- --- --- - -- PA's --- ------ --- - Perfume
Men ---- --------- - 'boys' -- ---- ---- - - ---- Bois
The ruling Wednesday said that only full and equal marriage rights for gay couples would meet the civil rights guarantees of the Massachusetts state constitution."
Via Voice of America and other Media Sources
Wednesday, February 04, 2004
DOWN THE RABBIT-HOLE
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004
Subject: Snaxx me!!!!!
This Friday 6 another installment of SNAXX.
COME AND BRING YOUR FLIERS $3 WITH, $5 WITHOUT.
RichKing and I will be serving SMACKING grooves just for your delight the incredible edible crowd, MMM.. MMM.. GOOD!
360 W 23rd St., @ 9 Ave.
In the basement
See you there!
Tuesday, February 03, 2004
Hand made sign on the side of a service truck.
via Found Typography
VICTOR a loser at crobar?
Date: Tue Feb 3, 2004 6:13 am
Subject: More NY Club Drama
Heard from Victor Calderone (via a mutual friend) last night that he is OUT at Crobar. Crobar will be doing NO MORE afterhours parties on Saturday nights. They told Victor that there are issues with the city and the community board and neighbors about staying open after hours.
I'm not entirely sure I believe this explanation, for reasons including the fact that there are no neighbors, at least none I'm aware of; Crobar's in a totally industrial/art gallery neighborhood. It's possible that they lied to him for whatever reason.
If they really are having trouble with the city over afterhours, that bodes ill for Alegria as well.
But definitely, Victor is out of there as of immediately.
Another one bites the dust. It's fascinating, in a rubbernecking-car-wreck sort of way, to watch how mismanaged this business is getting.
CBS is moving to bounce Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake from next Sunday's Grammy Awards amid the national uproar following their X-rated, prime-time Super Bowl stunt.scary moralization of the entertainment industry
Nipplegate: The Index
The Times makes a good point about the NFL's outrage: "But if the N.F.L. was really so shocked and appalled, why didn't it flinch at the Cialis advertisement that promised men 36 hours of relief from impotence, then warned that if they should experience an erection for four hours straight, they should seek 'immediate medical care'?"
Slate has a good explanation of FCC's definition of obscenity.
Monday, February 02, 2004
oil on canvas
The title is a reference to Pieter Bruegel the Elder's "Land of Cockaigne" (1559), a moral allegory set in a land of plenty where the houses are tiled with cakes, the fences are made of sausages and the fowl fly roasted and ready to eat. The targets in Bruegel's painting were gluttony and sloth; Mr. Desiderio's version is a critique of what he calls "cultural bulimia" — our compulsive consumption of images that only leaves us hungry for more. It is also a comment on the predicament of painting in the 21st century: faced with such a plethora of styles and formal idioms, how is it possible to create something new, something distinctively relevant to our own time? "Cockaigne" is one artist's response to what the critic Harold Bloom called the "anxiety of influence," an attempt, in Mr. Desiderio's words, "to reconfigure the history of art in order to create imaginative space for ourselves."
A 10-Year-Long Art History Course
New York Lone City
A man fell through the ice and nobody missed him. Nobody reported him gone. Nobody wondered where he was. Not the day he fell through the ice or the next day or the day after that. For an entire week, nobody missed him.
Even in this city of the famous and the forgotten that passes so many by, could someone be that invisible?He had fallen through the ice.
"''The Bachelor'' and ''Queer Eye for the Straight Guy'' have come into being, along with all the other reality shows. That means that the machinery for publicly humiliating those who stray from approved narratives of self-presentation has reached the farthest corners of the land."great writing
The Way We Live Now: For Worse
I love reading.
But what I love the most is to find a writer that is able to convey in few words an idea that will connect several ideas that clog my mind, giving me - if just for a moment - the feeling that I imagine made Archimedes yell "Eureka!"
a seminal photo exhibit
We have seen the zeitgeist, and we need a Handi-Wipe. From the proliferation of bukkake websites to those priapic Svedka ads (it's vodka! it's ejaculate! it's vodka and ejaculate!) to Jenna Jameson looming over Times Square, pop culture is — if not exactly come-covered — perpetually almostthere. Ashkan Sahihi, a 40-year-old New York photographer, wittily twists this commercial ubiquity in his latest series. Male and female models are seated in front of a Sears portrait backdrop. Their expressions are ordinary; their faces are covered with what is apparently semen. Shock valuism, for sure, but what's interesting about these images is their banality: it's the faces, not the fluid, that you remember.