unfairness and the wealthy, beach sand dune fence wallpaper, life and cast iron

Fairness is a huge issue in our lives. We start having concepts of fairness before we can even spell the word. crying over getting a smaller scoop of ice cream, being punished for something we didn’t do. later it can be about a new hire making more than an experienced co-worker or fired for doing something dozens of others have gotten away with. A neuroscientist who has studied the role of fairness in our physiological well being writes,

The fact that being treated unfairly can generate a strong threat response is unlikely to be a surprise to anyone. However what may be a surprise is that a sense of fairness can also be rewarding, in and of itself, and significantly so. Fairness, it turns out, is another primary threat or reward: the experience activates the same network that monitors real pain and pleasure.

Prime your brain to look out for fairness issues and they start to appear everywhere. Political clashes, both verbal and violent, tend to be driven by fairness issues. I recently turned on the television to see a villager in Africa shouting that she was willing to die to right the injustice of an unfairly rigged election. Fairness-generated emotions can run high in more mundane situations too: the feeling of being “taken advantage of” by a taxi driver taking a longer route can wreck an otherwise great day, despite the relatively insignificant money involved. It’s the principle that counts. The legal system is deeply about fairness. Think of people who spend enormous sums of money to “right wrongs”.

So it goes with public policy. In the U.S. we have one side consumed with obsessions about relatively small things – someone getting a few more weeks of unemployment benefits that average $330 a week. Or getting subsidized insurance fro their children. While another side has tried to make the case that while that small stuff sounds big when talking about the federal budget it is chump change compared to the give-ways, subsidies , trade policy favors, infrastructure and unpaid for environment damage done by wealthy individuals and huge corporations. These differences in fairness perception cannot be accounted for solely in terms of politics. There is a psychology at work. One side knows something about the deeper intrinsic values at stake and the other side is mired in petty obsessions. Five Reasons the Super-Rich Need Government More Than the Rest of Us or why they are even more dependent on gov’mint than everyone else, but do not have the moral courage to admit it.

1. Security

In his “People’s History,” Howard Zinn described colonial opposition to inequality in 1765: “A shoemaker named Ebenezer Macintosh led a mob in destroying the house of a rich Boston merchant named Andrew Oliver. Two weeks later, the crowd turned to the home of Thomas Hutchinson, symbol of the rich elite who ruled the colonies in the name of England. They smashed up his house with axes, drank the wine in his wine cellar, and looted the house of its furniture and other objects. A report by colony officials to England said that this was part of a larger scheme in which the houses of fifteen rich people were to be destroyed, as part of ‘a war of plunder, of general levelling and taking away the distinction of rich and poor.'”

That doesn’t happen much anymore. Of course, the super-rich aren’t taking any chances, with panic shelters and James Bond cars and personal surveillance drones. But the U.S. government will be helping them by spending $55 billion on Homeland Security next year, in addition to $673 billion for the military. The police, emergency services, and National Guard are trained to focus on crimes against wealth.

In the cities, business interests keep the police focused on the homeless and unemployed. And on drug users. A “Broken Windows” mentality, which promotes quick fixes of minor damage to discourage large-scale destruction, is being applied to human beings. Wealthy Americans can rest better at night knowing that the police are “stopping and frisking” in the streets of the poor neighborhoods.

2. Laws and Deregulations

The wealthiest Americans are the main beneficiaries of tax laws, property rights, zoning rules, patent and copyright provisions, trade pacts, antitrust legislation, and contract regulations. Tax loopholes allow them to store over $1 trillion in assets overseas.

Their companies benefit, despite any publicly voiced objections to regulatory agencies, from SBA and SEC guidelines that generally favor business, and from FDA and USDA quality control measures that minimize consumer complaints and product recalls.

The growing numbers of financial industry executives have profited from 30 years of deregulation, most notably the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act. Lobbying by the financial industry has prolonged the absurdity of a zero sales tax on financial transactions.

Big advantages accrue for multinational corporations from trade agreements like NAFTA, with international disputes resolved by the business-friendly World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization. Federal judicial law protects our biggest companies from foreign infringement. The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership would put governments around the world at the mercy of corporate decision-makers.

The euphemistically named JOBS Act further empowers business, exempting startups from regulatory accounting requirements.

