Saturday, January 29, 2011

DSC07445


DSC07445, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Abandoned home on HWY 96 just North of Jasper Texas. © RMStringer Photography

DSC07460


DSC07460, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Abandoned home on HWY 96 just North of Jasper Texas. © RMStringer Photography

DSC07461


DSC07461, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Abandoned home on HWY 96 just North of Jasper Texas. © RMStringer Photography

DSC07478


DSC07478, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Abandoned home on HWY 96 just North of Jasper Texas. © RMStringer Photography

DSC07503


DSC07503, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Abandoned home on HWY 96 just North of Jasper Texas. © RMStringer Photography

DSC07516


DSC07516, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Abandoned home on HWY 96 just North of Jasper Texas. © RMStringer Photography

DSC07523


DSC07523, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Abandoned home on HWY 96 just North of Jasper Texas. © RMStringer Photography

DSC07539


DSC07539, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Abandoned home on HWY 96 just North of Jasper Texas. © RMStringer Photography

DSC07576


DSC07576, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Abandoned home on HWY 96 just North of Jasper Texas. © RMStringer Photography

DSC07581


DSC07581, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Abandoned home on HWY 96 just North of Jasper Texas. © RMStringer Photography

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DSC07585, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Abandoned home on HWY 96 just North of Jasper Texas. © RMStringer Photography

Friday, January 21, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Festival Of Lights 2.0


Festival Of Lights 2.0, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

74th Christmas Festival of Lights in Natchitoches Louisiana
The Festival of Lights begins November 20 and lasts into the New Year.

Festival Of Lights 2.5


Festival Of Lights 2.5, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

74th Christmas Festival of Lights in Natchitoches Louisiana
The Festival of Lights begins November 20 and lasts into the New Year.

Festival Of Lights 2.7


Festival Of Lights 2.7, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

74th Christmas Festival of Lights in Natchitoches Louisiana
The Festival of Lights begins November 20 and lasts into the New Year.

Festival Of Lights 2.14


Festival Of Lights 2.14, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

74th Christmas Festival of Lights in Natchitoches Louisiana
The Festival of Lights begins November 20 and lasts into the New Year.

Festival Of Lights 2.11


Festival Of Lights 2.11, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

74th Christmas Festival of Lights in Natchitoches Louisiana
The Festival of Lights begins November 20 and lasts into the New Year.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mack: Saving Private Robot

Printed and Published with permission of Mack Hall.




 
Saving Private Robot
 
30 robots wearing European faces and controlled by Filipino technicians are teaching English in South Korean schools.  With South Korea suddenly our dependent child again, the ROK government needs more of its people learning how to say, in English, "Give us more money, stupid Yanks" and "Send your young people to die protecting us while we carry on business as usual and pretend to be your BFF." 
 
On the second day of school half the robots called in sick with those fakey coughs.
 
One wonders if the robots wear no-name sneakers and Goodwill ties, and are programmed to blurt out every ten minutes some moldy platitude prefaced with "When I was your age…."
 
But, really, how can anyone tell the difference between a human English teacher and a robot English teacher? 
 
But how will the teacher-robots cope with being covered with sticky-notes reading "I get high on 30-weight" and "Your mama dates a garbage disposal?"
 
This robot idea could be applied to other occupations.  A robot clerk in a big-box store could flee from customers at higher speed, and a robot waiter at a really fancy restaurant could ignore diners in French as well as in English.
 
Robot motorists – hey, they couldn't drive worse than humans.
 
Robot Catholics – they'd all start 'blogs and call each other sedevacantes and Vatican Two-ists and rad-trads.
 
Robot citizens would argue politics but they wouldn't bother to vote, just like human citizens.
 
Robot culture – Robots reposing silently for hours with their unblinking ocular receptors of e-audioanimatronicbionic rods and cones registering images of Dancing with the Stars.
 
Robot supervisors with the Texas Department of Transportation would drive around all day in large white TXDOT pickups while overseeing the undocumented worker robots.
 
Robot shoppers wouldn't simply push each other down, they would blast each other into non-existence with warbling death rays.
 
Toyota robots would sneer at Hyundai robots as declasse'.

Each robot would start its own church. The Electrons for Jesus would maintain that the Pixels for Christ aren't scripturally sound, and the Pixels for Christ might argue that the Electrons for Jesus smell of ritualism.
 
Q: Why did the scientific robot cross the road?
A: Because it was programmed to do so.
 
Q: Why did the philosophical robot cross the road?
A: To argue determinism with the chicken.
 
Q: Why did the killer robot cross the road?
A: To destroy the other half of humanity.
 
Q: Why did the robot throw the alarm clock out the window?
A: To measure the horizontal and vertical deterioration, in centimeters per second, of the trajectory of hurled object with reference to air temperature, barometric pressure, and wind speed.
 
A priest, a rabbi, and a robot walk into a bar…
 
But at this point a large North Korean generalissimo with immobile facial features clomps mechanically into the bar with a glowing, pulsating collection of conflicting nuclei under his arm, and even the robot falls silent, trembling.
 
One question, though: why don't our governments send the robots into battle and have young Americans teach English to young Koreans?
 
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Photography Exhibit.

I have an exhibit running at the library for about a month or so. I will change out some of the pictures in another week or so.  If you are in the area, please drop by and see some of my work.

 City of Jasper, Texas - Public Library


Jasper Public Library. 175 Water St. Jasper, Texas 75951. Phone: 409-384-3791 Fax: 409-384-5881. Library Director: Denise Milton ...
www.jaspertx.org/library/

Jasper Public Library

175 East Water Street
Jasper, TX 75951-4438
(409) 384-3791




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Sunday, January 02, 2011

DSC07183


DSC07183, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Old abandoned trash dump. Looking at the different layers in the sand and clay. Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens was used in this set. © RMStringer Photography

DSC07285


DSC07285, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Old abandoned trash dump. Looking at the different layers in the sand and clay. Minolta 50mm f/1.7 Prime used in this set. © RMStringer Photography

DSC07268


DSC07268, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Old abandoned trash dump. Looking at the different layers in the sand and clay. Minolta 135mm f/2.8 Prime used in this set. © RMStringer Photography

DSC07223


DSC07223, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Old abandoned trash dump. Looking at the different layers in the sand and clay. Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens was used in this set. © RMStringer Photography