Sunday, November 27, 2011

Light Beams and Other Thoughts

Currently making the round on the internet is a "sad" picture of a dog standing by his master's grave.  The dog is in an incredibly heavenly beam of light and we're assured it isn't Photoshopped.

Some people really like these sentimental, heart-touching images.  The story is plenty sad for me and I won't go into the details and I won't show the image.  But the photo looks fake to me.  In that it's not a beam from heaven it's either a crap camera doing what it does best--making a hash of things--or someone helped it with Photoshop and did a crap job.  Why do I say this?  Because if I tried to reproduce mist or a beam it would be less substantive.  This is pretty dark/heavy handed.  The beam is so thick the dog is almost obscured.   Have I ever seen a beam of light from heaven, well, no, can't say that I have.  So maybe this is real.

Remember a couple months ago there was a picture of a dog laying by his master's casket at the funeral?  The family insists that the way the image was reported was completely incorrect.  I'm not saying dogs have been known to not leave their human's side, I'm just saying in these 2 instances I'm a skeptic.  OTOH, I think dogs are a blessing from G-d even if Caprice is sitting here expecting me to do something for her and I have no idea what.  Criminey, if it was Lassie, she'd tell me!  I suspect G-d works in more mysterious ways than this.

After what seems like forever The Ice Cream Parlor got a review on Amazon.  And apparently I forgot to publish it on BN.  How did that happen?

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars a nocalorie delight, November 5, 2011
This review is from: The Ice Cream Parlor (Kindle Edition)
this is a delicious is a well written history of ice cream.what surprises me is that i am the first reviewer.i love ice cream and i love this book.

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