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Whoops I just published again

| 0 Comments | 501 Views | Back to top | Posted on 04/09/2014 at 01:32 PM
 

George W. Bush currently has paintings on display.  There’s one of Vladimir Putin.  I’m glad he didn’t do him naked.

Idea for future project: paint nude series of world leaders

next project: world leaders shirtless series

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If you’ve got an extra large penis, you should donate a portion to Cocks of Love.

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Child looking up at group of adults:  “I wonder which one is the fun one.  I wonder which one will give me liquor.”

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“Biochemical, The Musical” – this could be a tuneful version of menopause.  Ethel Merman would have been perfect.

I know exactly how she feels.

I know exactly how she feels.

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Is it a bad omen at a beach wedding if there’s a tsunami?

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Jewish Existentialism:  all is meaningless, but I brought a sandwich just in case.

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Mature statement on my part to my 14 year old son after driving him to and from an ice skating date with his girlfriend:  “cuando dicko?”

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I won’t mind being reincarnated again.  I’ll know what they’re wearing ahead of the season.

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I was called Cracker by a Latina, and I liked it.

latin crackers

She made it sound so nice.

 

 

 



Lost Lustre

| 0 Comments | 490 Views | Back to top | Posted on 04/08/2014 at 01:32 PM
 

Originally posted on Rise Up And Write:

I spied a shiny green marble
In an unexpected place
I cradled it, I coddled it
I wished upon it and magic happened
I took it with me and held it close to my heart
But I lost it at Walgreen’s.
I like to think it came into my life for a reason
It was there when I needed it
I shouldn’t worry about where it is right now
I just need to remember that it exists
And it loves me

© 2014  J.G. Rapoza

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Facing the Music (& Art & Sewing Equipment)

| 0 Comments | 493 Views | Back to top | Posted on 04/07/2014 at 01:32 PM
 

I continue to sort through the contents of my mom’s house. The below items (music/art/sewing–related) are available for sale or giving away. Please comment or share if you are interested. Soon I will post pictures of furniture and housewares.

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What’s better than four roses on an organ? Never you mind. This Lowry organ does power up but is not fully functional. (Now please stop thinking what you’re thinking.)

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This Yamaha P-70 electric piano (about 12 years old) is in good working order.

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Vintage Tandberg reel-to-reel tape recorder. Powers up but sound is tremendously muffled.

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Set of 10 exquisite pen and ink prints depicting musicians (mostly female). Descriptive text in German. I don’t know what it says or where these came from.

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Close up of German prints.

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Pillow and two vintage mic stands. The floor model has vintage duct tape on it.

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Klipsch speakers (still working). Vintage speaker of indeterminate brand. Monster cable with enough copper to feed two generations.

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AR Inc. vintage speaker. Probably not functioning, but I know you’re looking at that lamp anyway.

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OK, here’s the lamp. Perfect for the set of Mad Men!

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Pretty framed print with interesting texture. About 30″ wide and 10″ tall.

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Wooden plaque depicting Jews dancing. Made in Israel. Small scratch on left side.

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Wooden framed tapestry; part of a set of 2.

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The other half of the set.

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JVC receiver and dual tape deck; still functions. Sits atop a vintage brass stereo/LP holder. Also depicted are a functioning TV/remote, wooden picture frame, and some of a large record collection.

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Budapest and dolphins are trending online, but the record collection is mostly classical, with some pops, comedy and children’s stuff mixed in.

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Picture 1 of 2 – my mom’s music collection. Piano, violin, combos, vocal, classical, pops, Broadway, Jewish, children’s.

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Picture 2 of 2 of the music collection (sheet/books). Some vintage.

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Vintage Kenmore sewing machine in its cabinet. It was working fine the last time I saw my mom use it but that was over 20 years ago. I also have sewing/tailoring books/pamphlets as well as lots of thread/notions/fabrics/accessories.



Vintage Photography Equipment

| 0 Comments | 504 Views | Back to top | Posted on 04/03/2014 at 01:32 PM
 

I am now the proud possessor of some vintage photography equipment.  If you know anyone who is interested in this stuff, drop me a comment.  I’m not sure if it’s still functioning (it may well be!), but it certainly would look awesome on the set of Mad Men.  Or in your bachelor/bachelorette pad.

A large leather satchel with attached lens holder.  Still in fairly good shape.

A large leather satchel with attached lens holder. Still in fairly good shape.

 

Another view of the satchel, with some vintage accessories, new in box!

Another view of the satchel, with some vintage accessories, new in box!

 

Inside of the satchel - four compartments for lens attachments, etc.

Inside of the satchel – four compartments for lens attachments, etc.

 

Canon and Yashika cameras in their original leather cases.  I don't know if any of this equipment works, but it looks nice.

Canon and Yashica cameras in their original leather cases.

 

Here is the Canon.

Canon.

 

Yashika.

Yashica.

 

Two more cameras....

Two more cameras….Ritacon/Pentacon and Voighander.

 

Ritacon/Pentacon.

Ritacon/Pentacon.

 

Voighander.

Voighander.

 

Lens and case - Vivitar

Lens and case – Vivitar

 

Lens and case - Enna

Lens and case – Enna

 

Two light meters with leather cases.  Again, not sure if functioning.

Two light meters with leather cases.

 

Workbench, black & white photo developing equipment, vintage slide projector with case and cartridge.

Workbench, black & white photo developing equipment, vintage slide projector with case and cartridge.

 

Slide projector, closer "view"

Slide projector, closer “view”.

 

Developer thingy, closer view .

Developer thingy, closer view.

 

Frank again.  Because of the symmetry.  Not available for sale.

An old Frank 45. Not available for sale.

 


Voice of an angel

| 0 Comments | 489 Views | Back to top | Posted on 02/27/2014 at 01:42 PM
 

Rita (Rivkin) Oshinsky

Ma satin dress

~~ Came into this world July 13, 1929 ~~

~~ Left this world February 25, 2014 ~~

I miss her dearly.  I’m so proud she was my mom.

Here is one example of her talent and joie de vivre.  If you listen, I promise she will make you smile.

Musical Prescriptions by Rita Rivkin 

 



 
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