Saturday, February 07, 2009

Dinner with Sullenberger (sort of)

This evening we had dinner at the same restaurant as Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, the hero pilot of the US Airways plane that landed in the Hudson River (is it really a landing if you come down in water?). We left at the same time, and I was about 4 feet from him as he posed for a picture with the restaurant staff. He looks much older than 58.

EDIT: I see he went to see South Pacific. We were next door at the New York Philharmonic. We see South Pacific next Saturday--Valentine's Day.

More on Shepard Fairey--it gets worse

Artist of famed Obama poster arrested in Boston

After this, it seems he's wanted in Los Angeles for graffiti tagging.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Plat du jour

I don't think this is the way it's spelled in Florida.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

This doesn't surprise me at all

AP alleges copyright infringement of Obama image

It's amazing how frequently artists seem to feel free to use other people's work. But when their work is appropriated by others they suddenly remember there's a copyright law. (Shepard Fairey hasn't done the latter, as far as I know, but plenty of other artists have.)

Plat du jour

I played with Tonka Trucks when I was little. This was not on a Tonka Truck.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The sad thing is, she's probably right

From Overheard in the Office:
Girl: My dad said I can't get a boob job because of the economy. I told him if I got a boob job, I'd have a better chance of getting hired and making money.

Weekly free associations

  1. Take :: One

  2. 350 :: Degrees

  3. Stand :: Up

  4. Raspberry :: Black

  5. Turnstile :: Subway

  6. Infomercial :: Never

  7. Dejected :: Rejected

  8. What’s the word? :: Hummingbird

  9. Awestruck :: ??

  10. Smashed :: Potatoes
HT to Unconscious Mutterings.

Plat du jour