Monday, June 6, 2011

What really happened in the Situation Room ?

Watching a classified episode of The Simpsons can be a nerve racking experience 
So you're wondering what's the real story behind the famous May 1st situation room photo ?
No, it was not taken during a live broadcast of some Navy semi aquatic mammals storming a compound where Bin Laden was hiding.
What really happened is that a top secret episode of The Simpsons was secretly broadcast in the Situation Room and that the photo was taken at particularly intense moment where Homer Simpson was about to commit some (classified) action.
Marcel, a big fan of The Simpsons, was actually present that day and is seen and heard letting his emotions speak in this unedited and non-muted photograph.
The security protocol of the White House requires that photos must be edited to remove any element that could compromise national security before their release.
The exhaustive list to date is the following:

- Classified documents whose level ranges from restricted to top secret
- Nuclear secret codes (unless they consist of less than 2 digits)
- Sounds and voices
- Acne on top officials' noses
- Pizza delivery man
- Rats (thus Marcel absence in the official photograph)
- Playboy magazines
- Beer bottles
- Cannabis joints

So now that one is an unknown that you now know !
Now you'll ask: how did I get the unedited photograph ?
I'm really sorry but I cannot tell you that now !

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Apparition d'un Marcel à l'air Incrédule au Dessus d'un Vieux Parchemin Estampillé sur Fond Diffus

"Apparition d'un Marcel à l'air Incrédule au Dessus d'un Vieux Parchemin Estampillé sur Fond Diffus"
(huile d'arachide sur papier wc 24x24x24 cm)
Dans la série "Badigeonnage de toile sur escabeau", notre ami Marcel a cette fois-ci commis une nouvelle catastrophe artistique avec élément autobiographique intitulée: "Apparition d'un Marcel à l'air Incrédule au Dessus d'un Vieux Parchemin Estampillé sur Fond Diffus".
Comme le titre parle de lui-même, je ne m'étendrai pas d'avantage en commentaires inutiles .

Friday, June 3, 2011

Rajinikanth, the man who can auto draw himself

Rajinikanth, in a rare unfinished auto drawing.
I shouldn't have signed it because I only provided the background.
It's the drawing of Rajnikanth which did the drawing
Rajinikanth is an Indian film actor and a superstar of Tamil cinema. He comes from a modest background and did various jobs, including working as a bus conductor in Bangalore, before making his way into Tamil cinema. Over the years, he has become hugely popular, not least because of his larger than life super hero characters.
There's a flurry of jokes about Rajinikanth describing his prowesses.
For example:
- Rajinikanth doesn’t wear a watch. He decides what time it is.
- Rajinikanth did in fact, build Rome in a day.
- Rajinikanth can divide by zero
- Rajinikanth knows which came first, the egg or the chicken.
- etc.

Rajinikanth has also a fascinating ability which is rarely mentioned: the fact that he can auto draw himself on a sheet of paper - out of the blue !
So if you are lucky, you could witness your blank sheet of paper suddenly being filled by strokes (he usually uses China ink): it's a drawing of Rajinikanth drawing himself !
Obscurantists will of course ask: but who started to draw the hand in the drawing which is drawing the drawing ?
It's a typical chicken and egg biryani problem. As stated above, Rajinikanth knows which came first. And this is not a joke.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Badigeonnage de toile sur escabeau

Marcel en pleine action
Pendant son temps libre, Marcel s'adonne à l'une de ses activités favorites: le badigeonnage de toile sur escabeau.
Je ne sais pas ce qu'il fait de ses toiles une fois terminées, je lui demanderai la prochaine fois que je le vois au bistro.