Friday, April 01, 2011

Francis Picabia 22 January 1879 – 30 November 1953, Femmes Au Bull-Dog, 1940

Friday Morning EDT/Friday Evening Japan Time
Disaster Update

Picabia, self portrait

With Assistance from Francis Picabia, Artiste et Trickster Dada

"Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth."
Groundwater tainted by very high levels of radioactivity has been detected below the Fukushima Daiichi complex.

Picabia, Daughter Born Without Mother, 1916-1917

"The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns."

Reuters reports that American workers are being recruited for fighting the disaster at the ruined and wrecked nuclear plants in Japan.
You could not pay me enough.

 Quote from the story:
"About two weeks ago we told our managers to put together a wish list of anyone interested in going to Japan," said Joe Melanson, a recruiter at specialist nuclear industry staffing firm Bartlett Nuclear in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Thursday.

I can just imagine which workers will be selected by managers for that wish list.

“But I find these women beautiful, and not having any “specialty” as a painter, nor as writer, I am not afraid to compromise myself with them vis-à-vis the élite, no more than I'm afraid to compromise myself, in other circumstances, vis-à-vis the imbeciles!”

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said he wants TEPCO to remain a private company. This is after acknowledging that TEPCO will need assistance from the government (lots of money) to deal with their financial problems in the wake of their incompetence, the tsunami and the earthquake.
"TEPCO has been operating as a private company ... We would need to support them, but what I would basically like is for TEPCO to work hard as a private company."
This company should be allowed to die for their sins, as BP should be liquidated to pay for the damages they created in the Gulf of Mexico. 

“Art cannot be democratic.”

The extent of the damage at Fukushima Daiichi can be seen in a video posted at The Telegraph. 

“I always liked amusing myself seriously.”

Fukushima workers still "expect to die" according to this story by Danielle Demetriou.
Here is a quote from the mother of one of the workers.
"My son and his colleagues have discussed it at length and they have committed themselves to die if necessary in the long-term."

Picabia, L'Adoration du Veau, 1941-1942

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