Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Saturday Picture Show, January 24, 2015

This is the cover of "Man's Life" magazine from September, 1956, smack-dab in the middle of the golden era, such as it was, of what they called Men's magazines, not the kind with nudey pictures, but the kind that either featured "men in combat" fantasy stories or "men attacked by crazed marauding animals" fantasy stories. Of course, you have never met anyone whose flesh was ripped by weasels, but this made for good reading for those with no interest in Shakespeare or Shelley.
And then came Frank Zappa, musician and satirist, leader of the Mothers of Invention.  For this 1970 album, he commissioned artist Neon Park to come up with something even more weird than that Man's Life cover.  I believe he did.  Park and the Baltimore-born Zappa were both born in late 1940 and both died in late 1993, but doesn't greatness live forever?
I read that white-feathered chickens with white ear lobes lay white eggs, and red-feathered ones with red ear lobes lay brown eggs. This may be true, for all I know.  I now know the chickens have ear lobes, too.
I took this picture at our favorite Cracker Barrel restaurant because we used to see this little placard all over town while people were painting porches, walls and I don't know what-all else. It was a cue to passersby to see if the paint was, indeed, still wet.
There's a whole art to displaying and presenting food in an attractive setting.  Making tangerines, bananas and kiwi fruit look even more tropical adds a certain something!
This will make a nice computer wallpaper for those who like European scenery!
What a beautiful place to live!
Here's the home of baseball's San Francisco Giants, world champs again last year.  I know two things about San Francisco: it can be hot as blazes in the afternoon and then be parka weather that very evening, and they don't like to have their town called "Frisco." And really, who would?

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