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Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Friday. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Plinius Sep 28. 8 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

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10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

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A Prayer for Our Nation (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Sep 21. 2 Replies

I'm going to keep this one short and sweet.  Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has seen what is going on with the current occupant of the Oval Office, and my impression is that she is not at all happy with it.  True to her citizenship,…Continue

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Any Babymetal Fans Here?

Started by Bruce Carroll. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 12. 5 Replies

Any Babymetal fans here besides me? I have to ask because 1) I really like Babymetal and 2) Babymetal unknowingly played a role in my journey out of religion.For those who are unfamiliar with Babymetal, here is a link to one of their most popular…Continue

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Comment by Ian Mason on September 9, 2017 at 7:18pm

Congrats, Patricia. I hope it continues.

Thomas, it's a Canon I bought second-hand from someone who upgraded to an SLR.

Joan, here's a song from 1943 that's been mostly forgotten.

Comment by Patricia on September 9, 2017 at 6:18pm

WE HAVE RAIN!!!!!........real rain.......its wet & everything!!!!!! Just hope it stays for awhile.

Comment by Thomas Murray on September 9, 2017 at 5:54pm


I you don't mind me asking... what kind of camera do you use?

Comment by Ian Mason on September 9, 2017 at 2:44pm

Probably Hopper's most famous painting, Joan. I love his work. There seems to be a poignant mixture of love and loneliness that he captures so well.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2017 at 2:34pm

When I saw your photo of Seated People by Hopper, I recognized the style; it evoked memories of another painting 

Nighthawks Forever

Possibly in a diner that once sat at the corner of Greenwich and Seventh in Greenwich Village. 

This was painted in 1942, just after the US entered WW II. It was a bleak period evoking pessimism. Many productions of Film noir, i.e. films made in the period 1944–54 and the work of directors such as Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, and Billy Wilder

There were also films of lighthearted musical comedy filled with the nostalgia and patriotism that were the distinctive features of Hollywood's World War II-era musicals i.e. "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942), "Rhythm on the River" (1940), "The Road to Singapore" (1940) and four 1940s sequels, and "Holiday Inn" (1942). 

The music of that era, some sad: “Christmas in the Trenches,” “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition,” “Danny Boy,"

and some silly songs: "Beer Barrell Polka," Boogie Woogie Bugle  Boy," and "Chattanooga Choo Choo."

It was a rich time for a little girl to grow through. 

Comment by Ian Mason on September 9, 2017 at 12:39pm

I think I've a long way to go to catch up with you, Joan. Chronic angst in my younger years held me back and I didn't travel. I'm trying to make up for that now.

Yes, I enjoyed the trip immensely and could have turned round and done it again the day after.

Comment by Randall Smith on September 9, 2017 at 7:37am

Ian, you probably saw more of America than most Americans! Wonderful.

Comment by Plinius on September 9, 2017 at 1:15am

Good pictures Ian!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 9, 2017 at 12:35am

Nice photos, Ian.  It's nice you got to see such a varied collection of art and sights during your trip.  Very cool.

And you can tell people you visited the Bible Belt and left with your non-soul intact.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2017 at 12:04am

Ian, you have enough memories of you various travels to last you a lifetime. How fortunate you are to go to so many places and see so many things. 


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