MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY Only those…


MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”                      -T.S. Eliot 1888-1965, Poet and Critic

MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY- BOB CARLOS CLARKE   *******Robert Carlos Clarke (1950-2006) took great risks in his profession as a photographer.  He went outside the box and expressed his artistry in editorial work, fashion and advertising while becoming most well-known for his erotic photography.  You shouldn’t have to stick to the ‘safe’ options to find your successful path.  Tried-and-true methods had to be tried before they were deemed true.  Besides, it’s not only boring to run with the masses, it’s boring to do only one thing for the rest of your life.  That’s just me though… ;)*******  

WORD OF THE DAY

DISCOMFITURE

(noun)
[dis-KUM-fi-choor’, dis-KUM-fi-chahr]

1. anxious embarrassment: “Everyone shifted in their seats as the discomfiture in the dining room grew.”


Origin:
Approximately 1325; from Middle English, ‘desconfiture’ (‘discomfit,’ from Old French ‘desconfire’: to defeat, to destroy, from ‘des-‘: not + ‘confire’: to make, to accomplish + ‘-ure.’)

In action:
“The Mutter was barely known to the general public when Ms. Worden, who grew up in nearby Media, Pa., and had a B.A. in physical anthropology from Temple University, joined the museum staff as assistant curator in 1975.

 

It turned out to be the only place she ever worked. When she became director in 1988, she set about expanding the Mutter’s holdings and increasing its attendance, to the discomfiture of some elected fellows, who worried that a more public Mutter would appeal to black-clad goth kids and freak-show revivalists with tattooed faces. (It did, along with families and school groups.)

An engaging and erudite eccentric with a public speaking voice somewhere in the Julia Child zone, Ms. Worden became the Mutter’s jolly avatar, rousing it from a dusty, almost secret jumble of curiosities that drew 5,000 visitors annually to one of Philadelphia’s best-known cultural institutions, attracting 62,000 visitors last year.”

John Strausbaugh. “A Curator’s Tastes Were All Too Human,” The New York Times (October 11, 2005).

 

JON STEWART ON CROSSFIRE  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFQFB5YpDZE  *******WOW!!!  Talk about the growing discomfiture!  Even I was uncomfortable watching this clip!  This is the show that reportedly brought Crossfire down.  Jon Stewart laid down the law and Tucker Carlson looked like a fool trying belittle Jon Stewart by mocking The Daily Show  and comparing it to Crossfire and the like.  I guess he never expected to get caught in the ‘crossfire’ himself.  So sad.*******

SONG OF THE DAY

LEONA LEWIS- FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND (AFRICA TRIP VERSION)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqYqZeD3RSs&feature=related  http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/l/leona_lewis/footprints_in_the_sand.html  *******A beautiful song and video to match!*******

 

 

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