Essays & Images on Cities, Travel and Contemporary Culture. A web journal of James A. Clapp, Ph.D., an UrbisMedia Ltd. Production

Carpe Diem: 2018.05.06 Trudy & Donny

By now, readers of these pages will know that we much enjoy transgendering (at least Photoshop-wise) Republicans, since they are the most hypocritical gender-insensitive jerks America has to offer. 

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Carpe Diem: 2018.04.25 FRANCO-AMERICAN HOMOEROTICISM

You know those Frenchies: Toujours l’amour, Toujours l’amour, Toujours l’amour.  Right?  This is no way for Donnie to try to fend

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Carpe Diem: 2018.04.18 M’M’M’Mitch

Mitch McConnell’s drag queen tribute to Barbara Bush.

Carpe Diem: 2018.04.13 ATLAS  SMUDGED

Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Clods and Clowns, announced today that he will not seek reelection to his congressional seat. He intends, he says with a straight face

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Carpe Diem: 2018.03.17 THE TRUMP REICH

Hauptsturmfurher Sessions

I know that we are not supposed to overdo making allusions and comparisons of the Trump administration to that of Adolf Hitler, but day by day Herr Drumpf seems to be inexorably

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Carpe Diem: 2018.03.07 EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE ONE; RIGHT, OR WRONG?

Author and his friend, the Xiezhi (Shee ay gier), Ming Tombs, Beijing (1991)

 It was nearly three decades that I first met the Xiezhi outside Beijing.  The one in this

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Carpe Diem: 2018.02.16 Gong Xi Fa Cai

HAPPY YEAR OF THE DOG

Carpe Diem: 2018.02.12 Kim Jong-arf

If I was to give a name to the squatting canine of this graphic it would be Kim Jong-arf, because as I composed it the thought occurred to me that N. Korea’s dictator seems be dumping on our

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Carpe Diem: 2018.01.13 Sheet Whole

Oh, Yaaaah!, Oh, Yaaaah! People have to say it now, no matter how uncomfortable.  Broadcasters, and commentators, and even other politicians, and diplomats. How do you discuss it without

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Carpe Diem: 2018.01.06 “I am a stable genius.”

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