Monday, March 7, 2011

First, he did this...

Then, he did this...

From Wiki:

John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) was an American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, born near Clarksdale, Mississippi. Hooker began his life as the son of a sharecropper, William Hooker, and rose to prominence performing his own unique style of what was originally closest to Delta blues. He developed a 'talking blues' style that was his trademark. Though similar to the early Delta blues, his music was metrically free. John Lee Hooker could be said to embody his own unique genre of the blues, often incorporating the boogie-woogie piano style and a driving rhythm into his masterful and idiosyncratic blues guitar and singing. His best known songs include "Boogie Chillen'" (1948) and "Boom Boom" (1962).

Hooker's life experiences were chronicled by several scholars and often read like a classic case study in the racism of the music industry, although he eventually rose to prominence with memorable songs and influence on a generation of musicians.

For those of you who might find it significant for yourselves to call me a 'racist, I truly wish Mr. John Lee Hooker and Mr. Cab Calloway--two of my 'idols' whom I was fortunate enough to meet and spend some time with--were still around to trounce you into the ground. They would have. Believe me.

And never forget...

...136 years ago today, Alexander Graham Bell was granted the FIRST patent for the telephone.

When your cell phone rings, and you answer by saying, "Yeah, I'm on de bus. Whatchu wan'?", you might want to take a moment, in silence, and thank your Creator?

Because it ain't all abou'chew, Watson!

The intense genius of a very sexy man...

..has apparently come to an end.

Enjoy this, shot on Phil Collins' farewell tour

Even now...

...after all these might just want to really think about these lyrics?

And use your own God-given IMAGINATION?


For some reason, I am taken back 40 or so years in my research, and can only come up with this old New England adage from the time of Ben Franklin et al:

Use it up.

Wear it out.

Make it do,

Or do without.

John Lennon may have approved of this...or not. But I most certainly do!

This makes me giddy....

...because Bill Morton blames his own laziness on "post-election solitude"!

Click to enlarge the lie

Is this the same premise you're using, Bill, that prevents you from paying back the rent monies ($1,425) I loaned you, with the assurance of your payback, all the way back in 2009?

And are you and yours are so downtrodden after the NOVEMBER and FEBRUARY elections, that you have forgotten that it was I who financed the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce?

And that you and your cohorts are now desperately in arrears re: the agreed-upon payback?

Oh, Bill Morton...and fake Bishop James Alan Wilkowski, and Tsering Dorjee, and Toni Duncan, and Jay Ahmed, and Nina Interlandi Bell, and anyone associated with Bill Morton: it's all gonna come back atcha, and I don't have to raise a finger or even leave my house!

Before I eat them...

...I wanted to show you the beauty of today's produce shopping. Aren't they gorgeous?

BTW, the 'leaf bowl' is my own recreation: kraft paper, Sobo glue, wire, paint sponged on in three colors, floral tape, a little copper bronze powder mixed in acrylic polyurethane and a finish coat of sprayed polyurethane.

The 'leaves' are hand-cut from tracings of real maple leaves I found in my neighborhood.

Because the smaller leaves are attached to flexible aluminum wire, the four 'branches' can be adjusted as I please, to sit on the table or on the pedestal stand, where this piece normally resides.

This is one-of-a-kind. I don't know if I would ever make another, as it took the better part of three weeks--lots of 'dry-time'.

By tomorrow, some of this fruit will no longer exist (I'll have eaten it!), so savour this photo while you may.

Feel like you're getting ripped off?

I do!

Here's a shot of the toothpaste I use. The longer tube was bought a month after the shorter, squished tube.

Look a bit closer. The 'longer' tube contains only 3 ounces, whereas the 'shorter' tube contained 4 ounces.

They were the same price, so now I am paying MORE for LESS!

I found the same thing with my favorite dish detergent. These were bought 2 months apart.

Looked the same, almost, and the price was the same, so I grabbed the bottle and didn't really look at it until I got home.

Look closely at the amounts.
30 0unces in the old one, and 25 ounces in the new. Oh, oh, oh--5 whole ounces free, but actually 5 ounces LESS! For the same price!

FREE=BS, a lot of BS!

These are Colgate-Palmolive products, and I can only imagine what it has cost (US!) to do the re-tooling necessary for C-P to make huge profits at our expense.

This 'FREE' business is deceptive marketing, at the least, and I feel Colgate-Palmolive should be brought to task.

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***Just as a note, when was the last time you looked at that can of tuna you bought, and how many it will serve? These (sad, sad Obama) days, a can of tuna contains not 7 and a quarter ounces, not 6 and a quarter ounces, but ONLY 5 ounces/servings: almost 2!

Guess it's time for all of us who remain sane to DEMAND all the arugula and White House Honay Ale the Obamas can supply us with.

After all, according to FAT Michael Moore: What's yours is mine, and what's mine is mine, right! Dipstick!

Looking into someone else's window...

...I found this sweet couple while on my walk to the grocery store today.

As it happens with most species of animals, the male is more colorful. The red beak is, indeed, a beacon for the somewhat drab female.

Unfortunately, this is NOT the case within the Obama administration.

But, at least this female doesn't have flabby wings, a butt that could cover China...and she is not wearing a stupid wighat, trying to be a cockatoo!

She is the one who is "keepin' it real!"