Summer slacker.

Sometimes it’s kind of fun to go on eBay and see what new stickers are up for sale.  Geez, since the last time I did this, there is some crazy sh** out there. Here’s one.  DEATH NYC 15 Stickers Nude Obey Kaws Graffiti Banksky.  Such clever tagging.  I bid $6.00 for 100% Brandnew Random Stickers that will be shipped airmail from Hong Kong. Another along those same lines.  DEATH NYC 10 Sticker Hitler Obey Kaws Graffiti Banksky.  I put in another bid for $5.01, and with 16 minutes to go, I might just win. Waugh…..

Back to business

Gareth Dale’s “Popular Protest in East Germany, 1945-1989” (Routledge, 2005) is proving to be an extremely helpful resource as I try to gain a better understanding of political protest in contemporary Germany – protest as represented in the stickers I’ve collected in Berlin and Munich since 2003.  In particular, he describes the mass uprising of June 17, 1953, that started in East Berlin and moved rapidly to over 700 cities throughout East Germany.  Half a million to a million workers protested; 1,000 workplaces were stopped.  Ultimately, by the end of the day (one day!), Soviet tanks, 20,000 Soviet soldiers, and…

Ha ha.

The .png shots I take for this SK blog are too small in size and too low-res to be used in any other printed matter.  No surprise.  It’s weird, though.  I can re-save a .png shot as a .jpeg, and the file size remains the same?  I can’t remember.  In any case, I created a .png shot at 72 dpi, re-saved it as a 72 dpi .jpeg, and re-saved it again as 150 dpi and 300 dpi .jpegs.  You’re not supposed to enlarge files like this, but I’m having Shutterfly make 5 x7-inch photographs to see how they compare in…

Parasites

Another coincidence. I’m watching Glenn Beck on FOX (a first!), and one or both of my cats has roundworms (also a first!). D-i-s-g-u-s-t-i-n-g!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (OK.  Something really weird/scary just happened.  I was trying to capture a .png shot from the GB Web site, and my computer went dead.  Twice.  I’m not going back there again.) So, all you get is a shot of the roundworm. Just pretend the other parasite is pictured below.

P.S.

For the record, I don’t think anyone can look at political posters or stickers complacently (I didn’t word that previous post very well yesterday).  My fear, however, is that people like moi, who like to think of themselves as fairly engaged human beings, might be getting a little LAZY.  The ONLY positive thing I can think of with regard to the TPers and the Trojan Horse is that there will be a great new crop of stickers this spring.  Even that, though, is a mighty stretch.  🙁 I should try to attend one of these TP rallies and pick up…

Politics as unusual

Seriously, I’ve been debating for weeks whether or not to include any of my own personal comments on Stickerkitty regarding current US politics, etc., but the recent announcement that Sarah Palin will be joining FOX News makes me sick.  Enough is enough, for crying out loud.  FOXNews.com reports that Palin “has signed a multi-year deal to offer her political commentary and analysis across all Fox News platforms, including Fox Business Channel, FoxNews.com and Fox News Radio.”  And, if that weren’t bad enough, check out this new accoutrement: Kitteh doesn’t want to be catty, but the packaging here blows me away. …

Jay + Conan

Jay and Conan performed the same basic act on TV tonight.  Woo hoo, it is sooo much fun to make fun of others, especially if they are dumb blondes, rednecks, and other n’er do wells.  I guess these comedians feel sooo smart.  Why aren’t they prancing around the Harvard Library quad making fun of the brilliant, the rich, and the gifted? Am I missing something? Hey, if you get this joke (below), I’ll send you $50!!!!