‘I want to see my beautiful husband’s face again. I want to kiss him on the lips romantically, like we used to, and not through a piece of fabric. (He does not change his mask very often and it is often smelly and soiled.) And I don’t want to feel judged by him for my own behavior, which I consider reasonable.’
‘Beyond Noh’ – a hypnotically rhythmical cycle though 3,745 masks: from ancient painted faces to pop culture mugs and the ubiquitous face-pants of the pandemic.
Created by mask enthusiast Patrick Smith, the sequence combines photos from museum archives, galleries, crowdsourced submissions and Smith’s own private collection. He sez of it:
To me, masks are an interesting way to view humanity. It seems to me that every culture in the history of the world has participated in some form of mask making, whether it’s for performance, ritual, protest, or utility.
Just when you thought you’d seen it all. A prototype hand sensor Face Shield, detects movement and opens up so you can eat. Absolute PEAK STUPIDITY. Long Live the Imbeciles 💥👊 pic.twitter.com/BYdwcNvz75
A photo obtained by The Irish Independent shows the Labour Party boss unmasked on the Luas
Via Irish Independent:
Labour leader Alan Kelly has apologised after the emergence of a picture of him not wearing a face mask while travelling on the Luas.
Independent.ie has obtained a picture of the Tipperary TD travelling on the Luas Green Line on Tuesday night. Mr Kelly is seen in the picture not wearing a face mask or covering.
The Labour leader apologised on Wednesday morning and said he was distracted while watching Manchester United’s Champions League encounter against RB Leipzig.
…The Tipperary TD has been to the forefront of campaigning on various issues around Covid-19 and in recent weeks has been challenging the Government on its plans to roll out a vaccine, including calling for a Vaccine Minister.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin arriving for the Shared Ireland Initiative conference sporting face covering fashioned from what may have been old pyajamas or even discarded paisley-patterned y-fronts. Unhygienic at best.