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Brian explains to Santa his wish for a scorpion free world.
(showing him where a scorpion got him on his finger)
Dec 2001.

I agree

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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.

Excerpt from a letter David O Selznik sent to those filming Ingrid Bergman’s first Hollywood picture “Intermezzo”.

Other images of Ingrid Bergman here.

I suspect Scarlett Johansson and Angelina Jolie have had similar letters written about them.

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This guy balances rocks at Seaport Village. The rocks are taken from rocks lining the harbor. I’d passed by here about 1/2 hour before, and he hadn’t started. I got there just as he placed the last rock of the 2nd from the left pile.

July, 2010
San Diego’s Seaport Village

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image A famous photo, now a statue on the harbor front in San Diego (near the Midway carrier museum)

6 July 2010

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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).