Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sights of the Season

Little Guests in the Moon Palace, via Dangerous Minds    


 This Chinese poster isn't actually in celebration of Easter or Spring, but rather to promote that country's space program. 

How come NASA doesn't have any cutsey posters urging today's kids to put down their iPhones and their Redbulls and take an interest in space? When was the last time you heard a little boy or girl say they wanted to be an astronaut when they grow up? Does the US even have a space program anymore? 

At any rate . . . this art made me think of the coming Bunny-themed holiday, which I personally prefer to celebrate in a very non-traditional way. Except for the mass consumption of chocolate part. 

Enjoy your whatever-you-celebrate however you want to. Hopefully with (paid) time off!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

It's Wednesday, and you know what that means . . .

...Wienerdog Wednesday!!!

Source: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

 From the Wienerdogs in History Category:  "John F. Kennedy with "Dunker" during tour of Europe in the summer of 1937, The Hague, August 1937."

Remember the days when those who grew up in privilege also felt an obligation to serve those without? I'm not raising the Kennedys up to sainthood, but there was -- and continues to be -- something about them and their call to public service that seems far too rare in the majority of 1%-ers making headlines today. 

(And the Bush dynasty doesn't count!)