Saturday, May 04, 2013

Local beekeeper Norm Kaethler plies his trade.

Main Street swarm, right now.
Day seven: the sourdough starter on the kitchen counter doubled overnight, & now is bubbling away with a thick creamy head.

Anyone who would like a loaf of handmade bread, please get in touch late next week.

Via Dru: "We got chickens and the cats are very interested."

"Henry Gribbohm, 30, lost $2600 – his entire savings – on a game called Tubs of Fun at a Manchester, NH., carnival.

He wanted to win an Xbox Kinect (retail value of around $100), but quickly lost $300 on the game when the balls he tossed bounced out of the tubs.

Instead of cutting his losses, he went home to get the rest of his savings, which he lost as well in a few rounds of double or nothing.

'You just get caught up in the whole "I’ve got to win my money back," Gribbohm told CBS. 'You’re expecting the kids to win a few things, let the kids have a good time,' Gribbohm said. 'It just didn’t turn out that way.'

Gribbohm went back to the carnival the next day to complain.

'It’s not possible that it wasn’t rigged,' Gribbohm told CBS. The man running the game gave him back $600 and a rasta banana, too."
Friday, May 03, 2013
RIP Jim Davis. Autographed book collector, AA stalwart, van loading expert, martial artist, Main Street hangaround, my friend.
Q:  Hey, where are all the new pictures?

A:  Two new autonomous pictures in production right now, one in a Pacific Northwest cemetery and one in Burnaby.  Also waiting on some more computer memory to finish assembling Pearblossom, whose 116+ layers now routinely crash the office machine.
ACT (Aesthetically Claimed Thing): My sweetheart behind the wheel of her zippy new car.
"British artist David Hockney is also a master at fusing multiple photographs. He moves his camera across a landscape or a person, constantly snapping the shutter, and then assembles the photographs into a patchwork image.

The underlying workings remain visible in Hockney's work. Wall's photographs, however, are gliding swans whose paddling feet are hidden.

Wall admires Hockney's work but doesn't believe Hockney likes his.

'He thinks my way is a starchy academic way,' Wall says. 'My view is there are no rules, and there can always be something good.'"
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

ACT (Aesthetically Claimed Thing): Jason Collins' bravery

"Some people insist they've never met a gay person. But Three Degrees of Jason Collins dictates that no NBA player can claim that anymore. Pro basketball is a family. And pretty much every family I know has a brother, sister or cousin who's gay. In the brotherhood of the NBA, I just happen to be the one who's out."
Sunday, April 28, 2013

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