Hottest blind-gentleman-holding-a cat daguerreotype you will see all day.
ca. 1850, [daguerreotype portrait of a blind gentleman holding a cat]
Wishing You a Sweet Passover
The “First Passover Sedar Dinner” given by Jewish Welfare Board to men of Jewish Faith in the American Expeditionary Forces in order that they may observe the Passover Holidays. Paris, France., 04/1919
April 6, 2012 marks both the observance of the traditional Seder Dinner at the start of Passover, and the anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I on April 6, 1917, following a Declaration of War on Germany.
Happy Passover, all
Headed back to LA this week. I do so hope I can take a corgi-back ramble.
AMERICA’S TAX DOLLARS AT WORK.
Note: I could’ve said quacks dollars, but I didn’t.
I like words. I like fat buttery words, such as ooze, turpitude, glutinous, toady. I like solemn, angular, creaky words, such as straitlaced, cantankerous, pecunious, valedictory. I like spurious, black-is-white words, such as mortician, liquidate, tonsorial, demi-monde. I like suave “V” words, such as Svengali, svelte, bravura, verve. I like crunchy, brittle, crackly words, such as splinter, grapple, jostle, crusty. I like sullen, crabbed, scowling words, such as skulk, glower, scabby, churl. I like Oh-Heavens, my-gracious, land’s-sake words, such as tricksy, tucker, genteel, horrid. I like elegant, flowery words, such as estivate, peregrinate, elysium, halcyon. I like wormy, squirmy, mealy words, such as crawl, blubber, squeal, drip. I like sniggly, chuckling words, such as cowlick, gurgle, bubble and burp.
I like the word screenwriter better than copywriter, so I decided to quit my job in a New York advertising agency and try my luck in Hollywood, but before taking the plunge I went to Europe for a year of study, contemplation and horsing around.
I have just returned and I still like words.
May I have a few with you?
385 Madison Avenue
Makes you wonder what kind of tats David Carr is hiding.
Tonight in SXSW party pictures: Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The Times, and Jeff Elder, the marketing director at Storify (and former newsman himself), compare tattoos at the Palm Door. Ms. Abramson’s tattoo is a New York City subway token. Mr. Elder’s is “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” The Times’s slogan since 1896. (Photo by Jeff Elder) — Lexi Mainland
Note: Ms. Abramson is speaking about the future of The Times on Monday at 11 a.m.