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Monday, February 28, 2022

"Orange Pierrot" - Postcard

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Sunday, February 27, 2022

"Waiting To Drop The Hammer" - Postcard

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"Folk Art" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art theme was "Folk Art."

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Featured in the weekly sampler.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

"Collapsing Tower" - Postcard

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Friday, February 25, 2022

"Make The World Go Away" - Postcard

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Make the world go away

Make The World Go Away - Eddy Arnold

Thursday, February 24, 2022

"Circles Ship" - Postcard

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

"Puppet Masters" - Postcard

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One thing is sure
That time will tell

Only Time Will Tell (This lie is over) - Asia

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

"Tumbling Walls" - Postcard

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This is it
Make no mistake where you are
Your back's to the corner
The waiting is over

This Is It - Kenny Loggins

Monday, February 21, 2022

"Convergence Of Coincidences (February 2022)" - Postcard

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Magic Date: Feb 21, 2022
Magic Sequence: CT CCT CGG CGG GCA CGT AG
Magic Number: 9,587,003

Sort of like a previous Convergence Of Coincidences:

Magic Date: Jul 14/15, 2016
Magic Number: 28


(Note: Posted March 8, 2022, but scheduled to appear on the date of interest.)

"Covid-19 Lockdowns Economic Tsunami" - Postcard

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It won't be long now...

This lie is over.
Happy days are here again.
The rich get richer and everyone else gets laid off.

Only Time Will Tell (This lie is over) - Asia

Happy Days Are Here Again - Annette Hanshaw

Ain't We Got Fun? - Peggy Lee

"On The Edge Of War" - Postcard

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What follows below is Free Speech satire / parody / mockery / sarcasm / what have you:

Country A, without provocation, bombs Country B. Is that an act of War?

1) Yes.
2) No.
3) It is whatever my Government tells me it is.

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Someone's always playing corporation games
Who cares, they're always changing corporation names
Marconi plays the mambo, listen to the radio
Don't you remember?
We built this city
(I'm looking out over that Golden Gate bridge on another gorgeous sunny Saturday and I'm seein' that bumper to bumper traffic.)

We Built This City - Starship

"Horse Trampling Man" - Postcard

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What follows below is Free Speech satire / parody / mockery / sarcasm / what have you:

A group of citizens lobs harmful projectiles at police. Is that a peaceful protest?

1) No.
2) Yes.
3) It is whatever my Government tells me it is.

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We see the soldiers moving on to victory
And people trampled under marching feet

Wildest Dreams - Asia


Police have got the choke hold

We Built This City - Starship

"Shattered Death Dance" - Postcard

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Sadeness - Enigma


Everybody's got a secret to hide
Everyone is slipping backwards
I killed for love

Kill For Love - The Chromatics

Sunday, February 20, 2022

"Woman On The Edge" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art theme was "Edgy." The meaning was to "focus on the edges and not the centre of the postcard." I have two edges in this: the jagged edge on the left side, over the woman, and the book binding type edge on the right side. The book cover, which I made from a blend of a few images, is torn away, creating the jagged edge.

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"Fallen Cherub" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art theme was "Edgy." Except the meaning was to "focus on the edges and not the centre of the postcard" so this doesn't match the theme.

This is three of three in a set that I am loosely calling a Cherub Triptych.

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Saturday, February 19, 2022

Snow Squall - Photograph

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I took those photographs during the snow squall that came through my area in the afternoon, here in Connecticut (CT), United States (US). I took all of the photos through glass panes (windows / doors), so the quality isn't the best. We don't normally get snow squalls here, so I naively thought it would only be heavy snowfall for a short period of time. When it arrived, it had very high winds that blew the trees around. It's hard to tell, but in the last photo, that pine tree (and all of the others) were bending in all directions as the wind buffeted them. It was very scary, and I was relieved no trees fell.

Snow Squall Warning - NY, NJ, CT tri-state area


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Here we go. I don't recall seeing this sort of warning before. I guess conditions are "just right" for it.

SNOW SQUALL WARNING
NWS UPTON NY
307 PM EST SAT FEB 19 2022

CTC001-NJC003-013-017-031-039-NYC005-047-059-061-079-081-085-087-119-192045-
/O.NEW.KOKX.SQ.W.0005.220219T2007Z-220219T2045Z/
307 PM EST SAT FEB 19 2022
Fairfield County CT-Bergen County NJ-Essex County NJ-Hudson County
NJ-Passaic County NJ-Union County NJ-Bronx County NY-Kings County
NY-Nassau County NY-New York County NY-Putnam County NY-Queens County
NY-Richmond County NY-Rockland County NY-Westchester County NY-

The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a

* Snow Squall Warning for...
Southern Fairfield County in southern Connecticut...
Hudson County in northeastern New Jersey...
Eastern Passaic County in northeastern New Jersey...
Union County in northeastern New Jersey...
Bergen County in northeastern New Jersey...
Essex County in northeastern New Jersey...
Queens County in southeastern New York...
Western Putnam County in southeastern New York...
Richmond County in southeastern New York...
Bronx County in southeastern New York...
Kings County in southeastern New York...
Rockland County in southeastern New York...
Westchester County in southeastern New York...
New York (Manhattan) County in southeastern New York...
Nassau County in southeastern New York...

