Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Old Photo

I finally had time to stop by the Sleepy Poet a couple of weeks ago and bought some old snapshots. Here is snapshot #1. Five friends posing arm in arm. No information on location and date.

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Monday, March 09, 2015

Downtown Musicians

After a meeting at the Main Library last week I saw these musicians waiting to cross the street. I've heard our city's orchestra a few times now and that is a lot of underpaid talent standing on that street corner.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ouch

Even in video games if you are ejected out the windshield of your car at a high speed you'll end up dead.



But, at least you can climb back into another car and run over some pedestrians. It all works out in the end.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Charlotte Time Lapse

Found this great time lapse video of weather breaking over downtown Charlotte. Beautiful.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Lights and Stuff

Last night in between snarky comments about the music, costumes and general silliness of the halftime we did all agree that the projections on the stage looked pretty cool. I came across this video on Reddit of the light show the Toronto Maple Leafs used during their pregame ceremony. Incredible stuff.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sunlight and Clouds and Shit

Saw this view at the mall today. It's hard to capture those sun rays that poke through a hole the clouds. I pretty much whiffed on this one but it's close.

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On an unrelated note, the sound system at the food court at the Southpark Mall is still down. It's been down since around the new year. It is so nice not to have shitty music blaring through the food court. Now I hear foot steps and people talking. I am wondering what the deal is. Before the TV screens there played some piped in broadcast that featured music videos by average pop bands and interviews with minor celebrities and the occasional funny pet video. Now there is nothing but blank, silent screens. My bet is the company that created the content went tits up and the mall is searching for a new company to provide them with innocuous content. I say, take down those TV and leave the room as it is. Not every public space needs a soundtrack. That's not going to happen but a guy can dream, can't he?

Friday, January 09, 2015

Getty Images

I just learned today that Getty Images has a fairly large database of images available.

New York City around 1935


Marylin Monroe and Arthur Miller in 1958


1984 Detroit Tigers Team Picture


1951 All Star Game at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, MI


Tokyo at Night


Willie Mays, 1962 World Series


Satchel Paige pitching for the St. Louis Browns

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Burn, Baby, Burn

Yesterday afternoon we were treated to this sight, our neighbor burning leaves in her driveway. An illegal act. I am wondering if she knows this is illegal? She may not. I need to find a nice way to tell her to knock it the fuck off.