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Smoker molests traffic barrel

Smoker molests traffic barrel
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Me:
I start Irish language and culture class tonight. It only goes until November so i sort of wonder how strong a grasp we're going t have of the language by the end. I'm far more interested in speaking and reading it than I am in understanding the culture. I'd much rather get the latter from a long visit than through text.

Work:
Still busy. I got a few things done last night but not enough to be really happy about it. At least I only have two hours of meetings today. May get some stuff done. Hurrah!

News:
Suddenly, Osama bin Laden is living in the mountains of Pakistan. Were he dead, what the hell would that matter, really? It may set back the Taliban a few weeks but how many dozens of people would take his place? He's just a scapegoat and the avatar for terrorism that America needs to keep people scared. Ridiculous.

Dick Cheney has said that us Wisconsities need to consider National Security when we vote in six weeks. "For the sake of our security, this nation must reject any strategy of resignation and defeatism in the face of determined enemies."

Stupid V.P.

Picture: Taken from within Fair Trade coffee on State St. He looks like he's practicing a Fosse routine.

One of a short series surrounding that orange traffic barrel.

I'm sleepy.
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techdragon From: techdragon Date: September 26th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
The GaetchMN group (of which my pirate has been studying with for 10 years) has a really good program for Irish. He says that the Madison programs is very good too but the language takes alot of time because it originally did not use the arabic alphabet and is not tailored like a latin based language.

I have pretty high hopes but this is different than they have structured it in the past. It used to be more like a club that met more.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 26th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe that was Celticmadison.org?
techdragon From: techdragon Date: September 26th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah... but it used to function more like http://www.gaelminn.org/lastgaz.htm
lerite From: lerite Date: September 26th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Suddenly?

My Islam teacher told me ObL was in Pakistan a really long time ago.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 26th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
He was dead two days ago according to France.
lerite From: lerite Date: September 26th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh. Apparently I'm out of the loop.
back2me From: back2me Date: September 26th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's the brand of vicodin we sell at my pharmacy. I recognize the numbers.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 27th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
mmm.... drugs.
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: September 27th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay I need to ask: were you trying to make a statement about the shape of men with the barrel? I notice you have an excellent eye for picking similarities in the forms between the men and the barrel. The first guy has shoulders like the barrel. The second guy is all round in the middle like the barrel and the third guy is parallel on both sides like the barrel. Interesting. Good eye.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 27th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
That would makes sense. I took the pictures because I liked how the people looked in relation aesthetically to the barrel but I wasn't thinking so specifically.
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: September 27th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
This could be a great series...
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: September 27th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
But do you think the pictures would be too blatant if you were looking for these things?
abmann From: abmann Date: September 27th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
No because I'll do it the intuitive way and take pictures that I find pleasing and analyze which fit as a series afterward.
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: September 27th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was putting the cart before the horse.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 27th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, you were thinking like a scientist and not an artist. Artists go with gut feels that can later be pulled apart into elements and themes. :)

Ever read Blink? I think that's how most good artists work, a series of leaps to an end point before understanding how or why they got there.
abmann From: abmann Date: September 27th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've had my eye out for more barrels like that. State is almost fixed up though.
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