There are even anti-antitrust measures, such as the licensing rules that allow the American Medical Association to restrict the number of doctors in the U.S., thereby keeping doctor salaries artificially high. Can’t have a free market if it hurts business.

3. Research and Infrastructure

A publicly supported communications infrastructure allows the richest 10% of Americans to manipulate their 80% share of the stock market.CEOs rely on roads and seaports and airports to ship their products, the FAA and TSA and Coast Guard and Department of Transportation to safeguard them, a nationwide energy grid to power their factories, and communications towers and satellites to conduct online business. Private jets use 16 percent of air traffic control resources while paying only 3% of the bill.

Perhaps most important to business, even as it focuses on short-term profits, is the long-term basic research that is largely conducted with government money. Especially for the tech industry. Taxpayer-funded research at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (the Internet) and the National Science Foundation (the Digital Library Initiative) has laid a half-century foundation for technological product development. Well into the 1980s, as companies like Apple and Google and Microsoft and Oracle and Cisco profited from the fastest-growing product revolution in American history, the U.S. Government was still providing half the research funds. Even today 60% of university research is government-supported.

Public schools have helped to train the chemists, physicists, chip designers, programmers, engineers, production line workers, market analysts, and testers who create modern technological devices. They, in turn, can’t succeed without public layers of medical support and security. All of them contribute to the final product.

As the super-rich ride in their military-designed armored cars to a financial center globally connected by public fiber optics networks to make a trade guided by publicly funded data mining and artificial intelligence software, they might stop and re-think the old Horatio Alger myth.

There are more “fair” giveaways to the elite like Mitt Romney at the link. They include subsides for wealthy corporation – of which Romney’s Bain Capital befitted. The 280 most profitable companies on the Fortune 500 received $223 billion in tax subsidies. But, but… a conservative Republican was in Wal-Mart one day and saw someone buy French champagne with food stamps; if this were possible it would be wrong. Disasters caused by corporations and the cost to fix them. You here about multimillion dollar or even billion dollar fines, but government ( tax payers) always get stuck with part of the tab. Yet Exxon for instance only paid paid 2% in U.S. federal taxes from 2008 to 2010. Now having read that some quotes from the introduction to that article. Billionaire financier Sanford Weill blustered, “We didn’t rely on somebody else to build what we built,” and  financier J. P. Morgan, who spouted, “I owe the public nothing.” That perception, the legend of the self-made man or woman, is not about politics, it is about the incredible power of self delusion, some deeply held myths about value and some ridiculous ideas about what is fair.

summer, beach

beach sand dune fence wallpaper

Why Do I Have a Cast Iron Skillet? By Sonia Saraiya

I bought a cast-iron skillet at HomeGoods, on a whim, because I felt like I needed one. Everyone in the food world is always jizzing all over cast iron skillets. Benjamin’s family had a whole array of them that they’d had since his parents were married. It was gross but it was also so captivating, this idea that life could be so solid, that a marriage could be encapsulated in a set of cookware. His parents both used them on a regular basis, and they were smooth with years of use, seasoned to perfection.

Part of a much longer essay about skillets, cooking, life and relationships. I have a cast iron skillet. I think you have to in the South or you’ll be deported or something. My is seasoned to perfection as well. It is a kind of family heirloom I guess, it over seventy years old, at least that. I only use it now to bake cornbread. Though very occasionally I’ll put a little old bacon grease ( saved in a special grease container – also an old southern tradition) and fry a few eggs over medium. To the uninitiated it all probably sounds weird or even gross, like listening to a Polish friend of mine talk about some bloody sausage concoction. Its all in what you grow up with I guess.

Ida B. Wells-Barnett

Today is Ida’s birthday, born 16 July 1862.

For nearly four decades, journalist, editor, and activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett waged a fearless campaign to end the scourge of lynching in America. The daughter of former slaves, Wells mounted a challenge to racial inequality in 1883 when she sued the railroad after being dragged from her seat for refusing to move to a segregated car. She began contributing articles to black-owned newspapers and became part owner and editor of the Memphis Free Speech and Headlight in 1889. When three black businessmen were lynched in Memphis in 1892, Wells vehemently denounced this atrocity and launched her anti-lynching crusade by investigating other lynchings and publishing her landmark treatise Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases.

