Monday, April 25, 2011

vacation


I leave tomorrow for Norway and Sweden!
I will try to post stuff from there.
We will see how it goes!






Thursday, April 21, 2011

go play some ping pong at the contemporary jewish museum


The Ping Pong Project

Installation on view April 7 – May 10, 2011

pingpongproject_lg
Marty Reisman, courtesy of the ITTF Museum.

About

Ping pong – it saved the life of Polish Jewish champion Alojzy Ehrlich, when a Nazi guard at Auschwitz recognized his lanky frame and pulled him to safety. In fact, what began as an upper-crust amusement in 1880’s England became a game dominated by Jewish champions after World War I when its competitive focus shifted to Central and Eastern Europe. For the next few decades, it was players like Ehrlich, Austrian Richard Bergmann (who played in double-breasted suits), and Hungarian hardbats Viktor Barna and Lazlo Bellak that ruled the game.
The Contemporary Jewish Museum is celebrating this curious footnote in sports history withThe Ping Pong Project — a free, temporary installation of regulation tables and equipment that allows anyone to take a shot at table tennis triumph April 7 through May 10, 2011, during regular Museum hours. Admission to the Museum is not required, but a photo ID must be left with the front desk in order to check out equipment (Youth and children under 18 must also have a parent’s signature).

Supporters

The Ping Pong Project has been made possible by the generous support of the David B. Gold Foundation, Koret Foundation, and The Toole Charitable Foundation.

need some cuteness today

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

throw in the towel



Just when I thought the world couldn't get any weirder.

















google images


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

this and that












 Photos by Sandy Wood.


Thanks for this photo Ron!
Poor little chicken.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

rincon center



Cool mural at Rincon Center
by Anton Refregier.
These are some of the images I liked best.











Photos by Sandy Wood.









Monday, April 11, 2011

win win



The best film I have seen in a long, long time.