Tag Archives: history and culture

in the addams family’s living room

The Addams are my favorite cartoon/TV family.  And why not.  Gomez and Morticia are radiantly in love, have two intelligent, lively and well behaved kids, a complex and loving extended family, loyal servants, cool pets, and a great house.  And … Continue reading

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quilly

Let’s open the picture file labeled “imaginary history of Kekionga”, and  consider this vintage photograph. Its original caption reads “Miss Dorothy Tierney with porcupine, 1926.” We are taken by Ms. Tierney’s charming smile, her very chic cloche hat, and by … Continue reading

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bag of bones

Halloween Cheetos.  These are much better shapes for Cheetos than the regular shapes.  You can make your own little cartoon skeleton. 

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comics on parade

Took the Pentax and the 55mm portrait prime into town to photograph the parade and street festivities associated with the famous Popcorn Festival.  This was one of my favorite parade shots. (That’s straight out of camera, without tweak or crop.) … Continue reading

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moab: page 10

(Awww.)  Welcome back to Moab, after our unplanned holiday weekend hiatus.  And the reason I waited for everyone to get back to their electronic devices on Tuesday was the break between the previous page and this one.  This is the … Continue reading

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what not to do

Sears celebrates Labor Day by putting its giant Craftsman rolling toolboxes on sale at half price.  But watch out–those things are dangerous. I didn’t know so many things could go wrong when people interact with large toolboxes, and I appreciate … Continue reading

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zeppelin over the pyramids, 1931

“Zeppelin over the Pyramids, 1931”  would be a great title for something.  And the temptation to transform the waiting figures into your own cast members, or add your characters to their number, is almost irresistible. (colored stereoscopic view.)

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mystic tray

It’s a mysterious oracle from the exotic East. It’s a handy serving tray. It’s the domestic essential that’s taking the housewares world by storm. It’s Mystic Tray! Whether it is answering fateful questions at family mealtime or entertaining guests over … Continue reading

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olympic notebook: shuttlecock

(Of course, there was an Olympic notebook. Or rather, an Olympic yellow legal pad. And like any notebook, I wrote down a few things that turned out to still be interesting the next day. And a few that didn’t.  Expect … Continue reading

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gold medal

Gold medal, at last. Against Germany, which makes it better. (Refer back to the last World Cup if you need this explained to you; it is rather painful.) Brasil! (That’s two hundred thousand voices, more or less.) The Maracanã explodes. … Continue reading

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