Kitchen Gadgetry No. 2

Kitchen Gadgetry No. 2 © Robert Jay Matejcek

Cookie-sheet abstract expressionism seemed like… a thing… to… try. At one point. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Harry Crane (of a Mark Rothko painting): “Two possibilities. Either Cooper loves it, and you have to love it, like, in an ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ situation… or he thinks it’s a joke and you’ll look like a fool if you pretend to dig it.”

Salvatore Ramano: “People like him pretend they understand this.”

Harry Crane “Maybe he has a brochure in here, something that explains it…”

– Rich Sommer & Bryan Batt – Mad Men

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally edited in iPhoto)

Nine-Gallon Splat

Looks like the birds actually missed a spot. Now where did I leave that glass cleaner again?!

Melanie Daniels: “I keep telling you, this isn’t ‘a few birds’! These are gulls, crows, swifts…”

Mrs. Bundy: “I have never known birds of different species to flock together. The very concept is unimaginable. Why, if that happened, we wouldn’t stand a chance! How could we possibly hope to fight them?”

-Tippi Hendren & Ethel Griffies – The Birds

About this image: digital photograph taken and modified with smart phone (minimally edited in Photoshop)

A Little Hole in the Wall

This doorway is built into the side of a ‘tunnel’ in/under the Eads Bridge, downtown STL. Kinda interesting. I wish I wasn’t so shaky, though (as you can see the following conversation didn’t work out very well for me).

Me: “Sooooo… do you… come here… often?!”

Tripod: *sighs & rolls eyes* “Puhleeeze.”

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified

Pilings

So… I think these are pilings. They run along a pier, anyway. As you can tell I’m not that great with nautical stuff. Please don’t ask me to tie a fancy knot (that would get embarrassing in a hurry).

Steve Zissou: “Can you hear the Jack Whales singing?”

*distant horn sounding*

Ned Plimpton: “Beautiful. I wonder what they’re saying?”

Steve Zissou: “Well, actually that’s a sludge tanker over there…

*distant whales singing*

Steve Zissou: “There you go…”

– Bill Murray and Owen Wilson – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified

Red River Ford

Keep on truckin’ everyone.

Do people still use that line? Probably not.

Still… that’s about all that comes to mind right now.

It seems like the truck’s got my tongue. Or… something like that.

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified

Claw Hammer

So here’s a photograph of a hammer. Yup. I’m not proud of how rusty I let it get (although it made for some interesting textures). Remember, please don’t try this at h0me – be kind to your tools, people.

The Dude: “1972 Pontiac LeBaron.”

Younger Cop: “Color?”

The Dude: “Green. Some brown, or, uh, rust, coloration.”

Jeff Bridges & Christian Clemenson – The Big Lebowski

About this image: digital image, moderately modified

Supply

Hey, man… you can put your *wheat* in there (insert your own original and/or modified Saturday Night Live quote here)!  That line was highly revised, and let’s face it… not quite on par with the Bass-O-Matic or Cowbell skits. Any favorite material of your own? Oh well. You probably aren’t here here for my SNL lecture series… unless… you’re that clever land-shark, aren’t you?!

About this image: Digital Photo (elevator in Alton, Illinois) highly manipulated digitally and transferred onto… uhh… faux  iron framework on/inside 12″x12″ panel.