Archive for July 15th, 2010

Bored With the Louvre?

Thursday, July 15th, 2010


Underwhelmed by the Eiffel Tower and croissants?  Mona Lisa leave you moaning?  Think French glacee’ is passe’?

Then have I got a Paris tourist spot for you, buckaroo: the Paris Catacombs!  Here we have a human bone collection of six-million Parisians (give or take a few femurs) under the city.  The Catacombs is
a maze of tunnels and crypts where Parisians artistically placed the bones of their dead for almost 30 years in the mid-1700s.

They moved them here (in abandoned limestone mines) because church cemeteries ran out of space (a grave situation) and city dwellers were afraid that rotting corpses might pollute the water supply and spread disease.

Less than 1% of the Catacombs is actually open to visitors because many of them say, “If you’ve seen one skull, you’ve seen them all.”  However, there is a high turnover rate of night watchman positions.

parislogue.com/catacombs

“Now…

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

…what am I looking for again?”

DJ. 1980

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Sylvia. 1979

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

I never took a photography class – but I always liked taking pictures of people.  I learned right away how to please myself (and usually the people I shot). I’d focus on the eyes – get as close as I could until they got out of focus – pull back an inch – and push the button.  People go to a 4-year college for this?

I wonder where Sylvia is today?

Politically Incorrect Joke

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

A man comes home only to find his lady madly throwing her clothes into a suitcase.

“What are you doing!?” he says.

“Get away from me!  I know what you are!! You’re a pedophile!”

“Ooooh pedophile.” he says, “Pretty big word for a nine-year old!”