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Thunderdesdamona

This is the final collection of 2016 images to publish. I mean I could publish the images I took for the Computer Mine Holiday Card, but nobody wants to see that.

We’re almost to the end of Sunday blogs. Once I get through all of the 2017 images, I will go back to taking Sundays off.

This is the final set of photos I took for Desdamona:


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A reminder that you can purchase Desdamona products by clicking on the link below:

Desdamona

I can endorse the products. I’m not exactly a jewelry type of person, but I do use a few of their products to help me organize things. In particular, cables. If you have ridden in my car, you have seen a Desdamona product organizing my cell phone charge cable.

So go out and buy 1 or 10 products today. You won’t regret it!

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Announcement.

Union Theater Movie Night for October will be Sunday, October 28. The theme for October is horror.

The B Film wilm will be INCUBUS.

A little about INCUBUS:

Incubus (Esperanto: Inkubo) is a 1966 black-and-white American horror film filmed entirely in the constructed language Esperanto. It was directed by Leslie Stevens, creator of The Outer Limits, and stars William Shatner, shortly before he would begin his work on Star Trek. The film’s cinematography was by Conrad Hall, who went on to win three Academy Awards for his work on the films Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, American Beauty and Road to Perdition.

The use of Esperanto was intended to create an eerie, other-worldly feeling,[2] and Stevens prohibited dubbing the film into other languages; however, on the Special Features section of the DVD the makers claim that Esperanto was used because of perceived greater international sales.

Incubus was the second feature film primarily using Esperanto. (The first, Angoroj (“Agonies”), appeared in 1964.)

Esperanto speakers are generally disappointed by the pronunciation of the language by the cast of Incubus.[2]

The film was considered to be lost for many years, until a copy was found in Paris in 1996.

The feature film will be the recent Criterion release of SISTERS.

A little about SISTERS:

Sisters (released as Blood Sisters in the United Kingdom) is a 1973 American psychological horror-slasher film[4] directed by Brian De Palma and starring Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, and Charles Durning. The plot focuses on a French Canadian model whose separated conjoined twin is suspected of a brutal murder witnessed by a newspaper reporter in Staten Island.

Co-written by De Palma and Louisa Rose, the screenplay for the film was inspired by the Soviet Siamese twins Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova and features narrative and visual references to several films by Alfred Hitchcock.[5] Filmed on location in Staten Island, New York City, the film prominently features split-screen compositions (also present in subsequent De Palma films such as Carrie), and was scored by frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann.

Released in the spring of 1973, Sisters received praise from critics who noted its adept performances and prominent use of homage. It marked the first thriller for De Palma, who followed it with other shocking, graphic thrillers, and went on to become a cult film in the years after its release.

Jesse is said to be bringing chili.

All are invited!

The projector rolls at 6.

Dr. Desdamona

This month’s Union Street Theater Club’s Movie Night will be next Sunday.

The B Movie is THE WRAITH.
The feature presentation is THE HITCHER.

Since the theme of the night is southwestern, the snack will be chili.

The projector rolls at 6 PM.

October’s double feature has yet to be determined, but it will be horror themed. The feature will most likely be the Brian De Palma classic SISTERS. The B movie has yet to be determined. The date has yet to be determined as well.

November’s double feature will be a tribute to the great Burt Reynolds. The B movie will be WHITE LIGHTNING. The feature will be SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT.

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Today we begin the collection of pictures from the final photo shoot of 2016.

I took pictures for Desdamona. A leather company based out of the Twin Cities.

These are product shots taken for their online store and what not:


Desdamona Leather

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Desdamona Leather

Desdamona Leather

Desdamona Leather

Desdamona Leather

If you see something you like, I’d encourage you to click the link below and peruse the online store:

DESDEMONA

There are plenty more photos from the Desdamona Photo Shoot coming your way soon!

What Do You Call a Wasp?

I was going to go through quite a bit of older photos before I published photos of Shannon extracting honey from a few weeks back.

Then, Satruday’s episode of SVENGOOLIE featured the bee movie TERROR OUT OF THE SKY, the sequel to the bee movie THE SAVAGE BEES. I was inspired by this terrible movie to edit and publish the honey extraction pictures as soon as possible.

Shannon was extracting honey for her husband’s business Foley’s Russian Bees. Honey isn’t really even the main part of his business. His main business is raising and selling queens, however with so many bees, honey is produced.

Honey has become a very sweet side business.

If you are interested in buying some honey here are the prices:

12 oz for $6
24 oz for $10

I don’t believe you can buy the honey from their online store, however, if you let me know, I can pass an order on to Shannon.

Click on the link below if you want to know more about Russian Bees:

Foley’s Russian Bees

Here are the honey extraction pictures:


Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

Foley's Russian Bees

If you are wondering, What do you call a wasp?

A wanna-bee!

Wait, I got more!

What a bee’s favorite novel?
The Great Gats-bee!

