[NetBehaviour] Happy Holidays among the dead and dying -

dave miller dave.miller.uk at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 21:48:24 CET 2007

Hi ruth

I read your posting yesterday about the new year eve fireworks and
thought it spot on. It inspired me to 'make' a drawing - also taking
in some of alan sondheim's thoughts.

This is a network generated picture (apart from my car drawing) - all
from the yahoo web search: 'US+Death+Toll+in+Iraq+Reaches+3000'

Hope you like it

cheers, dave

On 01/01/07, Ruth Catlow <ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org> wrote:
> The New Year Fireworks celebrations at the London Eye, televised last
> night on BBC1, were a spectacular, decadent wonderment. Thousands of
> people gathered to watch. As the ending evoked the anihilation of the
> city with a series of intense and dramatic white-outs that one could
> not fail to associate with images of allied air-raids and bombings in
> Iraq in 2003.
> This in stark contrast to the drivelly spoken commentary that
> accompanied it. Really it has to be possible to do better.  Aside from
> a thin reference to how the explosions might remind spectators of "love
> ones abroad" and a repeated question about whether or not the firework
> display could be considered art or not,  the active shallowness of the
> New Years  message  really got me down. After the display was over, the
> chap gasped into the microphone, " So let that inspire your 2007....
> Whatever happened last year, this year....give up cigarettes, drink,
> drugs...whatever you want!"
>   In another year when our world is ripped apart and our dignity raped
> by arms and ignorance promoted in the smoothest way by our leaders, if
> central broadcast media really can find no-one out there to talk with
> some depth and resonance of these things, they should dissist
> altogether
> The scope of our collective dreams and visions of the future
> constrained merely to aspirations for a better regulated personal
> life".
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> On 1 Jan 2007, at 00:53, Alan Sondheim wrote:
> Houston Chronicle - 26 minutes ago
> By DANIEL WOOLLS AP Writer. ) 2006 AP. MADRID, Spain - A weekend car
> bombing in Madrid shattered a nine-month-old cease-fire with Basque
> separatists and left Spain's prime minister groping for a way to
> salvage the nascent peace process.
> Thousands protest at Eta airport bomb attack Independent
> Thousands protest after Madrid airport bombing (Roundup) Monsters and
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