Saturday, December 08, 2007
RANDOM EMCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA POST
BUXTON, Jedediah b. 1704 early 'rainman'. d 70 yrs. fascination w/ #s and only #s. tested in 1754 by royal society.
BYRON, George Noel Gordon, Lord 1788-1824, born in poverty. title from grand-uncle. mother called him a lame brat(his father had spent her fortune, leaving them poor). fell in love w/2 cousins when youthful. married in 1815. 1 daughter and then wife goes for separation. 6+ pages. blah blah blah blah blah. died of a fever near greece.
BYSTROM, johan Nicolaus-1783-1848 swedish sculptor
RANDOM UP NORTH POST
i am not sure if grandma refinished this too, but was always in the livingroom when i was a kid. i guess a friend of carla's mother or a friend gave it to her, so i would say she did. course, one of my favorite things. and of course i do collect dressers and chests like everybody in the family does. appreciate fine furniture.
RANDOM ESTATE SALE/EBAY POST
went to a so-so estate sale today. spent too much. but hopfully the blatz beer tray will make it worth it. but last week i went to a very norwegian estate sale and i found this very old handmade knife. very wicked looking. very sharp. and no idea what it is made to butcher. sort of like a filet knife. whale? anybody know anything about knifes?
RANDOM EBAY POST
another goodie. last summer got a good $3 from a rather crappy republican ranch, but, lo an behold. i did indeed find treasures there. and some keeps. finally pt this large wood fish on and it ended over $15. technically paid 13¢. you would not believe how i can pack my african bag. and i got to just take a cane and a top shelf can grabber at the end of the sale.
yeah, sold quite a bit from there. 2 brass 60's wall thingies. blue/grey plastic handled flatware set, mortar and pestle, a fancy keychain, asian windchimes. may sell some rosary beads. not sure. they make ok necklaces. ugly jewelry didn't sell, but i still have to list the nice key chain hanger that looks like an old fancy key. gotta trade. i ebay that one so i can hoard a black pig iron advertising one. can't keep both. right?
SATURDAY SWEATER BLOGGING
one of the rug yarn sweaters. dyed the yarn as well. BITCH to knit. not as warm as i wanted either. looks better in person. did another one. exact same 'pattern'.
Friday, December 07, 2007
RANDOM EBAY POST
i don't know if this is a 1st, but this outhouse has 6 bids and ending tomorrow. of course pennsylvanian. the 'ultra' primative state. our cottage has a nice early one. still in use or those who like to crap apres.
RANDOM UP NORTH POST
ooh, better finish this.
i remember as a child, this chair being in the kitchen, and then it was gone. CARLA had it. sigh. well, grandma showed me how and i redid my own bench and chair. and did my danish chair and other stuff. and i do have a table and chairs. where are those chairs?
Thursday, December 06, 2007
RANDOM EBAY POST
i got this box top at the estate sale i met crazy estate sale guy. bumped into him in the basement where i found this. promptly put on ebay. and the winner who was nice and chatty before T-day said she works across the street from the dorchester chocolate plant, which is being condoized. and told me about La Belle, the woman on the box top. very cool googling if you his dorchester. but just search la belle. or was it walter baker co i searched? found some cool old ads but they seem to have disappeared. but got the painting she is based on, which is an even neater story. so go google!
not a big profit, but very fun sale. probably from the 20's-30's.
RANDOM SQUIRREL MENACE PIC POST
ooh, black squirrel. extra cool. aunt says they have more by the cottage. saw one with a red gold tipped tail.
RANDOM DU POST
just found about this 3 1/4 inch stone carving that sold for 52+ mil. 5000 yr old. pretty kick ass. if only the original carver knew.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
the top went for $18.03! i got something else to look for at estate sales.
was in the car during this and OH MAN. this smacked hillary's response out of the stadium. as if georgie does diplomacy.
MR. MIKE GRAVEL: Iran's not a problem, never has been, never will be.
What you're seeing right here is something very unique, very courageous. What the intelligence community has done is drop-kicked the president of the United States. These are people of courage that have watched what the president is doing, onrush to war with Iran.
And so by releasing this information, which is diametrically opposed to the estimate that was given in '05 by showing that there is no information to warrant what the White House has been doing, they have now boxed in the president in his ability to go to war. So, my hat is off to these courageous people within the bureaucrats — bureaucracy of the intelligence community.
RANDOM EBAY WTF POST
okays. i find this top in grandma's hoard. well, it does work. and who knows, i put it on ebay for 99¢.
just now-$13. and 14 hours to go.
WTF? for an insurance freebee?
the old soap saver has a 10¢ bid too. gotta price things right!
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
BUSSORAH/BASSORA?BASRA- city of asia, in government of bagdad. founded by Omar. 636 AD. conquered by turks in 1668. 1777 taken by persia under Sadick Khan after a 8 month seige. back to turks and back. 'now' in turks control. 1876, population 10,000.
BUSTADES-greek ceramacist. Native of Sicyon. 600 bc.
BUTTERFLIES + MOTHS-592-598. many illustrations. no color.
