Saturday, January 9, 2010

Power Through Iconography...A Lesson We Need to Understand

Iconography is the branch of art history which studies the identification, description, and the interpretation of the content of images. The word iconography literally means "image writing", and comes from the Greek εικον (image) and γραφειν (to write). ...

Fuzzy Logic's new blog post really struck me. Who knew?....not me. She found this video from
Miscellaneous Ramblings From An Old Fart who discovered it at Pajama TV

PJTV wrote, in part, ' Barack Obama ran an unprecedented Presidential campaign - utilizing the power of design to help secure the seat of the President of the United States of America. However, his iconic emblem, the ever present "O", holds more power than even Obama knows.'

This is very interesting....a video you should take time to watch...what I am asking is it telling us something? Should we pay attention to the branding? I am just's worth the few minutes to watch it in its entirety.

lol obama

Something has been prickling the back of my neck since last November about the slogans 'Hope and Change' and the 'fundamentally changing this country'. My independant thinking brain has been in the learning trenches....I need to learn what is happening. I am just asking that everyone do the political party it because you love your country's freedoms.

What do you think?

Friday, January 8, 2010

2010 New Anthem...We The People Say Pay Attention...

I think this new song from Ray Stevens would make a heckofan anthem for the next few years. Take the time to see and listen to it from the following Ray Stevens link.

If you've heard it once...listen to it again...the words are soooo appropo...I hope they're listening.  We the People are a force to be reckoned with..

Check out his website....Ray Stevens

Here's a few of the lyrics...this 70 year old songwriter entertainer has managed to hit the nail on the head:

It’s gonna be a big heart breaker,
Grandma needs a new pace maker,

And the doctor says, “I realize she’s ill,

But there’s talk of legislation, on all our medication,

and maybe all we can do is put her on a pain pill.”

Whoa, me! Hey, Congress!

You vote Obamacare,

We’re gonna vote you outta there!
We the People have awakened to your tricks.

You vote to let this pass,

You Will be out on your.....!

‘Cause we the people have awakened…

I would say this song makes Ray Stevens a genuine patriot!
waving flag Pictures, Images and Photos

If you get to the point where you have some time on your hands (not a watch) then use some of it to browse Supergrannys Treasures. Do an Ole Gal a big favor...take some of these collectible ashtrays off my hands...I want to clear some space so I can do some watercolor and acrylic painting...

Mark you calendars and watch for the sale of 2010...6 week stimulus banner More details coming soon!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Airline security idiocy of the day: Milblogger Michael Yon handcuffed, Joan Rivers blocked

Airline security idiocy of the day: Milblogger Michael Yon handcuffed, Joan Rivers blocked
By Michelle Malkin • January 5, 2010 12:38 PM File under “Homeland Security is a Joke.”

Milblogger/independent war correspondent extraordinaire Michael Yon reports that he was stopped at Sea-Tac airport and handcuffed by TSA agents:

Got arrested at the Seattle airport for refusing to say how much money I make. (The uniformed ones say I was not “arrested”, but they definitely handcuffed me.) Their videos and audios should show that I was polite, but simply refused questions that had nothing to do with national security. Port authority police eventually came — they were professionals — and rescued me from the border bullies.

'I’ve met Michael and have blogged about his enterprising war coverage as an embed in Iraq and Afghanistan for years. The idea of him being treated as a national security threat and handcuffed is as ridiculous as anything we’ve seen from Janet Clown-itano and her cadre.' said Malkin.

Speaking of ridiculous airline security episodes:

Joan Rivers is many things: Funny lady. Jewelry mogul. Red carpet mercenary. But a terrorist?

Can we talk?

Rivers, 76, was deemed a danger to national security and booted from a Newark-bound flight in Costa Rica on Sunday by a jittery Continental Airlines gate agent who found the two names on her passport fishy.

Her passport reads: Joan Rosenberg AKA Joan Rivers. Rosenberg was her late husband’s last name.

The “nasty and cruel” Continental gate agent bumped Rivers from the last flight out Sunday and the comedian found herself alone (her daughter, Melissa, flew out to Los Angeles earlier in the day) and with no ATM card and just $100 cash, she said.

Rivers’ tale of woe put a famous face on travel’s new reality – one that leaves many feeling like common criminals.

“If I were going to make up an alias, I wouldn’t pick Rosenberg. I’d pick Jolie or Pitt,” said Rivers, back home Monday in New York with her sense of humor intact. “Do terrorists wear Manolo Blahniks? I can tell you Donna Karan does not make anything that hides a bomb,” she said.

We’re at Code Red Elmo on the Homeland Insecurity Scale.  Totally hillarious and pathetic at the same time....

How about a collectible souvenir ashtray from Rock Bound Coast, San Remo, Victoria, Australia
See info on this ashtray here

Stop by and spend a little time browsing at Supergrannys Treasures .

Monday, January 4, 2010

Bush vs Obama

Bush vs Obama

Let's get one thing straight right off...I was not a Bush proponent nor am I an Obama proponent.  I think for myself and when I received this...I thought on it for some time and have come to the conclusion that it makes sense....what do you think?

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan's holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?
If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had mis-spelled the word "advice" would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoe as proof of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush's administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America , would you have approved.

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He's done all this in 12 months -- so you'll have three years to come up with an answer.

They are just 2 more human beings in a powerful we need government to control nearly every aspect of our lives?  We must think carefully and make informed decisions.  Don't believe everything you see, hear, or responsible and make informed decisions.  If it's a politician telling you  they are doing 'stuff' for your benefit..beware!!!

Now for a brief commercial plug...I am making an effort to sell the remainder of my Collectible Advertising Tobacciana Ashtrays. I've sold alot, have a bunch listed for sale and have about 3 more boxes to get listed.

Collecting Tobacciana, or smoking paraphernalia, has been growing and while most items are still readily accessible at garage sales, second hand stores and flea markets, there are many long discontinued Smoking Collectibles that are hard to find. The most popular collectibles today in this category include the early Advertisments both on and off the products, Novelty items, Gambling and Casino, Gold and Sterling plated items, limited production items such as Commemorative and Political items, and certainly anything marked "Occupied Japan" which was manufactured only from 1945 to 1953.

Here are some examples:
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How about a beautiful Lufthansa Advertising Ashtray in a cobalt blue

Visit Supergrannys Treasures to browse and shop!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Collectible Hotel Statler Matchstand Ashtray

Remember when every home and place of business had ashtrays of one kind or another sitting around?

With the demise of smoking, ashtrays and advertising tobacciana items are rarely being made any more and they will, one day soon, become a hot collectible. Add to or start your collection today.

When you quit smoking, keep your tobacciana collectibles. Tobacco stands without the top parts are good plant stands. Cigarette cases are popular as small purses that will hold a credit card, driver's license and a little money.

Tobacco tins and boxes are interesting storage containers, and the box labels and cigar bands work well for decoupage projects. Best of all, ashtrays can be used to hold short stemmed flowers or kept in the bedroom to hold earrings and rings overnight.

A very classy Hotel Statler Ashtray

If you are a collector, visit Supergrannys Treasures. I have been a collector for many decades and I just must dispose of my collection.

If you see several you are interested in...send me an omail with your choices and I will do my best to give you a super bargain.

Remember buy vintage...these will never be made again....

Happy New Year....