Sunday, January 14, 2007

80's Part 2

“One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?
Did you guess which thing was not like the others?
Did you guess which thing just doesn't belong?
If you guessed this one is not like the others,
Then you're absolutely...right!”
“Well”- I’m a fan of George Washington- and a big fan of Van Gogh- so for me, the different one is Ron- [as I’m not a fan of his]- I think he may have been a nice enough guy, though I never met him, but the data shows that he didn't run the business too well-- monstrous debt. In the late great Gerald Ford's word's: " Reagan was a great spokesman for attractive political objectives" such as a balanced budget and defeating communism, "but when it came to implementation, his record never matched his words."
Reagan was "probably the least well-informed on the details of running the government of any president I knew," Ford said. In a separate interview, he said Reagan "was just a poor manager, and you can't be president and do a good job unless you manage."
Ford contended his own negotiation of the Helsinki accords on human rights did more to win the Cold War than Reagan's military buildup. Other key factors were the Marshall Plan that helped rebuild Europe after World War II and the establishment of NATO, he said.

Sorry- I'm being a bore- are you sleeping yet- dreaming about the 80's maybe?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very clever and I love your VanGogh

5:34 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

this is great!

7:20 AM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Nice work!

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Creative illo!

4:13 AM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Very fine likeness in all three of the famous faces.
I come to a different conclusion than you as to who is different. Mr. Reagan and Van Gogh have much in common, both had a genius, Reagan for inspiring and motivating, even if one doesn't agree with his policies, and Vincent for his singular style in his great paintings-both though were poor managers, Reagan, By Mr. Fords recollection-managing his presidency and affairs of state, and Van Gogh in his life-very troubled and his sad end.
Your works beautiful and provocative!

2:00 PM  
Blogger getzapped said...

This is a fantastic take on the theme. And an excellent illo to boot! Very cool!

3:25 PM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

Thanks Michelle, Michelle Lana, Scott, Margarida, Miri, and GZ!
(Yes Miri- cool conclusion- I did think the same thing--R.R.- the charismatic motivator- and VVG the sad, dark, mismanager of personal life- however awesome he was in his job as artist, etc.- but I went with the other angle- -dang blind personal bias often gets me in trouble. Yeah, your route makes more sense- as Washington basically had it all-- he was known to be a very charismatic, a great motivator, as well as an exceptionally adept manager- both in his personal life and in his job as General and President.)

7:16 PM  
Blogger luisa brehm said...

ohhh you drew a new one, Andy !!!
yes, great, the only different is you, well, Van Gogh too ....
hugssssss and kissesssss ;-)))))

4:17 PM  

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