The evening ceremony takes place minutes after the sun sets, and since his house is located on the point, on possibly one of the nicest spots to watch the sun set, he always has an abundant supply of participants and onlookers. Some days, there are costumes.
Thanks to the magic of youtube, I can post someone else’s video, since I was too lazy to shoot one of my own. I’m sad this one doesn’t include a live drummer, but that’s okay:
I really should have shot one of the morning flag-raising ceremonies, which are just as nice but aren’t well attended because they’re, well, early.
If you’re interested, here’s Captain Styles describing his military experience at Pearl Harbor:
I think St. Pete, Florida would be a good place for an Artomatic. I just read about ARTpool in today’s Sarasota Herald-Tribune and it sounds to me like these folks would make good artomatic organizers :-)
Rather, for the last four months, the St. Petersburg native has been renting wall space to a spate of local artists. Her tenants now number 20.
“I know a lot of other galleries probably think we’re nuts,” she says with a laugh. “But that’s OK.”
The wall-space parcels are housed in her new warehouse gallery called ARTpool on First Avenue North in St. Petersburg. The venue’s unique rental system is something she says she came up with “to form an organic and evolving cooperative” of artists.
At monthly rates ranging from $50 for a 4×4-foot space high off the floor to $150 for 4×6 at eye level, the new art space grants artists the autonomy to decide for themselves what they want to display.
[read the whole article]
I don’t have time to check it out this trip, maybe next time…
“A very official world master’s record for a mullet,” Bradstock said.
I had to look up more about this historic event because enquiring minds wanted to know. (Actually, it’s because the Simpson’s Movie is boring me to tears, but whatever).
Bradstock made his history-making throw at the Floribama, which turns out to also be the site of the annual Interstate Mullet Toss. Bradstock’s mullet toss was a solo effort, the actual competition is held each year during the last full weekend in April:
Matt left this link in my comments, “Giant Pythons in Florida.” Mom and I were discussing the python menace in Florida when he left the link, which is rather spooky since our conversation had nothing to do with that particular story. (I believe the context was, “People we’d like to feed to the giant pythons,” but that’s a whole other post).
The pythons can be 20 feet long and 250 pounds. They are highly adaptable to new environments.
A past NaNoWriMo novel I’ve been editing and doing further research for is about the trade in exotic reptiles, so this isn’t exactly news to me. It was the alarming Disaster Movie of the Week tone of the article that made it a must-post.