Slate – World's Strangest Presidential Election…send resume, photo & $2,000 to become Pres of Somalia"An electoral committee of Somali parliamentarians is examining the résumés and photographs of a dozen or so candidates who applied to become president of Somalia. The election is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30, and many of the résumés arrived on Jan. 29. Being a citizen of a foreign country is no problem. The only prerequisite is an application fee of $2,000. There is not enough time for background checks, since the new president, whoever he may be, is expected at this weekend's African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia."
Tons of tricks:
1. Transform a dull stock image into great looking artwork;
2. Boost your images with Lab color;
3. Create striking portraits;
4. Retouch mediocre photos;
5. Combine textures with vectors;
6. Combine photos to create surrealist landscapes;
7. Create fake photo-real scenes;
8. Dress up fashion photography;
9. Create graffiti stamp art; and
10. Defringe hair.
"According to Christian Science Monitor, these indie presses have sponsored the 'most extensive restructuring efforts' on the digital book front, leading the industry in the race to digitize book lists."
Reposted from her article in Toronto's "National Post" about an overlooked Fauvist.
And one clue why he isn't as well-known as Matisse: "Well, there was a rivalry between Matisse and Van Dongen. One of the first books on Fauvism– the style they both worked in– was written by Matisse's brother-in-law. The publisher of the book had to convince him to even just include Van Dongen's name."
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