March 2nd, 2007

Chris Keeley

Video of failed-chute skydiver surviving 12,000 foot fall

Video of failed-chute skydiver surviving 12,000 foot fall

Amazing first person helmet-mounted video of a skydiver who fell 12,000 feet with a failed chute and lived.
200703011717 It shows him plummeting 12,000ft to earth after both his parachutes failed, saying goodbye to the world... and hitting the ground with a sickening thud at 80mph. Michael's friend, who jumped from the same plane, also filmed the whole event. He found his pal bleeding and unconscious - but alive.
Link 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/mos/skydiver.html?in_article_id=435694
Chris Keeley

Introduction to HDR (high dynamic range) photography

Introduction to HDR (high dynamic range) photography

200703011303 O'Reilly is selling a 58-page PDF that shows you how to create high dynamic range (HDR) photographs. It's written by Jack Howard (who took the photo shown here) and costs $7.99. The HDR process involves taking several pictures of the same scene with different camera settings to capture as much detail as possible in shadows, midtones, and highlights, and then combining the images in Photoshop or other application. Check out Flickr's HDR group for lots of eye-popping examples. Link
Chris Keeley

CooP

Scan of old decal sheet

Coop says:
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I was looking for something in my flat files, and found this old decal sheet. It was from an original AMT "Two in One" kit, and somehow survived 40+ years to find its way into my greasy mitts.

It is so beautiful, I am almost moved to tears. I immediately threw it on the scanner to share with you, O dear reader.

Link

Reader comment:

Coop says:

Picture 3-25 I'm not entirely sure, but I think that this post says that the monster-driving-hot-rod decal I posted looks like the President Of Brazil!

Chris Keeley

Pip Wilson

Pip Wilson <     12:20 pm (14 minutes ago) 
 to     
 date  Mar 2, 2007 12:20 PM  
 subject  Rubaiyat images  
 mailed-by  bigpond.com  
 
http://www.fromoldbooks.org/Fitzgerald-Rubaiyat/

Some nice public domain pix (according to the webmaster).
 
http://www.fromoldbooks.org/ has some great stuff.
 
 
PO Box 1246
Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450
Australia
http://www.fromoldbooks.org/Fitzgerald-Rubaiyat/

Lured with hope of some Diviner Drink

Poured Millions of Bubbles

Chris Keeley

the dozens of erotic and sadistic activities she enjoys, among them blindfolds, candle wax, dacryphi

the dozens of erotic and sadistic activities she enjoys, among them blindfolds, candle wax, dacryphilia (arousal from tears), doctor/nurse fetish, infantilism/diapers, and rack/medieval devices.

 

Genteel Enclave Puzzles Over Reports of a Dominatrix

BEDFORD, N.Y., March 1 — Apart from the phalanx of reporters and photographers, the only hint that something was a little odd about the charming old clapboard farmhouse on Haines Road was the black cloth hanging across the second-floor windows, blotting out the sun filtering down through lofty pines.

It was what happened behind those curtains that set the place apart: “Situated on four private acres, in a century old stately manor, here life is devoted to female superiority, proper training and etiquette for the betterment of men,” read the description on sovereignestate.com, a Web site.

The house, as nearly everyone in this genteel town now knows, was occupied by a 46-year-old reputed dominatrix, Sandra L. Chemero, who was arrested on Tuesday on charges of prostitution and weapons possession, accused of running a brothel, not just a chamber of horrors, amid the sylvan splendor.

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Chris Keeley

Fluxus sprang from a group of international artists, writers and musicians who began working togethe

Fluxus sprang from a group of international artists, writers and musicians who began working together to stage happenings and performances. There was never an institutional base for Fluxus, and it never even defined itself as an art movement because it was anti-authoritarian in nature. Nevertheless, it helped give birth to video art, performance art and conceptual art.

Fluxus, a performance-oriented avant-garde art movement of the 1960s

Chris Keeley

As MOCA's development events manager, coordinating an average of 35 events a year, Gonzalez is more

As MOCA's development events manager, coordinating an average of 35 events a year, Gonzalez is more rock 'n' roll chick than art geek, with her platinum hair, platform shoes, high-gloss lips and vanity plates that say "GR*UPIE

Vanessa Gonzalez
her past outfits have included a blue-and-white "Alice" frock worn with 8-inch Vivienne Westwood heels for the "Wonderland" of "Ecstasy," and a burlap dress and feather headdress inspired by Robert Rauschenberg's "Satellite" combine.


Because the "WACK!" show is a broad historical retrospective — representing 119 artists from 20 countries — and because Zittel is also included in the celebration, Gonzalez approached this weekend's event differently than, say, the opening for "Ecstasy: In and About Altered States," where guests lounged on waterbeds, eating candy pills while techno music and colored lights pulsed in time.

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Chris Keeley

Cory Kennedy

Cory Kennedy

 
Cory with Vincent Gallo at Three as Four party
Cory with Paris Hilton
Cory with Lindsay Lohan in 2006
 

http://corykennedy.blogspot.com/

http://www.myspace.com/cklckl

http://thecobrasnake.com/

http://youtube.com/watch?v=KDIE-OMysUU


Put it this way: By the time Cory Kennedy's mother realized that her child had become, in the words of Gawker.com, an "Internet It Girl," the Web was riddled with photos of Cory posing, eating, dancing, shopping, romping at the beach, looking pensive and French-kissing one of the (adult) members of the rock band the Kings of Leon. She had European fan sites. She had thousands of people signing on to her MySpace pages. She had fashion bloggers dissecting her wardrobe ("a cross between the Little Match Girl and the quintessence of heroin chic," one wag called her taste in fashion). She had people watchers from the Netherlands to Japan speculating about her life story. (Was she a junkie? A refugee from Hyannis Port?) She had designers begging her to wear their clothes and deejays offering her money to show up at their nightclubs. She had invitations to party with Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.
Chris Keeley

TO: Distinguished Recipients

TO: Distinguished Recipients
FM: John Whitbeck
After holding hundreds of men without charges at Guantanamo Bay for
roughly five years, the United States has finally brought what must be
presumed to be its best case, charging Australian David Hicks, a former
kangaroo-skinner and convert to Islam who was seized by bounty-hunters
and sold to U.S. forces in Afghanistan, with ... "material support for
terrorism".
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