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CURRENT EVENTS: RETRO ARCADE-STYLE WEB VIDEO GAME “THOUGHTS & PRAYERS” POKES FUN AT GUN CONTROL AND MEDIA IN AMERICA

In light of recent news events in the United States and yet another deadly and senseless mass-shooting at a school, there’s this retro arcade-style video game on the web called Thoughts & Prayers, which makes a humorous, satirical but ultimately sobering and obvious point. Play it now for free.

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この興味深いビデオゲームは「思考と祈り」と呼ばれています。これは、米国で撮影された学校の最近のニュースに触発されています。ゲームスタイルは、1980年代のアーケードゲームのレトロゲームのようなものです。しかし、このゲームは間接的にアメリカの銃や現在の銃規制法に関する解説をしている。

TROPE-A-DOPE: STREET ART IMAGE OF DOG IN VENICE INSANELY UNORIGINAL (OR STREET-ART TROPES: A PRIMER)

There is street art. There are cliches. And there are street-art cliches (SAC). That said, we think “trope” is the better suited word here rather than the word “cliche.” So, “street-art trope.” (SAT, of course). There are street art tropes! There is, dare we use the term, “tropey” street art. There we said it.

“What are some of these street-art tropes?” you ask, savvy reader? That’s a fair question, if ever there was. There are a few broad categories and types. But the most obvious type, if most flagrant, is the use of cheery pop-cultural icons, often cartoon characters, juxtaposed with some very un-cheery and serious imagery, like a gun.

There’s practically a formula matrix you can follow to create this kind of street art. For example … Continue reading