Friday, July 16, 2010

George Halas

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

This Day in History|1948

Hi. I'm a friend of Bill's.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Born this day in 1854|George Eastman

In his final two years, Eastman was in intense pain, caused by a degenerative disorder affecting his spine. He had trouble standing and his walking became a slow shuffle. Today it might be diagnosed as spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal caused by calcification in the vertebrae. Eastman grew depressed, as he had seen his mother spend the last two years of her life in a wheelchair from the same condition. On March 14, 1932, Eastman committed suicide with a single gunshot to the heart, leaving a note which read, "My work is done. Why wait?

The Screaming Room
Farm House [2008]

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Literary Style Test

Your result for The Literary Style Test...

Albert Camus

Your Literary Style Is 83% Realistic, 83% Philosophical, and 83% Psychological!

Your literary style most resembles Albert Camus'. Camus was a French writer who was heavily influenced by existential philosophy. All of his work is very philosophical and concerned with existential issues such as the meaning of life and the possibility of morals without God. Camus was also a very cerebral writer, examining the thoughts and feelings of his characters in order to bring out his existential philosophy. His characters frequently ponder their situations and the absurdity of their lives, making them very vivid psychological portraits. Unlike most philosophical writers, of course, Camus' style is also very realistic and tends to avoid allegories or symbolism in favor of a true representation of existence through a study of a character's psyche. Your literary style is similar to his because your stories are realistic, psychological studies which emphasize intellectual issues in philosophy.

Some stories you may enjoy: The Stranger, The Plague, and The Fall.

The other literary styles:

Edgar Allan Poe / Jorge Luis Borges / Franz Kafka / F. Scott Fitzgerald / Fyodor Dostoevsky / Herman Melville / George Orwell

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The Screaming Room|Diary
[d. The Pang Bros., 2006]

Asian Guy|New Haven CT [2010]

Bøcklin v Caravaggio v Versace
The Head of Medusa

View of My Living Room

Not Giorgio de Chirico
Rene Magritte
Collection|The Wadsworth Athenaeum

Giorgio de Chirico|b. 1888
Collection of MoMA

It's one of those Sundays!

Giorgio de Chirico|b. 1888

Belated Birthday Greetings!
Giorgio de Chirico [b. 1888]