Scott Meslow manages to say in a few words what took me a couple paragraphs to say, The Moral Universe of ‘Breaking Bad’

Breaking Bad operates by the rules of science; every action causes an equal and opposite reaction, and at this point in the series, Walter is a man of very extreme action.

GRAVITY. An experimental film.

GRAVITY // UN RÊVE DE DEMAIN from Filip Piskorzynski on Vimeo.


the disappearing gifted scientist, beyond the scream, the mind in the context of culture

black and white flower petals

The Mysterious Case of the Vanishing Genius

Margie Profet generated solutions to seemingly intractable puzzles of biology. Then she disappeared.

Margie Profet was always a study in sharp contradictions.  A maverick thinker remembered for her innocent demeanor, she was a woman who paired running shorts with heavy sweaters year-round, and had a professional pedigree as eccentric as her clothing choices: Profet had multiple academic degrees but no true perch in academe. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Profet published original theories about female reproduction that pushed the boundaries of evolutionary biology, forcing an entire field to take note. Indeed, back then it was hard not to notice Margie Profet, a vibrant young woman who made a “forever impression” on grade school chums and Harvard Ph.D.s alike. Today, the most salient fact about Profet is her absence. Neither friends, former advisers, publishers, nor ex-lovers has any idea what happened to her or where she is today. Sometime between 2002 and 2005, Profet, who was then in her mid-40s, vanished without a trace.

An interesting long read for those interested in evolutionary biology and/or mysteries. One of the pioneering observations Profet was the connection between allergies and the lower rate of some cancers for people who have allergies. It seems like such a simple observation. Possessing a childlike wonder at  how the world works. Somewhat controversial at the time, it does seem that some allergies arrived on the scene in human evolution to protect us from toxic substances in the air.

jaguar 19th century print. An interesting contrast in styles is this 19th century print of a jaguar or Felis onca linn by John James Audubon.

At least for now, short of reading a full length biography, the definitive article on Edvard Munch. Edvard Munch: Beyond The Scream

Though the Norwegian artist is known for a single image, he was one of the most prolific, innovative and influential figures in modern art

[  ]…Although he began his artistic career as a student of Norwegian painter Christian Krohg, who advocated the realistic depiction of contemporary life known as Naturalism, Munch developed a psychologically charged and expressive style to transmit emotional sensation. Indeed, by the time he raised his brush to the easel, he typically no longer paid attention to his model. “I do not paint what I see, but what I saw,” he once explained. Influenced as a young man by his exposure in Paris to the work of Gauguin and van Gogh, who both rejected the academic conventions of the official Salon, he progressed toward simplified forms and blocks of intense color with the avowed purpose of conveying strong feelings. In early 1890, in a huff, Munch quit the class of an esteemed Parisian painting teacher who had criticized him for portraying a rosy brick wall in the green shades that appeared to him in a retinal afterimage.

Girl on a bridge by Edvard Munch

One version of The Scream recently went for $119.9 million at auction.

We are all the machine. We are all the Octopus. – Richard Powers

There is a good argument to be made against using quotes in isolation. These two happen to express a lot of context in few words “The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein. “The connection between language and reality is made by the definition of words.” Ludwig Wittgenstein. While from the early to mi-20th century those words were also prescient about the ‘new’ way that science is looking at how differences in language and culture affect the ways our mind works. Our Malleable Minds

Language, culture, and the body are ever-present aspects of the context in which we use our minds. Since thinking depends on context, people with different languages, cultures, and bodies tend to think, feel, and act differently, in predictable ways [1]. Our conceptions of time, space, objects, colors, and sounds are all conditioned by the ways we talk about them [2,3]. Our feelings and choices are shaped by peculiarities of the bodies we use to interface with the world. Left- and right-handers, for instance, may arrive at opposite decisions when presented with the same set of alternatives, as a consequence of the way they tend to use their “good” and “bad” hands [4].

Mitt Romney is the Deadbeat Dad of Health Care Reform. Not every change in values is accompanied by deep thoughts, existential angst and a bout of chain smoking. For some people major changes are like changing socks.

Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography.

