Tag: Image

Sep 28

Seasonal Candy

Halloween Candy in July

Halloween candy spotted in a store. “So what? – it’s September 28th! ‘Tis the season!“, you say. The photo was taken on July 31st. (I kid you not.) On second thought, maybe it was just very late candy from last year…

Aug 18

Monumental Mistakes

The John Hunt Morgan statue on the lawn of the old Fayette Co. Courthouse on West Main Street in Lexington, Kentucky.

Since Dear Leader Trump’s recent comments regarding the Charlottesville demonstrations and related violence, I’ve seen many people on my social media channels offering a defense of the Confederate monuments. (Supplemented with bogus stories about the Confederate flag.) First, an overview of where I stand on some related matters: I’m heartfelt advocate of freedom of speech, and …

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Jul 27

iPod Sunset

iPod and CDs, October 2008

In 2014 Apple announced that it would stop supporting its professional photo management software ‘Aperture‘. Since then, I’ve been in the slow (and painful) process of migrating my photos to Adobe’s Lightroom. As such, today, I finally got around to importing a batch of old photos from October 2005 and came across this picture. In …

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Jul 27

Lettuce Spellcheck

Eat 'n Park Signage Misspelling

I’ve never been a great speller, but c’mon!  – Eat ‘n Park missed the pun, “Salad Bar, Can’t be Beet! Let-Us Eat”!

Jun 27

This is in My Basement

Skeleton corpse with babydoll homemade Halloween prop

Everyone has to have a hobby.

May 30

Fluffy Pillow or ET Arms

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Fingers Touching

Shopping at a local Sears Outlet, my eye was caught by a comfy looking pillow. Looking closer, I see that the manufacturer was kind enough to provide an illustrated guide on how to use the pillow. Looking closer yet, I noticed the girl with the E.T. Arms. Ouuuuch… (PS. * Yes: I know, the pillow …

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Apr 07

Who Needs a Donation When You Can Like, Share and Pray?

Because I have brain cancer nobody wants to pray for me

I spotted this on a Facebook “wall” and found it nauseating. It made me angry. The post is exploitative and cynical on such a scale that it’s hard to believe that it wasn’t purposefully, carefully, engineered to be as misanthropic as possible. I did a little searching to see if I could uncover the story …

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Mar 31

Google Home-Freshner

Air Freshener on WIndow Sill

I noticed this sitting window sill at the office.   Don’t let anyone kid you. The Google Home isn’t nearly as good as the Amazon Echo. I must have asked it 20 questions and it didn’t answer me once. I do have to give it credit though: the office never smelled fresher.

Mar 09

High Security

Combination lock with security code sticker still on the back

As posted via the Twitter feed of Deadville and spotted on a locker in a public gym. Save

Feb 07

Dive Right In

Report all conditions involving vomitus, fecal contamination or unsafe conditions to the management immediately,

The fact that signs like this are deemed necessary is exactly why I avoid public swimming pools.   Do you think someone chose the term, ‘vomitus’ because it sounded more, classical, more Roman perhaps than just straight, ‘vomit’? Be sure that it’s fecal contamination and not just plain-old feces that might be just laying around the pool. …

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Jan 29

Mother of Exiles No More

Trump Celebrity Apprentice, circa 1933 - you're hired!

Trump has made cowards of us all. No immigrants from any of the seven countries on the list — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, and Somalia — have killed Americans in terrorist attacks in the US. Not one. What immigrants and refugees from most of those countries are doing, however, is fleeing repression, violence, …

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Jan 20

Mourning in America

Inverted American Flag - Sign of Distress

“A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.” ~ Henry A. Wallace

Jan 20

Farewell President Obama

We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that we fight to defend. We honor those ideals by upholding them not when it's easy, but when it is hard. - Remarks by President Obama at the Acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize

I didn’t always agree with him, but I believe him to be a man of great integrity, intelligence and heart. Easily the best president in my lifetime. He will be sorely missed. Save

Dec 30

Mac Rumors

MacRumors Buyer's Guide - Macs

I’ve been using Apple Macs since I started on a IIfx more years ago then I care to recount. My current Macs (a 17″ laptop and a Mac Mini) are from 2010. They’re starting to show their age and I’d like to upgrade them. Alas, with the recent exception of the newly released MacBook Pro, Apple has …

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Oct 25

Trumpster Fire

Donald Trump Dumpster Fire aka Trumpster Fire

Dump Trump We’re on the cusp of the election and it looks like Donald Trump is going down in flames. Beyond all of his lies, beyond the misogyny, xenophobia and calls for violence , Trump’s latest trick is to attempt undermining the foundation of our democracy: the expectation of a fair and honest election. There is …

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Sep 29

Guernica and the E Street Band

Picasso's Guernica is regarded by many art critics as one of the most moving and powerful anti-war paintings in history.

Friends from work were aware that I had the privilege of seeing Bruce Springsteen from ‘the pit’ (now a great term BTW) a couple of weeks ago. During our lunch conversation, one of my friends said he wasn’t interested. He doesn’t like how Springsteen gets involved in politics; that he thinks artists and the ilk …

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Aug 29

The Dreamers of Dreams

Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas

I really know next to nothing about the man Gene Wilder who died today at the age of 83.   We are the music makers… and we are the dreamers of dreams. ~ Willy Wonka But I do know that he left an indelible glowing and warm memory in my childhood: that of Willy Wonka …

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Jul 31

Camp Cow or Brazen Bull

How it Works: The Brazen Bull

Buy a Brazen Bull for your next Lawn and Torture Party I have a fondness for lawn ornaments – as long as they are in other people’s yards and preferably not next door neighbors. On my drive home from work, I encountered a roadside collection of custom made metal yard decorations and I had to stop …

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Jun 19

Warning: Outdoors May Contain Nature

Personal Tragedy or National News Fodder On June 14th, 2016, tragedy struck a Nebraska family when their two year old son was attacked and killed by an alligator at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Five days later and this event is still making national headline news. As unadulteratedly heartbreaking as this is for the child’s family; as much …

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May 28

Big Screen TVs Squashed by UHD

The Fellowship of the Ring on a Big Screen TV: Samsung UN75F8000 75-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV

Bigger is Better if You can Stand it When I was a kid, the “cool” place to sit in a movie theater was in the very back row. As I got older, I realized that defeated much of the purpose of going to the movies: a larger than life BIG screen experience. By sitting at …

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