Tag: Image

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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Apr 30

Trumped Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures and declares "You're fired!" at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Donald Trump could almost qualify as a cartoon character, except for the dark rancor that spews from his round, orange mouth. What at first might have seemed like an extension of one of his reality TV shows has long crossed the border into scary fascism. Here is why I think the man is a danger …

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Mar 30

Clown and Pig have Bad Intentions

Stuffed Clown and Pig with Bad Intentions

Have you ever watched a horror film that depicted a possessed or evil doll and thought that it stretches credulity to think that anybody would ever buy such a creepy looking toy in real life? Well, wonder no more. I spotted these two evil stuffed toys leering out from the bin of an arcade claw …

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Jan 23

Elven and Hobbit Power Tools

Funny Elves and Hobbit Power Tool Recommendations from Amazon

Amazon recommendations for me under, “Power & Hand Tools”. Oh Amazon! You know me so well!

Dec 28

India Observations Redux

Jaipur India - Older Man with Orange Turban

I’ve been back from India for over a month and thought I’d share a few more observations from the trip to compliment my Bangalore Vernacular post from October. There are many road-side options to buy motorcycle helmets, and although drivers often wore them, passengers (which are very common), seldom do. – This lack of head …

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Sep 28

An Absolute Monarchy in the Minds of Men

In his congressional office, Rep. Bob Brady, D-Pa., drinks from the glass of water Pope Francis used during his speech to Congress. Stan White/U.S. Rep. Bob Brady's office via AP

For all of the humanistic conventions and relative progressiveness of Pope Francis*, that is enchanting the people; here, at the bedrock is what continues to disturb me: the fostering of supernatural, magical beliefs. If the disservice and damage that this magical mindset does among the everyday individual is disturbing enough, it is downright scary when …

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Aug 30

Based on Your Browsing History, Amazon Recommends…

Based on Your Browsing History, Amazon Recommends...

I take a perverse satisfaction in these screen captures from my Amazon account. Taken as a group, they paint quite the picture. A motion activated light A dustbuster Wireless video camera with night vision A life sized animatronic clown 12 D-Cell Batteries Mask Latex Cable Splitter Sounds like the making of a hell of a …

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Jul 31

Drive-in

Funnel Cake and Drive-in speaker

I hadn’t been to a drive-in since my early twenties. That’s some time ago. With summer at hand, and a plan to take Friday July 24th off of work, we found ourselves free to stay out late on a Thursday night (avoiding crowds), so we headed out to the Moon Township ‘Dependable’ drive-in. We drove …

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Jun 26

Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring - Marriage Equality

May 31

Only the Essentials Vending Machine

From a vending machine in the Toronto airport - only the essentials - pain killer, condoms, breath mints and tattoos

Spotted in the men’s room of the Toronto airport – everything you need for an evening out.

Apr 27

Princess with Medium Skin Tone

Princess with Medium Skin Tone Apple Emoji

I often use Apple’s iPhone Siri to read texts to me. When receiving an emoticon, she describes it. And so I was greatly amused when I received a text with an Apple princess emoji and Siri described her as, “Princess with Medium Skin Tone“. I think that should be the title for the next Disney …

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Mar 30

Smithfield Street Bridge on a Foggy March Morning

Sharing a quick iPhone photo from a beautiful, foggy March Morning as the sun rose behind Smithfield Street bridge. – No crop, no filters and unprocessed.

Feb 28

What Color is the Pill?

Choose the Blue and Black Pill or the Gold and White Pill - Matrix - What Color is the Dress

What color is the dress? (Blue and Black.)

Jan 24

Too Bad Boko Haram Didn’t Deflate a Football

Protesters march against the killing of over 47 students of Potiskum Government Comprehensive School in Yobe State, Nigeria, Nov. 17, 2014.

A ridiculous amount of national news cycles has been spent on America’s favorite tax dodgers – the NFL and their latest sports cheating scandal, “Deflate-Gate“. – I’ve watched the story either lead, or take second on the TV news all week. As if there weren’t already entire series of channels devoted to covering sports, such …

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Dec 30

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Shelob

Whereas others have decorated their house for the winter holidays – namely, christmas, we’ve kept the arachnid Halloween decorations up in our entryway – Cirith Ungol (Sindarin for Spider’s Cleft, or Pass of the Spider). All Photos by Yours Truly – Glen Green. Click on images to see larger versions. In a ravine she lived, …

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Nov 29

Halloween Hands

$1 dismembered hands from Dollar Store - jazzed up

According to the calendar, Halloween is over, but it lingers in my heart. – I had quite a lot of fun decorating this year. The following iPhone photo is an example of one Halloween project where I took cheap, boring, Dollar Store hands and gave them various treatments to jazz them up. Procedures included painting, …

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Oct 29

Why I’ll Never Retire

Halloween Decorations

Between the amount of money I spend on and cheap Halloween decorations and on fireworks for the Fourth of July, I’ll never be able to retire. This weekend, on Saturday the 25th, we had a Big Halloween Bash. In preparation for it, we’d been decorating since late August. What took two months to put up …

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Sep 29

Giving Up the Ghost from Sticker Shock

Gift shop ghost decoration

I was in a gift shop at a nearby hospital the other day, and since I’ve been keeping my eye out for Halloween decorations, I spotted this little, 3 inch tall ghost:   Not much to it: a cotton ball, black cutout paper eyes and mouth and a small piece of sheer white netting. Not …

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Aug 31

The Driving Dead

Skeleton Copilot

Although I dearly, dearly love summer I’m already thinking and planning for Halloween. On the negative side, I’m spending way too much on Halloween decorations. On the plus side, I now expect to drive in the HOV lane thanks to my new copilot.

Jul 31

Ghostly Gettysburg

Haunted Gettysburg Tours

I had an occasion to visit Gettysburg Pennsylvania this weekend for a little R&R. As expected, the area is rich in history and amazing stories: tragic and heroic. But I was also amazed how swamped the area is with ghost stories. The first hint came when it was posted on Facebook that we were going …

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