Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Oppenheimer's Resurgence

Originally uploaded by dangunderman.
Those of you interested in such things as the Pulitzer Prize may have already heard that the prize in the biography category this year went to a book called American Prometheus, a little ditty in 736 dense pages by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. Its subject matter is Robert Oppenheimer, father of the nuclear bomb, and it took the authors nearly three decades to complete.

Nope. Haven't read it. But the news of its Pulitzer Prize victory reminded me of a fella who was once in residence up at Hall Farm. While an artist-in-residence at Hall Farm, Tim Guthrie of Omaha, Nebraska began work on his own little mixed media Oppenheimer ditty, and while it didn't take him three decades to complete, it will still haunt you more than that scene from Poltergeist in which the guy rips off his face.

This posting is turning into more of a shill than I anticipated, but Tim's whole site is worth a perusal, and in case you miss it, the video of Bush getting heckled in Omaha... Yup. That's our buddy Tim doing the heckling.



At 5:29 AM , Blogger Tim said...

YOU F-ING ROCK. By the way. I read American Prometheus and loved it. Yesterday was the aniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. Nagasaki right around the corner (9th). Sad, I know. (did I meantion you rock?)

At 5:30 AM , Blogger Tim said...

did you know anniversary has two Ns? 'tis true!


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