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Picture of the Day: urban waterfall wallpaper 17 April, 2006

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because one picture is worth at least a thousand words.

wall o falls 01 1024×768.jpg
(click on image to see full-size photo)

About this image:

i took this photo one autumn night at Pioneer Courthouse Square in
Portland, Oregon. i was experimenting with different camera settings, such as
aperture and shutter speed, as part of a photography class i was taking.

Like the cherry photo in a previous post, this is also a nice photo to use as a wallpaper: just click on the image and it will open in a new browser window. Then, right-click it and choose to set it as your desktop background.

This photo is part of my Flickr set “city @night” which can be seen here.

You can check out my Flickr photostream here.

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YouTube Video of the Day: What is a Darknet, Charlie Brown??? 13 April, 2006

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Why? Because i love YouTube!

No actual Peanuts characters were humped during the making of this video.

i just wish i could say the same for the Sesame Street characters…

Wanna join a Darknet?

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the Red Baron exults in victory!!!

Picture(s) of the Day: If this kid can play guitar or piano, i want him in my band. 12 April, 2006

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because one two pictures is are worth at least a two thousand words.

(click on each image to see full-size)

one hand...washes the other...

from Wikipedia:

Polydactyly, or polydactylism, also known as hyperdactyly,
is the anatomical abnormality of having more than the usual number
of digits on the hands and/or feet

Historically and in the contemporary world, polydactylyism has been
associated with witchcraft, psychic power, the extraterrestrial,
divine connection, and sporting prowess.

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“¡Sí, Se Puede!” ( “Yes, We Can!” ) 11 April, 2006

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Hundreds of thousands of people demanding U.S. citizenship for illegal immigrants took to the streets in dozens of cities from New York to San Diego on Monday in some of the most widespread demonstrations since the mass protests began around the country last month.

~ from a story on the AP newswire

We shall strike. We shall organize boycotts.
We shall demonstrate and have political campaigns.
We shall pursue the revolution we have proposed.
We are sons and daughters of the farm workers’ revolution, a revolution of the poor
seeking bread and justice.

Until the chance for political participation is there,
we who are poor will continue to attack the soft part
of the American system – its economic structure.
We will build power through boycotts, strikes,
new union – whatever techniques we can develop.
These attacks on the status quo will come,
not because we hate, but because we know America
can construct a humane society for all its citizens –
and that if it does not, there will chaos.

~ César E. Chávez (1927-1993)

We are an entire nation of “illegal” immigrants…
Consider this: you would not be the person you are today if your relatives
had not immigrated to this country at some point in history.

History is now.

We are making history.

Bub: Freelance Hitman 9 April, 2006

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This quirky and fast-paced animated short from Anton Bogaty and crew
has a “killer” rockabilly soundtrack and features Bub: a hulking blue
Frankenstein-like tough guy who’s a freelance hitman on a rather
frustrating assignment in “the Rat’s Den”, a seedy go-go bar.

Flying bullets, splintering wood, unlikely romance, and a darn ladybug (!)
are just a few of the elements that combine to make this video
worth watching more than just once!

You can see more of the artwork of Anton Bogaty and watch
a higher quality (11.7MB QT) version of “Bub” here.

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Picture of the Day: French Quarter Balcony Postcard 8 April, 2006

Posted by ~V~ in Images, New Orleans, Picture of the Day.
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because one picture is worth at least a thousand words.

French Quarter Balcony

About this image:

The French Quarter of New Orleans is renowned for its historic architecture.

Like a psychedelic sundial, the ornate wrought ironwork of this balcony casts its intricate shadows through both time and space – remaining a constant, silent witness as the human dramas of birth, death, and rebirth unfold in the old city beneath it.

i scanned this image from a limited-edition postcard. Click on it to see a larger, higher resolution version.

Thanks to Kerri (wherever you are!), who took the original photograph.

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Quote of the Day: from Samuel Beckett 5 April, 2006

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because i couldn’t have said it better myself…

I write about myself with the same pencil
and in the same exercise book as about him.

It is no longer I,
but another whose life is just beginning.

~ Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)

young Samuel Beckett old Samuel Beckett

more quotes from Samuel Beckett:

here, here, and here

We are all born mad. Some remain so.

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More Beckett photos, quotes, and links after the jump… (more…)

YouTube Video of the Day: What if the Simpsons were real people? 4 April, 2006

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Why? Because i love YouTube!

This new feature is for interesting videos i’ve found on YouTube that other people have uploaded.

You can see all the videos that i’ve uploaded to YouTube here.

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YouTube Video of the Day: stay tooned… 3 April, 2006

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we should have this all sorted out soon...

a new feature, YouTube Video of the Day, is coming SOON.

Just let me get some sleep first!

Quote of the Day: from Ken Kesey 2 April, 2006

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because i couldn’t have said it better myself…

You don’t lead by pointing
and telling people some place to go.

You lead by going to that place
and making a case.

~ Ken Kesey (1935 – 2001)

early Keseylate Kesey

more quotes from Ken Kesey:

here and here

the bus

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Picture of the Day: cherry wallpaper 1 April, 2006

Posted by ~V~ in Images, Philosophy, Picture of the Day, Portland.
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i admit it. i’m really not the most prolific writer. But here we are…

And i want to fill this space with interesting, enlightening,
and entertaining artifacts as a record of our travels together.

Many of our most meaningful connections and experiences
can’t be fully described and communicated with words alone.
Some beauty is always lost in translation.

So here’s a new category for posts: Picture of the Day.

Whenever i want to show you some good art, i’ll post a unique image or photo.

Sometimes it will be an image i’ve created, but more often it will be the work of another artist whose vision i want to share with you.

Because one picture is worth at least a thousand words.

life is kinda like this...
life is kinda like this…

About this image:

i took this photo one June afternoon of some fresh cherries that i picked from
a huge cherry tree that grew outside my window.

These cherries were so tasty that i risked broken bones to climb higher up the tree to get more of that sweet ripe fruity goodness once i had picked and eaten all i could reach from my balcony.

And now, thanks both to luck and the miracles of technology, these “fruits”
of my labor are preserved right here on your screen —
eternally fresh, for your two-dimensional enjoyment.

You can use this image as a desktop wallpaper: click on the photo and it will open full-size in a new browser window. Then, right-click on the photo
and choose to set it as your desktop background.

This photo is part of my Flickr set “cherry/red”.

You can check out my Flickr photostream here.

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