Morning! It's cool here in Central Pa. The temps are not, I repeat not predicted to hit 70 (F) today. The high is forecast to be around 68 (F). I love this weather!
Biggie loves this weather, too. Three gabapentin every 12 hours are working magic. I understand the med is a pain blocker, keeping the nerve impulses from reaching the brain, and not an anti-inflammatory. His carprofen take care of the inflammation cause by his arthritis.
For those who haven't heard, Sixpence is having some issues with Blogger, evidently there is a threat to shut down his blog because of what he calls the 'little collages' he's taken from Instagram. The first thing that went through my head was that one the artists he likes has decided to claim copyright infringement. Just because something is published on Instagram does not mean it's in the public domain. Many artists are very big on licensing agreements. They don't care if you publish their work as long as they're getting paid.
And, in case any of you are wondering, I do know a little about artists. For a number of years I hung out with several. They're odd people. Since they make their living by selling their art, many are focused on the money aspects of their business. Here's a piece by Lawrence Von Barann. I was hoping Larry would leave me a piece in his will. He didn't. If you're interested, you can buy this from the Yale Gallery of Art. For those who are wondering, the answer is yes, that is Yale University.
And, not surprising, there were more guilty pleas In the North Carolina election fraud case. Republicans, of course. Isn't it fascinating how the group that shrieks the loudest is responsible for the most problems?
It's also fascinating that Republican Adam Kinzinger is beginning to advocate for people to not vote Republican. As he says, "they will try and impeach Biden every other week." That is not some mindless assumption on his part. Just like the Orange Anus, the Republican party focuses on revenge. Conservatives have always been terrible losers. The idea that the beliefs they hold as intrinsically true are rejected by a majority cuts them to the core. They simply cannot comprehend how they can be so wrong.
I do wonder about copyright sometimes. If I take a picture off the internet I always try to attribute it, but that's not always possible!ReplyDelete
With so much being posted on the Internet these days, a lot of it is about licensing. Most pictures are in the public domain, however with creators, it's a good idea to message them for an approval.Delete
Adam is right. The first month MTG wanted the repukians to impeach Biden.ReplyDelete
The thing with blogging and artist work is that if you use their work they want a fee....but just how they know ALL the places they are features is beyond me...it would be impossible...especially since a lot of their work can be found in Google images. When I feature drag queens I almost always email them first or dm them...unless i know them which I know many. Thing is with drag queens through...they want and will take any exposure.
That's because most drag queens don't want to be hung on a wall... well, most of them don't. 😎😎😎Delete
Everyone wants the exposer until they don't want the exposer anymore.ReplyDelete
And for some, it is all about exploiting their talent.Delete
We cooled down now we are back in the 90s. I haven't heard from Sixpence in a few days so I hope it is going OK. We need him blogging.ReplyDelete
Wow! 90s. Our extended forecast has us sitting in the mid to upper 60s, and I'm sure that in about 5 or 6 days we're going to get some of Ian's rainDelete
The saddest part about the work an artist produces is that they never really realize the worth of their work. What they may sell for a few hundred dollars today may sell for many thousands after they are dead and gone.ReplyDelete
Oh, and I just bought the collected works of someone named Dave Snyder. Looking forward to a good read over the next few days. Will let you know how it goes.
I do believe my email is in my profile, so please do let me know what you think. All input is greatly appreciated!Delete
When Blue is in power the GOP sits on their hands and refuses to help, and when Blue is not in power the GOP tries to punish Blue for what they accomplished while in power.ReplyDelete
The GOP does NOTHING but kvetch.
They do a lot more than kvetch. I suspect we will be cleaning up the shit show for the last Republican loser who managed to get into the White House for quite some time.Delete