This is sort of like a modern-day Monet. Except with photography. And it is set in Bern, Switzerland. At the Grand Prix. Which appears to be a running event.
For those of you of a certain age, Horst Faas’ work is part of your memories. Invariably, you are familiar with it, even if you do not know Mr. Faas by name.
This picture took me by surprise. Are Russian civilians really standing at attention for Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila Putin? I wonder what he is thinking. Actually, I can guess what he is pondering. I wonder what Lyudmila is thinking:
Sometimes I surf the web looking for something off-beat to post, something different. When I type: pictures into Google, it auto-completes it with: pictures of herpes, pictures of Jesus, pictures of bed-bugs, and pictures of strep throat.
Then I click on just pictures. Lots of girls in bikinis and actresses. Dogs and cats. You know, loldogs. And there is this one:
Have you ever had that dream where you leave home and forget your pants? Here is one worse, where you leave home and forget your legs:
Operation Wall Streeters -take notice- this is real courage. The man in the picture, in the picture. Bravely standing down a tank. At Tiananmen Square. And the other gentleman is the one who took the picture:
Forgive me for a moment, I am going to be very judgmental here. I saw this next picture and my first thought was, whoever these guys are, I doubt I’ll like their art. Or their faint imitation of art. They have that I have been beaten look. Which works for 16 year-olds. Maybe. Not when you are over 30:
So who are they? (Trumpet, please.) I don’t have the slightest. Here, you read the caption:
PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 23: Filmmaker Will Lovelace, musician James Murphy and filmmaker Dylan Southern pose for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at T-Mobile Village at the Lift on January 23, 2012 in Park City, Utah.
Never heard of the music, never heard of the films. No loss, I imagine. . .
Thank you, all, who have made this first half year of blogging fun!
I want to wish you, your family and friends a great 2012.
For those still in uniform, thank you for your service and stay safe downrange.
May God keep all of us healthy and prosperous,
and may He continue to bless our great country!
(Extra special prayers for our Allies.
Some of you really should be Americans,
so wonderful are you. . .)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2012 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames in central London to see in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display.
No More Holy War?
Is this old graffiti or new commentary?
If old, then at more than a decade old, that writing instrument has really preformed well. Or is it from the 2008 election?
And if it is new, than is some San Diego vandal holding the Secretary of State responsible for perceived military affairs?
Interesting, a hoodlum with a question.
Is it better than a punk just tagging his/her name?
Or are they equivalently reprehensible?
And why is it not being cleaned off?