Thursday, January 26, 2017


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:09 AM

(Continued from Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017)

"We have reached peak polarization."

— Olga Khazan in the online Atlantic  today,
     as quoted in the Muck Rack image below.

Perhaps not yet.

Consider the headline below,

"Why Trump Supporters Lie About the Inauguration Photo."

Consider also Olga's "Brain Bro" below in the context of 
the film "Limitless" and of the book A Wrinkle in Time .

See also all posts now tagged "Split."

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Frisk Version

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:04 PM

Adam Frisk reports from a Canadian network, Global News

Compare and contrast with the photos in the previous post,
Inauguration Crowd Size According to Getty Images.

Inauguration Crowd Size According to Getty Images

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:31 PM

The "Spectators fill the National Mall" photo above seems
to correspond to the crowd during , not before  the inauguration
(as shown in the second photo above, the "People gather" photo).

Compare to the photo in today's earlier post taken during  the Inauguration:


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:33 PM

At left, just prior to the inauguration in 2009;
at right, during the inauguration in 2017.

Source of photos —


For a more detailed image of the 2017 inauguration
from the new president's point of view, click here.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Believe It or Not

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:11 PM

"It's not a lie if you believe it."

Poster for "Operation Avalanche"

“We keep coming back and coming back
To the real: to the hotel instead of the hymns . . . .

— Wallace Stevens, quoted in posts tagged Portal1937

The In Crowd

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:00 PM

The New York Times  online on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 —

" 'Split' is being released by Universal under the Blumhouse label,
a brand associated with unpretentious, clever, neo-traditionalist
scare-pictures like 'Insidious,' 'Paranormal Activity' and 'The Purge.'
That seems like the right company for Mr. Shyamalan . . . ."

A check of the Blumhouse label leads to a NY Times article
dated July 15, 2012 —

Related material

Whose Crowd? OUR Crowd!

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 PM

"The reception which has been accorded 'Our Crowd'
shows that the subject was certainly ripe for exploitation."



Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:45 AM

Alternative fact  from the New York Times  crowd —

Screenshot of online NY Times front page at 11:30 AM ET
on Monday, January 23, 2017 —

"Crowd scientists estimated that 160,000 people
attended President Trump's inauguration."

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