(Editors Note – Monday April 21, 2014)
This article was originally Published on: Friday Aug 19, 2011 @ 20:08
T.G.I.F. (Thank God It’s Freeday)
This post was inspired by something that I have been meaning to speak on for a while, and it looks as if today is the day to mark a done did stamp on the goal.
I just returned from the bank as I went to drop off a credit card payment, and as usual, I again saw what for me is one of the worlds greatest turn on’s which is attractive and well manicured women behind a bank counter giving and accepting payments and counting out crispy Federal Reserve Notes and pressing the same buttons on the computer keyboard that I find myself pressing as this entry heads towards published status.
When searching for an image that communicates the scenario best, I actually came across this website called GirlsJustWannaHaveFunds.com in which the header image used in this feature was hosted. It appears to be a financial management tips website targeted towards the female gender, and due to the fact that here at PimpHop.com is where you can find on going proceedings regarding the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Movement, as well as my own exploration into the fundamental reasons why attractive women as bank tellers seem to adhere to some script that flows together in some form of a natural order, I decided to just picture it as such and see what manifests.
In closing, it could be just another case of me seeing what I want to see as opposed to what is actually there in um, REALITY, yet similar to a remote control or other devices commonly used, while we could take the time explore the technicalities in regards to how they actually work and perform their tasks, most of us including yours truly, tends to just accept the fact that they work effectively and utilize them as such.
Exhibition at Robilant + Voena, London
Publication: Robilant + Voena
Publication date: October 2008
Editors: Paolo Bonacina, Marco Voena
Credits: Jablonka Galerie, Patrick Toolan, Fred Torres
Format: 8” x 8”0
Features: 32 pages, full color, paperback catalogue
Excerpt from the critical essay, “David LaChapelle Fusion” by Cesare Cunaccia:
What David LaChapelle stages in his photographic images is an extremist and bizarre comédie humaine. It’s impossible to remain detached before them. They attract, repel, scandalize. They take risks and totally invade the oneiric dimension. They reveal a meaning bordering on trash. They become an implacable distorting mirror of neuroses and hopes, of the deep crisis and merely deferred apocalypse of these penultimate times we are living through.
His images are characterized by glittering camp surfaces, seductively sugary fluorescent colours, surreal and translucent effects, and an opulent, grotesque and pop narrative form. They reveal iconic and transfigured faces, hedonism, the search for beauty and the howl of disintegration. LaChapelle maintains control over these images while yearning to abandon it. It all originates in an aesthetic that apparently belongs to the glamour of consumerism, is nurtured on the glossy pages of fashion magazines, and culminates in an allegorical representation that flings open the Pandora’s box of obsessions, desires and fears that are omnipresent and that gnaw at our age. Disturbing and at the same time hyper-realistic, precious and revolving round the symbolic element like certain enigmatic mannerist works of the sixteenth century, of the Ecole de Fontainebleau or the School of Prague, LaChapelle’s photos perfectly depict the contemporary world, its ambiguous and contrasting nature and the tensions that run through it.
(Editors Note – Easter Sunday April 20, 2014)
Originally Republished on: Mar 29, 2013 @ 17:15
The debate and discussion has made its way to Wikipedia as of 2014, so this is simply a matter of public record regarding this unfolding story.
Gospel Of Jesus’ Wife Papyrus.
Gospel of Jesus’ Wife
The “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” is the name given to a papyrus fragment with writing in Egyptian Coptic that includes the words, “Jesus said to them, ‘my wife…’”. The text on the fragment is alleged to be a fourth-century Coptic translation of what is said to be “a gospel probably written in Greek in the second half of the second century.”
Professor Karen L. King (who announced the existence of the papyrus in 2012) and her colleague AnneMarie Luijendijk named the fragment the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” for reference purposes but have since acknowledged the name was controversial. King has insisted that the fragment, “should not be taken as proof that Jesus, the historical person, was actually married”. Luijendijk and fellow papyrologist Roger Bagnall authenticated the papyrus with Luijendijk suggesting it would have been impossible to forge.
The Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has claimed the gospel is a “very modern forgery”. A number of independent scholars have since provided evidence to support this view, suggesting the papyrus includes textual mistakes (a typographical error) identical to those made only in a particular on-line modern iteration of corresponding texts.
However, Professor Alberto Camplani of the Sapienza University of Rome, who was asked to carry out the analysis on which the Vatican’s newspaper based its article, is now skeptical about the papyrus fragment being a forgery, stating in a 2012 television documentary: “My first impression was that it was a fake, but I saw the fragment in a newspaper in a bad photograph. Today I am more inclined to believe that it is an ancient papyrus and not a modern forgery.” Elsewhere, Professor Camplani added that the papyrus text, “should be read purely symbolically.” In April 2014, an analysis published by American researchers at Columbia University, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology showed that the fragment is ancient and dates to between the sixth and ninth centuries.
