Spoutblog reports Barack Obama may have lost the support of at least one blogger and horror movie fan. The site Bloody Disgusting appears to have removed an odd post complaining about the Senators belief that “it would appropriate to “work with the industry” to address issues of sex and violence, including the marketing of violent films in TV shows,” but that “parental control, not government control, is the best response”. Longworth has posted her transcription of Obama’s response pointing out that he hasn’t said he will do anything.
I mention this non-news only because entertainment is about the closest thing we’ll see in the debates that resembles discussion of the arts –admittedly there are more pressing issues to address–, and it’s still a discussion about public morality. Is there no chance of getting beyond this?
An ad agency accuses Tracey Emin of plagiarizing E.ON’s 2007 campaign, featuring 20 or so meerkats standing on different boxes. Emin wants to put four meerkats on Trafalgar Square’s fourth empty plinth. I tend to think Emin came up with that bad idea all on her own — after all, why steal something so vacuous, when there’s so much more substantial material out there to lift — but I suspect such speculation will ultimately mean little. There are five other proposals being considered, and the Guardian seems to think at least one of them is better.
Murakami likes Augur & Revok enough to remove his tagged billboard for his own collection. I’m not convinced this is the most awesome of awesome tags in the world, but I suppose it’s news. Via greg.org.