Where the action is these days

I haven’t posted much here lately, though I’ve been quite active at our sister site, Thunderlads After Hours (our tumblr.)  Just today, I put up three pictures of dogs riding tricycles, as well as a post that starts with an old Peanuts strip, continues with a quote from Oliver Cromwell, and concludes with a remark about the purpose of theology.  Also today, I put up a quote from Franz Kafka and added a comment in which I tried to explain my attitude towards mysticism.  In fact, I posted a total of fifteen things there today.  Aside from the five I’ve listed, the rest are just photos to which I added little or no comment when I saw them on my dash and hit “reblog.”    That’s the thing about tumblr, it’s so easy to slap stuff up there.

 

JFK, George Quintana, and tumblr

Our tumblr page is called “Thunderlads After Hours.”  If you are a tumblr user, you will be familiar with the service’s “Dashboard” feature.  All the posts on all the tumblr pages you follow appear before you in a constant stream. We follow lots of people, so we see lots of images when we log on there.  Below are a few we’ve seen there.

This is the avatar for a page we follow that goes by the name “Jack Ruby Tuesday“:

President John F. Kennedy projected a public image that was in many ways the opposite of the image Colonel Harlan Sanders projected.  They both came to international prominence in the 1960s and have remained familiar ever since, and each is strongly associated with a three-letter abbreviation.  So I think this image is worth a chuckle.  Because it simply replaces Colonel Sanders’ three-letter trademark “KFC” with Mr Kennedy’s familiar “JFK,” I think it is much funnier than the image on this T-shirt.

Also, this image caught my eye a few days ago:

I’d say this picture is sensational in more than one sense of the word.  The artist worked under the name George Quintana, though his given name was George Quaintance.

What we’ve posted on the Tumblr site

Since our most recent substantive post here, we’ve posted all of this stuff on our Tumblr site:

-a recent Jem Cooke video

– a picture of a funny sign

-a link to the announcement of a new comic book a friend of ours made

-a video of classical ukuleleist Valèry Sauvage playing Ken Middleton’s arrangement of a traditional Irish tune

-a little joke about a political controversy that’s been raging in the USA

-a one-panel comic about Botticelli’s Birth of Venus

-a video of ukuleleist The Bradlands playing Mrs Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter, accompanied by a link to Phranc’s ukulele version of the same song

-a video of Bosko and Honey performing with The Uke Box

-an animated short, made in 1973 and narrated by Orson Welles, dramatizing Plato’s allegory of the Cave

We haven’t moved from this site to that one.  It’s just that we’ve all been a bit busy, and it’s been easier to find a couple of minutes to slap a video or a link on Tumblr than to do the sort of writing we usually produce for this site.  We’ll post more stuff here soon.

Our Tumblr site

We should probably mention that we’ve been posting things at our Tumblr site, “Thunderlads After Hours,” lately.  We’ve made no attempt to publicize it, so we’ve attracted a grand total of one follower so far; but she is ukulele superstar Victoria Vox, so we’re quite pleased.