Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:10 PM
TalkingDog (8,341 posts)
Image from the GHWB email hack (eye bleach alert)
When he left the White House, 43rd president George Bush took up painting. Yesterday, The Smoking Gun reported that Bush’s sister, Dorothy Bush, and some other family members and friends of his and his father’s, had seen their email accounts compromised. Several things, including hospital photos of George H. W. Bush, were stolen in the breach.
Also among the pilfered items the hacker, who goes by the handle “Guccifer” (nice name!) obtained, was this curious nude self-portrait of the former president in the shower.
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Image from the GHWB email hack (eye bleach alert) (Original post)
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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #9)
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:23 PM
Junkdrawer (27,993 posts)
10. IMHO, Tull always did have the best lyrics....
Some of the music was great, some not so much. But the lyrics were always heads and shoulders above....
Response to Junkdrawer (Reply #1)
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:28 PM
KittyWampus (46,797 posts)
6. The head is turned to the right. Body standing under shower isn't looking left into mirror.
And yet mirror is reflecting and image of someone looking at him.
Response to PotatoChip (Reply #20)
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:13 PM
patrice (47,992 posts)
21. I know I'm risking what is called a metaphorical conceit, but the matrix in the shower wall
suggests confinement and/or the dawning of a perfected nihilism, risked by all who have been stripped by existentialistic deconstruction and lack the personal resources to re-construct anything that is personally meaningful. Sorry, I happened to watch The Deer Hunter again lastnight, so maybe I'm a little too much under that influence, but what's getting me is . . . .
that bit of a visage floating there, and the lost expression on it, with the figure's actual face not only reversed, but also definitely turned away from the face in the mirror.
Response to patrice (Reply #21)
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:56 PM
PotatoChip (2,153 posts)
24. Hmmm, interesting and deep...
So, if that is the case, do you think GW is self-reflective enough to understand (at least on some level) what he is conveying? Or, would it be a purely sub-conscious thing?
...I would guess the latter, unless perhaps he is in possession of one more marble than the one we know about.
Response to PotatoChip (Reply #24)
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:15 PM
patrice (47,992 posts)
25. Emotional knowledge can be quite valid. There are various ways of referring to it.
Sub-conscious is one. Some people talk about Implicit Knowing.
I'm pretty comfortable with the assumption that conscious knowing is not the only thing going on. All of our knowing systems are sooo very old; they would have potentials that predate the ascendance of rationalism. We know this from the fact that in addition to deductive processes, which have a higher probability of validity, there are also inductive processes, which, though the risk of error is higher, they CAN be valid anyway.
Response to TalkingDog (Original post)
Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:26 PM
Cleita (69,885 posts)
23. Painting nude pictures of himself? I guess we now have proof of his
narcissism. I mean I did a semi nude picture of myself once, looking in the mirror, for my art class, but that was only because I couldn't convince my roommate to pose for me. I painted her face on it anyway. (She never knew.) But really? All you want to paint is yourself?