The Week in Smirk — 10.21.12

| October 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, Newsweek announced an end to its eighty-year-old print publication but will continue online with a paywall, which anyone who’s been online for more than eight minutes already knows how to circumvent (we’re looking at you, New York Times). Everyone was all sad about Newsweek’s paper passing though not one of those people had actually touched one of the news rags in over a decade. Dutch museum security was so stoned that art thieves got away with millions of euros’ worth of important paintings. Some guy named A-Rod made a lot of money for doing a bad job and most people hate his guts. Speaking of which, Governor Mitt Romney was decidedly defeated in the second presidential debate (read about that here). And today is apparently some kind of bizarre death vortex for tortured artists. Among the influential tortured artists who died on this day are beat writer Jack Kerouac, French New Wave filmmaker François Truffaut, nineties alt-rocker Shannon Hoon, and overweight actor Fred Berry. It’s a very eclectic mix, and today we celebrate their accomplishments. So take some time today to hop on the road, take 400 blows, eat a blind melon, and find out what’s happening.♣ 






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Joe Waks is a largely self-taught painter, photographer and printmaker who resides in beautiful Bayonne, New Jersey. He is also an attorney who has worked at the highest levels of local, state and federal government in his beloved Garden State. For more of Wak's works, please visit

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