Photo by Herb Ritts from the book, Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography


The Legend of the Scarecrow

poe and frontal lobe syndrome, 3D printing and paradigm shifts, an oppressed zero

Edgar Allan Poe was the first person to describe in minute detail, frontal lobe syndrome fully eight years before scientists described a case and 139 years before researchers would write a formal description of the condition in children – The medical prescience of Edgar Allan Poe

The macabre story of Phineas Gage, a US railroad worker who survived when an iron spike penetrated his skull in 1848, is truly stranger than fiction. Gage’s impaled head became the darling of a budding medical profession who flocked to study his strange condition: fully functional, though his personality changed. But little did that profession realise that just such a fiction had already been created by the master of the macabre himself, Edgar Allan Poe.

Written eight years prior to Gage’s accident, but published posthumously in 1850, Poe’s story The Business Man, described a similar case. But how Poe was able to describe so precisely the symptoms of what is now known as frontal lobe syndrome is doomed to remain a mystery. When Eric Altschuler, a neurologist at New Jersey Medical School in Newark realised that the story describes the antisocial personality disorder and obsessions that are common to frontal lobe syndrome, he thought it was possible, although not likely, that the Gage case had inspired it. This conjecture was recently blown out of the water when he and reporter Seth Augustine, who were looking through Poe’s stories, realised Poe had written an earlier version in 1840. “It’s so exact that it’s just weird, it’s like he had a time machine,” says Altschuler.

Maybe because of the new movie The Raven, Poe seems to be having a new wave of popularity.

tire tracks desert wallpaper.

Make your own: the 3D printing revolution. Today you can make plant pots; in the future it could be phones, even houses. But should big business fear the 3D printing revolution?

Swainson’s basic idea – the dropping plate, the layered construction, the computer-aided design and control – has since spawned many magical machines. Perfect scale models can be made from hot wax shot out from tiny pipes attached to a printer head; electron beams can fire at lines of titanium powder, fusing them together, layer after layer; parts emerge from vats of plaster dust looking like finds from an archaeological dig.

I’ve seen so many research papers and popular articles on 3D printers in the last year that entertaining the idea of a genuine revolution does not seems too wacky. The reason I have reservations is because I am always reading papers that suggest this or that new discovery, new technology will revolutionize our lives, our culture, our economy. How many car models are introduced that use language hinting at a revolution in personal transportation – even though the basic concept, the internal combustion engine is as old as Edgar Allan Poe. At this point we’re getting real products from these printers. Mostly inanimate objects – toys, planters, chair – but since printable circuits are also very real, with advances in manipulating graphene reporting almost weekly, some very sophisticated home baked – or printed technology like a smartphone does seem just around the corner. Since at least one of the 3D printer models is open source and the software cost pennies, traditional manufacturing could be in real trouble. While economists and sociologists have said that most western economies moved to a largely service based economy back in the 90s, we still buy and use a lot of processed hard goods. Moving to a personal goods based society would that shifts our material needs to basic materials supply. Which would be a huge paradigm shift. Such shifts always scare some people.


As soon as I sufficiently recovered my senses to comprehend the
terrific predicament in which I stood, or rather hung, I exerted all
the power of my lungs to make that predicament known to the aeronaut
overhead. But for a long time I exerted myself in vain. Either the
fool could not, or the villain would not perceive me. Meanwhile the
machine rapidly soared, while my strength even more rapidly failed. I
was soon upon the point of resigning myself to my fate, and dropping
quietly into the sea, when my spirits were suddenly revived by hearing
a hollow voice from above, which seemed to be lazily humming an opera
air. Looking up, I perceived the Angel of the Odd. He was leaning,
with his arms folded, over the rim of the car; and with a pipe in his
mouth, at which he puffed leisurely, seemed to be upon excellent terms
with himself and the universe. I was too much exhausted to speak, so I
merely regarded him with an imploring air.

For several minutes, although he looked me full in the face, he said
nothing. At length, removing carefully his meerschaum from the right
to the left corner of his mouth, he condescended to speak.

“Who pe you,” he asked, “und what der teuffel you pe do dare?”

To this piece of impudence, cruelty, and affectation, I could reply
only by ejaculating the monosyllable “Help!”

“Elp!” echoed the ruffian, “not I. Dare iz te pottle–elp yourself,
und pe tam’d!”

The Angel of the Odd by Edgar Allan Poe. From The Columbian Magazine, October, 1844.

