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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Kings and Queens of Comedy / Winch & Equi: Meanings of Furniture

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Apotheosis of Nike -- "Baltimore has spoken" | by ADMurr

Apotheosis of Nike -- "Baltimore has spoken" | A graphic novel on a wall about Nike Airs, and, bottom right, in a panel from real life, a street memorial to a man named Randolph Washington. He became Baltimore's 326th homicide victim of 2017 on December 9, shot in the head at 11 one morning in the rain. Still, the cartoon work is quite remarkable.: photo by Andrew Murr, 11 January 2018

Untitled | by Larking About

Via Sparano, Bari | by Gianni DG

Via Sparano, Bari: photo by Gianni DG, 10 January 2018

Via Sparano, Bari | by Gianni DG

Via Sparano, Bari: photo by Gianni DG, 10 January 2018

Via Sparano, Bari | by Gianni DG

Via Sparano, Bari: photo by Gianni DG, 10 January 2018
D.H. Lawrence: To Women, As Far As I'm Concerned

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American Flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) and Pelican, Duisburg Zoo: photo by Pierre Wasser, 2006
The feelings I don't have I don't have.
The feelings I don't have, I won't say I have.
The feelings you say you have, you don't have.
The feelings you would like us both to have, we neither of us have.
The feelings people ought to have, they never have.
If people say they've got feelings, you may be pretty sure they haven't got them.

So if you want either of us to feel anything at all
you'd better abandon all idea of feelings altogether. 



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Lesser Flamingos (Phoenicopterus minor), Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania: photo by Charles J. Sharp, 2004

D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930): To Women As Far As I'm Concerned, from Pansies, 1929
 
dignity | by byzanceblue

dignity | Sayaka-san and Satsuki-san [Kyoto]: photo by byzance blue, 7 January 2018
Italy Daily Life

A lesser flamingo stands at the Le Cornelle Animal Park, in Valbrembo, near Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 22, 2017.: photo by Luca Bruno/AP, 22 June 2017

Italy Daily Life

A lesser flamingo stands at the Le Cornelle Animal Park, in Valbrembo, near Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 22, 2017.: photo by Luca Bruno/AP, 22 June 2017
 
Italy Daily Life

A Lesser Flamingo is seen at the Le Cornelle Animal Park, in Valbrembo, near Milan, Italy, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.: photo by Antonio Calanni/AP, 17 February 2017

 Italy Daily Life

A Lesser Flamingo is seen at the Le Cornelle Animal Park, in Valbrembo, near Milan, Italy, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.: photo by Antonio Calanni/AP, 17 February 2017

Roberto Bolaño: The Redhead

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American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), National Zoo, Washington, D.C.: photo by Stevehdc, 2007

She was eighteen and she was mixed up in the drug trade. Back then I saw her all the time but if I had to make a police sketch of her now, I don't think I could. I know she had an aquiline nose, and for a few months she was a redhead; I know I heard her laugh once or twice from the window of a restaurant as I was waiting for a taxi or just walking past in the rain. She was eighteen and every two weeks she went to bed with a cop from the Narcotics Squad


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Lesser flamingos (Phenicopterus minor), Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania: photo by Charles J. Sharp, 2004


She watched him from the bed ... She smoked Camel Lights and maybe at some point she imagined that the furniture in the room and even her lover were empty things that she had to invest with meaning ... Purple-tinted scene: before she pulls down her tights, she tells him about her day ... "Everywhere is disgustingly still, frozen somewhere in the air." Hotel room lamp. A stenciled pattern, dark green. Frayed rug. Girl on all fours who moans as the vibrator enters her cunt. She had long legs and she was eighteen, in those days she was in the drug trade and she was doing all right, she even opened a checking account and bought a motorcycle. 


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Lesser flamingos (Phenicopterus minor), Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania: photo by Charles J. Sharp, 2004
 
Roberto Bolaño (1953-2003): The Redhead (excerpts), from Antwerp, 1980, translated by Natasha Wimmer, 2010 



Slide area, Cuajimalpa: photo by Jair Cabrera Torres (rastamaniaco), 26 September 2013



IMG_1963: photo by locaburg, 27 February 2014



IMG_5423 (iztapalapa): photo by locaburg, 17 March 2006



IMG_0190 (Julian, azotea, laundry): photo by locaburg, 6 May 2006



IMG_2002 (dog, Monte Escobedo, Zacatecas): photo by locaburg, 10 January 2008

 

IMG_1482 (dog, skull, Xoloscuintle, iztapalapa): photo by locaburg, 16 February 2011

 

IMG_7684 (dog, car, brick): photo by locaburg, 22 December 2009

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Ceramic representation of Mictlantecuhtli, Aztec god of the dead and king of Mictlan (Chicunauhmictlan), lowest and northernmost section of the underworld, recovered during excavation of the House of Eagles in the Templo Mayor, now on display at the museum of the Templo Mayor, Mexico City: photo by Thelmadatter, 23 March 2008

¿Solo asi he de irme?¿Como las flores que perecieron?¿Nada quedara en mi nombre?¿Nada de mi paso aqui en la tierra? ¡Al menos flores, al menos cantos!

