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adj. Counterfeit or fake; not genuine: bogus money; bogus tasks. Spurious or counterfeit; not genuine a bogus note. Fraudulent; having a misleading appearance, bastard, fake, phoney, phony counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; “counterfeit emotion”; “counterfeit money”; “counterfeit works of art”; “a counterfeit prince” synonyms Fake, false, artificial, forged, dummy, imitation, sham, fraudulent, pseudo (informal), counterfeit, spurious, ersatz, phoney or phony (informal) bogus insurance claims antonyms Real, true, actual, genuine, authentic, dinkum bogusly adv bogusness n

Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object. Albert Camus

ANDY & YVES One of my latest photography projects in progress looks around the two most influential artists of the 20th century: Andy Warhol and Yves Saint Laurent, as an excuse to talk about gender bender and how images are codified and decodified. It all started with a very trivial idea. Some of my friends say I look like Andy Warhol, others say I’m Yves Saint Laurent lookalike. I then started to produce a series of self-portraits impersonating Andy & Yves, exploring the way they exposed themselves to the public and how they mixed life and art. I find them myself very alike also, Andy and Yves. They both had a huge ambition to be rich and famous to overcome a sad childhood. I guess they both, recognize themselves in each other, introverted, queer. I read they were somehow ‘friends’ and Andy often visited Yves in his villa in Marrakech. I’m sure they never talked about their art. I even imagine they were jealous of each other: Andy wanted to be a celebrity instead of an artist; Yves wanted to be an artist instead of a designer. What I like the most about Andy and Yves is that they turned their ghosts, weaknesses and obsessions into beauty, and more important: made people want to buy them. Just think of the names Yves used for their products: ‘Opium’, ‘Yvresse’ (drunkenness), ‘Baby Doll’… Yves sold his addictions to everybody. He even dressed as men the women he couldn’t love. And made them all love it and crave for it. Andy did exactly the same in the art world. This first issue of ‘Bogus Magazine is devoted Yves & Andy, a kind of tribute from a loving son or revenge from a bastard son that reveals the family secrets. David Trullo Madrid November 2011

ARMY OF NERDS Nerd is a term that refers to an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit. Nerds are generally considered to be awkward, shy and/or unattractive by most. Thus, a nerd is often excluded from physical activity and considered a loner by others, or will tend to associate with a small group of like-minded people. The stereotypical nerd is intelligent but socially and physically awkward. They typically appear either to lack confidence or to be indifferent or oblivious to the negative perceptions held of them by others, with the result that they become frequent objects of scorn, ridicule, bullying, and social isolation. Stereotypical nerd qualities have evolved in recent years, going from awkwardness and social ostracism to an allegedly more widespread acceptance and sometimes even celebration of their abilities. This is largely attributable to the rise of the computer industry, which has allowed many “nerdy� people to accumulate large fortunes and other measures of social prestige. Some measure of nerdiness is allegedly considered desirable, as, to some, it suggests a person who is intelligent, respectful, interesting, and able to earn a large salary. Such views have arguably effected a waning emphasis on the social awkwardness of nerds, with more attention placed on their intelligence and academic enthusiasm. [citation needed]






