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Thursday, February 23, 2012

If I Did a Toaster Project ...

As an artist, I appreciate the idea of making something by hand. If I were to make a toaster, it would not involve plastic or aluminum, but would look more like the antique electric toaster I used to have, with side panels that open, so that you can turn the untoasted side to face the coils, then take it out when you like the brownness.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Self-Discovery Via iPhone

After many many beatings administered by my Friend, I gave up Words. It is beginning to dawn on me why I get walk-throughs and cheats ... I am not good at games! This is very liberating. Get thee to a nunnery, glitch! Begone, Kingdom-Age, Wither and Die, Words with Friends!

My personality is just not cut out for strategic thinking, I guess. My poor sore ego cannot take the flayings of seeing others excel in these competitive games while I struggle valiantly yet fail.

I am sure I am good at something or other, but what that something is, I know not. Yesterday my mind was labeling me as NGE (Not Good Enough) at anything. That felt especially bad.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Professional Man by David Goodis

The Professional Man*
by David Goodis

This is my first David Goodis story, and is it a doozie! It was televised as an episode of Showtime's series Fallen Angels. I have not seen the teleplay.

Freddy Lamb is an elevator operator by day and a hit man by night. In the story we follow him for one evening when things changed for Freddy.

*from Best American Noir of the Century

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Face to Face with Bo

Bo, like all dogs, has such a talent for sad looks! He wanted to go outside for the most basic reason of all, which I leave to your imagination.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Though this is not live footage, Marvin's pure, sweet voice brings us the sorrow of our losses way back when. We lost something huge in those times, but it survives in our hearts.