Monthly Archives: November 2008

Missing Mr. Peanut in Wilkes-Barre, PA

Before the Wrecking Ball © Frank H. Jump

Before the Wrecking Ball © Frank H. Jump

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Keeps Colors From Fading – Lafayette & East 9th Street – Just North of St. Marks, NYC

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Greenpoint Graffiti Mural Face – Greenpoint, Brooklyn NY

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Black Friday Stampede @ Walmart – Valley Stream, LI

What is wrong with people?

What is wrong with people?

Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede.

Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede.

With our current ailing economy, there are sacrifices one has to make this holiday shopping season. Unfortunately, the temporary maintenance worker at the Valley Stream, Long Island Walmart didn’t think he would be the sacrificial lamb of the post-Thanksgiving consumer onslaught. How can people be this stupid? Where is the common sense and decency that is our responsibility as a people to one another? Is this the change for which we fought so hard? Obviously our right to consume has consumed us. My heart goes out to the worker’s family and friends and the poor pregnant woman who miscarried after also being pushed to the ground and trampled underfoot.

Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede

The Day After Thanksgiving, Even the Turkeys Are Eating Leftovers – Black Friday, Pocono Springs

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Billboard Mask – Pocono Roadside Ephemera Chimera

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Crisis Mode Averted – You Betcha! – Yah! Hope Prevails

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Me & Emmett Kelly, Jr. – Long Island Jewish Hospital – September 1969

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After having my appendix removed and being delirious in an oxygen tent with 106°+ fever, I woke up thinking I was dead. Next to me, watching me sleep, was Emmett Kelly, Jr. with his sad clown face. I remember saying, ” Hey, you’re Emmett Kelly, Jr.” His eyes popped out and he almost smiled. After getting me up for my first walk, we went to the playroom and played with the blocks for a while and then he went to visit other children.

Emmett Kelly Jr.

Emmett Kelly Jr. -The World's Famous Clown

Emmett Leo Kelly, Jr.

Emmett Leo Kelly, Jr. - Worlds Fair 1964 - Flushing, NY

Emmett Leo Kelly, Jr. (November 13, 1924 – November 29, 2006) – Wikipedia

Mumbai Attacks No Acts of “Desperation” – Heather Robinson

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Heather Robinson Blog - http://www.heatherrobinson.net/blog

Terrorists like those who perpetrated today’s coordinated attacks around the city of Mumbai are no more friends to innocent Muslims than they are to innocent Americans and Israelis, Christians and Jews. Let us resolve to never be the useful idiots of these or any other terrorists – and we will prevail. – Heather Robinson

Heather Robinson is an independent journalist who specializes in writing about the Middle East, profiling offbeat characters and humanitarians (not always mutually exclusive), and helping readers happily navigate life. A committed vegetarian, she aspires to live close to the land one day, but for now enjoys living in the heart of New York City, where her reporting has included everything from a rundown of NYC’s most noteworthy dating services to the best outlets to do some good as a volunteer. In her spare time she enjoys reading, film, jogging, yoga, and imitating people.

Heather Robinson - Journalist

Heather Robinson - Journalist

Pilgrims Decision to Leave Holland for the New World – Ancestry dot com

It appeared to the English community that the Dutch did not remember the Lord’s Day and keep it holy, but after Sunday church services allowed feasting and merrymaking—especially among the children. This was intolerable to the English. – Duane A. Cline

Pilgrims Departure from Delft Haven

Pilgrims Departure from Delft Haven

I’m surprised there isn’t a Dutch National Holiday for when the Pilgrims decided to leave the Netherlands.

NYPL Digital Gallery

NYPL Digital Gallery

Which reminds me of a life-sized diorama at the Pilgrims Museum in Provincetown depicting “The Pilgrims Find the Corn.” They stole it. And as went the corn, so went the rest of the New World.

Coca-Cola – Sports Shoes – Rogers & Church Avenues, Flatbush

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Christmas Cactus Bloom for Malicemax

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Philadelphia Fades – Kristi Siegel Capone

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TJ Cobourn Grocery - Camac Food Market © Kristi Siegel Capone

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Cunningham Building © Kristi Siegel Capone

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McDonalds, Market Street © Kristi Siegel Capone

Kristi Siegel Capone lives in Saint Petersberg FL and enjoys traveling and a good glass of wine. Welcome Kristi to the Fading Ad Blog National Correspondents’ Pool and leave her a comment!

Kristi Siegel Capone

Kristi Siegel Capone

Other Cobourn Grocery shots.

Valancy Jane on Proposition 8

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Court to review gay marriage – BBC

Remember the friend I reconnected with over lunch on Tuesday? We’d been facebook friends for awhile but never really talked. Then I saw an essay he’d written, a response to a friends email asking him why he opposed Prop 8.

I was pleasantly surprised to read what he had to say (he was probably pleasantly surprised that I agreed, as our small Southern Baptist school is not notorious for turning out open minded, progressive types), and said so, and we got to chatting. He made some really interesting points, and I hope you enjoy reading this. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE… Valancy Jane