Necktie Skirt

“What I hide by my language, my body utters,” wrote Roland Barthes in “A Lover’s Discourse.” LeDray’s suits of clothes are bodies, really, unable to conceal the meaning of their lives. “Becoming Mr. Man” from 1992 tells the tale of desperate intellectual, pockets stuffed with poems and lapels unfashionably wide, the bulk of its frustrated desires battering the fabric. (from here)

Charles LeDray
Necktie Skirt by Charles LeDray

Laura Bush got harrassed in Jerusalem, and Hollywood Oscar winning stars Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman were crude and rude as presenters at the Cannes Film Festival. Karina Longworth agreed with me. “They do a really annoying comedy bit about how they just both won Oscars … ugh. Ugly Americans. ” ( from cinematical).

Something more depressing from Nytimes On this day May 23.

On May 23, 1934, bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death in a police ambush as they were driving a stolen Ford Deluxe along a road in Bienville Parish, La.
It continues…

1430 Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English.
1533 The marriage of England’s King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.
1701 Captain William Kidd was hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and murder.
1915 Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War I.
1937 Industrialist John D. Rockefeller died in Ormond Beach, Fla.
1945 Nazi official Heinrich Himmler committed suicide while imprisoned in Luneburg, Germany.
1960 Israel announced it had captured former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.
1992 The United States and four former Soviet republics signed an agreement in Lisbon, Portugal, to implement the START missile reduction treaty that had been agreed to by the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution.
1997 Iranians elected a moderate president, Mohammad Khatami, over hard-liners in the ruling Muslim clergy.
2002 Golfer Sam Snead died at age 89.
2003 Congress sent President George W. Bush a $330 billion package of tax cuts – the third of his presidency.

We don’t have to worry about May 23 till another year, thank god.

Photo of dried Saguaro (cacti) flowers framed by found garage sale
photo frame.

We bike to Garage sales on Saturday, rarely we find things we like but occasionally we find some treasures. I will share my garage sale collection with the world bit by bit.
Garage sale or garbage sale? (From artblog)

Elsewhere, we are celebrating the birth of a new group blog “Long Sunday”. Cannes film festival rediscovered Woody Allen and so did this blog. (The necktie skirt is short and our Sunday long, that is the way we like it).

Another wonderful tribute to Claire Denis from Darren Hughes.
“Beau Travail is a perfect film, and one of the many reasons it is perfect is Claire Denis’s uncanny knack for discovering moments of transcendence with music.” (From Long Pauses)