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2004/01/10

What is this waste of time? has two Lehto Google attempts as mentioned earlier today.
posted by TT 7:52 PM

What form of art are you?:
Drama
You are Drama.
You are extroverted and like to show off, but can
be very subtle and intelligent when you want.
As an expert at story-telling, you love
attention and have developed the skill of
keeping it.
You get along well with Literature and Film.

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posted by TT 4:57 PM

"INTERVIEW WITH KENNETH GOLDSMITH BY LEEVI LEHTO": "'It is an extremely artificial and contrived text.'" Can't find the engine, so make one up by hand from this interview. Via Boynton, "I rarely have a name y'know." Via fait accompli:
And Boynton!!! {click here} How does she
know the exact moment when I need a lift or a laugh?

Which is only one reason why
I click on Boynton it every single day!!!
posted by TT 1:46 PM

2004/01/09

Tate Modern | The Unilever Series: Olafur Eliasson:
Greenland words for snow
Greenland residents have around fifty different words for snow, from ‘nittaalaq’ (air thick with snow) to ‘aput’ (snow on the ground).
Checked the urban legend department and found the precise words in Language/eskimo words for snow derby.
posted by TT 11:42 AM

Tate Modern | The Unilever Series: Olafur Eliasson:
Definition of drizzle
Drizzle is defined as liquid precipitation in the form of drops with a diameter of less than half a millimetre.
That would be slightly larger than 1/64".
posted by TT 10:33 AM

Tate Modern | The Unilever Series: Olafur Eliasson has weather stories. The Toph writes, submits and forgets about a recent walk, in case the beleaguered reader wonders whether TTT produces any original material whatsoever. What was the story?

Midmorning on the 7th of January, Ranger, the pit bull and the Toph went out for the daily morning walk near the hospital in Moss Beach. They parked at the former nursery school and walked up the hill heading northeast in a brisk wind from the southeast. Weather conditions worsened and it started to drizzle. Also, the situation was complicated somewhat by yapping dogs heard in the distance, possibly walking on the loose on the trails, which could be very dangerous if they come right up to Ranger on his leash, so the walk became an evasive maneuver. As it was, the wind and rain was behind the Toph, and Ranger was just happy to be out sniffing at everything. On top of the hill, there was a view of the Montara Mountains and the storm passing through. Bursts of rain at 30 degrees to the ground over a vast coastal terrace whipped by, right to left, sweeping across miles of peninsula. Unforgettable.

The walk continued to the next rise, and the wind and rain didn't let up, so turning back seemed like a good idea. Yapping dogs were heard, but still not seen, so Toph led the way back, this time facing the wind and rain. There was nothing to see except the next few steps ahead in the swirling mist and beads of water collecting on Toph's glasses. The trek was quite dramatic at the last blind hill with the little dogs still yapping, but Toph and Ranger took the shortest path down the hill through the last field to the nursery school. As it was finally obvious the little dogs were not going be a problem, Toph noticed the wind died and the pelting light rain stopped. What a missed opportunity to head toward the mountain instead of cutting the walk short.

This is the location of the first hill on topozone.
posted by TT 10:09 AM

Rambling with Resnick:
We quickly learned Winogrand's technique--he walked slowly or stood in the middle of pedestrian traffic as people went by. He shot prolifically. I watched him walk a short block and shoot an entire roll without breaking stride. As he reloaded, I asked him if he felt bad about missing pictures when he reloaded. "No," he replied, "there are no pictures when I reload." He was constantly looking around, and often would see a situation on the other side of a busy intersection. Ignoring traffic, he would run across the street to get the picture.

Incredibly, people didn't react when he photographed them. It surprised me because Winogrand made no effort to hide the fact that he was standing in way, taking their pictures. Very few really noticed; no one seemed annoyed. Winogrand was caught up with the energy of his subjects, and was constantly smiling or nodding at people as he shot. It was as if his camera was secondary and his main purpose was to communicate and make quick but personal contact with people as they walked by. At the same time, as he passed from shadow into sunlight into shadow again, he was constantly adjusting his meterless camera. It was second nature to him. In fact, his first comment right out the door was, "nice light--1/250 second at f/8."
posted by TT 9:08 AM

2004/01/08

Rambling with Resnick:
I tried to mimic Winogrand's shooting technique. I went up to people, took their pictures, smiled, nodded, just like the master. Nobody complained; a few smiled back! I tried shooting without looking through the viewfinder, but when Winogrand saw this, he sternly told me never to shoot without looking. "You'll lose control over your framing," he warned. I couldn't believe he had time to look in his viewfinder, and watched him closely. Indeed, Winogrand always looked in the viewfinder at the moment he shot. It was only for a split second, but I could see him adjust his camera's position slightly and focus before he pressed the shutter release. He was precise, fast, in control.
—Mason Resnick, Coffee and Workprints: A Workshop With Garry Winogrand
posted by TT 10:24 AM

2004/01/06

David Adam Edelstein: Parking Garages via thingsmagazine.
posted by TT 8:32 PM

Silliman's Blog
A moment is everything

one person

(see below)

takes in simultaneously

though some

or much of what

a creature feels

may not reach

conscious awareness

and only a small part

(or none) of this

will be carried forward

to the next instant.
—Rae Armantraut, lines from "Seconds" in Up to Speed
posted by TT 1:26 PM

2004/01/05

What's this written on a piece of paper?
It will take time to restore chaos. [sic]
4-13-03
--President Discusses Iraq, Syria
So we forgot, and the transcript differs.
posted by TT 8:28 AM

2004/01/04

Google Search: herod palaces
posted by TT 7:15 PM

Herod: Biography of Herod
posted by TT 7:11 PM

Matt.2 Verses 1 to 12

Not even three for sure but they didn't want to go back to Herod who thought nothing of murder, and was a developer of lands, ports, sports arenas, temples and his palaces throughout Judea on a scale second only to the Roman emperors.

Lots of wise men in art: Magi

Adoration of the Magi (Getty Museum):
Three kings pay homage to the Christ Child, who in turn makes a sign of blessing. Jesus Christ, his mother the Virgin Mary, and Mary's husband Joseph have haloes and wear simple garments, while the Magi are dressed in exotic clothing and jewels and bear exquisite gifts. Caspar, bearded and bareheaded, presents the Christ Child with a rare Chinese cup, made of delicate porcelain and filled with gold coins. Melchior, the younger, bearded king behind Caspar, holds a Turkish censer for perfuming the air with incense; on the right, Balthasar the Moor carries a covered cup made of agate.
posted by TT 7:06 PM

'I thought the whole country was a free speech zone.'

Salon.com News | Keeping dissent invisible

Betsy Devine: Funny Ha-Ha or Funny Peculiar? : Making trouble today for a better tomorrow...The last free-speech zone in America
posted by TT 12:22 PM

NativeLore has nothing to do with the refrain from a recent Toph dream (but The Man and the Ravens is a wonderful story all the same):
Do you have a feather in your fly?
posted by TT 11:34 AM

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