I’d like to share one of my favorite holiday programs, Big Business. This is a short film by the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. They start out selling Christmas trees door to door, and find that door to door sales are quite difficult, especially when a pitch for a big business idea to a potential customer goes horribly awry.
This is a bit different from most other holiday programs you’ll find on the television. There is no Santa, no scramble to deliver toys to children, no sugar sweet happy ending. Just two clods selling trees and making a mess in the process.
If you have 20 minutes to spare, click below and enjoy “the story of a man who turned the other cheek – and got punched in the nose”. FYI, Big Business is also available on Hulu.
I must be on a roll - 2nd blogger this month that has listed one of my blog posts as a related article. This is an interesting post about thunder and also a reminder not to keep pets and kids locked up in cars during the summer. Enjoy!
Everyone please get your Submissions in , we have a great challenge heating up..Please reblog this to your own blogs if possible...Thanks
Welcome again to the 20 lines or less weekly photo challenge. Please reblog this post and get the word out to everyone to join in our fun, Same as always if possible post to this site , if not please leave a link in these comments .
In case you want to join in on the competition, here is the 20 Lines Weekly Photo Challenge. Submit a photo of Nature/The Great Outdoors by posting your entry to your blog, then leaving a comment with a link to your blog post at http://anexerciseindiscipline.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/20-lines-weekly-photo-challenge/
Tim will post your entry to the site and at the end of the week, the entry with the most "Likes" at 20 Lines has bragging rights of winning the challenge. So try it!
Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing -- which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge. A transporting 10 minutes of pure creativity.
Why you should listen to her:
Janet Echelman builds living, breathing sculpture environments that respond to the forces of nature — wind, water and light— and become inviting focal points for civic life.
Happy Friday everyone! Ledia over at Exploration Art recently posted an article about artist Janet Echelman, creator of the "Her Secret is Patience" sculpture I blogged about a couple of weeks ago (it's the last Photo Friday entry - if you click on Photo Friday on my Category sidebar you'll quickly find it).
Her article includes a 10 minute TED video of the artist discussing how she came up with her idea for this and similar sculptures around the globe. At about the 8:10 mark, Janet speaks about "Her Secret is Patience". After watching the video and reading Ledia's article, I did have a better understanding of what the artist was trying to achieve with this sculpture.
Ledia also listed my blog post as a related article, so this re-blog is partly shameless self-promotion on my part. :)
I don't know about you, but I can get really bored at work. You know - it's a slow day, no one's around, you're exhausted from staying up last night to watch an entire season of True Blood ... Hey, don't judge. So, maybe you whip out your smartphone and flip through Facey for a while. These things happen! But - if you're like me and you're an Arts graduate with a double-major in English and 'creative flair' - your job probably doesn't affect many lives.
Hey everyone! Kaitlyn over at Transports of Delight posted some interesting commentary on a news story I had sent her recently where a train driver in New York was caught reading a newspaper...while driving the train. Check out her post and leave a few comments on her blog if you've ever observed something similar. Happy Monday!
Pair of photos taken March 2010 at Seaport Village in San Diego. I was walking from one end of the boardwalk to the other and snapped shots of the sun setting over San Diego Bay towards the same general direction but from two different spots along the boardwalk. I thought it was interesting how different the color and tint in each picture came out from the other picture.