Sunday, August 28, 2011

Is the World Still Turning?

Dear Friends,

I'm feeling pretty cranky. This whole Hurricane Irene-thing has been an irritating disappointment. I was promised Armageddon by the "Storm Center" folks across the wide span of cable, Internet and broadcast bandwidth. What we got was drizzle and a shit-rain of blab from cooky politicians making hay by frightening the folks that they work for. The pols promised an apocalypse but failed to deliver more than soggy sneakers.

In my hometown in western Massachusetts, the stores were closed on this Sunday afternoon. The methadone clinics were shuttered. Churches were closed. The streets were deserted. I could not even get a bagel with a shmeer at the local deli. Such a horror can only be measured from the perspective of a New Yorker seeking solace in the silence of the lonely, non-flooded subway tunnels below Manhattan, as he waits for a ride that shall not come by.

The horror. The horror.

On the bright side, insurance rates rose in anticipation of the deluge. The casualty rate from the past two day's inconvenience was only .05% of the number of folks killed in auto accidents on American roads in the same interval. More folks got killed by accidental gun-shots than died in the past two days of non-weather horror. Yes. Look on the bright side! Yes!!! Stay tuned to your local weather. Stay tuned for the commercials from Mannie's Applicances. You may have a chance on a bargain for a new fridge… if you dare to go outside.

Res Ipsa Loquitur,

S

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

More Fun with the iPhone Camera

Dear Friends,

Here's another quick shot w/fx from the iPhone4 and PictureMagic. It took about three shots with HDR and five seconds of processing. All together, about two minutes work to get this photo that is remarkable primarily in the ease of its capture and treatment.


Res Ipsa Loquitur

S

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Fine Little Ditty…

 Dear Friends,

Here we have a competent rendition of a perennial favorite of every boy and girl, as performed by the good ol', dang mighty Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers of days lo many years ago.

I Remain Yours in The Dance,

S

Monday, August 1, 2011

iPhone Phun…

Dear Friends,

The following are some images taken with the dinky 5Mp iPhone camera, mucked about a bit on the fly with a free app called PictureMagic. The art on the old grocery's wall is not mine, but graciously left by some teenager with a couple of cans of spray paint. He was, no doubt, happily up well past his curfew on a recent summer's night.

S



Sometimes a Great Notion…

Dear Friends,

Remember the Future. Your life is a movie… your movie. This little, flaky film documents The Band of Merry Pranksters in their search of a cool place in 1964.

I Remain Yours in The Quest,

S