Chris Hitchens sang the hits

From this Slate article titled, “Mitt the Mormon, Why Romney needs to talk about his faith.”

It ought to be borne in mind that Romney is not a mere rank-and-file Mormon. His family is, and has been for generations, part of the dynastic leadership of the mad cult invented by the convicted fraud Joseph Smith. It is not just legitimate that he be asked about the beliefs that he has not just held, but has caused to be spread and caused to be inculcated into children. It is essential. Here is the most salient reason: Until 1978, the so-called Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was an officially racist organization. Mitt Romney was an adult in 1978. We need to know how he justified this to himself, and we need to hear his self-criticism, if he should chance to have one.

A joke for mental health sunday. Where do I sign to commit?


The Bathtub Test

During a visit to a mental asylum, I asked the director how do you determine whether or not a patient should be institutionalized. “Well,” said the director, “We fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the bathtub.” 

“Oh, I understand,” I said. “A normal person would choose the bucket, as it is larger than the spoon.” 

“No.” said the director, “A normal person would pull the plug. DO you want a bed near the window?” 

Is making up with a makeup artist redundant?

On Friday, Tina helped a friend of ours get makeup artist certification by sitting for her to do two looks.

After the session, I asked them to come to the studio so I could document the work. I’m glad I did. Above is one of Tina, and we also had the newly certified artist sit.

The lighting below was a standard clamshell with reflector setup, but I used two rims to highlight the hair.

On Tina’s above, I added a grid to a beauty dish looking for sharper shadows. With the rims, I thought it turne out pretty nice.