Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Hopscotch for the Hopeless.

For three years residents and motorist along Biscayne Boulevard on Miami's Upper East Side grudgingly put up with the total demolition and re-building of the public commons. Business went out of business, traffic backed up for miles and the scheduled completion... well let's just say whatever.

It ain't over till it ain't over.

It's been less than a year since the roadwork was completed. Street life was decent again, businesses began to rebound from the rubble and tar hell. So imagine what a surprise to find work crews tearing up perfectly good sidewalks to build planters for trees.

Please Use Other Sidewalk?

Take a walk up the Boulevard... if you can avoid the obstacles. The planters are placed strategically so as to make the sidewalks rather People Un-Friendly. Who decides these things and where are they from, Planet Plunder?

Stupid Is.

And where they actually had created a perfectly good place to plop a palm... huh?!@%$ They just had to crush more concrete on the side. Like Bedrock City, it is now abundantly clear that Metro Dade is crazy about concrete and crushed rock.

It's Just a Job Mon.

People need jobs but the grunts get chump change while the contractors get filthy rich and the streets remain basically about the same. Maybe moneys would be better spent putting the guys through vocational training or assuring that their kids have other opportunities besides ditch digging menial laborers.

We Report, You Retort.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Belated Day of Atonement

Papa Does Preach

With all due respect, why is it that it is mostly the ultra- conservative fundamentalist types who feel that children will grow up to be sinners in need of repentance and worthy of redemption?

Because God gave them the Day of Atonement.

Air Superiority Complex

What amount of talking with God will make up for the things man does to his neighbor?

None, but get confessing anyways on the Day of Atonement.

A Tree Grows in Jerusalem

Is there a place on earth so holy that it guarantees salvation to the pilgrims who trek across the desert for a ticket to heaven?

Not really, you can celebrate the Day of Atonement anywhere.

Red Buttons Pusher

With all the trials and tribulations that a lifetime can deliver, why are some folk hell-bent on more death and destruction? Are they out of their blinking minds?

No, they have the Day of Atonement to fall back on.


Yoruba Rituals Not Just in Hialeah

And how is it that ones past indiscretions can be wipedLink away for a day with no food and a pile of prayer?

Very nicely on the Day of Atonement.

Hey wait a moment, is that Mr. Clucky ? !@#$&


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Swampy Opening

by T.J. Ahearn

The music spanning the Sixties and Seventies represents a dynamic shift in the cultural strata of western civilization and beyond. Rock 'n Roll the prevailing musical genre signifying that era remains embedded in our contemporary society -- to the point of banality as it is often co-opted for TV advertising and mass media. The evocative, imaginary scenes in the works in this show are ignited by the spark of the music's intent and flavor-- reflections on concepts of Utopianism, sexual liberation, spirituality, ecology, war resistance and other themes that continue to be relevant today.

The opening reception will feature live spinning by famed DJ Yard!!!

catalog with text by Gean Moreno

Libations courtesy of Grolsch usa


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Uglitecture Digested

Romance with Erosion

Just because a building is old doesn't mean it is ready for the wrecking ball.
On the contrary, if a building is beautiful, no amount of erosion can take away its relevance.

Here in the swamp there are many, many buildings that look so damn dull, neglected and down right slummy its not funny. We may have a stringent Building Code but it obviously says nothing about style culture and the necessity for decency in design of our urban terrarium.

Building and Blunder

Winner of the ugliest building ever, till we drive down to the next neighborhood.

Barn For All Seasons

This thing has got three siding treatments showing its unseemly renovation history. It is actually rather interesting in an old florida whatever way.

Colored For Business

A little paint can go a long way in making the miami architecture less blase, but it's no cure for the lack of design elegance.

Gone Postal

This relic is a gem owned by the US Postal Service, it has been closed for years and deteriorating by the day.

On the Intersection of Miami and Ugly

A corner building that does nothing for the community, except contribute to it's aesthetic bankruptcy.

Begging for a Mural

When do perfectly good buildings go south? When they are owed by people who take pride in not knowing anything about art and design.

Church of Deco Modern

Here is another gem, currently a Haitian church in need of a giant faith based mural of Jesus riding a donkey or scenes of the apocalypse.

Home Cheapo

Obviously this was once a Big Daddy liquor store but no more. Who owns these ugly buildings?

Ugly is the New Ugly.

Even with build new construction there is a sense that no one is driving the design train.
Here is a brand new wreck of a space, people unfriendly but U. G. L. Y.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mo Sad on 9 eleven


The Real Story of What Happened on September 11, 2001
is the Sacrosanct Truths of Maniacal Schemers.

The Official Lie is a Story Best Told in Pictures.

Monday, September 7, 2009

October 11, 2001

Not So Friendly Sky
Birds teary eye view of lower Manhattan on October 11, 2001

NYT today reports:

As the anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, approaches on Friday, pieces of the World Trade Center rubble from that day have never been more accessible. A new campaign is under way to speed up the process and increase the volume of giving away pieces of steel big and small from the debris.


Air-bags worked just fine in this disabled vehicle about a block away from ground zero.

Brooklyn Heights Fire Station.
I delivered money for the firemen that my daughter collected selling lemonade in Miami.

Crowd Control
Gawkers gather in solemn silence to get a glimpse at the wreckage of the World Trade Center Towers.

Hymns for the Fallen
Chorus of visitors paying their respects near the site.

Pre-Bail-Out Money Changers
Wall Street workers taking a break from whatever they do.

Keep On Trucking
Big chunk of twisted steel making a quick exit from the hole bound for Fresh Kills Land Fill.

The Healing Power of Street Performance
Swampthing shares a teary smile with a street performer.


Friday, September 4, 2009

False Flag Oracle

When Dick Cheney cleaned out his desk, he took his secrets with.
He refused to testify under oath when asked about 911.

Can you spot the lady at the edge of this precipice? She had no time to clean out her desk.
Neither did 100,000+ Iraqi civilians victims of Bush's illegal war.

Some big questions that are haunting many folk are:

Who Really Did It?
Why did Building 7 Collapse?
Was Flight 93 Shot Down?

Ask man what happened on September 11, 2001.
You will get every-which-kind-a-round-about answer imaginable.

Man has a knack for misinforming and complicating the Truth.

So I went to where I go to get answers to the really big questions.

The Ocean.
But she did not answer.

So then I asked these two very nice ladies... who are the culprits of 911?

One is ok with the official story about 19 rag-tag Arab patsies,
The other is suspicious that it may have been a
False-Flag Inside Job by self-serving co-conspirators. Both have moved on with things.

That's a 50/50 ratio between what good people believe happened on that fateful morning.