Friday, December 12, 2008

R.I.P. Pioneers!

Since I am already on the death of things loved kick....

In the last week two creative, talented and brave pioneers have moved on.

Bettie Page.
April 22, 1923 - December 11, 2008

Forrest J. Ackerman.
November 24, 1916 - December 4, 2008

You have both changed pop culture, influenced many works of art, inspired many people, molded, formed, changed minds and because of you things will never be the same.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

R.I.P. Bound paper.

Libraries everywhere are losing funding due to population losing interest.

This one, The Donnell Library Center in NYC, is being demolished so that a hotel
can take its place. They are "relocating" it to the basement, where it will be a
fraction of its original size. While a basement library could be a neat thing, the only
reason it's even happening is because a law mandates it.

The above picture tears at me. It looks like they are in body bags. Dead and only missed by those who care.

I wonder if public libraries will exist by the time the next generation is my age.
Fortunately, there will always be those who find nothing more comforting than
the smell and feel of sheets of printed paper.