March 11th, 2008

screenwriter, Kightlinger, hate

A stroll thru back alleys while my Porto's guava & cheese bake

Read the writing on the wall beauty salons on a rainy day March 2007 entry

I'm sure everybody is aware of the Mayor's plan to replace all of the old, clunky parking meters with new age credit card swiping meters. I guess I'll miss the old clunkers. They were fun in movies too. Paul Newman had a memorable scene with them in Cool hand Luke. He was probably coping with the idea of decorating his bedroom with a cool parking meter when the idea of putting up a parking meter garage sale dawned on him. I don't know where I saw it, probably a 70's show or flick, that parking meters in bedrooms were cool ideas.

Maybe some photographer in his b&w phase will get the idea of capturing the last of the old clunker parking meters with interesting backgrounds. A dog perhaps, or a homeless person. Maybe the latest sports car and a hybrid parked side by side. I dunno. I wish I had the patience to tolerate the sun so that my shadows are just right before my trigger finger finds release.

screenwriter, Kightlinger, hate

Public gardens

Today's blanket sin

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illustr/lettering) by Henry (76534329@N00)

Growing up, I so dreaded the chore of pulling weeds from the palm trees growing out front on the sidewalk. The only think I would think about was the numerous dogs that must be walked up and down the street by their owners and the urine. The only thing more disgusting are the radio ads I hear for people who are concerned about being full of shit. Everclear has a web site for it's product with photographic proof that the feces it helps to remove from a person's digestive system is indeed stuck on our intestine walls. The photos of human stool are the shape and structure of intestines.

I stumbled onto this when I googled the word "disclaimer" for the dialog used when an ad (usually on radio) uses a speed talker at the end of it describing in legal jargon what the seller does not claim responsibility for if a consumer buys its product.

I began to wonder how political ads this year almost require that a presidential candidate end the campaign with a disclaimer, usually "I'm so-and-so, and I approve this ad." How simple is that? Wouldn't something as serious as a presidential candidate be cause for a speed talker reading off a 200 word disclaimer? I think yes.