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Brilliant, effing Brilliant!
The past is a foreign country. They toot little horns there.
Rather a disturbing image in number 8 where, apparently, a young Marine NCO has wrestled an unruly woman to the floor only to have her attempt to lift his wallet. Ah, the Marines! Always looking out for our welfare.
Often times when viewing this site, I get the strange feeling that I am communicating with the dead. Don't ask me to explain it because I really can't.Extraordinary photographs.Tom Deganhttp://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com
Nice miniseries to ring out the old year and ring in the new! Happy New Year!
The little horn is making a comeback in 2010; check for the vuvuzela at the SA world cup. Thousands toot on them simultaneously creating a blanket of humming noise that steadily wears you down. Only way SA will get through the group stages.
Hope it was Happy Year. With historical hindsight though...Myself I'm not throwing out 2009. Not welcoming in a 'New Year'. The old model worked quite well -Thank you very much.But we are going to 'badge engineer' 2009[since it was a Very Good Year [for me}]with the 2010 number. Consequently 2010 will still be 2009 under the hood.Never could make sense of saying good bye to a perfectly good year and welcoming the 'unknown'.The rest of you beta tester for the new 2010 model let me know how it works out.
Wonderful, as always. Amid out merriment we should take a look at number 19 and remember the service workers serving our drunk asses tonight. Thanks guys and I'm sorry I threw up on the bar.
Thanks for posting all the old pictures Tom. It's good to see that New Years Eve (or as a late, lamented law partner used to call it, Amateur Night) has always been a great excuse to stay home. Happy to New Year to you and yours. Looking forward to seeing everyone back here next year at this time.
What a beautiful and varied assortment of images! My year has been much enriched by discovering your wonderful and generous blog. Thanks for that, and Happy 2010!
As Mr. Mule himself has pointed out, this careful selection of photos is itself a work of art. Just seriously terrific. I would pay admission but I’m glad you don’t charge. Happy New Year, Gunslingers.
2009 is an old guy walking down the street whistling a tune. Beautiful young 2010 drags him into an alley, brains him with a stiletto, returns to street whistling his tune, only more melodiously. That's how you've made me feel: murderously hopeful. Thank you.
extraordinary as always!all the best in 2010
I just came across this wonderous blog this morning and I'm jealous. It's the sort of blog I've always wanted to publish but never had the artistic imagination nor the intellectual vision to develop a user friendly, web ready blog format. I marvel at how much one can learn about the diverse streams ot the American cultural identity from a well presented blog of photojournalism. I've always been skeptical about the value of the blogsphere in shaping our cultural attitudes but today a quirky blog with a quirky name has restored my faith. I came, I saw, and If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger,There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats conquered. Thanks for your efforts- Gavin B.
Much obliged, Mr. B. Welcome to the funhouse.
Yeah yeah yeahhh.
I see No. Eight with the couple on the floor and compare it to No. Eleven. I think the couple in No. Eleven would behave like the couple in No. Eight if the girl's parents were not sitting at the table.
i've been quietly lurking here for quite some time...this series made me finally speak up...bravo, this is beyond the beyond...thanks for all of it!
I don't think anyone celebrates New Year this anymore with soo many decorations lolVery cool photos, so real and funny.Happy New Year!
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