Archive for 2010/06/28

This week’s issue of The New Yorker features Bob Staake updating Escher’s familiar woodcut “Sky and Water I” for these oily times we live in.

Countless videos and over six months in isolation later, Christiaan van Vuuren – the TB-afflicted man who became a YouTube star after posting rap videos from quarantine – has finally been given the all-clear to leave hospital today.

Rising to fame as the “Fully sick rapper”, van Vuuren used YouTube and social media to stay connected with the outside world while being confined to a small Sydney hospital room, after he was struck down with a multi-drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis in December last year.

Since you are now in the mood for YouTube music, here is Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello” with an AK-47 and a 50 Cal. Desert Eagle.

Clearly the way it was meant to be sung.