Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Conversaton (Blogophilia 6.9)

“So, why do you bother with that? It isn’t like it makes a difference.”
“Because I decided it was better to add colors rather than look at a blank wall”
“It doesn’t matter. Blank walls remind us in the end we are all dead.”
“So, you choose not to decide? You know you still have made a choice?”
“True. But white?”
“Well, if you don’t like it, why don’t you stand there? Black makes a nice contrast.”
“It is pretty, isn’t it. We could make it snap with some blue suede shoes.”
“Mmm...We could.”
“It kind of makes me look like Audrey Hepburn.”
“Would you be interested in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Miss Golightly?”
“As long as includes a Roman Holiday, Professor.”
“My Fair Lady, it would be my pleasure. I’m not desperately seeking Susan, after all.”
“And this isn’t the Heartbreak Hotel.”
Topic-Nina Nixon
Pic Guesses: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (In Blog), Roman Holiday (In Blog), My Fair Lady (In Blog), Heartbreak Hotel (Which also counts as an Elvis lyric, In Blog), Desperately Seeking Susan (In Blog), Annie Hall, The Dress, Sabrina

Friday, March 25, 2016

Another Week (Blogophilia 5.9)

Another week
Another topic
Should I dare to dream
I can come up with a story?
We do what we must,
And call it by the best names we can.
Not in this Grotto
Not this week.

Pic Guesses-The Grotto (in blog), The Abyss, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Vortex, Jaws, Summer Nights.

Monday, March 14, 2016

In Honor of Al Jaffee

The image below is probably the most politically incorrect graphic the great comic artist Al Jaffee ever produced. Originally published in a special issue of MAD magazine in 1971, it brought protests for its seeming disrespectful tone. It even launched a brief FBI investigation into possible political subversion.

 So, why am I bringing it up?

2 reasons.

First, Mr. Jaffee just celebrated his 95th birthday.

Second, In all of the turmoil of the Election, it is important that the pledge be for all people. Not just the moneyed elite. More importantly, to weed out infection the poisons of bigotry by all people need to be aired. Burying thoughts and ideas through euphemisms and language discussion allow the opinions to fester. The quote "Just because you silence a man does not mean you convert him" very much applies. Donald Trump has made efforts to silence his critics. His critics have made a double effort to silence. him.

And nothing gets done.