1991 – Persian Gulf War. Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. On January 16, 1991, U.S. forces attacked Iraqi forces and military targets in Iraq and Kuwait in conjunction with a coalition of allies and under United Nations Security Council resolutions. Combat operations ended on February 28, 1991.[RL30172] 1991 – Iraq. On May 17, 1991, President Bush stated that the Iraqi repression of the Kurdish people had necessitated a limited introduction of U.S. forces into northern Iraq for emergency relief purposes.[RL30172] 1991 – Zaire. On September 25–27, 1991, after widespread looting and rioting broke out in Kinshasa, Air Force C-141s transported 100 Belgian troops and equipment into Kinshasa. American planes also carried 300 French troops into the Central African Republic and hauled evacuated American citizens. 1992–96 – Bosnia and Herzegovina. Operation Provide Promise was a humanitarian relief operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Yugoslav Wars, from July 2, 1992, to January 9, 1996, which made it the longest running humanitarian airlift in history.[6] 1992 – Kuwait. On August 3, 1992, the United States began a series of military exercises in Kuwait, following Iraqi refusal to recognize a new border drawn up by the United Nations and refusal to cooperate with UN inspection teams.[RL30172] 1992–95 – Somalia. Operation Restore Hope. Somali Civil War On December 10, 1992, President Bush reported that he had deployed US armed forces to Somalia in response to a humanitarian crisis and a UN Security Council Resolution. The operation came to an end on May 4, 1993. US forces continued to participate in the successor United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM II). (See also Battle of Mogadishu)[RL30172] 1993 – Macedonia. On July 9, 1993, President Clinton reported the deployment of 350 US soldiers to the Republic of Macedonia to participate in the UN Protection Force to help maintain stability in the area of former Yugoslavia.[RL30172] 1994 – Macedonia. On April 19, 1994, President Clinton reported that the US contingent in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia had been increased by a reinforced company of 200 personnel. 1995 – Bosnia. Operation Deliberate Force. NATO bombing of Bosnian Serbs.[RL30172] 1996 – Central African Republic. Operation Quick Response. On May 23, 1996, President Clinton reported the deployment of US military personnel to Bangui, Central African Republic, to conduct the evacuation from that country of "private U.S. citizens and certain U.S. government employees", and to provide "enhanced security for the American Embassy in Bangui."[RL30172] United States Marine Corps elements of Joint Task Force Assured Response, responding in nearby Liberia, provided security to the embassy and evacuated 448 people, including between 190 and 208 Americans. The last Marines left Bangui on June 22. 1997 – Albania. Operation Silver Wake. On March 13, 1997, U.S. military forces were used to evacuate certain U.S. government employees and private U.S. citizens from Tirana, Albania.[RL30172] 1998 – Iraq. Operation Desert Fox. U.S. and British forces conduct a major four-day bombing campaign from December 16–19, 1998 on Iraqi targets.[RL30172] 1998 – Guinea-Bissau. Operation Shepherd Venture. On June 10, 1998, in response to an army mutiny in Guinea-Bissau endangering the US Embassy, President Clinton deployed a standby evacuation force of US military personnel to Dakar, Senegal, to evacuate from the city of Bissau.[RL30172] 1998 – Afghanistan and Sudan. Operation Infinite Reach. On August 20, air strikes were used against two suspected terrorist training camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical factory in Sudan. 1999 – Serbia. Operation Allied Force. NATO's bombing of Serbia in the Kosovo Conflict. 2001 – War in Afghanistan. The War on Terrorism begins with Operation Enduring Freedom. On October 7, 2001, US Armed Forces invade Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks and "begin combat action in Afghanistan against Al Qaeda terrorists and their Taliban supporters."[RL30172] 2003–2010 – War in Iraq. Operation Iraqi Freedom. March 20, 2003. The United States leads a coalition that includes Britain, Australia and Spain to invade Iraq with the stated goal being "to disarm Iraq in pursuit of peace, stability, and security both in the Gulf region and in the United States."[RL30172] 2006 – Lebanon. US Marine Detachment, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit[citation needed], begins evacuation of US citizens willing to leave the country in the face of a likely ground invasion by Israel and continued fighting between Hezbollah and the Israeli military.[10][11] 2007 – Somalia. Battle of Ras Kamboni. On January 8, 2007, while the conflict between the Islamic Courts Union and the Transitional Federal Government continues, an AC-130 gunship conducts an aerial strike on a suspected Al-Qaeda operative, along with other Islamist fighters, on Badmadow Island near Ras Kamboni in southern Somalia.[citation needed] 2008 – South Ossetia, Georgia. Helped Georgia humanitarian aid,[12] helped to transport Georgian forces from Iraq during the conflict. In the past, the US has provided training and weapons to Georgia. 2010 - War in Iraq. Operation New Dawn. On February 17, 2010, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced that as of September 1, 2010, the name "Operation Iraqi Freedom" would be replaced by "Operation New Dawn". This coincides with the reduction of American troops to 50,000. 2011 - Libya. Operation Odyssey Dawn. Coalition forces enforcing U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 with bombings of Libyan forces. 2011 - War on Terrorism. Osama Bin Laden is killed by U.S. military forces in Pakistan. 2011 - Drone strikes on al-Shabab militants begin in Somalia.[13] This marks the 6th nation in which such strikes have been carried out, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen and Libya.


ass 1 (s)

n. pl. ass路es (sz) 1. Any of several hoofed mammals of the genus Equus, resembling and closely related to the horses but having a smaller build and longer ears, and including the domesticated donkey. 2. A vain, self-important, silly, or aggressively stupid person. [Middle English asse, from Old English assa, perhaps of Celtic origin, ultimately from Latin asinus.]

ass 2 (s)

n. pl. ass路es (sz) Vulgar Slang 1. a. The buttocks. b. The anus. 2. Sexual intercourse. 3. a foolish or ridiculously pompous person not within an ass's roar of Irish informal not close to obtaining, winning, etc. she wasn't within an ass's roar of it [Old English assa, probably from Old Irish asan, from Latin asinus; related to Greek onos ass] 1. the usual US and Canadian word for arse 2. US and Canadian offensive slang sexual intercourse or a woman considered sexually (esp in the phrase piece of ass) cover one's ass Slang chiefly US and Canadian to take such action as one considers necessary to avoid censure, ridicule, etc. at a later time [Old English 忙rs; see arse] ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms Noun 1. ass - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?" arse, behind, buns, buttocks, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, derriere, fanny, rear end, tooshie, tush, seat, fundament, backside, bottom, rump, stern, tail end, tail, rear, bum, can, butt body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity torso, trunk, body - the body excluding the head and neck and limbs; "they moved their arms and legs and bodies" 2. ass - a pompous fool fool, muggins, saphead, tomfool, sap - a person who lacks good judgment 3. ass - hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse Equus, genus Equus - type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae equid, equine - hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck domestic ass, donkey, Equus asinus - domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn jackass, jack - male donkey jennet, jenny ass, jenny - female donkey wild ass - any of several equine mammals of Asia and northeast Africa 4. ass - slang for sexual intercourse fuck, fucking, nookie, nooky, piece of ass, piece of tail, roll in the hay, screwing, shtup, shag, screw carnal knowledge, coition, coitus, sex act, sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relation, copulation, intercourse, relation, congress - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo" Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. 漏 2003-2008 Princeton University, Farlex Inc. a1. donkey, moke (slang), jennet She was led up to the sanctuary on an ass. 2. fool, dope (informal), jerk (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), idiot, plank (Brit. slang), berk (Brit. slang), prick (derogatory slang), wally (slang), prat (slang), charlie (Brit. informal), plonker (slang), coot, geek (slang), twit (informal, chiefly Brit.), bonehead (slang), dunce, oaf, simpleton, airhead (slang), jackass, dipstick (Brit. slang), dickhead (slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (U.S. slang), dork (slang), nitwit (informal), dolt, blockhead, ninny, divvy (Brit. slang), pillock (Brit. slang), halfwit, nincompoop, dweeb (U.S. slang), putz (U.S. slang), fathead (informal), weenie (U.S. informal), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang),

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