* Until 345 PM EST.

* At 306 PM EST, a dangerous snow squall was located along a line
extending from near Brewster to Carteret, moving east at 40 mph.

HAZARD...Whiteout conditions. Zero visibility in heavy snow and
blowing snow. Wind gusts up to 40 mph.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Dangerous life-threatening travel.

Locations impacted include...
Newark, Jersey City, Jamaica, Yonkers, Paterson, Elizabeth, Stamford,
Flatbush, Norwalk, New Rochelle, Flushing, Passaic, Bayonne, White
Plains and Wayne.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Reduce your speed and turn on headlights! During snow squalls, the
visibility may suddenly drop to near zero in whiteout conditions.

Slow Down! Rapid changes in visibility and road conditions are
expected with this dangerous snow squall. Be alert for sudden
whiteout conditions.

"Village Of The Damned Cherubs" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art theme was "Edgy." Except the meaning was to "focus on the edges and not the centre of the postcard" so this doesn't match the theme.

I may or may not post this for the challenge. This is two of three in a set that I am loosely calling a Cherub Triptych.

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Friday, February 18, 2022

"Cherub Flame Thrower" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art theme was "Edgy." Except the meaning was to "focus on the edges and not the centre of the postcard" so this doesn't match the theme.

The devil can be better seen in the second cherub piece here.

I may or may not post this for the challenge. This is one of three in a set that I am loosely calling a Cherub Triptych.

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The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

Thursday, February 17, 2022

"Can't Fight The Moonlight" - Postcard

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Once a gentle breeze
Weaves its spell upon your heart
You'll know that you can't fight the moonlight

Can't Fight The Moonlight - LeAnn Rimes

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

"Guillotine Dissenters" - Postcard

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"You've come a long way, baby. Hats off to you. Mission Accomplished."

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Well, I could've been an actor
But I wound up here
You don't really want to know
Just how far it's gone

Dirty Laundry - Don Henley


So why refuse, yeah, why contend?
When all resistance is impossible!

Here She Comes - Bonnie Tyler


They recommended euthanasia
For non-conformists everywhere
How many millions will they put to sleep?

Wildest Dreams - Asia

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Musician - Week 08 - The Book of Days

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The week08 theme for my Book of Days was Musician.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

"Dreamy Eyes" - Postcard

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Monday, February 14, 2022

"Valentine Hearts" - Postcard

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Sunday, February 13, 2022

"Submarine Games" - Postcard

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What follows below is Free Speech satire / parody / mockery / sarcasm / what have you:

A "certain" news story has more plot twists than a Soap Opera. The good news is one can miss several days of reports about it, and one will not have missed anything important to the main plot, just like in a Soap Opera. If you didn't hear the submarine story, don't worry: you didn't miss a thing. It's a he said she said, and loyal patriots will believe what their Government tells them happened, and know that the "other" Government is lying about what took place. But some in the audience have commented that their popcorn is getting stale, waiting for "something" to happen. Tune in next month... and the story will probably be the same as it is today.

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Boom!

Boom Clap - Charli XCX

"Herd Immunity" - Postcard

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Today is Super Bowl Sunday here in the United States (US), and the game will be played in a stadium in Inglewood, California, which is "about a 20-minute drive from Los Angeles," California. California and Los Angeles County have (or had) some of the strictest covid-19 rules in the US. And as of the date that I scheduled this blog post, their strict rules about mask wearing at outdoor events with over 5,000 attendees were still going to be in effect on Feb 13, 2022. But I have no doubt that if Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is attending the game, he will hold his breath whenever he is socializing maskless. Because apparently somewhere in the Rule, that is allowed. And I'm sure anyone who is interested can find the news story about him holding his breath while maskless during the Playoff game that was held in that same stadium on January 30, 2022, because Big Tech and Social Media never censors facts.

"Cinema" - Postcard

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I've seen love on the screen
I've seen a screen goddesss and me-oh

Silent golden movies, talkies, technicolour, long ago
My younger ways stand clearer, clearer than my footprints

Acting on the silver screen, oh my

The Friends of Mr.Cairo (Emotional Cut) - Jon & Vangelis

Saturday, February 12, 2022

"Swan" - Postcard

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"The King Who Cried Wolf" - Postcard

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What follows below is Free Speech satire / parody / mockery / sarcasm / what have you:

Just like last Friday, once again, Bloomberg News has foretold when Russia will invade Ukraine. This time they say it will be on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Beware the Ides of February, no? Oh, wait, Ides would make it Super Bowl Sunday. However, I heard from my unnamed double agent source, who works in the Kremlin, that Russia will invade Ukraine on March 1. He also told me that later today, when Biden and Putin speak on the phone, this will be their conversation:

Putin: I know what you did in 2014.

