Archive for the Miscellaneous Category

$95 Million for Picasso

$95Million for a painting? Picasso or not, clearly this person — the purchaser, whoever he is, has lost perspective. I mean, no painting, no matter how brilliant should be worth that much. Mystery Bidder Spends $95 Million on a Picasso By CAROL VOGEL, New York Times, Published: May 4, 2006 A man appearing to be in his mid-40’s, wearing a blue blazer and a cream-colored shirt, persistently waved paddle No. 1340 from far back in Sotheby’s salesroom last night to spend $95.2 million on a Picasso portrait of his mistress Dora Maar. It became the second highest price ever paid […]

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PostSecret

One day soon, I’m going to create a postcard to submit to: PostSecret. Of course, you’ll never know its me. Or will you now? Hmmmm!

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Keeping My Day Job

I have mixed feelings about State and National Lotteries. I realize that they provide much needed funding to schools and various charities — but I can’t completely support them as I think they pray on poor people who can least afford to spend their money buying lottery tickets. As such, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve purchased a lottery ticket. However with the Euro Millions lottery at £150Million (about $200Million) this week, I couldn’t resist buying a ticket. Truth be told, I purchased two tickets. I didn’t really expect to win, but hey, one never […]

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Comedy Legend Crosses Over

It saddens me a bit to hear that Richard Pryor passed away earlier today. But wondering, am I the only person who thought he was already dead?

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A Reminder

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