"Ya know, I used to live like Robinson Crusoe; I mean, shipwrecked among 8 million people. And then one day I saw a footprint in the sand, and there you were." (C.C. "Bud" Baxter; ‘The Apartment’; dir. Billy Wilder)

"Ya know, I used to live like Robinson Crusoe; I mean, shipwrecked among 8 million people. And then one day I saw a footprint in the sand, and there you were." (C.C. "Bud" Baxter; ‘The Apartment’; dir. Billy Wilder)

Happy Easter from the Mainzelmännchen plus one cousin from Bavaria who didn’t get the memo about wearing a cap.

Happy Easter from the Mainzelmännchen plus one cousin from Bavaria who didn’t get the memo about wearing a cap.

Thanks, Publix bakery. You’ve captured the Easter Bunny AND scared the crap out of legions of children.

Thanks, Publix bakery. You’ve captured the Easter Bunny AND scared the crap out of legions of children.

"Do not open worm we will check them at reg."


(Small town gas station in rural Georgia; photo mine; iphone 5)

“I speak only of myself since I do not wish to convince, I have no right to drag others into my river, I oblige no one to follow me and everybody practices his art in his own way.” 

- Tristan Tzara "Dada Manifesto 1918” 

(doll head tucked in a corner; Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden; iphone 5)

“I speak only of myself since I do not wish to convince, I have no right to drag others into my river, I oblige no one to follow me and everybody practices his art in his own way.”

- Tristan Tzara "Dada Manifesto 1918”

(doll head tucked in a corner; Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden; iphone 5)

SHALL WE HAVE DWELLINGS IN SPACE? SHALL WE REACH THE STARS?

Howard Finster painted this abandoned refrigerator - as he painted everything - and left it in a shed at Paradise Garden.

(photos mine; iphone 5)

"Use a little wine for thy stomach sake … but no drunkard shall enter the kingdom of God …Be temperance in all things … Between the two verses is only temperance …"

Detail; Howard Finster (1916-2001)  High Museum of Art permanent collection; Atlanta, GA

"Use a little wine for thy stomach sake … but no drunkard shall enter the kingdom of God …Be temperance in all things … Between the two verses is only temperance …"

Detail; Howard Finster (1916-2001) High Museum of Art permanent collection; Atlanta, GA

Notes on Poverty
(Hayden Carruth)

Was I so poor
      in those damned days
that I went in the dark
      in torn shoes
and furtiveness
      to steal fat ears
of cattle corn
      from the good cows
and pound them
      like hard maize
on my worn Aztec
      stone? I was.

(Photo: Grandpa Cecil in the yard; 1960s)

Notes on Poverty
(Hayden Carruth)

Was I so poor
in those damned days
that I went in the dark
in torn shoes
and furtiveness
to steal fat ears
of cattle corn
from the good cows
and pound them
like hard maize
on my worn Aztec
stone? I was.

(Photo: Grandpa Cecil in the yard; 1960s)