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Themes and Variations – Brick, Bottles and Chipmunk

May 16th, 2021

  • (2 dogs, 2 dead cameras and some colorful empty bottles)

    Chipmunk

    Photos by Fung Lin Hall

  • George Carlin, Dorothy Hodgkin, and Florence Nightingale, were born on May 12

    May 12th, 2021
  • George Carlin (See three videos here)

    Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity. George Carlin)

  • Dorothy Hodgkin (Previous post – Dorothy was born on May 12, 1910

  • Florence Nightingale click to see large
    Florence Nightingale 12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910 was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.

  • Photos of Three Chairs Unfolding

    April 20th, 2021

  • (photos by Fung Lin Hall)

  • Chorus of Chairs

  • Mad Tea Party

  • Maria Callas and the red Chair

  • Elephant, & Dragon Chairs

  • See Elegant chairs (scroll down)

  • Specters of Noon

    Happy Chinese Lunar Year of the Ox 2021- Moo Moo

    February 12th, 2021
  • Happy Metal Ox

  • Celebrations around the world in pictures (The Guardian)


  • (via)

  • The year of the Ox 2009

    With a friend

    Ox wiki

  • My Own Private “Traveling Bernie Sanders Selections”,

    January 21st, 2021

  • Aloha Bernie Sanders. He was in Honolulu.
    About the Mittens.

    The mittens were created by Vermont teacher Jane Ellis. Ellis made the mittens from repurposed wool sweaters and lined them with fleece from recycled plastic bottles.

  • Naomi Klein from Intercept

    The Meaning of the Mittens: Five Possibilities


  • (Bernie levitating at Guggenheim Museum in New York)
    See more Bernie Sanders art history memes here


  • (Bernie in Kyoto)

    Bernie was in Japan directed by Akira Kurosawa.
    Ikiru
    Thanks to Sachin Shrijith


  • (Bernie in Tijuanna, Mexico )


    Bernie in Budapest

    Bernie Sanders in Burlington (see more photos and links from here)
    Bernie and Allen 1allenberniecartoon


  • (Here is Bernie Sanders in front of my house)

  • Happy Covid Christmas -2020

    December 21st, 2020
  • Tree

  • Soviet Santa (How Santa Survived the Soviet Era)

  • Edgard Varese, Frank Zappa Connection
    Frank Zappa – Birth date, December 21
    Edard Varese – Birth date, December 22

  • See Marilyn as a streetwalker with Charles Laughton

    TP Meditation Taylor Mead Haiku Robert Hass Translation

    September 17th, 2020
  • Lockdown – Coronavirus


    Taylor Mead

    My Arm for a pillow
    I really like myself
    Under the hazy mooon

    Yosa Buson

    Translated by Robert Hass


  • (Senior Trip)

  • Tyranny of Design? Or Chairs as Characters

    August 26th, 2020
  • The Tyranny of Chair Design

    Most chairs aren’t designed to serve human bodies – but a better seat is possible. By Sara Hendren

  • Tony Cragg <> tonycragg

    Tom Friedmantomfriedman
    – his school chair, drilled into skeletal oblivion.

    Chorus of Chairs

  • See a Dragon Chair sold for 28 Millions by Eileen Gray.
    millionchair1
    The unique and remarkable ‘Dragons’ armchair was acquired from Miss Gray by Suzanne Talbot, the first patron to provide her with an opportunity to create a complete environment. The exotic, symbolist character of the piece situates it conceptually within the first phase of Miss Gray’s creative cycle.
    The Mad Tea Party (previous post)

    1aburtonRockchari
    Two chair design by Scott Burton

    Elephant Chairs collection

  • 1aB-valeska-soares-VS10232_Lugar-Comum_1-1024x768
    Lugar Column 2016
    Artists from Brazil

  • lasvegaspl1

    My photos of New Mexico Las Vegas Hotel Lobby –

  • Panda with oversized bamboo.

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Tuesday, November 5, 2013

  • 1HIkea1
    (Ikea – photo by Fung Lin Hall)
    Weather and Warehouse

    John Cage sitting on a silent chair

    The Repetition – Retribution

    Comic Cat, Lit Cat, Film Noir Cat – 2020

    August 8th, 2020

  • Edward Gorey loved cat and Balanchine (previous post)

    The Cop and Peter Cook the Comic Genius

  • Doris Lessing
    Doris Lessing archive here.

    Herman 1HermanHesse
    and the Cat.
    . another photo from writing & the feline muse.

    Herman Hesse – The Glass Bead Game

  • Yuichi Hibi – Neco hibineko

    Kay Ryan
    A CAT/A FUTURE

    A cat can draw
    the blinds
    behind her eyes
    whenever she
    decides. Nothing
    alters in the stare
    itself but she’s
    not there. Likewise
    a future can occlude:
    still sitting there,
    doing nothing rude.

  • Patricia Highsmith (archive) 1patriciaJeannette

  • <> <> <> Samuel-Beckett-waits-for-the-Dog-and-Cat

    Samuel Beckett Archive

  • 1artChase,-Louisa
    Louisa Chase

  • Staying Alive, Mask & How To Wash Hands

    March 13th, 2020

  • Carnivale Mask (sold in Venice)

  • Renate Buser was ahead of timerenate1
    showing how to wash hands in 2008.

  • Garlic and Ginger – G Theory

    (photo by Fung Lin Hall)

    Garlic & Ginger..the two spices that grace the oriental cooking. In contrast to other theories which circulate in the world today, They are constructive without being overly critical. They deliver the essentail services of being pungent and relevant. Unlike the Russian constructivist, the origin of this theory is ancient and anonymous. The subscribers to this theory are seldom arrogant, and their work is
    understood and appreciated by all.

  • TP Meditation I~digital image by Fung Lin Hall
    TP Meditation II digital image by Fung Lin Hall

    TP Meditation IIIdigital image by Fung Lin Hall

    Humans are the only creatures who use toilet paper – and what a nightmare!! (Don’t know who designed this paper toilet site.)

  • The Year of Metal Rat – Happy New Lunar Year 2020

    January 24th, 2020

  • (via)


  • Hieronymus Bosch
    (11 Things I learned from the Hieronymus Bosch by David Byrne)

  • Chinese New Year Zodiac Rat

    Rats are clever, quick thinkers; successful, but content with living a quiet and peaceful life.

  • Banksy dead rat

    (Banksy)
    2008 Rat year

    Personality and characteristics

    Optimistic and energetic, people born in the Rat year are likable by all. They are sensitive to other’s emotions but are stubborn with your opinion. Their personality is kind, but due to weak communication skills, their words may seem impolite and rude.

    On the financial side, they like saving and can be stingy. However, their love for hoarding will sometimes cause them to waste money on unnecessary things.

    RIP Jonathan Miller, Revisiting the Polymath on Dick Cavett

    November 27th, 2019

  • (Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller: The Cast of “Beyond the Fringe)
    BBC obit

    Jonathan Miller, director and humorist, dies at 85

  • Jonathan Miller and The Kinds of Genius

  • (Jonathan Miller directs Mikado)