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Now Appearing in HOUR Detroit

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My latest literary masterpiece is now available in the December issue of HOUR Detroit magazine (page 86, to be precise). It is an article on the historic Book-Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit and why the place is so cool.

My article appears with a set of amazing photographs by Roy Ritchie. He took some very cool fashion shots that contrasted nicely with the Book-Cadillac in its current, raw and undeveloped state.

The issue officially doesn't appear on bookshelves until Friday, December 1. However, a few bookstores around town already have it out.

I will be at Shop Detroit 3 this Saturday. I'll be happy to autograph copies of the article for anyone. :-)

Oh, and speaking of the Book-Cadillac Hotel, my friend Liza Lagman-Sperl sent me a photograph that she took the other day. This is a billboard along I-75 in Detroit that advertises condominiums in the Book-Cadillac being for sale.

This is a very, very cool thing!

That sign is the result of a whole of effort by numerous people …

Yahoo! Music

Yahoo! Music

This is the coolest darn thing I've seen on-line in weeks.

It's the guys from Bowling for Soup doing a cover of London Bridge by Fergie. I swear, if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it.

Okay - that's not totally true. The guys from BfS are so strange that I'm not sure if there's anything that they wouldn't do.

Now, I just have to make up my mind as to which version of that song I like more. LOL

The (Foggy) Day After Thanksgiving

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There was a dense fog throughout Detroit when I woke-up yesterday morning. It was the day after Thanks- giving so there really wasn't much work to do.

I, therefore, convened a special meeting of the entire board of directors for Prince Igor Productions, Incorporated. We decided to close the office for the day so I could spend the day taking pictures and having fun.

(There are days when it really is a blessing to work for yourself!)

Anyway, I started with the streets near my house. Photographing them in a foggy condition with different exposures and different setting on my camera. After a little while, I decided to move on to River Rouge Park. That was where I shot this cool close-up of a cannon along with a bunch of photos of the baseball diamonds and trees.

You can see all of those photos over on Flickr.

Once I got those shots, I decided to head downtown so I could shoot some more photos along the Riverfront.

The fog was still fairly thick there, but slowly starting to lift. I th…

I Saw Myself in the Comics

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It's weird. The other day I was reading through the comics section of the Detroit Free Press and I saw myself.
Not literally, mind you. Rather, I saw a comic strip that made me say aloud, "Oh, my God! That's totally me."

Yes, I am Jon Arbuckle and Garfield all rolled into one package. (Although, I'm not totally thrilled with Wikipedia calling Jon a "fictional character". He seems all too real to me.)

Anyway, if you excuse me - I have to go meet up with Pooky the Teddy Bear. We're going to play "Guess the Burp."

Charges Sought Against Rumsfeld Over Prison Abuse

TIME.com: Exclusive: Charges Sought Against Rumsfeld Over Prison Abuse -- Page 1

Oh, this is just priceless.

First, Donald Rumsfeld resigns as Secretary of Defense.

Then, not to be outdone, the German government announces that they are seeking criminal prosecution of him, and several other officials within the Bush Administration, for their involvement in torturing prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison and at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Priceless. Truly, truly priceless.

Bush says Rumsfeld is Stepping Down

Bush says Rumsfeld is stepping down - Yahoo! News

Ding, dong - the witch is dead!
The wicked witch is dead.

Britney Cuts K-Fed Loose

News Article

It looks like Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are getting a divorce.

Why or why am I not suprised to learn about this?

Two Important Notes

::: MOZELLA :::

I have two important notes for everyone.

First, go vote! You have to live with the results of today's election for years to come. You may as well make your voice heard.

Second, when you get back from the polls, log back onto your computer and listen to some music from Detroit-native Mozella. Her debut CD I Will hits stores and iTunes today.

If her song "Love Is Something" doesn't get your toes tapping, please consult a physician immediately.

W.C. Fields Goes to Vote

W.C. Fields once remarked, "Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against." With a pivortal election happening in less than 24 hours, I can't help but think about that.

Of course, when the election is over, I'll undoubtedly go back to repeating my other favorite quote from W.C. Fields:
It was a woman who drove me to drink. I never had the courtesy to thank her.

U.S. Web Archive Is Said to Reveal a Nuclear Primer - New York Times

U.S. Web Archive Is Said to Reveal a Nuclear Primer - New York Times

Okay, I've learned over the years lot to expect very much from the Bush Administration when it comes to basic competence. But sometimes they manage to suprise me.

Like by posting detailed descriptions, in Arabic, of how to make an atomic bomb on the internet.

I mean, really - what were they thinking?

How did they ever win not one but two presidential elections?

Oh, yeah - I forgot. Al Gore and John Kerry each dropped the ball in a major-league way.

Will someone please wake me when it's January of 2009?

This just cracks me up

One of my friends, Jessica Jones, is constantly sending around jokes via email. The one that she sent me yesterday is my personal all-time favorite.
Three rural ministers met for lunch and naturally talked shop. One complained about his church's squirrel infestation. "They bother the congregation coming in, they chatter in the attic, they even gnawed through the insulation and ruined our sound system. But what can I do? They are God's creatures."

The second minister had the same problem. "They moved around the rafters during services and distract the congregation. My congregation gathered them up, drove them far away, and released them deep in the woods, but they were back within weeks. But, you're right: they are God's creatures."

The third minister said, "My church has also been afflicted with squirrels, but we found the perfect solution." The other two listened attentively. "We baptized them and made them full members of the church…