Saturday, May 24, 2008

Nero-esque Perspective

"Bush Fiddles While New Orleans Burns"

I came across this collage accidentally while net-surfing. The poster was created by Lojo in St. Louis and her partner a few days after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and was posted on Flickr on September 9, 2005.

In case the photo doesn't enlarge when you click on it, you can see the large version here. Or, if you don't have time to go there, the text on Bush's forehead says, "As thousands of hurricane victims suffered and died, the leader of the richest nation on earth went to a concert."

The artist encourages anyone to download it and post it wherever they like, so here it is.

7 comments:

Sidney said...

Good find. I'm sure that's a poster that will be popular.

Shauna Roberts said...

Thanks for telling us about this.

cs harris said...

I hadn't seen that. Good image.

Charles Gramlich said...

Yes, I bet it's making the rounds of the net.

Steve Malley said...

Let's not forget Condoleeza Rice, shoe shopping in Manhattan!

nola said...

So sad. True, but sad. Thanks for finding it!

Pontchartrain Pete said...

I'm gonna have to get one of these and pass it around.