Thursday, November 13, 2014

Beverly Levine - Save Union Terminal



My friend LP's grandma is the face of the Vote Yes on Issue 8 in Cincinnati (to save Union Terminal).  It's actually a great commercial.  And she's adorable, to boot :)


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I Gave Away That Kid

I Gave Away That Kid

I gave away that kid like he was an old button
    Here old button get off of me
    I don't need you anymore
    go on      get out of here
    go into the army
    sew yourself onto the colonel's shirt
    or the captain's fly jackass
    don't you have any sense
    don't you read the papers
    why are you leaving now?

That kid walked out of here like he was the cat's pajamas
    what are you wearing pj's for      you damn fool?
    why are you crying      you couldn't
    get another job anywhere anyways
    go march to the army's drummer
    be a man like all your dead uncles
    then think of something else to do

Lost him, sorry about that     the President said
    he was a good boy
    never see one like him again
    Why don't you repeat that your honor
    why don't you sizzle up the meaning
    of that sentence for your breakfast
    why don't you stick him in a prayer
    and count to ten before my wife gets you

That boy is a puddle in Beirut      the paper says
    scraped up for singing in church
    too bad      too bad is a terrible tune
    it's no song at all      how come you sing it?

I gave away that kid like he was an old button
    Here old button get offa me
    I don't need you anymore
    go on get out of here
    go into the army
    sew yourself onto the colonel's shirt
    or the captain's fly      jackass
    don't you have any sense
    don't you read the papers
    why are you leaving now?

--Grace Paley

Sunday, November 2, 2014

NYC Marathon 2014


MH & MM
somewhere between mile 8.5 and 9.0
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

God is not a...magician

Amazing!  The Pope has pretty much said that he believes in evolution and the Big Bang theory. Ok, what he really said was:
“When we read about creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said. “He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment.”
And
“God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life,”...“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.”
Now on to birth control, Pope Francis?


Friday, October 24, 2014

Victorian Death Photos

When CS sent me a link to this strange but informative slideshow, I was reminded of these freaky old photographs the Victorians would take after death...



















(photos 1 - 6 via kinja; photo 7 via oddee; photos 8 - 11 via buzzfeed)






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