(Editors Note – Friday March 29, 2013)
Originally Published on: Apr 8, 2012 @ 17:40
(CBS News) Most of what we know about Jesus comes from the New Testament, and it says nothing of his marital status.
But, a few words written long after Jesus’ death have just come to light.
It’s no bigger than a business card, but this tattered piece of papyrus written in the fourth century contains some intriguing phrases.
“And then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘My wife,’ and in the next sentence he says she is able to be my disciple,” said Karen Kelley, a professor at Harvard Divinity School at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
Kelly said that those phrases — “my wife” and the idea Jesus may have had a female disciple — have not appeared before in historical writing.
Mary Magdalene (original Greek Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνή), or Mary of Magdala, was one of Jesus’ most celebrated disciples, and the most important woman disciple in the movement of Jesus. Jesus cleansed her of “seven demons”, [Lu 8:2] [Mk 16:9] conventionally interpreted as referring to complex illnesses. She became Jesus’ close friend and most prominent during his last days, being present at the cross after the male disciples (excepting John the Beloved) had fled, and at his burial. She was the first person to see Jesus after his Resurrection, according to both John 20 and Mark 16:9.
Mary Magdalene is considered by the Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran churches to be a saint, with a feast day of July 22. The Eastern Orthodox churches also commemorate her on the Sunday of the Myrrhbearers.
Greetings Earthlings and Happy Easter as well as Passover for those who celebrate.
Today’s installment for Easter 2012 is a follow up to a post that was composed in 2010 which can be viewed at this linkwhich invites you as a viewer to open up an internal investigation conduct your own research on the topics being discussed making effective use of the vast amount of useful data that is only a few keystrokes away on your PC or Smartphone.
This particular entry is one that is more simplified as inspiration says that Mary Magdalene is most assuredly worthy of having some value added to her character and reputation for her role in this story which is central to todays holiday as well as the entire Jesus Christ centered belief system and all of its subsequent off shoots in general, a role which for whatever reason is often overlooked and neglected of notice.
In closing, the previous post on this subject from 2010 closed with a video from a song that was actually performed by the artist in question at the last Superbowl Halftime show, so perhaps this entry will follow the same path with even greater returns on investments in the next two years if not sooner.
[af-loo-uhns or, often, uh-floo-]
1. abundance of money, property, and other material goods; riches; wealth.
2. an abundant supply, as of thoughts or words; profusion.
3. a flowing to or toward; afflux.
Moral Of The Story (Solution)
A MAN OF INFLUENCE – What The Game Chose Me To Be. Spring 2014 Self Analysis By Rylan Branch
The Ancient Greek aphorism “know thyself” (Greek: γνῶθι σεαυτόν, transliterated: gnōthi seauton; also … σαυτόν … sauton with the ε contracted), is one of the Delphic maxims and was inscribed in the pronaos (forecourt) of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi according to the Greek periegetic (travelogue) writer Pausanias (10.24.1).
The maxim, or aphorism, “know thyself” has had a variety of meanings attributed to it in literature. The Suda, a 10th-century encyclopedia of Greek knowledge, says: “the proverb is applied to those whose boasts exceed what they are”, and that “know thyself” is a warning to pay no attention to the opinion of the multitude.
In Latin, the aphorism is generally given as nosce te ipsum or temet nosce.
City Of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti & Sean Carter (Jay Z) on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall. Wednesday April 16, 2014 (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Jay Z Is Packing Up Made In America And Taking It West
Jigga announced a new location for Labor Day festival on Wednesday (April 16).
By Gil Kaufman Jay Z is packing up his Budweiser Made in America festival and moving it West. The rapper joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other dignitaries at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday morning (April 16) to announce that the Labor Day blowout will be bi-coastal this summer.
According to Variety, the two-day fest will take place in L.A.’s Grand Park, making it the first event of its kind to visit the city’s downtown. The shows are expected to draw tens of thousands of fans to an area that stretches from Los Angeles Music Center to City Hall.
At Wednesday’s press conference, Live Nation announced that the new Los Angeles festival will join the established one in Philly, with both taking place over the holiday weekend. Details and lineups for both shows will be announced at a later date.
Not everyone is psyched for the announcement, though. Variety reported that L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar introduced a motion last month asking the city to withhold permits for the festival until there were answers to his questions about how Made in America might disrupt downtown business due to street closures. He’s also reportedly concerned about holding a for-profit, ticketed concert where alcohol will be served in a public venue.