Wasting away again in blogger fact-check land. Searching for my lost file of art shows. I could have sworn I saw Millais' "Ophelia" at the National Gallery of Art on my very first trip to D.C. in 1986. This is not a Jimmy Buffett problem. But it's my own damn fault. Maybe it was the 1997 trip. I know I walked out of the Pre-Raphaelite exhibit and sat in the East Garden Court stunned at the beauty of the art.
My first reaction to the white flowers at the water line of the Oak Point lake was not awe at the beauty. It looked like litter to me. The long-stemmed roses, lilies, hydrangeas, daisies, and spider mums were evenly spaced, not a bouquet that had floated away. Placed, not strewn. Wedding? Funeral? Pledging ceremony?
NPR review of the new movie, "Contagion" on the radio:
When Elliott Gould, in a cameo as a lone-wolf scientist, launches a zinger at Law -- "Blogging isn't journalism! It's graffiti with punctuation!"
Maybe, but I do try to fact-check!
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