Sunday, June 27, 2010

More Pigeons and Fun Links

Here are a few more variations on yesterday's pigeon photo. I really liked these shots, and with all the pigeons whirling around my head I took several versions to catch them (and their shadows) in action.

And here are a few links I've been meaning to share:
-- Remember Mr. T cereal? I bought it briefly in college because I thought it was pretty funny. It tasted like Cap'n Crunch. Tagline: "I pity the fool who don't eat my cereal".
-- This site is an interesting collection of images of old Afghanistan, before we, the Taliban and the Soviet Union all turned the country into a giant crater.
-- The New Yorker recently had a hilarious article about the peculiarities of the Eurovision song contest, in which European countries each enter a pop act to compete for subcontinental top honors. Here is the Lithuanian act InCulto, which apparently became a gay favorite at Eurovision when the boys whipped off their plaid pants and paraded around in spangly shorts while singing about their "Eastern European kinda funk." (After reading The New Yorker's description I had to look it up.)
-- Here is the other gay fave, from Greece. I kinda dig this song, actually.


  1. Mmm.. street art photography.

  2. Oh, I love this Greek song/video. I want a job as one of those backup singer/dancers. I see Ricky Martin knocking this out of the ballpark!

    Your pigeon pics make me think of the short story Pigeon Feathers by John Updike. Do you know it? I used to perform it in college on the forensics circuit (they are dramatic readings competitions not dissecting events)

  3. What's interesting is how appealing those groups are even when they are singing in languages most of us don't know. Do you have any idea who won the Eurovision song contest?

  4. Germany won -- an artist named Lena, singing a song called "Satellite" in English. It's also available on YouTube.

  5. I can't remember if I've read "Pigeon Feathers" or not, Gary. I think I've heard of it. I wanna be a back-up singer too. Let's form a band!

  6. I used to have a book mark with Mr. T on it--it said "I pity the fool who loses my place!" It was red. I had it for many years.