Anita Bryant - "Provocative Stereo" [even at a cost of only 90 cents I still didn't buy it]
Luggage - lots of things in which to take my new bought goodies home
And just in case you are wondering, yes, I did buy things. Two books - Andreas Feininger'sTREES and Birds of Prey by Alan Richards; three 33 rpm vinyl records [Seals + Crofts - "Diamond Girl", Simply Red's "Picture Book" and a quirky album of covers of Beatle's tunes from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the performers everyone from Peter Frampton, Earth Wind and Fire, Steve Martin, Alice Cooper and [this last one a surprise] George Burns [the comedian] doing "Fixing a Hole"] Can't wait to play it. Oh, I almost forgot, the photo I submitted to the Hygienic Art Show as "Missing in Action".
recipes This step-by-step cooking video made by Chef T Cooking School teaches you how to make Wonton Soup in your own kitchen. A lot easier then I'd thought. I also found the presentation style interesting, and much easier to swallow [and, dare I say this, more palatable] than Ana Berry and Steven Day's video on the same subject. Visit Chef T Cooking School for other cooking tips.
hygienic art showThe Hygienic, in New London, Connecticut holds it's annual non-juried show this week. It is well worth the trip if you live near by. It's worth the experience even if you don't. This year, it's also worth it even if you only want to see Glenn Hart's "The Lady Hygienic" [based loosely on Eugène Delacroix's painting "Liberty Leading the People"]. That's a small version of the picture on the left. I posted some photos I took yesterday at the hanging of the show. They are on my Rondacker Live Journal blog. They are posted on the other site because I have more control on determining the size than one has on the blogger site. Even entered something myself this time. That's a first.
This is from Ian Grey's Street Photography series. I particularly appreciated the "Medicalize the Mideast" though I can interpret it in at least two ways. There is the short term obvious one related to the Israeli/Palestinian, Iraq/Afghanistan War debacles. My second thought of the flier in his hand takes a non linear second logical step and has my synapses interpreting Mideast as Midwest. In that mental scenario, I think of Big Pharma giant Eli Lilly Corporation who conducted their clinical trials of the so-called wonder drug Zyprexa using street people staying in homeless shelters in Indianapolis. These hapless souls "volunteered" to take this drug now proven [without a doubt] to aid in sero-converting someone to diabetes, even people who have no family history of that malady. Lilly corporation played down the connection
"Lilly’s own published data, which it told its sales representatives to play down in conversations with doctors, has shown that 30 percent of patients taking Zyprexa gain 22 pounds or more after a year on the drug, and some patients have reported gaining 100 pounds or more. But Lilly was concerned that Zyprexa’s sales would be hurt if the company was more forthright about the fact that the drug might cause unmanageable weight gain or diabetes, according to the documents, which cover the period 1995 to 2004." QUOTE SOURCE: Alex Berenson, Washington Post, November 2006
What else should we expect from any big drug dealer trying to make a decent profit while hawking their harmful wares.
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