Thursday, December 29, 2011

Anderson Cooper's 360º
Forget the Earl Grey!

Anderson Cooper's 360º
Having a sip of the bubbly...

Anderson Cooper's 360º
The Ridiculist, #1 for 2011



This proves there's a giggling high school girl struggling to get out of AC's "pale as a newt" body!


Gotta give him credit.


Seeing and reporting on the horrors of the earth one night...
and giggling like a schoolgirl the next.

Happy New Year | The Year of The Dragon
The Saint at Large – The Year of the Dragon
Rites XXXIII


RICE QUEENS ARE ON HIGH ALERT!

And this won't be found on any Chinese Take-Out Menu!
Spicy or not!

Born this day in 1937 | Mary Tyler Moore

This Day in History| 1997
Hong Kong Slaughters All Its Chickens



Hong Kong begins slaughtering all its chickens to prevent bird flu.

Born this day in 1946 | Marianne Faithful
Photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe, 1976

Sinema | 2011
The Girl with the American Redux
English, No Subtitles


WANNABE!!!

Daniel Craig needs to do more newd scenes!

Sinema | 2009
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Swedish, English Subtitles

On Location | Woodbridge CT
Christmas Tree Road

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart
I've Got a Life 2005

Annie Lennox | SING Campaign
Official Video

Annie Lennox | Live 8
WHY [Live]

Annie Lennox | Dark Road [Live]

Annie Lennox | Dark Road

Annie Lennox | Into the West [live]

Annie Lennox | Born Christmas 1954

Born Christmas Day 1954
Annie Lennox

Diane Arbus [photographer, American, d. 1971]
Santas at the Santa Claus School, Albion, N.Y. 1964


Lot Description
DIANE ARBUS (1923-1971)
Santas at the Santa Claus School, Albion, N.Y. 1964
gelatin silver print, printed later by Neil Selkirk
stamped 'A Diane Arbus photograph', signed, titled, dated, numbered '16/75' by Doon Arbus, Administrator, in ink and Estate copyright credit reproduction limitation stamps (on the verso)
14 3/8 x 14½in. (36.4 x 36.7cm.)

Price Realized (Set Currency)
$13,750
Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.
Estimate
$8,000 - $12,000
Sale Information
Sale 2020
Photographs By Diane Arbus From The Collection Of Bruce And Nancy Berman
10 April 2008
New York, Rockefeller Plaza

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Fahrenheit 451 | It burned in 1851



U.S. Library of Congress catches fire; 

35,000 books burn



Born this day in 1927 | Mary Higgins Clark







The first four months of writing the book, my mental image is scratching with my hands through granite. My other image is pushing a train up the mountain, and it's icy, and I'm in bare feet.

Robert Mapplethorpe | Christmas Tree
Date Unknown (1987?)


Robert Mapplethorpe
Christmas Tree, 1987 (?)

Diane Arbus | Christmas Tree + Clock


Diane Arbus, photographer
Date unknown

Do They Know It's Christmas?
Band Aid 1984

Queen | Silent Night 1979

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

SEAGATE + APPLE RULE!
Time Machine exists for a reason!

Greg Lake | 2010 Video
I Believe in Father Christmas [HQ Audio]



They said there'll be snow at christmas
They said there'll be peace on earth
But instead it just kept on raining
A veil of tears for the virgin's birth
I remember one christmas morning
A winters light and a distant choir
And the peal of a bell and that christmas tree smell
And their eyes full of tinsel and fire

They sold me a dream of christmas
They sold me a silent night
And they told me a fairy story
'till I believed in the israelite
And I believed in father christmas
And I looked at the sky with excited eyes
'till I woke with a yawn in the first light of dawn
And I saw him and through his disguise

I wish you a hopeful christmas
I wish you a brave new year
All anguish pain and sadness
Leave your heart and let your road be clear
They said there'll be snow at christmas
They said there'll be peace on earth
Hallelujah noel be it heaven or hell
The christmas you get you deserve

U2 | 2008
I Believe in Father Christmas (RED WIRE)

Sarah Brightman | 2010 (?)
I Believe in Father Christmas

Greg Lake | 2005
I Believe in Father Christmas (Live)

Emerson Lake & Palmer | 1977
I Believe in Father Christmas



They said there'd be snow at Christmas

They said there'd be peace on Earth

Hallelujah Noel

Be it Heaven or Hell

The Christmas we get

We deserve

Sunday, December 18, 2011

~4,483 US Heroes WON'T be home for Christmas


For some, and way too many, the "war in Iraq" will NEVER be over.


And what about PTSD?


Don't tell me that's not covered by insurance...

Don't shoot me, I'm only the piano player!


photograph©2011 bernardmlynchjr

Every squirrel's gotta get a nut...
or a pumpkin seed!


photographs@2011 bernardmlynchjr

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Boxer | 17 Dec 2011
Fair Haven CT


a piano-practicing portrait ©bernardmlynchjr

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pantone's Color of the Year | 2012 Orange
Tangerine Tango

DEATH be not pried...
This is gonna be one helluva kharma kickback


photo ©2011 bernardmlynchjr


Article ©2011
The Waterbury Republican-American

Mapplethorpe's 2012 WALL-SIZED FLORALS
On my lust list...

Mapplethorpe 2012 Flowers
12" x 12" Calendar
COLLECTORS' ITEM ALREADY!


Already a sell-out on Calendars.com and Amazon.com, you can buy it at the teNueues site for about $38 USD, but if you HURRY (and it's limited to one per customer!) B&N has it for just over $18, including shipping.

BREAKING!
PANTONE picks ORANGE as 2012's
COLOR OF THE YEAR [Tangerine Tango]

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Queen | Freddie Mercury
Mustapha 1979



A fucking vocal frenzy before he rips into the keyboard!


Mustapha | JAZZ 1979

Versus.
Fat Bottomed Girls
Antigone Rising v GLEE





Let's see:


1. Antigone Rising: an all-girl group
2. GLEE: a slickly-produced television show about glee clubs


Where's YOUR vote?


I'm with the chicks!

Versus.
Queen 1979
Fat Bottomed Girls [Official & Live]





Yeah, I wanna see one of today's bands pull off the LIVE version of these amazing vocal harmonics!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Pearl Harbor|The Photographs
December 7, 1941



Some of you will have to go to a museum to see what a Brownie camera looked like?
Here is a simple picture of what we are talking about. . .

Isn't is amazing how a film could last so long in a camera without disintegrating?

Fantastic photos taken 68 years ago, photos stored in an old Brownie Camera. Very interesting photos; what quality from 1941.

Pearl Harbor photos found in an old Brownie stored in a foot locker.
And somewhat recently taken to be developed.

THESE PHOTOS ARE FROM A SAILOR WHO WAS ON THE USS QUAPAW ATF-11O.

PEARL HARBOR
December 7th, 1941


And, as a personal note:

I'd like to dedicate this posting to the mother of a very good friend who was stationed at Pearl Harbor on that day, shaken from her bed, who then made her way through the day as a nurse. Everyone has a story. More often than not, you have to stop long enough and listen.