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Posts Tagged ‘Osama bin Laden’

Karl Rove and His Merry Gang of Architects

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It’s a hot, sticky hump day out here in LA which has got us in one heck of a sour mood. So what could possibly lift our sweaty, humidified spirits? Why Christopher Hawthorne, of course!

In today’s installment, Hawthorne gets political with his tome “Architects want to move closer to the centers of power” starring none other than the Bush campaign “architect” Karl Rove. In fact, says Hawthorne, lots of people want to be architects:

What is it about architecture that makes it so attractive as a metaphorical job description? There’s Bill Walsh, the NFL coach who after he died last month was widely remembered as “the architect of the West Coast offense.” And Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, Osama bin Laden‘s Rove, often is called the architect of 9/11. Don’t forget James Madison, architect of the Constitution, or Alfred Hitchcock, labeled by one of his biographers “the architect of anxiety.” The computer industry is full of information and software “architects” who do their building with zeros and ones.

And, of course, there’s God: architect of the universe.

The problem with all this, says Hawthorne, is that real architects don’t get the same level of respect; even people like Thom Mayne and Rem Koolhaas want to be more like Rove.

Interesting. We thought they wanted to be more like God.

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Plasticgod Gets Political

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You remember we were so excited when we spotted Plasticgod‘s oh-so-in-the-moment rendition of Bald Britney Spears (wonder what’s next, topless while holding two kids with a crapping dog stuck to her dress?). Now he’s topped himself with the Axis of Evil: Saddam Hussein, Tony Blair, Kim Jong-Il, George W. Bush and Osama bin Laden. The best part? When dressed in their jailhouse attire (below), Saddam, being, you know, a ghost and all, glows in the dark.

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