|My 6th Birthday - 1968|
I skipped Throwback Thursday last week to save time. I was really busy. I am still very busy but my schedule is somewhat alleviated and freed by a recent event. Really, life is good.
As was shared in the great book by Margaret Atwood The Handmaid's Tale:
Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.
Or don't let the bastards grind you down.
'nuff said, as STAN LEE liked to put it.
So I am back to the FORT and the 1968 Birthday. This was the Throwback as seen here two weeks ago (link below), but the photo with me was not the cover photo.
Hey, Mom! Talking to My Mother #1146 - The Fort - Birthday 1968 - Throwback 1901.17
Once again, this is a series of random things that I throw in the draft entry throughout the week (and in this case, two), so, HI MOM, hang on to the arm rests, here we go.
A student reminded me of this video:
Apparently, people on Twitter were crying for a boycott of 84 Lumber.
How could anyone be against what this ad shows?
If those who identify as Trump-supporting republicans want to reveal that they are part of the HATE NATION, then just not empathize with the characters in this ad.
directed by Marisa Stotter; director of photography, Jordan Rennert; produced by Karen Green, Patrick Meaney, Jordan Rennert, and Marisa Stotter; executive producers, Julian Dariusand Mike Phillips; creative consultant, Karen Green; in association with Respect Films
DVD, 71 minutes
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MEANWHILE ON PLANET EARTH, a student shared this because my wife likes horror but Manga not so much. I like Manga so this interests me.
I wonder if someone would let me write a course on graphic novels?
Someone did this ENG 386 at University of Mary Washington in Fredricksburg, Virginia
LOOK HERE: http://graphicnovel.umwblogs.org/
There's a Bowie app???
A MAN IS GIVING AWAY HIS COMIC BOOK STORE IN A CONTEST
But it's in Illinois.
Now if it was in PORTLAND. HELL YES.
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I AM MOVING TO FRANCE...
It's a big year for comic book anniversaries. Batman's 80th is this year, and Asterix is turning 60. But at the Angouleme International Comics Festival in France, which finished on Sunday, there was a sense that the form's best days may be yet to come -- in the French-speaking world, at least. From a report:
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DOGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is good stuff!!
Here's what dogs are saying when they lean on you - plus the meaning behind 49 other things that they do.— Shareably (@shareably) January 15, 2019
yay!! DESPITE #gamergate, and hey, Anita, I am YOUR SIDE, this warms my heart. The tide is turning people. SOME GOOD SHIT IS GETTING MADE. Finally.
They said it couldn't be done. They were wrong. Finally, an episode of Star Trek: Discovery that @anitasarkeesian actually liked! Listen as she and @ebonyaster break it down in the latest episode of our Discovery Recap FREQCast! https://t.co/ZlqpOhJ7f1— Feminist Frequency (@femfreq) January 26, 2019
WOW. JUST WOW. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS.
STAR TREK GOODNESS
random find - good stuff
FROM SKIN DEEP - the comic -
JANUARY 23 AND WEARING SHORTS IN PORTLAND!
BOOKS TO READ - Northwest Voices
I met a guy with this tattooed on his arm:
Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.
~ Dumbledore, Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2, at King's Cross
- Albus Dumbledore: Harry, you wonderful boy. You brave man. Let us walk.
- Harry Potter: Professor, what is that?
- Albus Dumbledore: Something beyond either of our help. A part of Voldemort, sent here to die.
- Harry Potter: And exactly where are we?
- Albus Dumbledore: I was going to ask you that. Where would you say that we are?
- Harry Potter: Well, it looks like King's Cross Station, only cleaner, and without all the trains.
- Albus Dumbledore: King's Cross, is that right? This is, as they say, your party. I expect you now realize that you and Voldemort have been connected by something other than fate, since that night in Godric's Hollow all those years ago.
- Harry Potter: So it's true then, isn't it, Sir? A part of him lives in me, doesn't it?
- Albus Dumbledore: Did. It was just destroyed many moments ago by none other than Voldemort himself. You were the Horcux he never meant to make, Harry.
- [They sit on a bench]
- Harry Potter: I have to go back, haven't I?
- Albus Dumbledore: Oh, that's up to you.
- Harry Potter: I have a choice?
- Albus Dumbledore: Oh, yes. We're in King's Cross, you say? I think if you so desired, you'd be able to board a train.
- Harry Potter: And where would it take me?
- Albus Dumbledore: [chuckles] On.
- [Dumbledore begins walking away]
- Harry Potter: Voldemort has the Elder Wand.
- Albus Dumbledore: True.
- Harry Potter: And the snake's still alive.
- Albus Dumbledore: Yes.
- Harry Potter: And I've nothing to kill it with.
- Albus Dumbledore: [walks back to Harry] Help will always be given at Hogwarts, Harry, to those who ask for it. I've always prized myself on my ability to turn a phrase. Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it. But I would, in this case, amend my original statement to this: "Help would always be given at Hogwarts to those who deserve it." Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living. And above all, those who live without love.
- Harry Potter: Professor, my mother's Patronus was a doe, wasn't it? It's the same as Professor Snape's. It's curious, don't you think?
- Albus Dumbledore: Actually, if I think about it, it doesn't seem curious at all. I'll be going now, Harry. [turns to leave]
- Harry Potter: Professor? Is this all real? Or is it just happening inside my head?
- Albus Dumbledore: Of course it's happening inside your head, Harry. Why should that mean that it's not real? [he fades into the light]
- Harry Potter: Professor, what shall I do? Professor?
HERE'S a new favourite thing chared by new friend and colleague (and chair of the department) Hiedi Bauer:
“T-Rex Trying and Trying” is a hilarious book written and illustrated by Hugh Murphy. Here are my favorite moments:
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you, Mom.
I miss you so very much, Mom.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
- Days ago = 1308 days ago
- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1902.01 - 10:10
NEW (written 1708.27) NOTE on time: I am now in the same time zone as Google! So, when I post at 10:10 a.m. PDT to coincide with the time of your death, Mom, I am now actually posting late, so it's really 1:10 p.m. EDT. But I will continue to use the time stamp of 10:10 a.m. to remember the time of your death, Mom. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom.