September 24th, 2003

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Went to dinner with Kev & Bheesh out to IHOP for dinner tonight. It was good to see them and shoot the breeze. I nearly forgot we were getting together today!

It was fun, we gabbed about old times and had a nice visit. I can't believe that so much has changed at FMM and so much has stayed the same.

Wrote my brother tonight, too.. it can be difficult to fill a page a day with the chatty, everyday occurrences as often as I am, but I know he likes hearing from me as much as I like hearing from him. I hope the zombies got to him ok.

Rose via Encyclopedia of Occultism, 1920

Rose: From the earliest times the rose has been an emblem of silence. Eros, in Greek mythology, presents a rose to the god of silence, and to this day sub rosa, or "under the rose," means the keeping of a secret. Roses were used in very early times as a potent ingredient in love philters. In Greece it was customary to leave bequests for the maintenance of rose gardens, a custom which has come down to recent times. Rose gardens were common during the middle ages. According to Indian mythology, one of the wives of Vishnu was found in a rose. In Rome it was the custom to bless the rose on a certain Sunday, called Rose Sunday. The custom of blessing the golden rose came into vogue about the eleventh century. The golden rose thus consecrated was given to princes as a mark of the Roman Pontiff's favor. In the east it is still believed that the first rose was generated by a tear of the prophet Mohammad, and it is further believed that on a certain day of the year the rose has a heart of gold. In the west of Scotland if a white rose bloomed in autumn, it was a token of an early marriage. The red rose, it was said, would not bloom over a grave. If a young girl had several lovers, and wished to know which of them would be her husband, she would take a rose leaf after the name for each of her sweethearts, and naming each leaf after the name of each of her lovers, she would watch them till one after another they sank, and the last to sink would be her future husband. Rose leaves thrown upon a fire gave good luck. If a rose bush were pruned on St. John's eve, it would bloom again in the autumn. Superstitions respecting the rose are more numerous in England than in Scotland.
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Space Art in Children's Books, 1950's to 1970's.

Zombie Pinups

World Beard and Moustache Championships

Fantagraphics will be reprinting every daily and Sunday Peanuts strip in hardback volumes - 25 of them over the next 2-1/2 years. Neat!

Shill's Video Movies Title Screens Page:
What good is it? Whatever use you put it to. Browse and admire title and logo designs, check out movies that have completely different titles in different release prints (see Battle of Britain or The Premature Burial for good examples), check out the differences in multiple releases of the same title (see Aliens or Invasion of the Body Snatchers for a good example), check to see just how "wide" is the widescreen (width/height=aspect ratio... and does it match the sleeve description?)... use the logo when designing a web page for your favourite movie...include the title screens in your video database... the possibilities are...well, not endless, but many!

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