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Ball point pen on todays newsprint As an artist and a political junkie, two things come to mind when I here "The Kiss". My artistic hero and superb draftsman Gustav Klimt's famous painting, and then candidate Al Gore awkwardly planting a staged and uncomfortably long kiss on Tipper after accepting the democratic nomination for president. After more than one hundred years, Gustav's Kiss is still vibrant and relevant. Alas, after forty years of marriage, the Gores are splitting up. Time magazine reporter Lance Morrow ended a piece he wrote ten years ago about the kiss by saying "My deepest instinct tells me that if something is paraded in public, then it must be false -- a mere performance." ...

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Yesterday I had two reference photo shoots for book covers I'm working on. That means a train ride to the city. Here's a medley of ball point pen on newsprint doodles I did along the way. In The Heights wins the Tony Award for Best Musical Chris Dodd, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, accepts sweetheart loan from Countrywide. Gore backs Obama. Governor of NY to tap Richie Kessel to run NY Power Authority. CIA Director Hayden likens Iraq to Vietnam. ...

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