BUTTON- french bouton. these apparently insignificant articles have produced great alteration in our style of dress, for without them it would have been impossible to have reduced the flowing robes of our forefathers into our present 'simple' costume. button manufacture end of elizabeth I. at 1st only ornamental, but in 1700's, matthew Boulton, became senior partner at boulton + Watt in 1745 and improved manufacture of buttons, especially inlaid and steel. when Soho works were opened in birmingham, one of the departments was occupied in making steel buttons w/ facets that sold 40 grand for a gross. gilt buttons in fashion on accession of george III. much trade in buttons. cabinet maker john taylor, a principle hand in improvements for gilt, plated, and lacquered buttons. ralph heaton improved the making of shanks. blah blah blahb. sanders-fabric covered patents. corded edge, horn buttons.
some buttons have fetched enormous prices, even when made of common material. i may have to post some of my BUTTON COLLECTION.
58? not ready for primetime Bush weeks to go
NIE says IWan doesn't have a mushroom cloud, no WW3
No armageddon for georgie & dickie WEEEEEEEEEEE
58? goddamned not ready for primetime Bush weeks to go
but georgie and dickie will still try and get their iWan. No, and they can't have any pudding either!
Monday, December 03, 2007
RANDOM CRITIQUE POST
been working on this landscape. i had it in my head, but isn't working like i thought. not sure i want to waste more paint on it. the viridian on the tooo bright green works. but add some grass? tone down the top trees? of course the viridian was a light wash over thick. hoping something neat happens when dry dry. oh, it's about 4ft x 4ft
anybody got any thoughts?
oh, by the way, do check out the squirrel link found in the comments. scary squirrel world. this pic is from there. still gleaning for squirrel menace.
MONDAY NOT ROADKILL BLOGGING
cosmo done is denmark. i just started selling prints of this at art fairs. he is a good seller. larger than most. 9 x 6ish.
Sunday, December 02, 2007
wha? it's the 25th anniversary of michael jackson's thriller, AND the cabbage fucking dolls?????
i am so fucking OLD!
i was too old THANK GOD for the cabbages. i admit, i have PRE-thriller. i think i have 1 vinyl single.
this also means ronnie raygun is that long ago. and maybe i will survive to 25 years past the chimperor.
but, dammit, thoughts of keith intrude. will i have an anniversary to remember you always? its damn hard not being able to talk or write to him. with nobody, no hope of another him, not yet. shit. should delete. so banal. reading the WW1 book. the EBs. humans are insignificant. a blip of time. sigh.
getting old sucks.
oh, i guess the winter storm made crazy cute estate sale guy to forget. whew. no biggie.
RANDOM FALLAGE POST
seeing that winter is here, i better throw this up now. i didn't take this, but was stolen from DU person. taint it pretty?
the rain stopped before locusts and frogs.
about 4 inches or so of snow yesterday, and then sleet, rain. and sort of congealed crap on the lawn.
it just started raining(with downpour) and yes, THUNDER.
will be keeping an eye out for locusts and frogs.
Note: Spoiler Alert
Ppl gun get maded. Some naems look liek dey r alrdy in lolcat but tehy wer written liek dat. Joos can't speel.
 Da genie-ologee of Jesuz Christ
1 Dis book of genie-ologee of Jesuz Christ, son of David, son of Abraham:2 Abraham maded Isaac, Isaac maded Jacob, Jacob maded Judah and hiz bros.3 Judah maded Perez and Zerah wit Tamar. Perez maded Hezron, and Hezron maded Ram.4 Ram maded Amminadab, Amminadab maded Nashon and Nashon maded Salmon. Not liek the fish, lol.5 Salmon maded Boaz, Boaz maded Obed wit Ruth, Obed maded Jesse6 and Jesse maded King David teh king. King David teh king maded Solomon wit sum chick that used to made peoples wit Uriah. Lol, Uriah got pwned.7 Solomon maded Rehoboam, Rehoboam maded Abijah and Abijah maded Asa.8 Asa maded Jehoshaphat, and he maded Jehoram and Jehoram maded Uzziah.9 Uzziah maded Jotham, Jotham maded Ahaz and Ahaz maded Hezekiah.10 Hezekiah maded Manasseh, Manasseh maded Amon and Amon maded Josiah.11 Josiah maded Jeconiah and hiz bros, was bout when they was carryeded to Babblylon.12 And after they was in Babblylon Jeconiah maded Shealtiel, and Shealtiel maded Zerubbabel13 Zerubbabel maded Abiud, Abiud maded Eliakim and Eliakim maded Azor.14 Azor maded Zadok, Zadok maded Akim and Akim maded Eliud.15 Eliud maded Eleazar, Eleazar maded Matthan and Matthan maded Jacob.16 And Jacob maded Joseph. Joseph was teh mister of Mary, and she maded Jesus, who gets called Christ, liek all teh time. Srsly.17 So all teh genenerayshuns from Abraham to David am 14 genenerayshuns, frm David to gettin lockeded up in Babblylon am 14 genenerayshuns, and frm gettin lockeded up in Babblylon to teh Christ am 14 genenerayshuns. Srsly.