It might sound cool to become one of those people has has seen, heard or experienced everything. The summary resulting in being nicely calloused from head to toe. The point at which the weary life traveler is no longer shocked. I wish I was immune to the shock felt on reading this near murder by the state, California Man’s ‘Drug Holiday’ Becomes Four-Day Nightmare in Holding Cell

Three Reasons Bain Capitalnomics Fails

Former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital partner, Edward Conard, argues that what’s good for the top 0.1% is good for everyone else too. There are three reasons why his arguments are wrong.

While I hope he lives to be a healthy 276 years old, as a cog in the modern economic machine, Conard is an irrelevance. He adds no value to the game. He has never invented anything or achieved anything of substance. He and his ilk invented their necessity. Ticks are not a requirement for a healthy circulatory system, they have just evolved to take advantage of it. Without him labor would still produce capital, products and services. While that is as plain and bright as the neon sign on the  boulevard casino, a bloated ego can block out the brightest signs.


Zero is a 12’32 stop motion animation written and directed by Christopher Kezelos and produced by Christine Kezelos. For more information, visit zeroshortfilm.com or like us on facebook.com/zeroshortfilm

painful memories and gender, i’ve heard that allen west is a necrophiliac, labor history and frances perkins

Personality, habits of thought and gender influence how we remember

We all have them – positive memories of personal events that are a delight to recall, and painful recollections that we would rather forget. A new study reveals that what we do with our emotional memories and how they affect us has a lot to do with our gender, personality and the methods we use (often without awareness) to regulate our feelings.

[  ]…The researchers used questionnaires and verbal cues to assess personality and to elicit more than 100 autobiographical memories in each of 71 participants (38 of them women). Their analysis revealed that both men and women who were high in extroversion (gregarious, assertive, stimulus-seeking) tended to remember more positive than negative life events. Men who were high in neuroticism tended to recall a greater proportion of negative memories than men who were low in neuroticism, while women who were high in neuroticism tended to return to the same negative memories again and again, a process called rumination.

Rumination is known to be associated with depression, Florin Dolcos said.

“Depressed people recollect those negative memories and as a result they feel sad,” he said. “And as a result of feeling sad, the tendency is to have more negative memories recollected. It’s a kind of a vicious circle.”

None of the study subjects had been diagnosed with depression or other emotional disorders, but, as might be expected, both male and female participants were likely to experience a lower mood after recalling negative autobiographical memories. (Positive memories generally preceded a more positive mood, but the association was indirect and mediated by extroversion, the researchers reported.)

The most pronounced differences between men and women involved the effects of the emotional strategies they used when recalling negative autobiographical memories. Men who engaged in reappraisal, making an effort to think differently about their memories, were likely to recall more positive memories than their peers, while men who used suppression, trying to tamp down their negative emotional responses, saw no pronounced effect on the recall of positive or negative memories. In women, however, suppression was significantly associated with the recall of negative memories and with a lower mood afterward.

“I think that the most important thing here is that we really need to look concomitantly at sex- and personality-related differences and to acknowledge that these factors have a different impact on the way we record our memories, on what we are doing with our memories, and later, how what we are doing with our memories is impacting our emotional well-being,” said Sanda Dolcos.

The findings are instructive for both men and women, she said. Being more outgoing, interrupting rumination and using reappraisal seems to work best for men and women as a strategy for dealing with negative memories and cherishing the positive ones, she said.

So some – let’s say men – have similar bad experiences. Some of them are what – better at putting those bad memories in a little box or are they truly better at developing coping mechanisms. If some men or women are better at denial that would explain why some people make the same mistakes in their relationships or political allegiances or career mistakes, over and over again. That ability to shrug things off might have some immediate benefit in terms of mood, but how about in terms of applying lessons learned. Those that ruminate – put those bad memories on the mental Ferris wheel would be the ones to be concerned about. Something terrible to maybe just unpleasant happened and it gets churned around over and over again. The inability to find a way forward is terrible. I’ve experienced about some short term personal issues that just get trapped like an old vinyl LP with a scratch, the lyrics repeated over and over. They have eventually gotten to the point that I get tired of them. The OK that’s enough of that, its time to move on point. It must be horrible to have that feeling over a memory persist for months or years.

