Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Everybody!

I just wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

First off, a heartfelt thanks to the talented and sultry K9 for Christmas CDs past, present and (hopefully) future. I shall dream of her sitting on my lap, listing for hours and hours every single present she would like for herself and for each one of the other xx-billion people inhabiting the planet.

And of course I also would like to thank everyone for your comments, visits and friendship. I wish I could be there to drunkenly impose myself on each and every one of you during the holidays. But alas, that is not possible. So please accept the following token of my appreciation.


Monday, December 08, 2008

Moana Lisa

Hi everybody,

Still no time or energy just yet to resume my normal trickle of insipid posts. So instead I thought I'd share an image courtesy of Dianne.

And let me tell you, it was quite the challenge for me to even get to see "the goods". Which seems to mirror this particular pug's real life most poetically these days.

I'd like to tentatively rename it "The Pug's Moana Lisa". I'll leave it to all of you to analyze the image for hidden symbols and clues.

So I need you to put on your "historical art detective caps" and help me out.

Why is she smiling? Why is she covering up? What is the significance of red in the picture? Is this REALLY a "thinly-veiled self-portrait" of the pug? What secret message(s) do the garter and armband convey? Why is there a noticeable absence of belly button bling? What is that green, conical object in the lower right of the frame? What exactly is a "Louvre"?