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Modern Art and Communist Headaches in Prague

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When in Prague, Mucha’s Slav Epic is well worth the trek. And so is the Communist museum (ironically wedged between a McDonalds and a Casino).

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

Were you born in the year of the Jack?

Were you born in the year of the Jack?

dog

dog

Snake

Snake

What's inside Ai Weiwei?

What’s inside Ai Weiwei?

The Slav Epic

Scale (all 24 are huge)

Scale (all 24 are huge)

Haunting

Haunting

Coy

Coy

You

You

And then there is what Ai Weiwei is fighting against. Bone headed Communist oppression.

Lenin

Lenin

Art for the Party

Art for the Party

Interrogation room

Interrogation room

Watch the film about the Velvet Revolution. Long live Czech freedom and democracy!

The Apothecary Shed Geeks Out

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Oh yeah, look at that delicious backdrop! The shed is a geek!

Books, Art, Sustainability, and Salami: Must be Berryville

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The fantastic Firehouse Gallery in Berryville today featured a NYTimes best selling book authored by our neighbor, and a trunk show of local art featuring sustainability. Also salami.

Books on Sustainable Farming by Forrest Pritchard

Books on Sustainable Farming by Forrest Pritchard

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Forrest Pritchard’s new book Growing Tomorrow is still climbing up the best seller charts. Forrest is a neighbor and a friend. (See a video conversation featured here on apothecaryshed featuring Forrest’s previous book, Gaining Ground.)

Art by Keith Patterson

Art by Keith Patterson

Buzz by Firehouse Gallery

Buzz by Firehouse Gallery

Both Keith and Kelli Patterson are outstanding artists. But we’ll let you judge that for yourself.

Keith Patterson

Keith Patterson

Keith explains his art

Keith explains his art

Kelli Patterson's art

Kelli Patterson’s art

Firehouse Gallery

Firehouse Gallery

Forrest talks about his book.

Forrest talks about his book.

Maureen the pig.

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Maureen.

Maureen.

 inspiration? maureen.
inspiration?
maureen.

 

Nazi’s Out of Regensburg

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On a recent trip to Regensburg, Germany (two weeks before the national elections there), I watched the townspeople reject the neo-Nazi NDP party idiots vociferously. The police were present in great numbers protecting the Nazi’s from being ridden out of town on a rail.

Probably the most interesting phenomenon was when all of the church bells in town were rung at once to drown out the Nazi rally.

I took some video.

Democracy in action

USA versus NSA Animation

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Hey NSA, did you stop yet? I’ve heard nothing at all about your stopping.

The NSA Sucks

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Hey NSA! Stop collecting my trap and trace, pen register, email header, stoplight camera data. You may not be Big Brother, but I want you out of my business. How the hell can an idiot like Snowden have root access to your ultra classified database? You guys are too stupid to control the pile.

Read this article I wrote about “turnkey tyranny”: http://bit.ly/15dB1c5

yy-hats

Forrest Writes a Book

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Our neighbor Forrest Pritchard just published a book. Amy stole it, so I have not read it yet (wish me luck getting it back), but my bet is it is both entertaining and clear headed. I thumbed through it today after our copy arrived, and I can’t wait to read it. Sustainable agriculture, organic farming, ecological stewardship, and local food; what’s not to like? We salute you Forrest.

Order it from amazon.

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Behind the Scenes in DC for the Up with Chris Hayes Show on MSNBC

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Just did live Sunday morning talk show TV on the Up with Chris Hayes show. Boy was that fun.

Here is a link to the segment itself.

Here’s what the remote studio in DC looks like.

MSNBC remote studio in DC

MSNBC remote studio in DC

In the big chair.

Gary McGraw on MSNBC Up with Chris Hayes

Gary McGraw on MSNBC Up with Chris Hayes

View from the chair.

View from the chair.

Mr smiley face is who you address.  NY people don't look like this!

Mr smiley face is who you address. NY people don’t look like this!

The green room is more like a Marriott lobby than we TV stars care to admit. Please don’t tell anybody.

The Green Room.

The Green Room.

Marriott or TV studio? You decide.

Marriott or TV studio? You decide.

The Apothecary on National TV

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Or somesuch.

One of our esteemed mad scientists is slated to be a guest on MSNBC’s “Up With Chris Hayes” tomorrow morning (Sunday 2.24) 9:20-10:00am EST. They wanted to fly the entire apothecary shed to NY for the show, but the plan now is to do this from the DC studios. We’ll be talking about Cyber War.

About the show.

Ride em cowboy.

Ride em cowboy.

You can bet we will harp on software security!

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