Archive for November, 2008

Posted: November 30, 2008 in animals

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“After the Misdeed” by famous French artist (well, not as famous as Gaugin, but famous) Jean Beraud….c. 1885-1890….Having committed my share of misdeeds in the romantic way as my life has rippled forward, I am imagining the misdeed here was on the part of her male lover/fiancee/husband whom she probably found out through the social grapevine (exchange of letters, visits for tea, etc., with her grapevine friends) that the cad was out (or not so out) gallivanting with her previous-to-this-moment best friend or her sister or that well-known floozie down at the “show saloon” (as opposed to “hair salon” I guess) in the worst of the worst parts of Paris….Or perhaps she’s the perpetrator of the misdeed??….Whatever the case, the misdeed makes for one lovely (if sad) painting, with brilliant use of the deep-dark red-maroon versus the not-quite-so-innocent shades of blue and grey….Whomever the culprit, he or she, the misdeed is worthy of a full-fledged bawling attack on the couch!!

Posted: November 30, 2008 in animals

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Another “just terrifique” (no, not “terrifying”…”TERRIFIC!”) photo of the female form poised (posed) for action…Really, I think this and the previous image are two of the very best I have found, women or no women….Just ready to bounce off the frame of the photo….Lovely and energizing!….Thanks to my friend and fellow Stumbler Stina665 for this!

Posted: November 30, 2008 in animals

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The latest from the U.S. Military….A Stealth Wing Bomber that, if you look really closely, resembles a lovely, lovely woman with great legs and magnificent agility…Those arms and hands, the wheels…Those legs, the wings…Those…Well, I could go into further human anatomical resemblances, but they’re Top Secret and a tad bit “blue”….The key thing is that when the enemy’s radar picks this up, it just thinks it’s a lovely and agile woman at 13,000 feet and gives it a pass….Or at least I think that’s how it works??

Posted: November 30, 2008 in animals

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“The Future of the Family Vacation”…..I just made that up, but I loved this title-less photo so much I thought I’d post it….The brilliantly clear colors and majestic clouds mixed in with the awesome two-vehicle combination (on a road headed straight into one of those little towns that you should never-ever stop in if you want to survive) was just too much for me to resist!!…

Posted: November 30, 2008 in animals

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Sorry, I’m not quite sure what this is besides extraordinary…A stage set?…A frame from my dream after last weekend’s pre-Holiday Office Mixer in the back room of the I-Hop over on East Maple??….Just don’t know….From a wonderful Stumbler infohound08 (does that mean that there are 7 other infohounds before him??….well, actually 8 since the first person to get “infohound” would have no number, followed by infohounds 01 to 07??…..Well, the clever name probably means that he is 08 in 2008, but it does make me wonder??…..I have WAY too much time on my hands, dontcha think?

Rolfe Horn Photography

Posted: November 30, 2008 in animals

http://www.f45.com/html/italy05/index.html

One more from photographer Rolfe Horne….Statue, Capitoline Museum, Rome, Italy, 2005.

http://listverse.com/history/20-amazing-color-images-of-the-first-world-war/

French Navy Gunners…Brilliant Color Photograph from World War I….Although the faces of these men do not bespeak of the unfathomable carnage, physically and psychologically, of The Great War, the faces do mirror the nobility and sacrifice, and the weariness, of those who fought the good fight based on a sense, false though it may have been, that they were fighting for the right reason, the right cause….Of course, as in all wars and conflicts, there were those who fought for anything but honorable reasons (or started out with honor in mind, but changed when the reality of battle took its toll), but I sense that these men were not among them…..Anyway, terrific mini-collection, “20 Amazing Color Images of the First World War”