Monday, July 30, 2012

Olympic Update: The Koreas battle!

You'll never see this sort of Olympic coverage in the mainstream media:

Good news for the weirdo who runs the starving Communist Workers' Paradise of North Korea: You guys have won 4 medals as of today - including 3 golds! Those winners have it "made for life now" (or DPRK's life expectancy of 68 years)...

Bad News: The Democratic economic powerhouse to your South has won six! And their life expectancy is 80 years! And they don't threaten their athletes if they don't win... Go ROK!

Oh No!

Heads will roll!

PS - Japan has 11 the hard way... China doesn't count because we all know they cheat with junk they inject into their athletes' bodies (like East Germany and the old USSR did for decades) but we won't figure out how they do it for another two decades...

Art Scam Ripoff Alert

This email address and this email is a rip off seeking to part artists from their artwork:
From: Vincent Kube <>
Date: Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 7:03 PM
Subject: Art purchase inquiry
Good Afternoon,
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More Scottish watercolors

You can probably tell that I've got a new gizmo that scans slides (remember slides) as digital files at the push of a button. Subsequently, I've begun the process to scan the thousands of slides that I have accumulated over the years.

The story so far: I lived in Scotland from 1989-1992 and while I was there, I was seduced by that ancient land and produced a lot of artwork focused on all the Scottish visual offerings around me.

Below are some watercolors (and one charcoal drawing) of some the birds which seemed to be constantly flying in formation all year round (especially the Canada geese). Most of these watercolors were rather large (30 x 40 inches) and all of them are in Scottish or American private collections, and a few have even shown up in British auction houses since they were done over 20 years ago.

Canada Geese, Brechin Skies, Scotland - Watercolor by F. Lennox Campello, c. 1989
Canada Geese, Brechin Skies, Angus, Scotland
Birds in Flight Formation, Edzell Skies, Scotland - Watercolor by F. Lennox Campello, c. 1990
Flight Formation, Edzell Skies, Angus, Scotland
Birds in Flight Formation, Fettercairn Skies, Scotland - Watercolor by F. Lennox Campello, c. 1991
Flight Formation, Fettercairn Skies, Angus, Scotland
Seagulls Following the Plow, Edzell Skies, Scotland - Watercolor by F. Lennox Campello, c. 1989
When the farmers plowed the field, 100s of seagulls would fly from the North Sea and hover over the fields looking for insects to eat; as soon as the farmer was out of the way, they would land and start the buffet
Canada Geese, Montrose, Scotland - Charcoal by F. Lennox Campello, c. 1989
Canada Geese, Montrose, Scotland, Charcoal and Conte, c. 1991