Here’s another very obscure Throwback Thursday post about broadcast television in the New York metropolitan area — this was the intro the ABC 4:30 movie. People commenting here at its Youtube entry remember it from the 1970’s … I thought I remembered it from the very early 1980’s as well. But I could be mistaken.
One commenter said that, as a young child, he thought that the image of the spinning camera-man looked like “a mechanical frog monster.” I thought that as a kid too!
Toads and kestrels shape
the river’s being.
Being what? But song
and bird’s breath
and even lovers who need
her current, her living fury
that communes equally with the sun and moon.
Seedlings and butterflies,
the river engulfs all in her rushing blood.
Death reflects beautifully in her
foaming shine. And the devil’s rage
the salmon’s struggle, the child’s tossed-in penny
shapes her surly figure, is wine to her thirsty veins.
Branches and stones
vanish in her womb where never
the light has crept. Snails ride
her flesh to shore.
And though she is tired, she never rests,
desperate to embrace the sea, to ride
his undulating loins, and be bonded forever
to his salty grandeur.
© by Allison Grayhurst
Dark Horse Comics.
I still realize that my habit of photographing the ground at my feet will seem weird to a lot of people. But sometimes the patterns that you can find there are interesting — especially when confined within the contours of a viewfinder.
Besides, half the fun is finding battle environments where I would have loved to deploy my “G.I. Joes” when I was nine. Oh, to be a boy again.
Indiana State Board of Health Monthly Bulletin. Artist undetermined.
Public servants in 1912 were a weird bunch. (Although I’m not sure that Betsy DeVos and Jeff Sessions are a huge step up.)