Saturday, April 2, 2016

A Taste of the Funny - In An Elevator

A very clever and funny thing to say, when you are in an elevator and you are headed down to the ground floor and the elevator stops over and over again - it seems like people are getting on and off at pretty  much every floor - well, then a very clever and funny thing to say when you have the chance and especially if it's quiet in the elevator car, a funny and clever thing to say is to wryly say, "Hey, I didn't mean to get on the local!" (or some variant of that), because the implication then is that you had a choice when you entered the elevator car, like with a bus, say, or maybe a subway route, to take EITHER a local or an express, and so then you'd be implying via this wry statement that, having it do over again or if you had your druthers etc., you'd have chosen to take an express rather than the "local" referenced in the wry statement, because the "local", of course, would have fewer stops and fewer people getting on and off and you would get to the ground floor faster, like an express bus, say, or maybe an express subway route would get you to your final destination faster.


See?

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Geoff Bankowski Sent Me a Cross...


... a lovely little cross he snapped at the Utica Avenue Station in BedStuy, Brooklyn, around March 16th, 2016.

Again, thanks to all, and keep those cards and crosses coming!

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Peeber Sent Me a Cross


People send me crosses on occasion, and photos of crosses.  Kayne Doumani has, for example, and Cat Howard/Gil Batzri.  Alice Rudolph has, and Nate McFadden.  You could too if you got a wild hair.

Sadly the identity of the original artist here is not known to us, but we do know that Peeber snapped this photo today on a hiking trail under a freeway overpass near Lafayette, California.  And we so thank him for this, we truly do.

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

"Two Crosses"




















Colored pencil on note paper, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, March 11th, 2016, Gainsbourg, Greenwood, Seattle.

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"Demure (with Child)"




















Portion of torn matchbook on prayer card, 5 x 4 inches, March 12th, 2016, Seattle, WA.

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"Incognito"




















Portion of torn matchbook on prayer card, 5 x 4 inches, March 12th, 2016, Seattle, WA.

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"The Great Despiser"




















Pen on cocktail napkin, 4.75 x 4.75 inches, November 20th, 2015, Seattle, WA.