Tag Archives: fun and games

tumblr sunday: a question of identity.

What is this “dog”  you speak of?  I’m an otter! Aren’t I? (Totally amazing image via tumblr.  Photoshopped? Probably.   But who cares?)

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is there any other kind?

Eagle eyed reader Meg sends this photograph of a classic toy for sale at a local emporium.  Funny, but I always thought the name of the thing was enough of a hint …New vehicle prices have sure gone up, but … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday: our neighbor to the north

Bonjour, Canada!/ Hi, Canada!   It would take a stronger blogger than I am to resist this oddly wonderful combination map and word search puzzle from Marvel Fun and Games #12 (1980).  Good luck to those who want to print … Continue reading

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“let’s add cars to old landscape paintings”

We seem to be on a fine art kick here on the old blog recently, and I say if we can catch a trend we should saddle it up and ride it off into the sunset.  So when I was … Continue reading

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a last look at the world cup notebook

Taking one last tour through the eleven (!) pages of letter sized legal pad (not a real notebook, sorry) I filled up while watching this summer’s World Cup games.  As always, it’s not about sports at all– it’s about looking … Continue reading

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world cup finals notes

Generally speaking, I tend to forget about the World Cup pretty much immediately once it’s over.  Then it comes as a big surprise to me four years later when the compelling narrative of this classic tournament seems to start up … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– surrealistic swami

Today we have a self portrait of surrealist artist and photographer Man Ray in an improvised turban decorated with what appears to be a dried starfish. He looks like he’s dressed as a mystic or a swami for a costume … Continue reading

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world cup semifinals notes

The semifinals in this World Cup pretty much reflected what most American sports fans know and think about the Beautiful Game.  They know it is gritty yet slow paced, with a lot of action and not a lot of scoring, … Continue reading

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world cup quarterfinal notes

The quarterfinals are over–and there were no major surprises, I guess. I know three of the four pre-tournament favorites are in– everyone but Spain– and there is a nice mix of two European and two South American sides in the … Continue reading

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world cup knockout follow up

In Tuesday’s post concerning the results of the World Cup knockout round (sorry– “round of 16″ sounds too boring), I mentioned a reason one might, if one’s favorite side had been knocked out, decide to follow Belgium as the tournament … Continue reading

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