Daily Archives: February 16, 2010

If art was like sports, they would retire…

In sports, when a great player retires, they often retire the athelte’s number. Looking at this poster over at swissmiss

I imagined a similar idea for artists. For example, after Hockney, anyone else who paints paintings of California is going to be compared to him. Likewise Pollack and drippings, etc.  Of course artists can still create works about California or Germany or use steel or trash, but they are going to suffer the same comparisons that a lesser athlete faces when wearing the same number as a great athlete.

That said, there are lots more topics and ideas and themes to paint or sculpt, just like there are lots of numbers. So artists and athletes, take note, but take heart. 🙂

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A smart idea on how to adjust your mirrors to avoid blind spots

I love it when people take something commonplace and make it much better. This article in Car and Driver on how to adjust your mirrors to avoid blind spots is just such an example.

C&D says if you use this method, you can avoid having to glance over your shoulder before turning. Anyone who does alot of highway driving would really benefit from this.

(via Lifehacker)

Information on how to stop Google Buzz…

…can be found here: Stop Google Buzz From Showing the World Your Contacts  (via Lifehacker). What I like about this article, besides the detailed instructions, is that it tells you how to turn off Buzz.

All this negative buzz about Buzz makes me glad I stuck with my Yahoo! email account.