Saturday, April 30, 2011
Berkshire 2010 AGM, underway as we speak.  Some gems:

BUFFETT:   I feel like you don't want to make important decisions in anger.

MUNGER:  You can always tell a man to go to hell tomorrow.


"Munger goes so far as to pillory a 'really God-awful' culture, modern Greece, which he dislikes on many levels. Tax evasion being one of them, and the habit of impertinently closing tourist attractions often apparently being another."
If you're in the neighborhood, I'll be speaking (briefly) on Brad Phillips' paintings and photographs today at 2:30pm at Monte Clark Gallery, Granville Street, and (again briefly) on CSA Space @ CSA Space at 4:30pm, as part of Canadian Art's Vancouver Gallery Hop.
Friday, April 29, 2011

"They Spent So Much Money On It That It Should Have Worked" : The Lost World of Sid and Marty Kroftt (huge PDF file, takes a while to open)


"'I'll do anything to get one photograph,' Evans said. 'Stieglitz wouldn't cut a quarter of an inch off a frame. I would cut any number of inches off my frames in order to get a better picture.'"

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Long detailed interview with hyper-analytical ex-Buffett biographer Alice Schroeder

Facing Up To Our Challenges

"Only Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party have shown the leadership, the bullheadedness (let's call it what it is) and the discipline this country needs. He has built the Conservatives into arguably the only truly national party, and during his five years in office has demonstrated strength of character, resolve and a desire to reform. Canadians take Mr. Harper's successful stewardship of the economy for granted, which is high praise."

That pompous, droning Central Canadian voice.  Let's weigh everything.  Reason, compromise, don't-rock-the-boat.  The bland plaid world of the Bank of Montreal lobby or the Power Corporation boardroom.  Officialese.

Fuck you, Phillip Crawley, and your sanctimonious condescending unsigned editorial.  And you wonder why no one will pay for your "content" any more, and why no one cares.
C.D. Wright via John Latta: "Everyone should be favored to know one person of courage [at a critical moment] and genius [of accident and design], though that person arrives with all the flaws and fiends that vex the rest of us, sometimes in disproportionate abundance."
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Relevant to My Interests
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pinus pinea, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011

ACT (Aesthetically Claimed Thing): Frederick Horsman Varley, Fire Ranger's Look-Out, c. 1932

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