Monday, July 21, 2008

NO WORSE ENEMY, NO BETTER FRIEND

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Check. This. Out.


MAN ON WIRE
"They called me," he later explained. "I didn't choose them. Anything that is giant and manmade strikes me in an awesome way and calls me. I could secretly... put my wire... between the highest towers in the world. It was something that had to be done, and I couldn't explain it... it was a calling of the romantic type."
-Phillipe Petit on The Twin Towers

26 comments:

Mike Thompson said...

This is Fantastic, Bosch! I love the slight smirk on his face. I plan to write his name in on Election Day. Simply great.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Thanks, Mike, I'm slowly getting back on track and will be posting more regularly soon.

Mike Thompson said...

Looking forward to it, my friend. Always a treat when you do.

Damien said...

Its wonderful Bosch. I wouldn't like to have Pig Man as an enemy, but I would love to have him as a friend.

Just out of curiosity, why did you choose to do this one in black and white?

phuckie slum said...

Pigman rocks.
I can't wait for the day Pigman will be regarded as the new Superman / Captain America who thoroughly destroys the fucking Islamists to oblivion, while elbowing a bunch of useful idiots on the way back from the battlefield.

At least he's better than Superman in that sense. Why put on trial some dangerous traitor like Lex Luthor when you can just footballs them to the sun?

Pigman's smirk reminded me this day will be realized.

I sure hope Miller's Batman take on Al Qaeda will set the bar for Pigman to get his break straight to the top.

Seeing Pigman again is like a painkiller pill in the lights of never ending dhimmitude and leftist appeasement of Islamists.

Welcome back, bosch.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Damien,

Thank you. After a few tries at color for this one, the black and white looked best in the end.

Bosch Fawstin said...

What can I say to that, phuckie slum, except Thank You for the very warm welcome back, it's great to hear.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Talk about Meatheads

Mike Thompson said...

I ate a piece of chicken once that was shaped like the continent of South America. It was battered and deep-fried. That must mean something.

Seriously, what a ridiculuous story.

revereridesagain said...

Hello Bosch, hope it's ok if I comment here! I can't get that photo of the tightrope walk to load, but I lived in NYC then and remember that day so well. It was terrifying and wonderful. The confidence and grace of Petit's walk -- he was completely at home there 111 stories up on a thin wire, kept safe by his own capabilities. I thought it was a delightful tribute to the towers. Scared hell out of the cops, though! As it did a few years later when some other merry adventurer climbed one of the towers with the help of magnets.

revereridesagain said...

It's a MOVIE?! I have to see this just to re-live that day.

Mike Thompson said...

Incredible film clip. The link didn't work for me at first, but it appears to be fine now. Thanks for sharing.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Mike, it really is ridiculous, that is, until they realize it's a chunk of pork.

Bosch Fawstin said...

revereridesagain,

You're always welcome here, thanks for visiting, and thanks for your thoughts on that day, must have been an incredible one, bringiing the absolutely unexpected into the great city. This preview alone has given me goosebumps and made my eyes water, I cannot wait to see it all.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Mike, it really is incredible, can't wait to take it all in.

Bosch Fawstin said...

revereridesagain,

Click the 'MAN ON WIRE' text beneath the preview to be directed to the official film website if you still can't see the trailer. It's a Must watch.

Godfrey of Utah said...

Good to have you back Bosch. First, thank you for sharing that film preveiw of that bold tight-rope walker. Second, loved your latest Pigman work of art. I can see why you used black and white and why it would work better than color to convey the theme stated in the picture. Third, I agree that the homage to a piece of meat is silly. Just like the grilled-cheese sandwich that had the Virgin Mary. Wonder how much they could get for those burgers on Ebay.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Good to see you here, Godfrey, and good to be back. Man on Wire looks to be something really special, cannot wait to watch it. And I'd love to see how the Muslims who are going crazy over holy dead meat would respond if they find out it were swine. Fresh dead meat anyone?

revereridesagain said...

Everybody catch that Petit did the whole walk in bell-bottom trousers? I can't wait to "relive" that morning -- it was early and of course they interrupted the regular news. I think the whole city sat/stood there with our jaws hanging open for 45 minutes. He really did do juggling bits for the police with their hats and such when they got him down to the station, too. Of course it terrified them to watch it -- they thought they'd have to scrape this guy off the plaza -- but once it was over I think they all felt the same exhilaration the rest of us did.

There are so many iconic shots -- Petit crossing the wire as a passenger plane flies by in the background, the towers under construction, the crowds on the streets gazing up spellbound -- that bring home the contrast between the wonder of that morning and the horror of the one 27 years later.

BTW, Gerstein's book "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers" is a very charming retelling of the event for children.

Bosch Fawstin said...

It's a story that I'm glad is being told, especially for those who had no idea about it. I myself first came across the story in comic book form, as it was cartoonist David Chelsea's contribution to a collection of cartoonist's responses to the attacks. It was the one that stuck with me as it countered the horror with a benevolent memory of the towers.

Damien said...

By the way Bosch,

Frontpagemag did a second interview with the anti Sharia candidate Vijay Kumar.

He spends much of it talking about why he left Marxism behind, but he also talks more about the war on terror, and totalitarian Islam.

Robert Jones said...

I sense a review coming on.

Bosch Fawstin said...

Robert, really looks like a good one, going to watch it this week.

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Rebel Radius said...

I propose a toast....to

The Brilliance of Man and to Heroes.

Indeed this is what Bosch imparts to us all.

Bosch Fawstin said...

That means a lot, Sandi, thank you.