The last two shows were pretty heavy with me talking about the loss of my mother-in-law, so this week I decided to talk about the neat stuff we’ve been finding in their house. My in-laws didn’t have much money, but they had lots of old items that had been in the family for a long time.
Well, on one of the episodes I learned about “invisible mom” photography. In the early days of photography, with the long exposure times, when people wanted pictures of their babies and small children, but not the moms, the photographer would cloak the mother in a blanket or some sort of furniture cover, so she could be close to the child to keep him/her calm, but not be seen.
Quite interesting, isn’t it?
Well, I told my wife about it and a few days later she found that we have a family picture that features the “invisible mom”. We don’t know who the family member is, but it’s a cool keepsake (see below).
I had quite the laughing jag recently when my wife, son, and I were watching the latest Mythbusters on Netflix. In one experiment, the B squad (Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara, and Kari Byron) was testing to see if bullets fired from a gun could make a playground merry-go-round spin.
They kept ratcheting up the caliber of weapon with the highest only moving the ride eight inches. Kari turned to the fellas and said, “Eight inches isn’t very impressive.”
Immediately a joke came to mind, but I couldn’t make it with my ten year-old right there. So, I had myself a good old fashioned laughing jag.
Who knew Kari was such a size queen?
An intriguing documentary (please say documentary and not “doc”, ok?) about a four year-old painting phenom. Or is she? Did she really do those paintings? Did her father help her? Did he do them? With abstract art it’s sometimes difficult not to question how it is art. It helps to have a good BS story to help explain why it is art.
Now if someone could explain Rothko to me.
Second ad break bumpers: ‘I Would Die 4 U‘ by Prince & ‘The Analog Kid‘ by Rush
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle