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2017-06-19 10:31 am

Ragtime

 
 
 
 

two men holding hands on Brooklyn Bridge in 1911 film

A 1911 documentary travelogue of New York City by a Swedish film crew. From the MoMA collection (viewable online through July 11).

Things to note:

• Spectacular views of bridges, skylines, landmarks, steamship ferries, trolleys, El trains, pedestrian and vehicle traffic, and fashion.

• Most people ignoring (or not noticing) the camera

• At least two instances of one-legged men (war veterans?) (@ ~3:00 and 4:47, and possibly a third @ 6:16)

• Same-sex couple holding hands as they cross Brooklyn Bridge (@ 3:42)

• Almost everybody wearing hats, except for a trio of men with hats in hand crossing the street in front of the Flatiron Building, one of whom puts his back on when he seems to spot the camera (@ 6:30)
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2012-11-16 11:03 pm
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Light

Light

New York, November 2012
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2012-11-16 10:47 pm
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Flight





Flight

New York, November 2012
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2012-10-30 02:09 am
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Doors of Perception

perception
New York, October 2012
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2012-10-22 10:00 am
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Radio Waves

New York, October 2012
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2012-10-13 11:54 pm

Red Crossed


New York, October 2012

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2011-03-06 11:15 am

The Cat and the Baboon



Many gems can be found in the Audible audio version of David Sedaris' Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, not the least of which is hearing octogenarian diva Elaine Stritch read "The Cat and the Baboon", delivering lines such as "It’s good to have a clean anus. Why, I lick mine at least five times a day," and "I don’t care how much money you have, I’m not making conversation with anyone who licks his own ass", which I think is my new ringtone.
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2010-11-19 11:49 pm
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Ce n'est pas un John Boehner










iPhone photo, November 2010, Durham NC
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2010-10-19 10:34 pm

A Young Person's Guide to Theater - Memories

 
 
 





Earlier this year, kids from Dorothy and Mark’s class at Durham’s Central Park School — who were in rehearsals for a school production of The Wizard of Oz — got a guided tour of Manbites Dog Theater. Later, they sent cards of thanks, telling us what they learned.

Find more in the series over at The Upstager.
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2010-09-23 10:38 pm
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Valley High

Looking Down Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley with Jeff… )


Yosemite, California. September 17, 2010. Sony Cybershot.
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2010-09-21 11:12 pm
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Late Sho

Riding Down Yosemite Valley
Yosemite, California. September 17, 2010. iPhone photo.
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2010-09-14 10:57 pm

The Costco Horror



I know that big box stores have their own thriving bird populations, which fly inside and take up residence atop the high shelves. But no one told me that they also harbor gigantic radioactive mutant blood sucking abominations like this.


Costco, Durham N.C., July 2010. iPhone photo
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2010-09-13 11:56 pm

Into the great wide open


Looking Down Yosemite Valley (1865) Albert Bierstadt

Jeff and I take a quick trip out west this week to attend my niece's wedding in Yosemite (she and her husband-to-be both have worked there a number of years). It's my first visit to the park -- I wish we could stay more than a couple of days.
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2010-09-02 11:39 pm

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Card image for Manbites Dog's 24th Season.

Design: Rebekah Miel, QuickBrownFox
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2010-09-02 11:22 pm

"A screaming comes across the sky…"



NASA has posted a bunch of nifty pictures via Flickr's Commons.

Above, JFK and Werner von Braun at Cape Canaveral.
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2010-08-21 11:43 pm
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Fog fishing









On vacation. Jeff fishing on the lake near our cabin.
 
More -- some Not Safe for PETA… )
 

Saluda N.C., August 19-20, 2010. Sony Cybershot
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2010-08-21 10:46 pm
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Southern stars












Shop window, Asheville N.C., August 14, 2010. iPhone photo
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2010-08-02 10:34 am
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Barn










Barn wall, Zebulon N.C., July 31, 2010. iPhone photo.
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2010-07-11 06:02 pm
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After the boys of summer are gone







Don't look back.





Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac, Durham NC, July 2010. iPhone photo.