Okay, patriotic sports fans.
It’s time for you to hurl your alcohol-soaked national pride at one of my favorite sporting events — a sport that dare I say more people watch year-round (instead of once every four years):
Golf’s Ryder Cup, which pits the United States Team versus The World — that’s the entire world, people — kicks off tomorrow in Scotland.
I’m giving you an entire day to prepare. Gather your buddies. Pick your bar and drink of choice. Warm up your vocal chords for the vigorous screaming that will commence.
If you’ve never experienced golf on television before, I invite you to watch these world-class players representing their countries going head-to head.
I think you will be surprised to see how truly exciting it is.
You just might find yourself screaming, beer or not beer.
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Images in black-and-white have a special power.
But, as hard as it is to believe, this isn’t a photograph.
It’s a pencil sketch — graphite on cartridge paper — by Scottish artist Paul Cadden.
Cadden is a student of the hyperrealism movement. Where as photorealists strive to meticulously recreate an image, artists of the hyperrealist bent add their own emotions and narrative to take it to another level.
“Intensify the normal” is how Cadden describes his process.
“After” is just one example of his success.
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