Category: Photo


The Gold Dome

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I can bring home the bacon…

Fry it up in the pan. And never let you forget you’re a man! Cause I’m
a woman… W-O-M-A-N!!!

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Bransby, David,, photographer. Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif. Shown checking electrical assemblies 1942 June

These vivid color photos from the Great Depression and World War II capture an era generally seen only in black-and-white. Photographers working for the United States Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created the images between 1939 and 1944.

Delano, Jack,, 1914-, photographer.  Illinois Central R.R., freight cars at the South Water Street freight terminal, Chicago, Ill. The C & O and Nickel Plate Railroads lease part of this terminal from the I.C.R.R.  1943 April

Delano, Jack,, 1914-, photographer. Illinois Central R.R., freight cars at the South Water Street freight terminal, Chicago, Ill. The C & O and Nickel Plate Railroads lease part of this terminal from the I.C.R.R. 1943 April

These photos and a huge amount more can be seen in larger sizes by visiting the Library of Congress’s Flickr stream. It’s almost haunting since most photos in this era are typically B&W. Some of the user’s comments are understandably ignorant but tend to make interesting observations.

Delano, Jack,, 1914-, photographer.  At the Vermont state fair, Rutland  1941 Sept.

Delano, Jack,, 1914-, photographer. At the Vermont state fair, Rutland 1941 Sept.

BEWARE OF THE DOG!

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I was visiting my local Kroger’s supermarket when I came upon this beast. It’s supposed to be UGA VII looking fierce. The actual size of this bulldog is larger than a Mini Cooper. Woof!

Hello!

Hello! We should make an appearance on SNL to boost our ratings as well as theirs. Whaddya say?

You’ve got to admit that John McCain has a hilarious sense of humor. He’s made appearances at SNL before so why not have the trifecta done twice? Here’s the skit I’m envisioning.

Setting: In a laboratory that’s in a dark dungeon. Tesla coils in the background. A gurney in the center of the room with a body covered completely in a white sheet.

McCain: [Dressed in white lab coat on the phone] Yes, tell them to come in.

[Enter McCain’s future appointed cabinet and wife Cindy, dresssed in lab coat as well]

McCain: Welcome my minions. I’ve gathered you here today to witness my ultimate secret weapon that will garantee us the White House. Muahahahahaha!

McCain cabinet: Muahahahaha!

McCain: SILENCE! Mrs. McCain, you may bring him in now.

[Enter Barack Obama, eyes blindfolded as he walks in front of McCain and his cabinet. His blindfold is removed.]

Obama: What’s the meaning of this? John!? What are you and your staff doing here? Why did you bring me here? I thought we were going to have a photo op at the golf course?

McCain: Something stinks, B.O. and it’s this election. You’ve been gathering momentum as the months have gone by and it’s time that I take matters into my own hands. You see, I’m going to win this election and it will be done in such a way, you will be rendered helpless in your desperate attempts to overthrow me! Muahahahaha!

Obama: [looking bored] John, John, John. Once a snowball rolls down the mountain, it only picks up more speed and cannot be stopped. You’ve been coasting all this time but it’s my turn to drive. The American people are going to vote for me. You can’t convince them otherwise!

McCain: Really? You don’t think this old fart’s got a few more hands to play? Watch and learn from someone who’s been around the block a few more times. Behold! My ticket to the White House!

[McCain dramatically rolls away the white sheet once draped over the gurney as it tilts forward revealing the identity. The woman revealed has a frozen, disconnected look on her face.]

Obama: [still unimpressed] John, what’s Tina Fey doing under the sheet? Is this another one of those $10,000 a plate celebrity fundraisers? So where’s the buffet line start. I am getting a bit hungry.

McCain:Muahahahaha! See, you are even fooled at close range! Muahahaha!

Obama:[looking puzzled] What are you talking about?

McCain: It’s all part of my plan, B.O. Thanks to the advancements scientists have made in cloning, I’ve decided to clone Tina Fey and turn her into… [dum, dum, dum music plays….] your next Vice President of the United States! Meet Sarah Palin, current governor of Alaska!

Obama: Sarah, who?

to be continued…

Still finding sub-$4.00 gas, but for how much longer?

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Happy Independence Day!

I’ve decided to say Happy Independence Day instead of just Happy 4th
of July because too many folks aren’t reminded enough of how we
attained the liberties we take for granted. Props to the men and women
who gave us a reason to celebrate today!

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Thirsty Mud Mug

My good friend, Stephen, from across the pond takes incredible pictures and has a very keen eye for photography. He currently entered this photo in a contest. I’ve waited patiently to post this in the hopes that it wouldn’t jeopardize his chances of winning but I figured, they already have the original anyway, so… I threw caution to the wind and am now posting his shot. No, this is not Stephen enjoying a pint, but a thirsty looking mug with a mug (or pint as they would say).

You can see most of his collection on Flickr. Please let him know your thoughts and comments, I know he would welcome them tremendously!