Archive for November, 2008
Everyone’s favorite Painter of Schlock™ (and rumored Titan of Public Misbehavior™) recently had a film based on his kitschy paintings go straight to DVD. As reported in Vanity Fair, Kinkade may have helped it go straight to the home-video trash heap by taking an active role in the production design. Specifically, Tommy Kink unleashed upon the production crew his Sixteen Guidelines for Creating the Thomas Kinkade Look. Now we know how it’s done.
(btw I had to reload the VF page a couple of times to read it; some kind of active content is screwing up the column formatting.)3 comments
“Allen Gathman, a biology professor in Missouri, had also seen the pattern and recognized it as a function of land use in the deep South. He posted the electoral map above alongside a map of cotton production in 1860: sure enough, the “blue” counties correlated with cotton production in the slavery era.”
An interesting correlation between soil science and political demographics. Its interesting enough how the soil got there in the first place, but the socio-economic history piled on top is even better. I’d love to see other examples of geology relating to politics; however tangential they may be. Maybe there is a relationship between coal-producing areas and McCain voters.1 comment