Thursday, June 19, 2008

Imperial pretensions

Don't you get the feeling that some of our authoritarians wish they could still pull off this routine? So much more impressive than riding a mountain bike...

So butch...

accompanied by his nearly naked Black servant ...

along with his captive Indian chief ...

who seems to be wearing a skirt.

Oh for the days of President Teddy Roosevelt, 1901-09, and yet another imperial pinnacle.

Early 20th century statuary is embarrassing. This sits in front of the Museum of Natural History (planetarium and dinosaurs) on Central Park West in New York.

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