The Wikipedia entry for Bryan Lewis Saunders describes him as “a performance artist, videographer, and performance poet known for his disturbing spoken word rants, tragic art performances, and Stand-up tragedy.”
To say that Saunders is an interesting guy would be like calling Stephen Hawking “smart.” It’s a vast understatement.
In 1995, Saunders decided that he would draw a self-portrait every day of his life until the day he dies. And he has kept good on that promise, drawing anywhere from 1 to 9 a day — bringing his total to well over 10,000 portraits in 21 years.
For his most popular series, titled “Under the Influence”, he ingested or inhaled 18 different mind-altering drugs in 11 days and drew himself on each one. However, when one visits Bryan’s website — which showcases many highlights of his work — they will quickly find out that his other projects are just as strange and intriguing. For one series, he replicated deafness for a month; for another he drew himself while being tortured.
His work ethic and psychedelic sketches have gotten him coverage by major news outlets like CNN and The Guardian, and the newly released Art of Darkness is a feature film that documents his self-reflective journey.
Recently, Bryan has found time in his busy schedule to do something he’s never really done before — that is, political art. It didn’t interest him in the past, but he says that the fear of a Donald Trump presidency has compelled him to share his thoughts on Trump in the best way he knows how. And the result is pretty awesome.
- Ku Klux Klown
- Putin on the Bitch
- Trump Hates Love
- As a big Baby Huey Drinking His Purple Kool-Aid
- Trump Pump (signature series)
- Trumpty Dumpty 1
- Trumpty Dumpty 2
- If Donald Trump is a Nazi I Definitely Want To Be One of His Degenerate Artists
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White House adds 20 percent increase to ‘best case’ projection of coronavirus deaths
The White House is moving the goal posts once again. Instead of taking drastic action, like asking every state's governor to mandate a quarantine to reduce the spread of coronavirus, it is quietly upping its projected death toll, just one day after stunning Americans with a six-digit death rate.
On Sunday President Donald Trump told Americans he thinks if 100,000 Americans die from coronavirus he will have done "a very good job."
On Monday Dr. Deborah Birx announced the White House is projecting 100,000 to 200,000 deaths.
Tuesday evening, the number increased 20 percent.
Olympic athletes in ‘impossible position’ – Canada
Canadian Olympic chiefs said Monday the health and safety of athletes had prompted the country's decision to withdraw its team from the Tokyo Olympics amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A day after Canada became the first team to announce its withdrawal from the July 24-August 9 Games, Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) chief David Shoemaker said athletes had been left in an "impossible position."
With public health authorities urging individuals to stay inside to curb the spread of COVID-19, athletes had been caught between a desire to heed health and safety advice while trying to minimize disruption to training programs.
Vietnamese women strive to clear war-era mines
Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads an all-women demining team clearing unexploded ordnance that has killed tens of thousands of people -- including her uncle.
"He died in an explosion. I was haunted by memories of him," Le Thi Bich Ngoc tells AFP as she oversees the controlled detonation of a cluster bomb found in a sealed-off site in central Quang Tri province.
More than 6.1 million hectares of land in Vietnam remain blanketed by unexploded munitions -- mainly dropped by US bombers -- decades after the war ended in 1975.
At least 40,000 Vietnamese have since died in related accidents. Victims are often farmers who accidentally trigger explosions, people salvaging scrap metal, or children who mistake bomblets for toys.