Monday, July 31, 2017

Photo of the Day: Sculpture, Worldwide Plaza, NYC

On the same Saturday afternoon that I took this other, heavily populated photo of Worldwide Plaza in Manhattan, I snapped this other shot of the most prominent feature in the plaza: this sculpture.

Quote of the Day (Joe Queenan, on Tribute Bands’ Economic Clout)

“Tribute bands ranging from Lead Zeppole to Bjorn 2 Run now account for 3.5% of. America's GDP, employing 2.5 million musicians and twice that number of stage hands, sound engineers and roadies. Working in a top-flight tribute band is so profitable that musicians graduating from prestigious music schools routinely join bands with names like Coldplague, Flock of Seconals and Gladys Night and the Pups.” —Joe Queenan, “With a Little Help From My Hordes of Imitators,” The Wall Street Journal, June 3-4, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Quote of the Day (C.S. Lewis, on How God Shows Himself)

“When you come to knowing God, the initiative lies on His side. If He does not show Himself, nothing you can do will enable you to find Him. And, in fact, He shows much more of Himself to some people than to others—not because He has favourites, but because it is impossible for Him to show Himself to a man whose whole mind and character are in the wrong condition. Just as sunlight, though it has no favourites, cannot be reflected in a dusty mirror as clearly as in a clean one.” — C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (1952)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Photo of the Day: Brightest at the Center

I took a picture of this flower last weekend at the duck pond in Saddle River County Park in Ridgewood, NJ.

Movie Quote of the Day (The Three Stooges, Demonstrating the Value of a Dental Visit)

Shemp (played by Shemp Howard): (to the patient) “Are you comfortable?”

Patient (played by Slim Gaut): (sitting up as Moe takes some dental equipment out of his mouth) “No!”

(Moe—played by Moe Howard--slams the patient back down.)

Moe: “Who asked ya?”— The Tooth Will Out (1951), written and directed by Edward Bernds

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Quote of the Day (Aldous Huxley, on Words and Experiences)

“Words form the thread on which we hang our experiences.” —English novelist/essayist Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), Collected Essays (1959)