Wednesday, May 20, 2009

my favorite quotes.

You know I have nothing to write about when I start posting quotes, but I think that these are quite interesting, and if you agree please tell me.


Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken. Ludwig van Beethoven



From the time I was a kid, I always knew something was going to happen to me. Didn't know exactly what. Elvis Presley




I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time. - Orson Welles


Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage. Charlie Chaplin




But perhaps most of all, wearing a bow tie is a way of broadcasting an aggressive lack of concern for what other people think. ” —Warren St John, The New York Times [ 1]


To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. - Thomas A. Edison

It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information. - Oscar Wilde
Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, uh... now you tell me what you know. Groucho Marx

The word fedora comes from the title of an 1882 play by Victorien Sardou , written for Sarah Bernhardt . The play was first performed in the U.S. in 1889. Sarah played Princess Fédora, the heroine of the play, and she wore a hat similar to a fedora. The fedora became a female fashion which lasted into the early part of the twentieth century. When the fedora became a male fashion, it was popular in cities for its stylishness, ability to protect the wearer's head from the wind and weather, and the fact that it could be rolled up when not in use. Since the early part of the 20th century, many Haredi and other Orthodox Jews have worn black fedoras and continue to this day.[ 2] The hat is sometimes associated with Prohibition -era gangsters and the detectives who sought to bring them to justice. In Hollywood movies of the 1940s, characters often wore a fedora, particularly when playing private detectives, gangsters, or other "tough guy" roles. A trench coat was frequently part of the costume, a notable example being Humphrey Bogart 's character in Casablanca . Although the fedora became popular 30 years after the cowboy era (1865-1890), the use of fedoras is common in most TV/movie westerns . The fedora is widely recognized with the characters of The Blues Brothers , Indiana Jones , and Freddy Krueger . The fedora is closely associated with film noir characters. In the case of action/adventure films, such as old "B"-movies , and the Indiana Jones series they inspired, the fedora served the practical purpose of hiding the face sufficiently to allow doubles to perform the more dangerous stunts seamlessly. Like the bowler hat , the fedora fell out of usage and popularity during the late 1950s and early 1960s. The hat began to lose favor even earlier on the west coast of the United States, which is known for its more casual clothing. The early 1950s switch from large lapels and ties to thin ones, resulted in shorter-brimmed hats, and this likely played a role in the fedora eventually being deemed a non-essential item. Also playing a part was the shrinking automobiles of the mid-1950s, which often made it difficult to wear a hat while driving. By the early 1970s, the fedora was seen as a dead fashion, typically only worn by older and/or more traditional men. However the fedora has seen a revival in recent fashion seasons. Instead of the tradional grays, browns, and blacks, the fedora now comes in many colors and patterns, the most popular being plaid, but black with white pinstripes are also common.[citation needed ]

A 1571 Act of Parliament to stimulate domestic wool consumption and general trade decreed that on Sundays and holidays that all males over 6 years of age, except for the nobility and persons of degree, were to wear caps of wool manufacture on force of a fine (3/4d (pence ) per day). The Bill was not repealed until 1597, though by this time, the flat cap had become firmly entrenched in English psyche as a recognized mark of a non-noble subject;

And on that note I bid you
Good Day, and Best Regards.


Sir Jacob D. Fredrickson Esq.

Chief Executive Officer of SavetheCroissants.com,

Quite the High Ranking Official of Early Bird Productions, Inc.

Happy Birthday Mr. Cook!

Today Mr. Earl {the cook} and I are going to his parents for a celebratory party of his birth, but the Mob has grown since yesterday. The above picture was taken just after we left for the Party, I left the Mate and the engineers behind to look after the ship, and lucky I did! what you cant see from the above picture is their faces.
Who knew Golfers could be so violent! {We have the Mate to thank for the pictures} we still can't figure out what these people want with us, although I suspect it has something to do with the holes with flags stuck in them that the ship is blocking access to.
After walking for an hour Mr. Earl and I found a friendly taxi cab driver {a rare instance in my experience} who pointed us towards North Palmer Road, where
Mr. Earls wife and children were scheduled to pick him up and drive him to his Parents. I asked Mr. Earl how old he was going to be, and he just smiled.
{I'm gonna guess around fifty, although he doesn't look it}
any way, we arrived at the pick up point unharmed, and I turned to go, but wait! whats this? you want me to come too? as the photographer no less?
why, I'd be delighted! I only found out after I embarked into the vehicle that I, the Great Sir Jacob, was to sit in the rear seat of the Automobile the entire four hours there and back. So my pictures of the journey will be from that perspective.
after embarking on our voyage, I remembered why I so despise Automobile travel, but luckily sleep overtook my quickly and when I awoke we had Arrived.
It was an interesting party, first, introductions.
Mrs. Earl, {Mr. Earls mother.} the source of Mr. Earls culinary ability, a former Chef with experience on the Italian riviera.
Mr. Earl Sr. The Retired Captain of the British flying æronauts, a team of British aviators.
And the birthday boy himself, Mr Earl Jr. Chief Cook of the
æroship H.M.Z. Peregrination. After an early dinner {6:00PM} of barbeque pork and potatoes, we played a rousing game of cribbage, followed by a riveting game of Yahtzee, which followed by the cake, {baked by Mrs Earl, } and iced cream {created by Dryers iced cream company of California} and then exchanged gifts, {cards mostly.} and then it was time to leave.
After we left the house we caught a cab back to the golf course where we left the Zeppelin. And where'd it go?
where are the golfers? where is my crew? where is my Zeppelin!?
And on that note I bid you
Good Day, and Best Regards.

Sir Jacob D. Fredrickson Esq.

Chief Executive Officer of SavetheCroissants.com,

Quite the High Ranking Official of Early Bird Productions, Inc.


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