Toys Photography by Brian McCarty

The photo is from Brian McCarty’s web site. His About page reads,

Brian McCarty is a Memphis-born toy photographer and director/producer. Working with toys for over 15 years, McCarty’s unique and innovative vision has attracted a huge international following. His postmodern integration of concept and character has earned McCarty’s photography a prominent position in the so-called “Art-Toy” movement. McCarty is featured in several books chronicling the artistic movement such as Vinyl Will Kill, Dot Dot Dash, and Toys: New Designs from the Art-Toy Revolution. His first monograph, titled Art-Toys, was released in 2010 by Los Angeles based Baby Tattoo Books.

I have some inexplicable fascination with photos of toys seeming to cope with the hazards of the real world.

Allen West: I’ve ‘Heard’ That 80 House Democrats Are Communist Party Members

Flamboyant Tea Party Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said at town hall meeting last night that “he’s heard” of up to 80 Democratic congressmen who are members of the Communist Party. The entire House Democratic Caucus is 190 members, so West is claiming that almost half are card-carrying Communists. Not surprisingly, he would not name names.

Is West five years old, suffer from some kind of mental incapacity. Who knows. I have heard that West is a necrophiliac and engages in bestiality. Since I have heard that, that makes it true and in no way is it irresponsible or immoral to spread my conclusions. West is a conservative and a self proclaimed Christian and man of values. If West, by his example, says it is moral to think and reason in this manner, than it must be moral and rational to think West is a degenerate until he proves otherwise. I also understand that he likes to dress up in his Nazi uniform when having degenerate sex.

city lights, urban photography, special effects

urban pulse wallpaper

Some short history about the labor movement in the U.S. by the Smithsonian for the short attention span internet age. The entry includes Frances Perkins, Samuel Gompers and César Chávez, but I’ll just post part of the entry on Perkins (1880-1965). Perkins makes Sarah Palin look like like a scared gerbil on a treadmill,

That Frances Perkins devoted so much of her life to the plight of the American worker is noteworthy in itself. However, the fact that she also blazed a trail for women in American politics makes her accomplishments all the more extraordinary. While organizers like Samuel Gompers attempted to enact labor reform from within the labor community, Perkins attacked the same problems from the level of city, state, and finally national government.

Perkins was a pioneer in women’s issues in addition to her role in labor reform. Originally born Fanny Coralie Perkins, she later changed her first name to Frances because she thought people would take her more seriously. In later life she shocked many in polite society when she refused to take her husband’s name after marriage.

Perkins’s interest in social reform began during her years at Mt. Holyoke College, when she joined the National Consumers League, a group organized to improve labor conditions through consumer pressure. After college she became a teacher and spent holidays working in settlement houses and other social service organizations. In 1909 she won a fellowship to study at the New York School of Philanthropy, where she met many of the city’s leading reformers. In 1910 she received a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. At the same time, as head of the New York City Consumers League, she monitored workers’ conditions and lobbied the state legislature on their behalf. When Perkins’s acquaintance Al Smith won the New York governorship in 1918, he invited her to sit on the governing board of the state labor department. In that capacity she became known as an expert in both industrial regulation and labor-management mediation.

In 1928, Franklin D. Roosevelt, recently elected governor of New York, appointed Perkins as head of the state labor department. For a woman to assume such a post was unprecedented. It was also the beginning of a close working relationship between Roosevelt and Perkins. Four years later, after Roosevelt was elected president, he invited Perkins to serve as his secretary of labor. During their years together, Perkins was an integral part of Roosevelt’s response to the Great Depression, and an advocate of social security, wage and hour regulation, and the abolition of child labor. She distanced herself from labor leaders but earned their respect as she deftly managed some of the era’s most volatile labor disputes.

As Perkins rose in prominence and position, she was forced to become more acutely aware of her status as a woman. After all, at the time she joined the New York state government, women in many states were still two years away from being allowed to vote. As a consequence, she was very careful about her demeanor and appearance when interacting with her male colleagues. On the subject of dress, she once remarked: “Many good and intelligent women do dress in ways that are very attractive and pretty, but don’t particularly invite confidence in their common sense, integrity or sense of justice.”

You can view this as a five minute long commercial for the travel industry ot an experimental short film about travel, Obus – The Traveller

Written, Directed and Photographed by: Liam Gilmour, Peter Ryle and Tomas Friml
Styling: Nadja Mott
Hair and Makeup: Samantha Coles
Model: Erin Jolley w/ Giant Management