Saturday, June 23, 2007
We interrupt this blog....
My photographs and iWeb site here...
I'd like to see my "web visits" top 200...
and I'im up to a whopping 30something at the moment.
And that does NOT mean I want my blog-mirers (blog admirers) visiting hundreds of time each...
And if you want to see my lecture presentation,
once you click the link yPhotograph? and see the QuickTime Q,
give it time to load, and enjoy...
Friday, June 22, 2007
Just a thought...wouldn't your "fake ad" for the Mac be a whole lot better if you followed the conventions established in previous ads?
lowercase i, followed by an uppercase letter, as below:
iTunes, iMac, iBook, iDVD, iPhoto, iWork, iMovie, iLife, iWeb...
iVisited, iLooked at your ad, iFailed you.
Reminds me of the goofball who wrote a paper on Herb Ritts, referring to him as "Ritz" throughout the entire paper. Twelve pages, and I failed him.
Oh. And did you recreate that iPod in Photoshop or Illustrator?
Small detail (Roman soldiers don't wear wristwatches, if you get the hint!):
the video iPod has a much larger screen; unless that's a Photo iPod.
Tell Tony G. I send a heartfelt one-finger salute.
Imagine, telling me (in 1981) Arbus and Mapplethorpe were self-indulgent,
and not at all that important.
Now, if I'd like to look at the work of Steve Bronstein and Steve Steigman and Nancy Brown (YAWN!)
Hate to think of what would happen if you were working on this account.
Math with OrangeMercury
How 'bouts you folks check in with Oscar Pistorius and get your girl some "Cheetahs?"
We can rebuild him.
The girl's feet were completely amputated just below the ankle Thursday afternoon while riding the Superman Tower of Power at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville.
Her feet were recovered by Six Flags staff and were sent to the hospital with her, McLean said.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
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Kathy Griffin v Anderson Cooper
Kathy Griffin spends all this time on gay jokes...
and then LarryBLing asks her what she thinks of The Coop.
Next thing you know, she's saying "I love you" to the man himself,
who's having quite the hard time keeping a "straight" face.
(BTW, he's absolutely adorable when he laughs...)
The Perfect Moment and they all laughed their way through it.
Probably laughing from nerves. Heart racing cuz they prolly thought she was about to OUT the Coop.
I'm betting the transcripts won't reflect this little exchange...
I can certainly "let slide" that the Coop is our First Fag.
And Oprah's the First Fag Hag.
Kathy Griffin, she of 'D-List' fame, revealed tonight on LarryBlingJive, lamenting her singleness, stated that she'd date Oprah, but Oprah already had a boyfriend.
1977...Queen|New Haven [front row, center]
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
St Clare of Assisi
On February 17, 1958, Pope Pius XII designated her as the patron saint of television, on the basis that, when she was too ill to attend a Mass, she had been miraculously able to see and hear it on the wall of her room. The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) was founded by Mother Angelica, a Poor Clare.
You and I
We fit together like a glove on hand
Don't you know
That I would gladly take you anywhere
You wanted to go
You and me
We are as close as three-part harmony
Wouldn't you agree
And if by chance
Our romance ended it would surely be
The end of me
Some people might say I'm infatuated
But I don't care
'Cause they really don't know
They'll never see of hear
The things I do with you
So far as I'm concerned
They all can go to hell
Woe, baby yeah
Now sing it, sugar
You and I
We'll be together til the six is nine
When you need me
I never hesitate, I always come
It's so much fun, yeah
You and I
Although we're poor
Our love has greater wealth
Than Hughes himself
And if by chance
There is an afterlife when we die
Hope it's with you and I
Sing it do, do, do
You and I
You and me
We'll be together eternally
Patron Saint of Lost Causes
Iconography of Saint Jude
Jude is traditionally depicted carrying the image of Jesus in his hand or close to his chest, betokening the legend of the Image of Edessa, recorded in apocryphal correspondence between Jesus and Abgarus which is reproduced in Eusebius' History Ecclesiastica, I, xiii. According to it, King Abgar of Edessa (a city located in what is now southeast Turkey) sent a letter to Jesus to cure him of an illness that afflicts him, and sent the envoy Hannan, the keeper of the archives, offering his own home city to Jesus as a safe dwelling place. The envoy painted a likeness of Jesus with choice paints, or impressed with Abgar's great faith, Jesus pressed his face into a cloth and gave it to Hannan to take to Abgar with his answer. Upon seeing Jesus' image, the King placed it with great honor in one of his palatial houses. After Christ had ascended to heaven, Jude was sent to Abgar by Apostle Thomas. The king was cured and astonished. He converted to Christianity along with most of the people under his rule. Additionally, St. Jude is often depicted with a flame above his head. This represents his presence at Pentecost, when he received the Holy Spirit with the other apostles.
Jude Thaddeus is invoked in desperate situations because his New Testament letter stresses that the faithful should persevere in the environment of harsh, difficult circumstances, just as their forefathers had done before them. Therefore, he is the patron saint of desperate cases. (The epithet is also commonly rendered as "patron saint of lost causes".)
Many Christians, especially in the past, reckoned him as Judas Iscariot and avoided prayers on behalf of him. Therefore he was also called the "Forgotten Saint". Devotion to Saint Jude began again in earnest in the 1800s, starting in Italy and Spain, spreading to South America, and finally to the U.S. (starting in the area around Chicago) in the 1920s. Novena prayers to Jude helped people, especially newly arrived immigrants from Europe, deal with the pressures caused by the Great Depression, World War II, and the changing workplace and family life.
Jude is the patron saint of the Chicago Police Department and of Clube de Regatas do Flamengo (a popular soccer team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). His other patronages include desperate situations and hospitals. One of his namesakes is St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, which has helped many children with terminal illnesses and their families since its founding in 1962. His feast day is October 28 (Roman Catholic Church and Lutheran Church) and June 19 (Eastern Orthodox Church).
A common Roman Catholic prayer is:
"Most holy apostle, St. Jude Thaddeus, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the name of the traitor has caused you to be forgotten by many. But the Church honors and invokes you universally as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired of. Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone. Make use, I implore you, of that particular privilege given to you, to bring visible and speedy help where help is almost despaired of. Come to my assistance in this great need that I may receive the consolation and help of heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly -- (Here make your request) and that I may praise God with you and all the saints forever. I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favor, to always honor you as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to you. Amen."
(3 Our Father's, 3 Hail Mary's and 3 Glory Be's)
Monday, June 18, 2007
I told you so...
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Antonio Frau, a recently freed, convicted killer, inherits an old brothel and begins to "cleanse" the women who in habit the surrounding streets.
Never has a serial killer had such beautiful lighting, color, and composition.
It was very Gestapo, and looked like you ripped some footage straight outta A________.
Your lighting wasn't all that great.
And I can't remember anything about the background music.
I can't remember if it got me going or if I had to piss. (Well, not from nerves.)
I thought I'd send you a heads-up on this one.
Seems to me you have a long way to go to get from H2 to H6.
Take some notes, and have Nathan sit next to you.
Oh. I forgot.
Mark Romanek returned your call.
The manager of NIN called earlier. Said they're interested.
And your new Pantone Swatch Book came today.