Peace on earth and goodwill and…

A photograph from 2006, shot with my 500mm Konica-Minolta mirror telephoto lens on my Maxxum 7D.

I was a pretty good distance away. The multiplier for the camera turned the 500mm into 750mm.

I added the text for selective use as one of our family Christmas cards this year. Only special friends got this version.

The bird was sitting on top of a vine-covered picnic area along Waikiki Beach. The area doesn’t exist anymore; Honolulu City & County decided Waikiki needed to be gussied up. After all, we wouldn’t want local folk hanging out there playing chess when we could have rich tourists wandering around there instead. The tourist crowd has been ruining Waikiki since at least the 1950s, so why stop now?

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photo and funny!

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A Music Review

Currently listening to: Beeping, Crunching and Grinding Noises by The Roadwork Crew. Industrial sounds courtesy of Honolulu City & County resurfacing the loop in front of our townhouse complex for the first time since they built the road.

Despite being machine-generated, it successfully captures the rhythm and flow of natural work as they strip off the top couple of inches of road, clean and clear the surface, lay down a new layer of blacktop, then roll it flat with a two-roller vehicle that periodically generates deep, throbbing bass sounds as it works. (Move over, hip hop, there’s a new kid in town.)

Occasional conversions between construction crewmembers serve to connect the performance together. With airhorns providing accents at times.

This is day 4 of the live performance.

Simple Simon

Simple Simon

met a π. Man,

astounded, he

couldn’t wrap mind a-

round it: three point

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two eight eight four

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oh seven eight one

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etcetera etcetera

© 2019 David W. Jones

How to get a new body

I have a reminder on my to-do list (Ultimate To Do List, if you’re interested) to post something. So here you go!

How to get a new body

  • Join a gym and submit to torture
  • Torture yourself by “eating healthy”
  • Become a Christian and die
  • Believe in reincarnation and die
  • Become a member of ISIS or al Queda and blow yourself up
  • Become an Apocalyptic Christian and survive the Apocalypse
  • Become a tech billionaire, invest in human cloning and mind uploading tech, then grow your new body and upload your mind into it
  • Order one on Amazon

© 2018 David W. Jones