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Thought Explosion by Ben Heine

His wonderful, vivid artworks frequently accompany our posts but this striking one is the post.  Another terrific creation. Thanks, Ben.

5 comments on “Thought Explosion by Ben Heine

  1. graeme
    22 May, 2008

    Wow. What a wonderful piece. I hadn’t seen it yet.

  2. Ressentiment
    22 May, 2008

    What a coinky dink! This is exactly how I felt while I was strapped into the dentist chair yesterday. I managed to get off two jokes before he inserted a prophylactic membrane on my tooth. The man refused to laugh. The bastard.

  3. Ben Heine
    25 May, 2008

    Dear Ann, warm thanks for the repost on, what a big honor again

  4. Ann E
    25 May, 2008

    99, I think Finkelstein’s being arrested and deported is just pathetic, and particularly outrageous since he wanted to go to the OPT and has to go through Israel to do so. On a group mail-out yesterday by one liberal Jewish American I was bemused to find in the responses that some so-called progressive American Jews supported Israel’s decision and that ironically it was an orthodox Jewish Israeli who supported Finkelstein, as well as the rest of us. The hostility Finkelstein aroused in these progressives-in-name-only was telling.

    Ben’s work is like a lot of great art, it can resonate with a lot of situations :) Hope your headache cleared up, my friend, and Ressentiment’s tooth problem, too.

    Thanks for coming by Graeme.

    Dear Ben, the honour is all mine.

    I’m hoping for a thought explosion of another kind, and to this end will be diving into some writing. Hope to see y’all back here in a coupla weeks.


  5. detainthis
    26 May, 2008

    Very nice, Ben. Nice post, Ann.

    Thanks, DT. Keep up the great posts. — Ann

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This entry was posted on 22 May, 2008 by in Arts, Cartoonists and tagged .

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

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yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"