What do you call a bee that can’t stop eating?
Chub-bee!

Why did the bee go to the barbershop?
To get a buzz-cut!

What did the confused bee say?
To bee or not to bee!

Okay, I’m done.

07-05-08

The images in the folder call 07-05-08 involved a long day of Jaycee activities I engaged in on July 4, 2008.

I began the day helping out at a special Ames on the Half Shell event involving the Burnin’ Sensations and The Nadas. Then I went and helped setup and set off fireworks.

It was a pretty full and tiring day.

Here are some of the images:


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There are more pictures from that day. You can check them out if you want. Click on the link below:

Jaycees – Independence Day – 2008

By adding these images to the Photography Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” post to its original glory:

Independence Day

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve flower. Night flowers.

06-14-08

REMINDER

It is once again time for me (and by me, I mean you guys) to pick out my photos to enter in the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest. Once again, I am going to leave it up to a popular vote.

The Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest allows you to enter up to 6 photos.

There are 4 Categories:

1. Nature
2. Photojournalism
3. Photoshop Enhanced
4. Hidden Treasures of Boone County.

I have selected 60 images for you to consider. To simplify things, I have split the 60 photos into 6 sets of 10. If you wish to exercise your enfranchisement, clicking on the link below will take you to Poll #1. Vote for one of those pictures and then move onto the next poll, until you have voted in all six polls.

The winner of EACH poll will be entered into the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest.

Click on the link below to start voting:

Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest Nominees

Voting will end at midnight, August 8.

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TRIGGER WARNING!!! TRIGGER WARNING!!! TRIGGER WARNING!!!

If your name is Micky and you are a purpose of a cowardly disposition, be warned, snakes lie ahead!

Normally I don’t like to warn people that there might be something they find scary or offensive ahead. However, I know Micky is particularly scared of snakes. So much so, that he brokered a deal with his wife that she handles any snakes that they come across along the path of their wedded bliss.

The hype about him being a great outdoorsman might be a little overhyped.

Now that little bit of unpleasantness is out of the way, the images that come from the folder 06-14-08 are mostly from Ames on the Half Shell. However, some involve a snake. Some involve the Ames Party Bus.

Here are the pictures:


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Ames Party Bus

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Ames Party Bus

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06-14-08 - Burnin' Sensations

06-14-08 - Burnin' Sensations

The snake was in Shorty and Doris’ flowerbed. The band that was playing Ames on the Half Shell was Burnin’ Sensations. They are still together and still playing. I haven’t seen them in several years, but back in the day, they used to be a real fun band to watch play.

By adding these pictures to the Photography Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:

Flowerbed Buddy

Burnin’ Sensations

There are more pictures from the Burnin’ Sensations that I didn’t include in this blog, but you can peruse them by clicking on the link below:

AMES THE HALF SHELL – 2008

Next week’s walk down memory lane will involve more Ames on the Half Shell, some Little League, and maybe, just maybe some tenderloining.

06-10-08

There is a lot going on in the pictures from the folder 06-10-08!

There is a sunset.

There is FNSC.

There is the first official outing of The Tenderloin Appreciation Society.

There are pictures of the Ames Party Bus.

Let’s get to it!


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Tenderloining at Lake Shore Cafe

Tenderloining at Lake Shore Cafe

Tenderloining at Lake Shore Cafe

Tenderloining at Lake Shore Cafe

Tenderloining at Lake Shore Cafe

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Ames Party Bus

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Ames Party Bus

Ames Party Bus

Ames Party Bus

Ames Party Bus

The first tenderloining experience was at the Lake Shore Cafe. It was a restaurant-slash-bait shop on the banks of the Don Williams Lake. Monica worked there and recommended their tenderloin highly. It was on this day that we discovered that Monica doesn’t know anything about tenderloins.

The Ames Party Bus was the dream of Becky. She bought this bus and over months turned it into a party bus. However, the dream was short-lived. If I remember correctly, the Iowa Legislature took time out of their busy schedule of passing voter suppression legislation and regulations on women’s bodies to make the cost of insurance on a party bus prohibitive. Another example of politicians being in the pocket of Big Party Bus.

By adding these photos to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” to their original glory:

SUNSET


A NEW TENDERLOIN JOINT


Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve flooding, Little League, and hot dog sauce!

05-12-08

There are 3 sets of images to be found in the collection of pictures in the folder 05-12-08.

The first set are pictures from a Mother’s Day celebration at my Mom’s house.

The second set are a collection of pictures of flowers at my Mom’s house. A Mother’s Day Peony and a tulip.

The final set of pictures is from the first part of making a batch of Little White Lye Soap.


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Making Soap

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By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Photography Gallery I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:

The Most Fun You Can Have with Caustics

Mother’s Day Barcecue

Mother’s Day

On our next walk down the lane of memories, we will look at the first Jaycees activity I participated in. All the signs were there, I wasn’t paying attention.