There are all sorts of changes going on right now – Spring, Jobs, Location – so I thought I’d try a change of layout on the blog. Not sure if I’m quite convinced but maybe this one makes me look butcher? No not like a butcher I mean more… oh forget it!
All comments in the affirmative on the butch thing are welcome. Criticism on the rest of the layout more than acceptable.
I wonder what kind of a vase you would use to display them?
I wonder if they come in different colors?
I wonder about the fragrance?
I wonder if it would help to put those preservative packets in the water?
I wonder whether they would look better on the kitchen table or in the entry?
I wonder if they are cheaper by the dozen?
I wonder if they come in long-stemmed?
Captured at 115th and Allisonville Road in Fishers, Indianapolis. The sign is real and was up for about two hours before someone stopped and told them how to spell peonies.
I’ve read and enjoyed The New Yorker for over 40 years and nothing could have been more disappointing than The Complete New Yorker issued on 7 DVDs back in December 2005. It is a bug ridden, user-unfriendly mess and sits largely unused on the bookshelf with 80 years of incredible writing, advertisements, cover art and cartoons beckoning. But its just not worth the frustration of switching DVDs and grappling with an awkward interface. So little thought went into what should have been a landmark product.
Given that mess I was surprised to see that their new website design is so well-done and user friendly. Someone at Condé Nast has been thinking this time around.
Amongst the new features are animated cartoons which continue the great New Yorker tradition of Addams, Wilson, Booth, Thurber et al. Two of my favorites are the receptionist and the suggestion box – if only we had the nerve. And of course being the New Yorker there are one or two dog cartoons.