Random thoughts for October 29, 2007

October 30th, 2007 | No Comments

Just a few random observations for today:

The commute to work today offered a bumper crop of cool trucks to look at. Almost as if guided by destiny, I saw a Safety Kleen truck and a Mesilla Valley Transportation truck, side by side. What color combinations! In one lane, fluorescent-ish pea green, red, black, and white. In the other, pearlescent blue, red, lavender, lime green, and white. That was cool.

The New York Times offers an inspiring slide show of works by Karl Benjamin, which are on view at Louis Stern Fine Arts in Hollywood.

A new BMW TV ad campaign surveys the car-maker’s history in kind of a random, desultory way. But nevermind the cars. The star is Roy Lichtenstein, who is shown painting his art car, which is glorious and inspiring. See video about the art car on YouTube.

I was saddened today to learn about the passing of Robert Shields, who had an obsessive quest to document every moment of his life. He wrote a 37.5 million word diary. This got me thinking: If you’re always writing, all you have to write about the process of writing. The concept is fascinating, yet harrowing.


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