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Monday January 06, 2014

Photo of the Day: Hulk Squish!

This is a pre-CGI shot of the epic battle between Thor and Hulk in “The Avengers” movie from 2012:

The Making of the Avengers pre-CGI: Thor and Hulk

So at least we know Chris Hemsworth's biceps are real. Full video on here.

Posted at 05:21 PM on Jan 06, 2014 in category Photo of the Day
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Thursday December 12, 2013

Photo of the Day

This is from last summer but I just came across it via @TheKansan on Twitter. It's the Harlem Globetrotters living up to their name:

Harlem Globetrotters in North Korea

Love the expression on the girl's face.

Not much that's still going reminds me of my childhood more than the Harlem Globetrotters. I don't know if they were at their pinnacle in the early 1970s but they were close to it. They were a Saturday morning cartoon, then a live-action “popcorn machine” show. ("And now ... Rodney Allen Ripey, take a bow!) They toured the country and the world and kept popping up on TV. We knew them by name: Meadowlark Lemon (who had his own song), Curly Neal (and his half-court shot), Geese Tatum, Marcus Haynes (to show you how). 

Has anyone done a serious history of them? There's this George Vescey book but that's from back then, June 1970. Such a history has got to be fascinating. Particularly for the players who bridged the gap in the Civil Rights era: who were touring in the 1950s and still in the 1970s. I saw them once, I believe at Met Center in Bloomington, Minn. in the early 1970s.

Since nothing ever dies online, here's the opening to their cartoon show:

Posted at 06:55 AM on Dec 12, 2013 in category Photo of the Day
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Wednesday October 30, 2013

Photos of the Day: No Public Mooring

Here are two photos from recent walks on different days in downtown Seattle. They just seem to go together. 

This:

Obama as Hitler: Larouche-ites

Then this:

No public mooring

Posted at 06:14 AM on Oct 30, 2013 in category Photo of the Day
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Sunday October 27, 2013

The Rainbow Warrior in Seattle

On my walk to work the other day—First Hill to lower Queen Anne, mostly along the waterfront—I saw a harbor seal swimming in Elliott Bay off Myrtle-Edwards Park. On my way back, I saw this docked off one of the piers. Did a doubletake, then returned to take this picture:

Greenpeace's the Rainbow Warrior docked in Seattle

Apparently there are tours.

Posted at 11:55 AM on Oct 27, 2013 in category Photo of the Day
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Sunday September 01, 2013

First Sign of Autumn

Seen on the way back from the Harvard Exit this afternoon.

Flu shots today

I cried.

Posted at 05:57 PM on Sep 01, 2013 in category Photo of the Day
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