Sunday, November 3, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The Main Event
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
AHA – Visual Artists Are Artists of All the Senses and Language
I never cease to be amazed how artists can translate words, feelings, and emotions into amazing images. One sketch…one visual (well, two in this example) conveys all the descriptions and emotions perceived and projected by both the subject (who the artist never “saw”) and the third party.
AHA – Why Do We Mute Our Self Image?
AHA – People Wear Rose Colored Glasses More Than Expected
How We See
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Is this even a mathematical symbol?
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Collecting Colloquialisms - Fun / Funny / Punny Colloquialisms
Wanna Help Me Brainstorm?I have collected quite a few funny colloquialisms already, but they’re mostly southern-ish. I'd appreciate reminders of the many I know I've forgotten, and I'd love to hear some new ones that aren't necessarily "southern." ...though, you might have to explain some of them to me if they're not southern.
There are quite a few hum-dingers in these YouTube videos, too. (We DO love to play with words.)
Michigan friends had to explain one local colloquialism to me already. Unless you know that Michiganders use their hands to represent a map of Michigan, the colloquialism didn't make much since. Knowing about the hand/map thing made the phrase funny.
A Handful of Examples - Fun/Funny Colloquialisms, Sayings, Phrases:
- …so sweet, it’d bring a tear to a glass eye
- Colder than a well-digger’s hind end
- …few bricks shy of a load
- I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck.
- Madder than an old wet hen
- Ill as a hornet
- Finer than frog hair
- He’s about as useless as a screen door on a submarine.
- Nervous as a long –tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs
- Like shoveling sand with a slotted spoon
- It’s a gully washer out there.
- Purty as a speckled pup
- It’s down yonder a ways as the crow flies
- Grinnin’ like a possum
- Happy as a clam
- No flies on you
- Draw more flies with honey than with vinegar
Where To Add Your Two Cents/Favorite Funny Colloquialisms
Help Add to My Colloquialism Collection And Make Us All Laugh
Whatcha got? What colorful language do you use or hear when you're having a beer at the pub or gossiping at the family reunion?
What have you heard that made you stop, laugh, and say "I know that one!"?
What have you heard that made you stop and ask "Say what?," "Do what?," "Come again?," or "What the heck does that mean?"
Monday, January 14, 2013
Thoughts from Belly Acres, Alabama:Dunno, folks. Down here in 'bama, we don't really think about a person's lifestyle preferences until the subject comes up in conversation.
'bama ExampleFor example, at the company Christmas party... "Oh, hi. Meet my coworker Bob and his partner, Dale." Even then, the subject may not go any further since "partner" could mean a few different things. Usually, we just absorb the statement and realize that it could mean an alternative lifestyle. Ok. Good to know.
Now, if the person(s) involved in the conversation happen to want to talk about their alternative lifestyle... well, that's okay, too. Conversations can go many ways. :-)
Overall, though, unless the subject is brought up specifically to let people know and/or to encourage discussing, 'round here, we pretty much assume your lifestyle is similar to our own and don't nose into your business any further.
If the subject never comes up, most folks around here just don't think about it too much. A person is a person regardless of what he or she does with adult consent in his or her own home. Does anyone really think folks should know the preferences of every person encountered in life? ...doctor, lawyer, school teacher, police officer, waiter, cook, actor, athlete, author, artist? Does it matter?
Jodie Foster's Speech at the Golden Globe Awards:
We're not bellyachin' 'bout this in Belly Acres, AlabamaNot that it mattered at all to me, but I didn't know that Jodi Foster lived a "nontraditional" lifestyle. It's still okay, and it still doesn't matter. I can't say that I ever really wondered or cared.
Don't get me wrong. I love Jodi Foster's work. This latest media noise just prompted me to check my video cabinet to find (horror of horrors) that I did not currently own a copy of Candleshoe one of my favorite Jodi Foster movies.
I do love Jodi Foster's work. I can't really say whether or not I like Jodi Foster, the person or not. I don't know her. I know her work and her characters. I also know some trivial facts about her career, but I've never met her.
As a fan, I would like to meet her someday, but whether I meet her or not, I'm still going to enjoy watching Candleshoe, Freaky Friday, Silence of the Lambs, Maverick, Contact, Ana and the King, Panic Room, and Nim's Island.