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and all the amazing moments which, whether by enlightenment or scarring, bring about permanent change.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

McDonald's French Fries Ingredients

Potatoes, vegetable oil (canola oil, hydrogenated soybean oil,
natural beef flavor [wheat and milk derivatives]*,
citric acid [preservative]),
dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (maintain color), salt.
Prepared in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil,
hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness).
Dimethylpolysiloxane added as an antifoaming agent.
contains wheat and milk
*(Natural beef flavor contains hydrolyzed wheat
and hydrolyzed milk as starting ingredients).

Friday, December 10, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

Maxfield Parrish

(July 25, 1870 – March 30, 1966)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Young King of the Black Isles -

Parrish's work defies categorization
since he was part of no traditional movement or school,
and developed an original and individual style

The Dinkey Bird -

Stars -

Spirit of Night -

He would build up the depth in his paintings by photographing,
enlarging, projecting and tracing half- or full-size objects or figures.
Parrish then cut out and placed the images on his canvas,
covering them with thick, but clear, layers of glaze.
The result is realism of elegiac vivacity.
His work achieves a unique three-dimensional appearance,
which does not translate well to coffee table books.

Reverie -

Parrish devised many innovative techniques which no other major artist has successfully copied.

Prometheus -

Ecstasy -

Daybreak -

Cinderella (aka Enchantment) -

In 1931, he declared to the Associated Press, "I'm done with girls on rocks".
Opted instead to focus on landscapes.
Though never as popular as his earlier works, he profited from them.
He would often build models of the landscapes he wished to paint,
using various lighting setups before deciding on a preferred view,
which he would photograph as a basis for the painting.

Aquamarine -

He painted until he was 91 years old.

Evening -

(thanks wikipedia!)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bonnie & Clyde

I rented a Gainsbourg cd from the library, and heard this song;

It sparked something in me.
I was surprised I've never read up on these depression-era outlaws before...
pretty interesting stuff.

I read this;

found some photos of this good-looking, well-dressed pair...

They met over hot chocolate.
Some say she was making it for a mutual friend when Clyde came over.
Others say hot chocolate was Clyde's specialty.

Bonnie had a pet rabbit (meant to give to her mom)
named Sonny Boy who lived in their car.

Clyde Barrow -

Bonnie Parker -

She was charming, well read, film obsessed, and wrote poetry.

Her favorite food was red beans and rice.
Because their phones were taps,
her family would communicate in code over the line.
If her mom said "I've got some red beans and rice on the stove",
it would mean; there's going to be a meetup with Bonnie soon.

"Tell them I don't smoke cigars."
(in this infamous photo, she's kiddin around)

she smoked camels;

She was married to another man,
and was still wearing their wedding ring when she died.

She had two requests for her mother;
to be buried next to Clyde, and not to say anything bad about him.
Neither was carried out.

Can't wait to see this movie -

Faye won an oscar for this.

It was Gene Hackman's big break.

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