Banksy won our hearts years ago when he mysteriously showed up on the scene, leaving street art that was at times a political commentary, pensive, and even humorous. Like Zorro or Batman, the calling card that was his art created quite the following. As with most graffiti artists, his work shows up mysteriously on the sides of unsuspecting buildings. Best of all, it’s free. It’s no wonder, then, that Banksy has inspired some imitators over the years. Banksy is one of many artists that have revived the interest in graffiti as an art form. He’s been praised for bringing art back to those who can’t afford gallery visits and helping to change the perception people have of graffiti as just “vandalism”.
The number one trending topic on Twitter last night? “Bill Cosby Died”. As one can imagine this is very alarming to many people who were tweeting words of comfort for Bill and his family. “R.I.P Bill” and “You will be missed” were among the most popular tweets of grief. However, Bill Cosby is not dead. After he got many phone calls from friends and family already in tears about his death, he took to his Twitter, and CNN to clear up the huge mess. He tweeted the following:
“Again, I'm rebuttaling rumors about my demise. But, I'm confirming I have an app - http://bit.ly/BillCosbyApp :)”
The Harvard Lampoon boasts itself as the longest running humor magazine based on the English language. Along with the vast numbers of humorists who have gone on to careers in the comedic entertainment industry, the organization will occasionally honor those whom it finds worthy of being included in the notable ranks of humerati. The latest of these honorees is the controversial synth-glam maven Peaches, who will be honored in an induction ceremony tonight in the mysterious “Lampoon Castle” located just outside of Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA.