The Thick Blue Line

In a much heralded position of solidarity seldom seen across the Great Dominion : Police officers,Police unions,Police associations,Police oversight boards and Police Commissions have collectively apologized for “the extremely rare and totally unacceptable practice of inadvertently carding white people”.

In a news release regarding this subject it was explained that carding was meant for people of colour and “in no way can there be justification for carding whites. Carding was designed as a special tool in the law enforcement toolbox for public safety and any diminishment of its targeted purpose and specialness to our citizens of colour is taken very seriously and will not be tolerated.”

Further training for all organizational levels of policing to assure carding remains pure in its intention is presently being workshopped in the precincts ,commission boardrooms and squad cars of the nation.

Court Painter was asked how he determines the thickness of the blue line.”At minimum it has to be as thick as a brick.”

 

Overachiever!

Gavin McInnes, founder of the Proud Boys and now former CRTV show host, has been banned from YouTube,Twitter,Facebook and Instagram, as well as public and personal accounts linked to the organization’s members.

Twitter bans Gavin McInnes, Proud Boys as ‘violent extremist’.The far right Proud Boys have been involved in violent brawls on city streets and several members are facing charges. The group bills itself as “a pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world; aka Western Chauvinists.” They are a frequent subject of discussion about political violence, racism, and Trumpism in the mainstream press, and left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center, frequently cited by that press, classifies them as a hate group.

No Walk (Knock) Out !

The federal-provincial bluster leading up to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s fourth first ministers meeting didn’t translate into any dramatic showdowns. But as the talks wrapped up in Montreal Friday, it became clear the tension didn’t lend itself to any tangible progress, either.

Several days of public bickering over the agenda, including a threat from Ontario Premier Doug Ford to walk out, seemed to simmer down when Trudeau threatened to knock him out!

Blank canvas staring

How blank canvas staring affects Court Painter and other artist’s brains

Court Painter averages 3.6 hours a day staring at blank canvas 

Always the exception, artists like CC (name available upon request) spends less than one hour a day in his studio staring at a blank canvas and did better on not retaining memory of the old days, not thinking of lost sales , nor scoring high on filthy language tests.

Court Painter on the other hand stares daily at a blank canvas for hours and scores off the charts,  a recent study finds.

CC(name available upon request) seen smirking at Court Painter’s blank canvas staring 

Like Court Painter , nearly two out of three local painters spend more than three hours a day staring at blank canvases, a new analysis of studio activity levels finds. And those artists outperform on memories of past glory, off colour language and thinking of lost sales than artists who spend less time in front of a blank canvas, (ex: CC (name available upon request) the study of a whole bunch of painterly type artists showed.

The finding, published in flyer form by the Court Painter Studio Enterprise,bolsters concerns that heavy use of staring at blank canvases or clay tablets, should one be so lucky, can hurt growing minds. But because the study captures a single snapshot in time, it’s still not known whether too much blank staring can actually harm artistic brain development, unidentified experts caution.

Researchers used data gleaned from local artist surveys on daily staring at blank canvas time, eye rolling exercise and nocturnal prowling activities, collected as part of a larger effort called the Artist Blank Brain Cognitive Development Study. Humming abilities were also tested in that bigger study but tended to skew the desired results. As a benchmark for the new study, the researchers used expert guidelines set the day before yesterday that recommend no more than one hour of blank staring time a day, a half hour of eye rolling exercise and a quarter hour of nighttime prowling.

Overall, the results are concerning, says study coauthor and Press Attache A Hardon MacKay, an eye rolling exercise denier who at the time of the release of the study was napping in the studio. Only 5 percent of the artists met all three guidelines on blank staring time, eye rolling exercise time and nocturnal hi jinks duration, the survey revealed. Twenty-nine percent of the artists didn’t meet any of the guidelines, meaning that “who knows how much nocturnal carousing they are getting, they’re likely not blank staring for longer than two hours and they’re not eye rolling as they should,” AHM says. “This raises a flag that must be saluted.”

The study can’t say whether blank canvas staring time — or the resulting absence of other activity — lowered thinking about lost sales with artists. “You don’t know which is the BBQ chicken and which is the scrambled egg here,” cautions AHM. “It could be that smarter painters are less likely to spend lots of time blankly stating at blank canvases,” he said tentatively with an abundance of caution.

Editors Note:At this point the reader can be excused for thinking that the logic of this study and the accompanying narrative are less than credible…..thats what happens with trying to dumb down and popularize esoteric science.

Looking for clear-cut blame is a bit of a “red white blue or pink herring,” AHM said colourfully. Simple cause-and-effect relationships often don’t exist in artist behaviour and  development.

Instead of blanket pronouncements, “we need to tailor what we learn from our gut to apply to individual artists.We don’t know a lot yet about how these studio behaviours interact with one another to influence artist’s’ public relations  development,” AHM said, emphasizing the word gut while pointing at his midriff.

mid·riff
/ˈmidˌrif/
noun
  1. the region of the front of the body between the chest and the waist.
    synonyms: stomach, belly, midsection, waist, middle, abdomen, tummy

    “exercises designed to tighten your flabby midriff”