Digitalization isn’t all bad. It’s helping to preserve a variety of aging documents. And since the late 1970s, digitalization has created an almost entirely new form of art. Dutch photographer Bas Uterwijk certainly realized this when he used a generative adversarial network (GAN) to create realistic portraits of some of the world’s most renowned personalities. He’s taken some incredibly detailed portraits and transformed them into equally incredible images of what these people may have looked if photographed. The results are stunning.
“Yes, I was beaten, left bloody and unconscious. But I never became bitter or hostile, never gave up. I believe that somehow and some way if it becomes necessary to use our bodies to help redeem the soul of the nation, then we must do it.”
A school principal shared some thoughts with Betsy Devos, U.S. Secretary of Education, in a video shared by Bored Teachers. The 2-minute video synopsizes the heroic efforts that teachers took on when the pandemic hit and how Devos needs to “sit down somewhere” and just listen. In fact, that’s the best advice we can give to any political figure – especially those like Devos and others in the Trump Administration who sit in their gilded cages in the ivory towers of wealth and privilege; far removed from the chaos and drama of REAL lives.
Teachers like this gentleman stand at the front lines in the brutal world of education and are now faced with the very real threat of illness and death, as the Trump gang threatens to pull education funding from states that don’t open their schools next month for the start of the new academic year.
“I mean, why would Soros pay for DAs, other than to undermine our government?”
– Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney for President Donald Trump, blaming the billionaire Democratic donor for the ongoing Congressional investigation of Trump’s tax returns.
Giuliani had essentially admitted Trump was no longer under audit, as the president had claimed for years. “There should be some finality in tax returns,” Giuliani added. “In other words, we get audited, we make a deal, we pay the government, you don’t come after me forever for that.”
“In the midst of a global pandemic, states were forced to play some sort of sick ‘Hunger Games’ game show to save the lives of our people. Let me be clear: This is not a reality TV show. These are real things that are happening in the United States of America in 2020.”
– Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-IL), condemning how states have been forced to compete for vital resources amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Age has its ramifications. Earlier today, as I left a store and approached my truck, I tripped on a dead cockroach – the summer Texas is merciless on all of God’ creatures – and slammed head-on into the front of my vehicle. It’s a sturdy, high-level 2006 Dodge Ram. So the damn thing hurt!