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June 5, 2020

The Beautiful One

So Tuesday afternoon I was reading "The Beautiful Ones," a biography of Prince, and when I turned page 197 over, there on page 198 (below) 


was the story of how his wonderful song "1999" came to be written in 1982.

The lyrics (page 199) are below.


Makes it easy to sing along.

You can too!

June 5, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

BoardGameGeek — "Gaming unplugged since 2000"

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There goes quarantine.


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the way we like it.

June 5, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dickens in Color

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From the Charles Dickens Museum:

New Colourised Dickens Image Released Ahead of 150th Death Anniversary

We are very excited to be releasing the first of a new collection of colourised photographs of the great author, ahead of the 150th anniversary of his death on 9th June.

The image (above) shows Charles Dickens in 1859, aged forty-seven, with a warm expression, looking directly at the camera and sporting a bright yellow, green, and blue Clan Gordon tartan waistcoat, over a brilliant white shirt, with light-coloured trousers, a textured navy jacket, and a bow tie.

The original black-and-white collodion print (below)

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chosen for today's first image was made by photographer Herbert Watkins.

The new photography and colourisation has been conducted by London-based Oliver Clyde, portrait and still life photographer.

It is the first taster of major new exhibition, Technicolour Dickens: The Living Image of Charles Dickens, to be opened at the Museum at the author's London home as soon as COVID-19 allows.

The exhibition will show how images of Dickens were consumed and circulated as soon as he found fame, throughout his career and after his death.

It will bring together a dizzying array of depictions of Dickens, as well as clothing, personal items, and descriptions by those who knew and saw him, to reveal Dickens as he actually was and to explore the enduring power of his image.

A new, vivid suite of colour photographic portraits of Dickens will be the spectacular finale to the exhibition.

Eight historic photographs from the Museum's collection have been carefully selected for colourisation.

In creating the new images, we have researched the details of each original portrait session, the clothes and accessories chosen by Dickens for each, and the objects included in the original photographs.

The process has also involved photography and study of the complexion and skin tone of two of Dickens's great-great grandsons, Gerald Dickens and Mark Dickens, in conditions akin to the original photography sessions to ensure that the colourisation is as accurate as possible.

June 5, 2020 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

It's a miracle! bookofjoeTV is LIVE

Somehow, this TechnoDolt©®:

1) succeeded in connecting my new Logitech C920s webcam to my mid-2012 MacBook Pro running Catalina OS 10.15.5

2) figured out the confusing-at-best instructions on YouTube for how to livestream from the Logitech camera

3) is broadcasting live right now on YouTube on my channel 

I think I'm gonna let this livestream run 24/7 for now as I try to comprehend the magnitude what I've done.

I'm especially impressed 'cause all the stuff on the internet says the Logitech camera won't livestream using MacOS, that it only works with Windows, yada yada yada.


June 5, 2020 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Jyuzan Blanche Cup

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From the website:

Jyuzan's Blanche Cup exudes a sense of serenity as it appears to float on three points of contact.

Great care was taken to create a simple cup with an inorganic shape and matte finish, that lends itself to casual daily use.

The vanilla finish features a slightly yellow undertone that reminds us of a perfect bowl of french vanilla ice cream.

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About Jyuzan

Jyuzan was established in 1898 in Gifu, Japan as a ceramic tile manufacturer.

Over the years, their experts have specialized in glazing techniques that give their products a trademark depth of color and texture.

Today, human hands are still involved in every step of the manufacturing process so you can enjoy the personal expression that is only possible from the human touch.

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Features and Details:

• Clay

• Microwave safe

• Medium: 3.15"Ø x 2.95"H; Large: 3.15"Ø x 3.94"H

• Handwashing is preferable, but may be placed in the dishwasher

You can learn more about Jyuzan in this video.

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June 5, 2020 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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