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Turquoise mosaic mask: Mixtec-Aztec, 1400-1521 CE: photo by Gryffindor, 17 January 2009 (British Museum)

Was it for this only that I came? To die away like the flowers? Nothing left of my name? Nor of the days I have spent on earth? At least my flowers, at least my songs!

from Cantos de Huexotzingo: Nahuatl, attributed to Ayocuan Cuetzpaltzin, aka Aguila Blanca de Tecamachalco (The White Eagle of Tecamachalco), early 16th c. (English: TC)

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Statue of Mictlantecuhtli, Aztec god of the dead, museum of the Templo Mayor, Mexico City : photo by Jamie Dwyer, 19 August 2008

Toda vida acaba siempre en dolor y sufrimento

RT @EnrigoJM: And media.. Stop talking about the disturbers. focus on the REAL PURPOSE #YoMeCanse #Ayotzinapa: image via peperivera @peperivera, 20 November 2014 

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"if we burn, you burn with us" #YaMeCanse: image via y. @stilackles, 21 November 2014

“Toda vida, le dijo esa noche Epifanio a Lalo Cura, por más feliz que sea, acaba siempre en dolor y sufrimiento. Depende, dijo Lalo Cura. ¿Depende de qué, buey? De muchas cosas, dijo Lalo Cura. Si te pegan un balazo en la nuca, por ejemplo, y el pinche asesino se acerca sin que lo escuches, te vas al otro mundo sin dolor y sin sufrimiento. Pinche escuincle, dijo Epifanio. ¿A ti han pegado muchos tiros en la nuca?”

“Todo pasaba por el filtro de las palabras, convenientemente adecuado a nuestro miedo. ¿Qué hace un niño cuando tiene miedo? Cierra los ojos. ¿Qué hace un niño al que van a violar y luego matar? Cierra los ojos. Y también grita, pero primero cierra los ojos. Las palabras servían para ese fin. Y es curioso, pues todos los arquetipos de la locura y la crueldad humana no han sido inventados por los hombres de esta época sino por nuestros antepasados. Los griegos inventaron, por decirlo de alguna manera, el mal, vieron el mal que todos llevamos dentro, pero los testimonios o las pruebas de ese mal ya no nos conmueven, nos parecen futiles, ininteligibles[...] Durante la Comuna de 1871 murieron asesinadas miles de personas y nadie derramó una lágrima por ellas. Por esa misma fecha un afilador de cuchillos mató a una mujer y a su anciana madre (no a la madre de la mujer, sino a su propia madre, querido amigo) y luego fue abatido por la policía. La noticia no sólo recorrió los periódicos de Francia sino que también fue reseñada en otros periódicos de Europa.”


Robert Bolaño (1953-2003): from 2666, 2004


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Cruces colocadas en Lomas del Poleo Planta Alta (Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua) en el lugar donde fueron encontrados 8 cuerpos de mujeres víctimas de feminicidio en 1996: photo by lose, 31 August 2007


IMG_8128: photo by locaburg, 9 November 2010
Fear


El rejoneador Rodrigo Santos recoge un clavel. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 27 April 2009
pain
    makes it clearer
the fear
       in their eyes

as they inflict suffering, well
it's only natural --
human --


Caballo de picador. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 14 February 2012



  Subalterno con el capote. Un subalterno prepara al toro con su capote antes de que el matador entre en escena. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 14 February 2012

 
  
  Subalternos antes de la corrida. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 14 February 2012
 

  Subalterno detrás de un burladero. Un subalterno observa atento el desarrollo de la corrida detrás de un burladero. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 14 February 2012



  Subalterno. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 14 February 2012



  Subalterno. Un subalterno expulsa el aire nervioso después de haber lidiado con un toro.Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 14 February 2012



  Subalterno con cigarro. Si bien el cigarro es pésimo para la salud y la condición física, a este subalterno le ayuda para calmar los nervios y la exitación antes del inicio de la corrida. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 14 February 2012



Afuera de la petetera antes del inicio de la fiesta. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 12 February 2013



  Jaripeo en el toro de once.
El toro de once se llama así porque anteriormente iniciaba a las once de la mañana. Ahora comienza alrededor de la 1:30 de la tarde, cuando viene llegando la cabalgata que ha salido desde el centro de Colima. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 13 February 2013



