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Offline Jeff Wrangler

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1140 on: April 29, 2015, 10:41:03 am »
I vaguely remember reading an article about Fantasy Sports in an earlier issue. What week are you talking about?

Oh, I'm weeks behind as always. It was April 13.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1141 on: April 29, 2015, 09:18:38 pm »
I remember that as being an issue with a lot of interesting pieces.

Meanwhile, I was able to relax with the latest issue today after spending grueling hours moving my Mom's stuff into her new home. Sunset brought this wonderful view as I sat enjoying the latest New Yorker.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1142 on: April 29, 2015, 10:29:18 pm »
I remember that as being an issue with a lot of interesting pieces.

Meanwhile, I was able to relax with the latest issue today after spending grueling hours moving my Mom's stuff into her new home. Sunset brought this wonderful view as I sat enjoying the latest New Yorker.

Great shot. I can feel the tranquility  :)

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1143 on: April 30, 2015, 08:27:58 am »
and Brad knows about tranquil, he's got paradise in his own back yard.

I've seen the pics.  ;D


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1144 on: April 30, 2015, 09:33:11 am »
I've been watching too many old Westerns lately. At first glance I thought that cat was a mountain lion!  :o

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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1145 on: April 30, 2015, 10:38:22 am »
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1146 on: May 05, 2015, 01:48:55 pm »
It is such a nice day today that I really fudged my lunch hour and sat in the garden and read some pieces from Talk of the Town, Oliver Sacks on Spalding Gray's brain injury, and Charles McGrath on the new biography of Joseph Mitchell (April 27).
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1147 on: May 06, 2015, 10:59:27 pm »
I'm reading the article "Meaning Machines" about Charles Ray, the sculptor, in the latest issue. It's kind of a long article focusing on the problems getting Ray's work shown in museums. There's a piece he's been working on for a long time called "Huck and Jim". It's been placed at several museums but there have been problems. First, it was going to be at the Whitney Museum but it didn't work out. Then at another prominent museum, but the same problem because he wanted it shown in a public area where random people pass by. The problem is that, since male genitals are shown, it can't be in a public area. It has to be in the museum itself where only attendees of the museum would see it. But this was not acceptable to Ray, so the sculpture is not on view.

The problem that I have with it is that the photo of the sculpture shows two men. But the 9-ft-tall "Jim" is not a black man at all. The hair is all wrong and he just doesn't look like a black man. And then "Huck" is bent over so you don't see his face or torso. "Jim" has his hand hovering over Huck's back but not touching it. The sculpture is just very unsatisfying. I'd like to see more of Ray's work before judging it but this is not a promising beginning.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1148 on: May 12, 2015, 02:02:30 pm »
Anyone notice this column filler from May 4?

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PERISH THE THOUGHT DEPT.

From the Northampton (Mass.) Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Granby Music Parents Association holds sale of baked children dinners FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 5-6:30 p.m.

I'll take mine with fries, please. ...
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #1149 on: May 12, 2015, 10:43:17 pm »
Anyone notice this column filler from May 4?

I'll take mine with fries, please. ...

Oh no, Jeff, don't do that! The carbs would be bad for you.