Ted DeGrazia torching millions of dollars worth of his own paintings in the Superstition Mountains in 1976.
"To me, the Superstition Mountain is full of mystery and intrigue. She is the most beautiful mountain in the world. At times she looks old, very very old, craggy and tired, and very sad. Yet at other times she looks young and lovely. Once you see her you can’t help but wonder about her and admire her beauty." — Ettore "Ted" DeGrazia, from DeGrazia and His Mountain: The Superstition
A diet of bread and water is the punishment for dozens of Arizona inmates who allegedly defaced American flags placed in their jail cells.
The 38 male inmates are part of the Maricopa County jail system, which is under the control of controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio.
For their alleged unpatriotic acts, the sheriff said Thursday, they’ll survive on bread and water for seven days.
"These inmates have destroyed the American flag that was placed in their cells," Arpaio said. "Tearing them, writing on them, stepping on them, throwing them in the toilet, trash or wherever they feel. It’s a disgrace … this is government property that they are destroying, and we will take action against those who act this way."
The flags are part of a push for patriotism in county jail cells that includes listening to the “Star-Spangled Banner” every morning and “God Bless America” every night over the intercom system.
Arpaio implemented the American flag jailhouse initiative in November.
So…. My arch nemesis is at it again.
What a fucking asshole.
Audio Recorders, Phoenix. Where Waylon, Lee, Sanford, Duane, and many illustrious other hombres hanged their hats. Photo courtesy John “Johnny D” Dixon.
The 66 !