 Da burth of Jesuz Christ
18 Now, teh burth of teh Christ was liek dis: After Marry and Joseph waz all "We's gonna get marrieded, kthnx", but before dey could had hankiez pankiez Mary was all pr3ggerz from Teh Forse.19 Joseph was liek "I has virjn - NOOOO dey be stealin my virjn! Must hied hur".20 But when he was tihnkin, zomg, a WallCat frm Ceiling Cat was liek, "Oh hai! I'm in ur dreemz, givin u messij. Don't be scairdy cat. Take Mary as ur wife - is virjn. But teh Forse is strong in tihs wun, lol! HoverCat is on hur, givn hur feetus, srsly.21 "And she gonna made a son, and you gonna call him Jeezus, cuz he save kittehs frum bein bad kittehs. Kthxbye."22 So all dis was all did cuz Ceiling Cat had sed it wud be. His proffet was all liek:23 "Hay guise, look! teh virjn iz all preggers, and dey gonna call him Immanuel", dat be joospeek for "Ceiling Cat wit us"24 Then Joseph waked up, done wat teh angel frm Ceiling Cat tolded him to, and was all liek "U wit me now lol" at Mary.25 And dey didnt has teh HARBL GOES WHERE!?!? til affer dey gets a son and calleded him Jeezus. Ktnx.
ths be da reding of teh gospel
1 John 1
Word of Lief
1 K so thsi iz bout Word of Lief whihc waz from beginin n we herd n saw wiht ar aiz n tuchd wiht ar pawz2 An Lief waz reveeld, n we saw n wer liek "OMG LOOK AT" n we dugg it n rote in hedlien "ETEARNL LIEF WIT FAHTER AND WAZ REVEELD 4 US!!!1"3 No Rly, It tru!!!4 Is ROFLCOPTER awsom!
Ceiling Cat is lyte
5 Baby Jeezuz sais Ceiling Cat is made of win, he cannot has failz.6 If you be down wit Ceiling Cat but has failz, u fail alwayz.7 But if u be down wit Ceiling Cat and haz win, you can has baff wit Baby Jeezuz and cleaneded all ur evulz.8 you all has evulz, +1 truth.9 Telded the Ceiling Cat bout ur evulz and he will be leik iz OK datz kewl.10 Donut be tellin leiz to Ceiling Cat
SUNDAY CATHEDRAL BLOGGING
was linked to this webpage-Thais.it-art & nature and i have been going thru the 40,000 centuries of architecture. a lot of the gothic stuff is amazing.
but no new world stuff. or africa other than egypt area or mid-east.
1 Teh Ceiling Cat saiz to Mozes, "O hai! Outta ur tabby-nackels, d00dthx.2 U should go saiz this to Izrulites, for to IM me, Hey Ceiling Cat, I can has stuff :) and liek that, they gotta bring me teh cheezeburgers or other good stuff for impruvin teh conneckshun winkwink."
3 Offurings is liek good an all, buts teh haz to be not flawZord cheezeburger, and you can bringz it to mah front d00rz," saiz teh Ceiling Cat.4 Youz to put yer pawz on teh cheezeburger, n sai, 'Sarry for the pwnage, but u no how it is an stuff, kthxbai.'5 N then you is to kill teh Bullock (O NOES! Not teh Sander Bullock! She B hot n all!) in front of us d00dz, n leev teh meesy cheezeburger joocez all ovur teh playce, gross. Iz U retardid?6 Tehn take its buns off and cutz it up, so for kittehs no choke.7 But then you are all leik, 'Cheezeburger wai too rair! DO NOT WANT!' So then you mayk a big fire for to grill it up taystee n stuff kthx.8 Then you, liek, grill it up taystee n stuff kthx.9 But then thair be pikkulz and onyuns n crap on it! O NOES! BLECH! Tayk that garbajge off and stik it up yr harbl, we iz not amused. Then we can has it now? Kthxyum.
10 But if U wana bring teh donutz or teh ExBockzs, thatz kewl too, but don U be bringin me no trash, Ceiling Cat will run out of happy and kiil ur d00dz.11 Jest bring it liek norml and throw teh stuff around, liek YAY! ExBockses and donutz n bere! W00T!12 N then you all divvy up teh loot, ain't it grayt to be churchy and take ppls stuff? HA!!1!! Im in ur cherch, eetin yr foodZ n playin wif ur toyz! Moar plz.13 But then you notise some joker brought copy of Zero Wing, and that suckz, so plz to thro away for graet justise. Then U eat and play kthx.
14 An hey, Ceiling Cat lieks teh chikin too dont forgit!15 Jest make sure itz ded and crispy, raw chikin iz gross and makses us frow up.16 No fethurz neether! R U DUM?!17 Look, ur doin it rong, jest get teh 16 peece Xtra Crispy Bucket, with the taytoes and gravy and biskitz, and teh mac n' chz, kthx? What? O ya, Ceiling Cat iz happy, sure yumyum, srsly."
so says ceiling cat