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Posted on January 24, 2013 1:14 AM
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.
January 24, 2013 4:05 AM
January 24, 2013 04:05
When you're paranoid, that's when you discover who your friends are.
January 24, 2013 8:28 AM
January 24, 2013 08:28
And sometimes, as Kitty Genovese found out, no one hears your cries for help - even though everyone hears them.
Doc Al |
January 24, 2013 9:44 AM
January 24, 2013 09:44
Wow. A very dark association there, Doc.
John Cox |
January 24, 2013 11:30 AM
January 24, 2013 11:30
And, John and Doc, the perp is still alive and coming up for parole this coming November! What's wrong with this picture!
January 24, 2013 12:02 PM
January 24, 2013 12:02
John - did you get why I came up with that?
Doc Al |
January 24, 2013 2:15 PM
January 24, 2013 14:15
I'm unaware of the impetus. Hit me.
January 24, 2013 2:34 PM
January 24, 2013 14:34
The background paper in your illustration has the words "Kew Gardens" above the head. I knew I heard of Kew Gardens somewhere but I couldn't put my finger on it so I looked it up and it is the part of Queens, New York, where the Kitty Genovese murder happened years ago.
Doc Al |
January 24, 2013 3:30 PM
January 24, 2013 15:30
Now you're just scaring me. There are visitors like you trolling illustration background minutia while they could be researching deadly global outbreaks of lethal diseases lurking in the Stygian depths of tropical jungles?
Note to self: READ THE SMALL PRINT, BECAUSE MY VISITORS WILL.
Good stuff, sir.
January 24, 2013 4:01 PM
January 24, 2013 16:01
Doc Al -
How in the heck can you see that much detail?
Dr. Bob |
January 24, 2013 10:30 PM
January 24, 2013 22:30
It's not that hard. Zoom in (CTRL + Scroll Forward, use the zoom command, or put zoom buttons on your menu bar; CTRL + 0 [zero] restores to default). With the right software, images can be enhanced (after exporting images to them) for more detail--but not as much detail as they get on the crime shows I used to watch.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who scrutinizes the details. I used to do it to learn image manipulation. Don't do it so much anymore. I've learned that manipulation is the easy part. Imagination, skill, & taste are the hard parts.
Kind of ironic you referenced that murder when the article (from the Queens Courier) is about civic renewal efforts.
I like to research esoteric things like this as little exercises in research methods. It was a nice little 3 minute break from researching & analyzing much more troubling stuff.
FWIW, my little project snowballed on me--but it's developing.
January 25, 2013 12:44 AM
January 25, 2013 00:44
I used to live in that area. The photos took me down quite a memory path. Thanks -- we need more subliminal links in the background!
January 25, 2013 9:47 AM
January 25, 2013 09:47
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