Biden: I know what you did then, too.

[...silence for awhile...]

Putin: Enjoy the profits you're making on the skyrocketing oil prices.

Biden: You too. To the moon!

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What's going on?
I want to know.

Adam Ant - What's Going On

"Valentine Archer" - Postcard

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Friday, February 11, 2022

Male Hooded Merganser - Photograph

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I took that photograph at Aspetuck Park in Easton, CT this past week.

Clouds Over Frozen Reservoir - Photograph

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I took that photograph at the reservoir in Easton, CT this past week.

"Nautical Buoys" - Postcard

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

"Mermaid Dreams" - Postcard

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"Terminal Imperial Collapse" - Postcard

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Remember all those cracks we feared
Beneath the clear veneer?

Adam Ant - What's Going On

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

"Super Bowl Party (Let the good times roll)" - Postcard

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The Super Bowl is this coming Sunday, February 13, 2022, here in the United States (US). Unlike Christmas 2021, Fauci isn't advising people to turn away the unvaccinated from their house door step, nor is he advising against private gatherings of more than 30 people, so all of the Super Bowl Parties are good to go! And this week, several Democrat Governors in the US started announcing end dates for mask mandates. It won't be long now, before President Biden announces covid-19 has been conquered. Perhaps he will do that on March 1, 2022, when he gives his State of the Union address to Congress, and he can say, "Mission Accomplished".

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Let the good times roll
Let them make you a clown

(Let The) Good Times Roll - Cars


We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue
And then we'll take it higher

Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant


And just like that

Just Like That - Amber


This lie is over

Only Time Will Tell (This lie is over) - Asia

"Celestial Red" - Postcard

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

"She's A Beauty" - Postcard

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She's a beauty
She's a one in a million girl

She's A Beauty - The Tubes

Monday, February 7, 2022

"Steal Away Tonight" - Postcard

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Why don't we steal away
Into the night

(Why don't we) Steal Away (Into the night) - Robbie Dupree

Sunday, February 6, 2022

"Nautical Lighthouse" - Postcard

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This week's Sunday Postcard Art theme was "Nautical."

The smoke wafting in the background is coming from this Burning Ship.

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"Burning Ship" - Postcard

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

"WTC7 / Invasion - Deja Vu" - Postcard

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Wow, just wow. Bloomberg News February 4, 2022 Live: Russia invades Ukraine

Reported live when it had not happened (yet?).

Bloomberg News retracted the headline about 30 minutes later.

It's like a deja vu.

BBC News September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Building #7 has collapsed

Reported live when it had not happened yet.

Now I have to wonder if the Bloomberg News report will become true in the near future, just like the BBC News report did.

Everything I have stated in this post is FACT. And I'm sure anyone who is interested can still find that BBC News video, because Social Media never censors facts. Interestingly, the live BBC News feed cut out just before World Trade Center Building #7 (WTC7) collapsed in the background behind the reporter, who had announced its collapse about 20 minutes or so before it actually happened.

"Dryad Song" - Postcard

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Friday, February 4, 2022

"False Flag Crisis Actors" - Postcard

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False Flag Alert 2022/02/04

This is a Warning from the False Flag Alert Early Warning System (FFAEWS): The FFAEWS puts the next week at a 5% chance of a False Flag Event (FFE) occurring in or near the Russia / Ukraine border. Watch for "fake dead bodies" and "crisis actors".

As with all potential FFEs, be aware of your surroundings at all times, and be mindful of agent provocateurs, undercover Government agents (i.e. "Evil" Russians) creating entrapment cases, etc., in crowd situations.

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As some would say, what a time to be alive!

And if, as others say, life imitates art, at what point will someone say a country, that shall remain nameless, has jumped the shark?

It's all fun and games until...

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I am the eye in the sky, looking at you

Eye In The Sky - The Alan Parsons Project


Oo-oo that smell,
Can't you smell that smell?
The smell of death's around you.

That Smell - Lynyrd Skynyrd


Times are changing, someone's losing control.

Loverboy - Destruction


I know who you are
I know where you're coming from

Call Me - Blondie (from The Conjuring)

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My piece is a "cartoon" in the same vein as Charlie Hebdo cartoons. (Their "cartoon" offended me, but apparently some thought it was "funny" so, I too, can make cartoons that others might find offensive.) My piece and words are also free speech that is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. (Well, it used to be, prior to the ascension of the US Government Ministry of Truth dictating to Social Media Platforms which of their users need to be banned for "misinformation" as defined by the Government.)

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The vintage images are from an Internet search. (See the side of my blog for links.)

"Faded Lady" - Postcard

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Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful lady

Beautiful (Angel) - Bazzi

Thursday, February 3, 2022

"Red Woman" - Postcard

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