May 20, 2004
Image and Quote of the Moment
"When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track."
--Weegee, via Weegee's World. He was a famous NYC street and crime photographer. The photo is "Girls at the Bar", c. 1946...I thought it was appropriate for today, when so many gay couples are tying the knot (after the 3 day waiting period.) Janes at a wedding of 20 couples today.
Moment of the Moment
Here's a wonderful moment:
It's night, you're tired, you're just arriving home after driving a while with the radio on...you pull into the driveway, turn off the engine and the radio and sit and close your eyes and maybe recline a bit. Such a lovely newfound lack of stimulation...no road noise, no radio, no need to keep your eyes and mind on the road...only the sound of the car cooling down and settling in for the night, and the usual night noise beyond.
You don't need to stay there too long, just long enough for the calm of the moment to settle in, then you can walk into your home and into bed.
Spam Subject of the Moment
"Regretful Of Having Little Diccky? Hahha trinomial whipsnake"
--Subject line of spam from "Kandis Teena". I don't know what a trinomial whipsnake is, and can only guess how it ties into having a "Little Diccky", but it certainly has an air of menace about it.
Come to think of it, "Trinomial Whipsnake" wouldn't be a terrible name for a band.
Article of the Moment
The universe as a giant hack by God...
Essay of the Moment
Another Slate piece, against willy-nilly anti-gay-marriage 'slippery slope' arguments.