Bill Murray on Gilda Radner:
“Gilda got married and went away. None of us saw her anymore. There was one good thing: Laraine had a party one night, a great party at her house. And I ended up being the disk jockey. She just had forty-fives, and not that many, so you really had to work the music end of it. There was a collection of like the funniest people in the world at this party. Somehow Sam Kinison sticks in my brain. The whole Monty Python group was there, most of us from the show, a lot of other funny people, and Gilda. Gilda showed up and she’d already had cancer and gone into remission and then had it again, I guess. Anyway she was slim. We hadn’t seen her in a long time. And she started doing, “I’ve got to go,” and she was just going to leave, and I was like, “Going to leave?” It felt like she was going to really leave forever.
So we started carrying her around, in a way that we could only do with her. We carried her up and down the stairs, around the house, repeatedly, for a long time, until I was exhausted. Then Danny did it for a while. Then I did it again. We just kept carrying her; we did it in teams. We kept carrying her around, but like upside down, every which way—over your shoulder and under your arm, carrying her like luggage. And that went on for more than an hour—maybe an hour and a half—just carrying her around and saying, “She’s leaving! This could be it! Now come on, this could be the last time we see her. Gilda’s leaving, and remember that she was very sick—hello?”
We worked all aspects of it, but it started with just, “She’s leaving, I don’t know if you’ve said good-bye to her.” And we said good-bye to the same people ten, twenty times, you know.
And because these people were really funny, every person we’d drag her up to would just do like five minutes on her, with Gilda upside down in this sort of tortured position, which she absolutely loved. She was laughing so hard we could have lost her right then and there.
It was just one of the best parties I’ve ever been to in my life. I’ll always remember it. It was the last time I saw her.”
Ashland/Framingham, MA Local @MaryEllen Giombetti (www.empowerwithmeg.com) is a personal trainer who I have worked with. (She’s great!).
Last night her book club guest (via Skype) was my brother #Josh Meyer, author of the book #The Hunt for KSM: The Pursuit and Take Down of 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohamed. Josh lives in DC. MaryEllen’s never met him.
Another case of surprise connections. They happen seemingly every day. I’ve started keeping track (this is the first one).
“OMG your brother Josh just Skyped Into my book club meeting at my house! We read his book and one of my members and her husband are friends of his! Donna Marie and Jim Floyd! So funny he and I were cracking up! What a great guy!” - MaryEllen via FB message to me last night.
Handmade Gifts for Mum (great ideas from the UK’s Folksy)
The Folksy Weekly 27th, February, 2013 Handmade Mother’s Day Treats Our Favourites
From Evernote: Services | Socialmedia.biz
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this is the best example of what i do, simply stated. it is only part of it though. i also:
- connect people to people
- using technology
- on- and off-line…
*well, almost anything.
But take a look at the different categories of things that are represented on the Shapeways online community. Then look at the creators page for applications you can tap to create your OWN objects.
If you can dream it, you can print it. pretty much.
Great blog on there too: Artisans who have taken a dip or a plunge into 3D are featured here. Super interesting people, things and stories. Follow it here or via my daily paper ArtisanLife, Daily.
After you’ve read about Bo and his camera mounts etc., go back to the main area of Shapeways and look at the many other ways they’re supporting 3D printing and those who create with it.
I’m especially intrigued with their creator page where there are probably a dozen apps you can use for a wide variety of projects, platforms and printables.
Reconstructed book flowers
Manipulated data (Accidental Art? Digital Distortion?) Artist Byron Galbraith calls it a “glitch.” Whatever you call it, it’s beautiful and looks remarkably like a quilt, doesn’t it!! Check out gbdn.tumblr.com for more “glitches”. Fascinating … and beautiful.
The Arts Business Institute’s WINTER WORKSHOP / Colocated with Philly Craft Show and Niche Awards
January 1, 2013
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we are thrashing in the aftermath of unspeakable tragedy and horror. Thank you C. C. Chapman for your sage advice.
Monty Python - Spam (thanks to zumpzump for sharing).
Talk about artisans, these guys were master craftsmen of humor that endures (if you like that sort of thing, and I do).
I often quote Monty Python for one reason or another and was just telling my kids about them this weekend.
So … what would you order??