Monthly Archives: May 2012

First Five Callers…

Just for the record, I much prefer Google+ to Facebook. On the positive side of the ledger, Facebook has brought into distant orbit a handful of long-lost friends. That is it for the positive side of the ledger. Facebook seems … Continue reading

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ARK: Totem In Yellow, Untitled Abstract, plus meta manipulations

Totem In Yellow – 2012 This piece started with this source ARK, (appropriated Random Kitsch.) Then two different parts were captured, manipulated in Photoshop and finally one selection was manipulated in Photo FX Pro. Untitled Abstract #1 (2012) Meta Left, … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: Overdue

1983 Berkeley Breathed

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An Enduring 40 year Mystery

My father, my younger brother, John “Funky” Friedman, sitting at the stone picnic table in our backyard in Cleveland Heights on the afternoon of my graduating from Hawken School, in 1972. “Funky” Friedman, Mark Hoerr, “Hoon,” “Amazing Dynamo Man” (Jamie … Continue reading

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The Quintessential and ‘Reunitive’ Hawk Tech Men of Seventy-Two

Some hardly random notes about the 40th reunion of The Hawken School class of 1972. The frame to keep in mind is that I’ve been privileged to attend every five year reunion, and the reunions obviously commenced in 1977. I … Continue reading

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Class of ’72

The iconic yearbook picture, Hawken Upper School, Class of seventy-two. Three quarters of the guys in this crowd scene actually were seniors. We took a bunch of silly photos on the same day. This one ends spiked by tragedy because … Continue reading

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Ready For Willard?

h/t Mike Luckovich Willard ‘mittens’ Romney really really really really wants to be the next President. As his wife said, “It’s Mitt’s turn.” It may seem to some that the existence of an uber-stiff character such as Willard Romney is … Continue reading

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Glory Toon, Sassy Toon

I have been mostly successful at resisting every photo FX (ie. effects) app for IOS that comes down the pike. No thanks, Instagram. (Preferring instead to compulsively acquire iPad music-making apps.) However, a review for ToonCamera caught my attention at … Continue reading

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Empty Space

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ARK: Portal

Portal; 2012. This piece is not very attractive, on one hand; and, yet, for me, it has this sci-fi feel, that I am intrigued by, on the other hand. It’s programmatic. I’m wondering if this piece might be a good … Continue reading

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Sonny

Squint, and he disappears.

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Free Play Perfection

My definition of an ideal Sunday softball morning at Field #8, Forest Hills Park, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA, North America, Planet Earth, is when a minimum of sixteen people show up by our moving-target-of-a-start time. Full field, baby! (This is … Continue reading

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…didn’t want the women’s vote anyway

Republicans, Get In My Vagina! from Kate Beckinsale Well, the GOP didn’t want many women’s votes. This hurt the GOP in swing states several months ago. It will be interesting to see how the longstanding triumvirate of abstinence/anti-abortion/subservience to hubby, … Continue reading

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Freeplay!

Ken had already split. I’m holding the camera. Opening day for some, but for me, spring training day, April 8. We’re resourceful, so we can play with whatever the gods of weekend sports grant us. I’m about ready to drive … Continue reading

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“He’ll Do That Because He’s A Republican”

What of one of Stewart’s implications, not overtly given here, in this otherwise pointed critique of expected hypocrisy? Are Romney’s concrete beliefs best left completely off the table? If so, are such beliefsbest left off as a matter of respect … Continue reading

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New additions to the art archive

New additions to the archive. . .of my visual experiments; aka my naive art. Note–to scroll through the archive, the link is in the lower left, as in:

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Revisiting the 2×2 Matrix – Part 1.

What I term a ‘four square,’ or matrix, derives in modern times from The Boston Consulting Group’s Growth-Share Matrix. I devise my own four squares and collect any others I encounter. At times the 2×2 Matrix in either its ‘cross’ … Continue reading

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