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Thursday February 27, 2014

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Stephen Dedalus, eat your heart out:

A portrait of the blogger as a young man

We recently digitized some slides, and this was one of them. Age ... 4? Yes, that's a snowman. And, yes, he's dropping a hat. He already has one on his head, see? That's why he's dropping it.

I think I actually remember that logic. I think I made an error and so I made the error into a hat. Which he was dropping. Because he had one on his head.

Such logical stretches are what I have long forged in the smithy of my soul.

Posted at 07:03 AM on Feb 27, 2014 in category Photo of the Day
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Tuesday January 28, 2014

NYC

I just got back from six days in New York City and took this shot on the planeride in. It was the day after their big snowstorm and the sky was crystal clear:

NYC from plane

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I like the long shadows from the tall buildings in midtown.

And this from a schmuck with an 3-year-old iPhone. Imagine if it was someone with a professional eye and professional equipment.

Posted at 11:30 AM on Jan 28, 2014 in category Photo of the Day
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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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