Saturday, June 06, 2009
This Day in History|1944
D-Day; The Invasion of Normandy Beach
His most famous work occurred on June 6, 1944 (D-Day) when he swam ashore with the second assault wave on Omaha Beach. He was armed with two Contax II cameras mounted with 50 mm lenses and several rolls of spare film. Capa took 106 pictures in the first couple of hours of the invasion. However, a staff member at Life in London made a mistake in the darkroom; he set the dryer too high and melted the emulsion in the negatives in three complete rolls and over half of a fourth roll. Only eight frames in total were recovered. Capa never said a word to the London bureau chief about the loss of three and a half rolls of his D-Day landing film.Although a fifteen-year-old lab assistant named Dennis Banks was responsible for the accident, another account, now largely accepted as untrue but which gained widespread currency, blamed Larry Burrows, who worked in the lab not as a technician but as a "tea-boy". Life magazine printed 10 of the frames in its June 19, 1944 issue with captions that described the footage as "slightly out of focus", explaining that Capa's hands were shaking in the excitement of the moment (something which he denied).Capa used this phrase as the title of his alternately hilarious and sad autobiographical account of the war, Slightly Out of Focus.[more]
Friday, June 05, 2009
Losing My Religion. LITERALLY.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
This Day in History|1977
The Apple II Introduced
Price: US $1298 with 4K RAM
US $2638 with 48K RAM
CPU: MOS 6502, 1.0 MHz
RAM: 4K min, 48K max
Display:280 X 192, 40 X 24 text
6 colors maximum
Ports: composite video output
8 internal expansion slots
Storage:generic cassette drive
external 143K floppy (1978)
OS: Woz Integer BASIC in ROM
Labels: Apple II Computer
Shooting OrangeMercury Shooting.
David Carradine Dies
Go in peace, grasshopper.
Project Pushback|Vote for Marriage Equality
A fag hag and a financial lez wish AC an HB!
Yep. That was TINKERBELLE on the balloon.
It's like living life with one foot in heaven,
and the other foot in hell.
Labels: Anderson Cooper's Birthday 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Same-sex marriage legal in...
You really think I'm going to give you the CMYK? or the RGB?
Better yet, the PMS?
Labels: mercury orange
Even excess, which was definitely in evidence, is never enough for the legendary fashion designer, Valentino.
This film absolutely rates "five pugs up."
Labels: Valentino|The Last Emperor
Valentino "red", the designer's signature color is comprised of 100% magenta, 100% yellow and 10% black, in the CMYK palette.
Labels: Valentino Red
Labels: website update
Happy Birthday to the Silver Fox in the Closet
Anderson Cooper's Greatest Hits
iTunes goes gay!
Labels: iTunes gay
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
New Order_True Faith
I feel so extraordinary
I don't care if I'm here tomorrow
Brilliance. And highly underrated.
The extended cut is the one to snag.
Love & Marriage Equality!
PLEASE VOTE NOW!!!
Monday, June 01, 2009
Eminem's Face + Borat's ASS!
Astrology|Mars Conjunction Venus
Exact at 22:38
Labels: transit astrology