Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Monday, February 20, 2006

My Dog

Here I am on the phone with my dog.

Here I am watching the Olympics with my dog.

Here I am at Rhona Hoffman Gallery with my dog.

Here I am in bed with my dog.

Here is my dog by hereself.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

I wouldn't wear clogs unless they were wooden and hand carved by elves in Holland.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Studio Mates

We all coincidentally decided to grow beards over the week.

Hit and Run

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Super Bowl Sunday

I was invited to a super bowl potluck last week. I was asked to bring Feta and Hummus but misunderstood and brought Fatah and Hamas. Although these things sound similar they are not interchangeable. The request did not seem that outrageous considering the recent Palestinian election. I live next door to a convenience store and I just now walked over to ask one of the Palestinian owners how to spell Hamas. I also asked if he thought Hamas lost its street cred and if he though the Al axa Martyrs Brigade might gain popularity with the coveted 18 to 35 demographic. He said he did not feel like talking about it with someone who didn’t know the difference between bean dip and a political party.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Birthday Boys

Alice called on February 12 to remind me that is was Lincoln’s birthday and that Charles Darwin was born on the same day and year. I found this picture of the two of them together.

From the NY Times

Imagine what they could do to a quail(by "they" I mean more than 5 but less than 200 pellets):

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 — The 78-year-old lawyer shot by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident over the weekend suffered a minor heart attack early Tuesday caused by birdshot lodged in his heart, hospital officials in Texas said.

The lawyer, Harry M. Whittington, was moved back into the intensive care unit at Christus Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Tex., to be monitored for up to a week in case the birdshot shifted or additional pellets in his body moved into other organs, the officials said at a televised news conference. Dr. David Blanchard, the emergency room chief, estimated that Mr. Whittington had more than 5 but "probably less than 150 to 200" pellets lodged in his body.

Dr. Blanchard said that the hospital's cardiologists were optimistic that the metallic pellet in Mr. Whittington's heart would not travel farther and that he would be able to function normally. They said they did not consider the other pellets in his body problematic, and they currently have no plans to remove them.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


The best thing about the iTrip fm transceiver for my iPod is that I can play music on this old Zenith clock radio.
I look forward to the day that I can rest on my laurels.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

This Is as exciting as the IB Woodpecker

I heard about this from my nephew Tyler's blog.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

You should click on the Buy Our Book link to your right.

National Security

All building should be the same height so that terrorists can no longer target the tallest building in a given city.


I do not have a television and I do not want one but if I had friends, I would go to the friend’s house with the largest television to watch the Olympics. Which reminds me of a friend whose sister was a dedicated TV hater. She even had a “Kill Your Television” sticker. When she finally got a television she got a huge one. She defended her TV ownership as follows: “I only use it for Star Trek and basketball.” Oh, then TV is okay for people wise enough to use it selectively but it is dangerous for the stupid masses. You see, most people watch dumb stuff like not basketball and not Star Trek.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Mr. Dupri

I told my Intro to Photo students today that I changed my name to Mr. Dupri. So, I said, “please call me Mr. Dupri for the rest of the semester.” One of my students asked if he could call me Professor Dupri. I told him that Professor Dupri sounded too pretentious.

And Janet Jackson reportedly gain three stone (160lbs) for a movie roll that she did not get. As one writer said, "She's not fat. She's acting." Which would be truer if she had gotten the roll.

If you can figure out a connection between those two stories let me know.

Thursday, February 02, 2006


Every year on February second the news, even NPR, reports on whether or not the groundhog see its shadow. “Well, it looks like we have 6 more weeks of winter; the groundhog saw its shadow.” What’s interesting is that spring is about 5 weeks away no matter what the groundhog sees. Often they will bring a human climatologist on to give his opinion on the groundhog’s findings. “It looks like Phil (I think that’s the groundhog’s name) might be right. The trends so far . . .” or, “Maybe in Pennsylvania but I noticed my crocuses coming up right here in Kenosha.”

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Do you think that maybe the bird flu got confused and mistook Turkey for a turkey?