angel of death

angel of death

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

St. Catherine's Monastery

"In the garden is the small cemetery with the Chapel of St. Tryphon and the Charnel House. The scantiness of earth does not permit permanent graves, so the monks buried in the cemetery are later exhumed and their bones placed in the ossuary. The remains of archbishops are kept in special niches. The Charnel House also serves a spiritual purpose. The site of the piled bones makes both monks and visitors meditate on life and death, on the vanity of human and earthly matters."(John Watson)
Founded in the 6th Century A.D., St. Katherine's is located at the base of Mt. Sinai.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I'm Straight

Auctioneer's Chant

The auctioneer's chant has always blown me away. There's a musical quality to it that I love to listen to. This one is from a cattle auction in Wilcox, AZ.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

ed roth's orbitron saga

Ed Roth's "Orbitron", built in 1964, was found over a year ago being used as a dumpster outside an adult bookstore in Juarez, Mexico. That's right, a freaking dumpster.Check out the whole story.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ludovico Technique

Anthony Burgess died on this date in 1993.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

In The City

Why was he called "Tiny" Tim?

Wow. I've heard a lot of versions of this song, but this has to be the best.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

1962 harakiri

Its one of my favorite Samarai flicks. And, oh yeah, dull bamboo blades are not the best way to commit seppuku.

sweet gene vincent


Shed a tear for Gene with Ian Dury and the Blockheads.

My favorite storyteller

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


this is part 1, the whole series is great.

No, but I am.

Heavens to Betsy, I've been tagged by Gage. I'm a Team Player. (actually not really but here goes)

The rules:

*Link to the person that tagged you.

*Post the rules on your blog.

*Share six interesting things/habits/quirks about yourself - anything that comes to mind

*Tag six people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs ... people you would like to know things about.

*Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.

1.I have 5 kids. 2 boys, 3 girls. My girlies have me wrapped around their fingers.

My boys do too, just not quite as much.

2.Mental illness runs in my family. I have an addictive personality.

3.I don't care for most hip-hop.

4.I've done the Walk of Shame many times.

5.I have a degree in History. At one time I wanted to teach, but quickly found out I usually don't like other people's kids.

6.I'm a firm believer that no good deed goes unpunished, and the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Despite this, I try to do good deeds with good intentions.

Monday, November 17, 2008

back porch lights

For a backdoor man.

death mask monday

Death masks have always fascinated me. It's amazing how peaceful the dead look, whether they were psychopathic creeps, military or artistic geniuses, or movie stars in life. The personal troubles and inner demons are gone, and the shell remains. The finality of the shot before internment or cremation is what gets me. Hitchcock



Jesse James


James Dean

Robert E. Lee

Butch Cassidy