“The generic concept of “The Union” might be big and on the big scale it might over-reach and when you look at it only in the largest context it might sometimes be as irresponsible as some of the smaller of the big corporations, when you look at what it really is – the collected drops-in-the-bucket of the individually powerless $18,568 teacher’s aide in Fond du Lac or the $23,559 traffic warden in Milwaukee or the $48,152 cop in Appleton, or the $22,233 radio sportscaster in New York in 1980 – “The Union” is the only protection you have when the drunken boss comes in to fire you because he doesn’t like you, or because he got elected on a promise to his puppet-masters that he’d fire you and everybody else like you so as to soften this country up to pit the urban middle class against the rural middle class so nobody’s paying attention as the corporations reduce everybody they can to subsistence levels while they take the collected drops-in-the-bucket of the mere thousands of bucks stolen from the fired or the de-unionized or the retirement-delayed, and turn them into more millions to stuff into their own pockets.”—Keith Olbermann (via drinkingonempty)
1. To feel shock, anger, or utter disbelief at the unreasonable, unrealistic, and/or idiotic request or action of a peer, acquaintance or republican to the to the extreme of wanting to put your head on your fucking desk.
Over the years, I have seen many a fashion spectacle. From a CHANEL show in LA where models were brought down the runway on private jets to a Y-3 show in NY where the Hudson River was lit up via light sculptures floating on barges in the background, but never before have I seen an ice skating spectacle like this one.
On Saturday night, Elise Overland presented her Fall Winter 2011 collection on the ice skating rink at The Standard, New York. As guests arrived, they were met with an empty rink that had a 2 ton ice sculpture built upon it. Slowly thereafter, models one by one were positioned on the ice. As the music began to play, ice skaters in Overland’s creations took to the ice to skate around in a dreamlike winter wonderland fantasy that only could come from the genius mind of the designer.
For her finale, the designer commissioned uber skating wonder, Johnny Weir, for a performance of his latest single, Dirty Love, translated into a Black Swan theme.