I gave it my all anyway! Let your freak flag fly, people!
“While the other field mice work to gather grain and nuts for winter, Frederick sits on a sunny rock by himself. “I gather sun rays for the cold dark winter days,” he tells them.” – Frederick
I’m glad I found this photo; it’s a fine memory for a cold night in the dead of winter. Thank you, Leo Lionni.
Plus, it’s fun to say Hieronymus!
I think we should start a petition to bring Dismaland to the U.S. The Jersey Shore would be the perfect spot for it. Who’s with me?
My friend Steve Casino, peanut artist extraordinaire, finally does a Peanut (Snoopy) on a peanut:
Personally, I’m amused by the idea that a principal was afraid that a musical might expose students to ‘gay’ ideas. Because if there’s one place a kid wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to anything gay in a small-town high school, that would be the place.
Why do I even have to explain this?
Today’s Daily Post asks “But what is it about a scene, a place, or a moment that makes us reach for our cameras and snap an image?” It wants to know “…what is it about a scene, a place, or a moment that makes us reach for our cameras and snap an image?”
For some, I’m sure it’s the beauty and wonder of nature. For others, an attempt to catch a moment of affection or quiet dignity is what drives them to snap way. Others still look to moments of high energy (e.g. runners in a 100 meter dash) or drama (e.g. anything that made the news in this God-awful month). Me, I look for vanity plates. I guess I’m kinda shallow that way.
In my defense, I have a few good reasons for doing this:
- It’s free.
- It’s a pretty benign hobby that keeps my brain occupied.
- They’re funny. Well, they’re funny to me at least.
- It gives me a recurring feature for my blog.
Here’s my all-time favorite example. This is the one that started it all:
Ansel Adams I ain’t, but come on! Who wouldn’t want a memento of something like that?
If you’re curious, check out some of my other vanity plate pictures, starting here.
My buddy Steve’s peanut portfolio keeps on growing. Again, I’m biased as he is an old friend, but these things are amazing! Also, feel free to catch up on the rest of his legume legacy at SteveCasino.com.
So, here are a few video clips of Lucinda Williams playing at the Three Rivers Arts Fest that I took using my phone. Again, like my picture, they’re very basic, but I hope they can give yinz an adequate idea of what the show was like.
I admit that I don’t know a lot her songs, but this one I do know. I thought she did a pretty nice job with it. If only her whole set had been as solid.
Sadly, “Drunken Angel” seemed to be more typical of her performance. She seemed to be straining to get to some of the higher notes. At 61, I’m afraid that’s she lost some of her vocal range. It’s sad but it happens. That, and she also sounded warbly, as in, a smidge tipsy. But that’s just a hunch.
These girls are:
- Dancing ironically to Lucinda Williams
- Really, really into her.
I’m not 100% sure, but I’d wager that the answer involves alcohol. Call it a hunch.
My friend Steve Casino compiled a quick video recap of some of his peanut art creations. Take a look!
My friend Steve is a toy inventor. In his spare time, he paints caricatures of famous figures from pop culture on peantus.