  Charro ingresando a la plaza.
Como todas las tardes, los charros entran con sus caballos para el Toro de Once. Ellos lanzan los toros para regresarlos al corral después de que los jinetes los montan Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 16 February 2012



Octavio García. Octavio García "El Payo" toma un respiro y un descanso para bajar la adrenalina bajo los tablados de la plaza. Puede apreciarse la construcción de esta a base de palos, mecates y petates. A "El Payo" le ha costado trabajo matar a su toro y lo ha dejado exhausto. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 12 February 2012



Vuelta al ruedo de Diego Silveti. Diego Silveti recibe un obsequio del público mientras da la vuelta al ruedo por cortar una oreja. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 12 February 2012



Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza. Retrato de Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza en La Petatera antes de iniciar con su faena. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 19 February 2013




Picadores. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 14 February 2012

 

Picadore al caballo. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 14 February 2012

 

Capilla de la plaza de toros de La Petetera, en honor a San Felipe de Jesús. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 12 February 2013




People at the plaza. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 14 February 2012

 


Clowns performing at Toro de Once. Villa de Álvarez, Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 24 April 2009



  El Vendedor de Algodones. Un hombre toma un descanzo en la banqueta de la plaza. Ha estado vendiendo algodones de azúcar toda la tarde, y aún le falta parte de la noche. En los días de la Virgen de Guadalupe hay gente todo el tiempo así que hay que aprovecharlo. Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 10 December 2012



Angels and Devils series. Una pequeña diablilla se asoma hacia el escenario antes de su presentación en la fiesta navideña de la escuela de mis hijos. Una guerra entre ángeles y demonios, el bien contra el mal, ese tipo de cosas. (A little devil is sneaking at the crowd before their turn on a Xmas performance at my kids' school last december. A war between angels and devils, good and evil, that kind of stuff). Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 14 December 2012



Angels and Devils series. Colima, México: photo by Emigdio Salgado (Millo Salgado), 14 December 2012
Kings and Queens of Comedy


Charlie Chaplin, photographed in 1916.: image via Dharma Bhagalia @Kloppholic, 10 January 2018

Claudette Colbert, Palm Springs, 1938 | by MichaelRyerson


Paulette Goddard checks a strap, 1942 | by MichaelRyerson

Paulette Goddard checks a strap | Paulette Goddard in a publicity still for Star-Spangled Rhythm (1942).: photo by Michael Ryerson, 17 December 2017

Maria Montez hooks up, ca.1945 | by MichaelRyerson

Thoughtful Buster | by MichaelRyerson

Thoughtful Buster. Buster Keaton in momentary repose. Appears to be post-war.: photo by Michael Ryerson, 16 December 2017

Three lovely lassies | by National Library of Ireland on The Commons

8 comments:

TC said...

Manfred Mann: Pretty Flamingo (1965)

Manfred Mann: If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Dylan cover, 1965)

Dylan: If You Gotta Go, Go Now (live, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, 7 May 1965, bootleg audio)

Dylan: If You Gotta Go, Go Now. (out-take from Bringing It All Back Home, recorded @ Columbia Studios, New York, 15 Jan 1965, overdubbed 21 May 1965)

TC said...

Dylan: I Want You (live, c. 2000)

tpw said...

Thanks, Tom. I'm honored to be included in the amazing universe of this post (Fermannagh from Heaven!)and especially to paired with Elaine Equi, one of my favorite poets.

TC said...

And thanks to you for all your worldly knowledge, tpw.

Appointed pairings are superior to elective affinities I always say. At my confirmation I was paired with Gertrude Johnson.

(Of course the preference stated above is strictly my own; if GJ could speak for herself, some 70 years on as it now it is, she might well be saying, Yes, well it was just at that point I began preferring the elective.)

eastcoaster said...

I am shaken. I am stirred. Glad to see the work of Winch and Equi here.

MW said...

Thanks for Terrance Winch’s recollection, and it’s blazing last lines.
Michael WOLFE

TC said...

Thanks eastcoaster and Michael,

tpw es en fuego, todo tiempo,

ee ditto for humble us, here en el viejo usa, los dos,

el rey y la reina de la comedia!!

TC said...

Btw in case anybody is saying (well, nobody is saying, but it seems I now am), that Annie Maus's contribution here is the equalizing element... Bingo! I hear you! Annie is not an eastcoaster and the nearest fire for her is probably burning in a trashcan. Still we are so eccentric here, we see pictures as words, in a truer language. And we were just getting started with the brilliant Annie's furniture analytics... and now the party's almost over! What are we even saying!

More AM no-coaster furniture here.

(Promise, no scary Not Me Too DHL asides have been smuggled in with the discarded sofas in that one!)

(Huh, what's 'ee saying now? DHL who??)