Matt Drudge must never sleep! Anyway, I was going to make this visual comparison today as well, but Drudge beat me to it as I snored away this morning:
Both Presidents are dangerous narcissists. And their staged photo ops are staged to appeal to their respective populations. So the photos say MORE about US than the subjects. And I’m embarrassed by what ours implies.
I think we should spare no trouble to get comparable close-ups of Miss Bergman. Every beautiful shot we get of her is a great deal of money added to the returns on the picture and I urge that Mr. Kern and Mr. Ratoff start to work on a list of where re-take close-ups might be made.
Other images of Ingrid Bergman here.
I suspect Scarlett Johansson and Angelina Jolie have had similar letters written about them.
This is a bread cutting box I made for my Uncle Ray. At this point it wasn’t done yet, I still had to sand it and stain it. You cut bread on it and the crumbs fall in the box and you can dump them easily. It sits on a bread boarded cherry table I made for his RV. His RV was old and tired but had the nicest table around!
The bread cutting box, btw, was made entirely with hand tools. No electricity used. The wood came off our farm in Vermont, again hand cut, ripped with a hand rip saw, hand planed to size with a 100 year old jointer hand plane. I then joined it using dove tails cut with a chisel and Japanese pull saw. I made enough wood for two boxes this size, and then went back to power tools. The entire project took months (mainly for drying the wood).
Cool. I’m going to try this, in some form, in July. No promises for August. And digital.
I encountered two gals doing a 365 pictures of themselves project recently. They were quite creative and used radio remotes. We met them at the Utah State Capitol building, where they were using the architecture to good effect.
My project for July will record a sabbatical I’m taking there for all of July. I’m toying with photos documenting each SD Trolley stop as one “concept”. Alternately, I may strap a GPS watch on and sync my photos to my location and map them on a map of SD.
Something to do anyway (-: