Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Peculiar Picture #36

When time hangs heavy and assignments are scarce, a professional illustrator creates “spec” art, pieces painted on the speculation that someone might buy them in the future. Check out this unsold piece (here).


Monday, April 27, 2015

My Favorite Wiener

In 1962 when I was ten, a shopping center had opened a few blocks away and a local newspaper had announced that today the Wienermobile would arrive for the grand opening. Unfortunately, my plan to see it drive down our street could have used a speed bump. Check it out (here). 


Friday, April 24, 2015

God, Is That You?

Rarely did my older brother David include me on his adventures, and normally I would have jumped at the opportunity to be included, but this would require much physical activity, something I tried hard to avoid. But there was a time I did accompany him. Read about it (here).

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kill All the Lawyers!

  I need to find a lawyer for my ninety year old mom so she can get her affairs in order. I haven't had good luck with lawyers. Read about it (here).


Monday, April 20, 2015

Remembering Why We're Great

Everyone should know about this unassuming stone gate because it represents something remarkable, something never before seen in the history of mankind. Read about it (here).


Friday, April 17, 2015

What Were We Thinking?

 I recently came across a picture that pushes the boundaries of the notion that its healthy to laugh at yourself.Check it out (here).


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hotter Than Hell

Today in Portland there’s a chill in the air, prompting me to think about warmth, extreme warmth. I’m reminded of the hottest temperature I ever experienced. Read about it (here).

Monday, April 13, 2015

Nasty Weed

My wife wasn't into the nasty weed like I was, but I knew that with a little coaxing she could be as addicted as I was. Read about it (here).

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Duccio Block

Michelangelo’s David (1501-1504) is arguably the most famous statue in the world, but the task of creating this towering 14.2 ft. masterpiece is even more astonishing when you consider the flawed material with which the artist had to work. Read about it (here). 


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Lazy or Cheap?

The other day I tromped downstairs for my morning cup of coffee. Beside our Keurig was the plastic container of coffee creamer, with a mere dribble inside. A newly opened container was beside it. This began a discussion I've had with my wife many times. Read about it (here).

Monday, April 6, 2015

I (Don't) Love Lucy

Although I always try and find something good to say about an artist's work, this statue of Lucille Ball challenges even my generosity of spirit. Read about it (here).

Friday, April 3, 2015

Peculiar Picture #35

This piece is the antithesis of the sunny and bright Buccaneers of Buzz I posted two weeks ago. Check it out (here).


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

An April Fool

I’m no Stephen Hawking, but I pride myself on being reasonably intelligent, so I was surprised at how easily I was duped. Read about it (here).