Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Saturday Picture Show, April 22, 2017

The only flaw here is figuring out who is going to hand out these stickers to adults for adulting in adult-style situations. Perhaps we need to appoint some people as superadults, and they will hand out the coveted prizes whenever one of us acts right. Or IF one of us acts right.
It's on the IFC Network and it's worth searching for the channel number  - or you can see it on demand. It's a show called "Brockmire," starring Amanda Peet as the owner of a last-chance minor league baseball club who hires Jim Brockmire, who had been a major league broadcaster until an untoward meltdown one night during a ballgame in Kansas City.  He found out his wife had been multiply unfaithful and went off on her during his broadcast. Brockmire is played by Hank Azaria, whom we know from The Simpsons as the voice of Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson, Dr Nick Riviera, Kirk Van Houten, the Sea Captain, and Cletus. 
These were the Beach Boys during their golden era...I guess this picture is from 1964. The music they made then still rings true to me, and sounds like summer and cars and surfing and running around like we did at 17.
I love this picture of the old Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, with the reflection in a parking lot puddle.
This might be posed, or maybe this little critter is learning to play the leaf guitar...
There's a woodpecker not far from us in the trees at the end of our court.  All morning he works and then he goes to lunch and usually ducks out the rest of the day.
This is the view of the Mediterranean from Mt Athos, Greece. And what a view!
This is an official Harris Tweed jacket. There is a fascinating process involved in weaving the wool for this tweed, which is only produced on the western Scottish Isles known as the Outer Hebrides. You can read about it here. Every other herringbone sport jacket or suit that you see is trying to be as great as this.

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