I posted this vintage Christmas card to Facebook to amuse my friends. The kid’s woeful expression prompted a few comments. Really, though, if you study 19th and early 20th century portraits, photos, and illustrations, unsmiling faces were the rule rather than the exception. People always looked somber. I started to wonder why that was. Well, for one thing, […]
Sensationalistic news and bot-generated spam. It’s all bullshit.
Wow, now people want to write for my blog! When did I become so popular and influential? No shit, check out the email I got this morning: Hi Paul, I hope this e-mail finds you well. I only recently started reading your blog, but it has quickly become part of my daily blog browsing. My name […]