Sunday, December 31, 2006

happy new year




I'm elbow deep in electric eels, so no year-end wind up/down. I'll just leave you with some memorable images from 2006.

Best to all in 2007.









*I have disabled anonymous comments by popular demand. There were a few reasonable comments by the un-named (some people just want to be so), but the muck-rakers (there weren't that many), use it to stir the pot. I may re-institute them in the future.

7 comments:

wannaget2calgary said...

The b&w photo is intriguing? Who/what/when/where/why? :-)

patiently waiting said...

That's a classic Great Depression picture. Very well known. Okies in California IIRC.

bc_cele said...

Hey, my image came in 4th - time to celebrate. ;-)

solipsist said...

wg2c - as patiently waiting explains, that is a classic Depression-era photo' by a woman named Dorothea Lange. I used it in this post on affordable housing back in November.

bc_cele- your image ought to have been at the top. It was just happenstance that it was at the bottom. It kind of fit there as I proclaimed the end of anon. comments. I have been vacillating on the issue because some of the anon. posters actually have good input, and out-number the toolish, foolish anon. comments. Chipman's blog has taken a turn for the worse with the vituperous anon. comments, and numerous times people have suggested canning them here. It's a quandary.

Thanks to all for dropping by, and commenting.

Uncertain Buyer said...

Happy New Year!!

bc_cele said...

Although I don't post anymore at Rob's blog, I do follow it on a daily basis. I think there are a few people using the anon ability to just push his buttons. I find that it has probably pushed him to appear more of a bull than he actually is. As he has stated before, the market will do what it wants.

It's too bad that there are so many tolls on the internet.

Alpha_Bear said...

Dorothea Lange's image of the "Migrant Mother" has been called one of the "13 photographs that changed the world".

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/01/02/13-photographs-that-changed-the-world/

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/128_migm.html

I hope our future is better than her past: "...she was thirty-two. She said that they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields, and birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tires from her car to buy food."