Dimensions: 29 x 36 Inches. Oil on Canvas, with the Occasional Bug.

Nov 9, 2017 39

Why, hello there, Jiminy! Fancy meeting you here! It’s interesting to see how our understanding of art, and its creators, change with more information. We’ve heard for years that Vincent Van Gogh – he of the sunflowers and the sliced ear – did much of his painting outdoors, but to get such real evidence of that ritual is amazing. The evidence turned up when a Kansas City conservator happened to examine a painting of olive trees, and discovered…a grasshopper. Which led to another mystery: evidently the bug didn’t fly onto the canvas while it was being created, as part of it was missing. If it HAD been alive and whole, there would’ve been signs of movement as it tried to get out of the paint. So did Van Gogh place the grasshopper in the painting, or did it fall into the canvas from a tree, or what? It should be pointed out that the bug isn’t easily visible without intense observation, not something seen at a glance, which might indicate that... ...

WHAT? First All-Day Breakfast, Then THIS Joyful Noise? Pass the Napkins!

Apr 18, 2016 846

Here’s something we hope we’ll be seeing more of. 🙂 Word is that a McDonald’s location in St. Joseph, Missouri has pulled out the trump card that will be irresistible to WAY too many people that I know personally: all-you-can-eat french fries. Now, I’m still trying to parse if this is a one-off with a particular franchisee (albeit with the evident support of the parent company), or if this is a test-store thing that will end up being something we’ll see happening more universally.  But regardless, it sounds amazing…even if, when you couple it with the wraps being discontinued, it sounds like certain healthier opportunities are closing off. There will be an inherent limitation, according to some articles.  It appears that in order to get the all-you-can-eat fries, it’s not a stand-alone thing – you’re actually buying a customizable burger item, and the fries are the addendum, so it’s not like you can just go up to the counter, say “I’d like a metric buttload of french fries and that’s all.”... ...