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Diamond_Dog's Journal
Diamond_Dog's Journal
July 31, 2023

I have not liked him

ever since he slammed Brooke Shields over her candid admission that she suffered from postpartum depression, essentially saying there is no such thing.

October 21, 2018

I guess we're 0 for 2 tonight

Hubs and I rooting for the Brewers and Ohio State ...

October 18, 2018

Is anyone here good at Hogan's Heroes trivia?

Can you tell me the name of the pub/eatery in Hammelburg which was occasionally shown when Hogan or someone else slipped out in disguise or when some of the others went out for a "night on the town"?

Having a friendly family dispute here.

Thank you in advance!

October 18, 2018

How many of you know this artist?

Yesterday I went to see an exhibition of paintings by John Mellencamp. The one and same John Mellencamp, rock n roll musician who hails from Seymour, Indiana. Did many of you know he is quite an accomplished artist as well as a musician? They're showing his paintings right now at the Butler Museum of American Art, a jewel of an art museum in none other than Youngstown, Ohio.

Remembering my art history from college -- the heavy brush strokes, favoring portraits of common everyday people, many of them downtrodden .... many of them heroes of social justice movements -- the spellbinding imagery and flashes of color -- his paintings expressed to me many of the emotionally based applications brought forth by German Expressionism, Fauvism and Abstract Expressionism.

From Artnews:

"The musician and artist John Mellencamp stumbled into his first record deal while traveling to New York City from his home state of Indiana in search of an art school to attend. It was the mid-1970s, and the future star, who at various points in his long career has also been known as Johnny Cougar, John Cougar, and John Cougar Mellencamp, had just graduated from Vincennes University, a small two-year college in Indiana. “I figured while I was in New York, I might as well see if I can get anything going on [the music] end,” Mellencamp, who spent his teenage years playing in bar bands, recently told me over the phone. “And, as it turns out, at 20 years old, 21 years old, New York Art Students League wanted me to pay them money, and the record companies wanted to give me money.”

Nevertheless, Mellencamp, who initially came to art through his mother (who was a painter), kept making art in his spare time, and became more serious about it starting in the late 1980s."

Here's a site that shows a few of his works.


and a couple more (I took these yesterday)

October 16, 2018

Aaron Rodgers

Just ...wow!!

October 13, 2018

Is there such an anacronym as



"Can You Imagine If Obama Did That"?

October 13, 2018

What's the best meal for a cold, overcast, damp day?

I vote for a bowl of chili.

October 13, 2018

While getting a haircut this morning

As I sat in the chair at the hair salon ... me, my stylist, the woman in the next chair, and the other stylist, had quite an animated and loud discussion about the horrid idiot in the White House and how the Republicans are destroying our country. It was great.

The older woman on the other side of the counter surely must have heard our discussion, but she remained tight lipped and quiet as a mouse. Maybe she felt outnumbered?

October 11, 2018

Is there a pharmaceutical shortage now?

My husband and I tried to obtain a shingles shot as per doctor's orders today, and was told there's a nationwide shortage of them. The pharmacist said they only get a few in per week and there's a waiting list of about a hundred people.

At the same store, I noticed there was a sign on the shelves by the Advil announcing that there's a nationwide shortage of Advil. I saw about half the usual number of boxes of Advil on the shelves.

What's going on???

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