Play was suspended earlier today at the US Open due to heavy storms and lightning in the New York City area. It brought to mind the question:
Don’t tennis players know their outfits are going to get wet?
Not from rain. From sweat.
Today was the most humid day of the tournament by far, and the players — male and female alike — were drenched, their clothes reduced to near transparency. Which begs a second question:
Do they consider this possibility when they chose colors?
Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, who played earlier this afternoon, wore light grey and tan respectively in their afternoon match. After just one or two games, I could have sketched an anatomically correct map of not only their undergarments, but also any birthmarks, moles or particularly large freckles.
What gives, ladies?
I should really pass the blame to the clothing manufacturers. It seems like this issue should be part of their quality assurance testing.
We can do better, people.
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I was having a kind of blah Sunday.
Nothing wrong, but not inspired….just blah.
Then I found the work of artist Mel Bochner online. Look at what he was able to create around the very same idea —
Now, that’s inspiring!
(So is the rest of his portfolio. Check it out.)
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My flight home today to New York wasn’t until afternoon, so I decided to squeeze in some more sightseeing before check-out.
My feet voted against the idea, so I took a taxi to the Tokyo Tower which, like my hotel, is located in the Roppingi district.
It looks like an orangey-red Eiffel Tower, so I imagined it also occupied a large, grassy expanse. But this is Tokyo; the tower (which is taller than Eiffel) is sitting directly on the street.
You can see it here reflected in the building across the street.
(I like that shot.)
There are two observation levels. The first offers beautiful views of Tokyo.
But when you ride to the tip-top, you appear to be in the clouds. And when you are that far up, it calls for one thing –
After I came back down to Earth, I grabbed lunch at Bubby’s, the Tokyo location of a New York restaurant in Tribeca and Brooklyn.
I discovered it quite by accident a few blocks from my hotel and had to check it out.
Bubby’s is famous for their breakfast, burgers and homemade pie. I had banana-walnut pancakes for lunch — hey, I was on vacation — and they were good.
It was the perfect transitional meal before I headed toward home.
See you soon!
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Tagged design, Eiffel Tower, Humor, Japan, life, museum, photography, selfie, Tokyo, Tokyo Tower, Travel
July 19, 2014
“Dog people are good people.”
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Tagged Amtrak, back of head, baseball cap, design, Dogs, Fashion, follow that dog, hat, Humor, life, photography, quote, train, transportation, Travel
Posted in Design, Entertainment, Humor, Life, Philosophy, Writing
Tagged design, Humor, let's do this, lettering, life, philosophy, read set go, writing
A chance viewing on the great Google machine inspired the question:
With all the bizarre holidays out there, why don’t we celebrate Funny Chalkboard Sign Day?
There are so many really funny chalkboard signs outside bars and restaurants…and I think they deserve some recognition.
I posted some of the my favorites below.
Have you seen others that deserve a shout out? Post them in the comments. And look for the national holiday coming soon.
A chalkboard sign would be a really good place to promote it…
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Tagged advertising, art, bars, bizarre holidays, Business, chalk, chalk dust, chalkboard, comments, design, Funny Chalkboard Sign Day, Google, holidays, Humor, Internet, interwebs, life, national holiday, restaurants, second glance, sense of humor, when the dust settles