Archive for the ‘Calendar of Events’ Category

A dull day today

August 30, 2010

Nothing’s on our Calendar today [click here]

Today: World Bog Snorkeling Championships

August 29, 2010

It’a on oue Calendar, click here

August 26: Women’s Equality Day

August 26, 2010

Whoopee

It’s on our Calendar

Today in Massachuset: Nantucket Sandcastle Day

August 21, 2010

It’s on our Calendar Page

The Great British Duck Race — Postponed? Why?

August 17, 2010

The event’s website thegreatbritishduckrace.co.uk says that, due to circumstances beyond their coutnrol, it became necessary to pospnt the 2010 race until further notice.

Can someone let us know what those circumstances are? We would like to help get them back under control.

August 16: Exhibit that Celebrated the Ordinary

August 16, 2010

Zeb Spaw’s angry_with_britain exhibition. Tonight only. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Gallery in Cork Street. 27 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NG.

The exhibition is in connection with the launch of Wendy Holden’s new book, a comedy titled Gallery Girl. Holden’s website wendyholden.net reports that Gallery Girl is “about the loot, the lust and the giant egos in the chucklesome world of contemporary art.

Click here for the brochure from the exhibit. We see several ordinary objects, objects we are pleased to see being celebrated in an exhibition like this.

Spray paint on shopping trolley

“The sun rises, we shop…”

Spanner and oil on canvas

“I looked into myself and saw endless empty space…”

Gardening gloves, limpets and oil on canvas

“A lot of my work brings out my Christ-like
tendencies and this one is no exception…”

Y-fronts on canvas

“Art is pants and that is what I am saying in this work…”

A Dull Man’s To-Do List for Friday the 13th

August 12, 2010

Dear DMC,

Friday (tomorrow) the Thirteenth:

1)  Join the neighborhood “Society Of Growing Grass Watchers” (my yard this month)

2)  Count ants frolicking in the pool after splashing them off the patio with a wave produced by flinging a flower pot into the shallow end

30)  Finiish this message

E. Jerome “Jerry” Koran
Pompano, Florida

August 12: Vinyl Record Day

August 12, 2010

http://www.vinylrecordday.com/

What to Dull Men do to celebrate Vinyl Record Day? Many of us get out our old records players for 33 rpm and 45 rpm records. We play the records. We not only do we listen to the music, we watch the records going around and around.It’s a fine form of Safe Excitement.

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2008/08/11/celebrate-vinyl-record-day-august-12th/

http://music.uk.msn.com/features/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=150246822

Click here to watch and listen to a 45 rpm, with its larger spindle, playing on YouTube:

June 28: INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY

July 21, 2010

Dear DMC,

Like a typical Dull Man, I slept through an important event. In this case, the event was CAPS LOCK DAY (AKA BILLY MAYS DAY), on June 28. On that day, people commemorate the career of television pitch man Billy Mays, who was energetic but dull anyway. The most prevalent activity is typing in all caps. Perhaps this event should show up on DMC’s calendar, blog, whatever, for future reference.

Bill Paxon
Sacramento, California

— — —

Dear Bill,

Not to worry. It’s coming up again in October. (more…)

July 20, 1969: Moon Landing, “Hello Houston”

July 20, 2010

“Hello Houston” by Michael Bedard
(to obtain a copy click here)

July 20, 1969: America’s first landing of a lunar modul landed on the moon. Apollo 11, with commander Neil Armstrong, lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, and command module pilot Michael Collins,  left Earth on July 16, 1969.

Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon in the modul. Collins circled above.

The next day, July 21, Armstrong was the first human to walk on the moon. Buzz Aldrin followed shortly becoming number two on the moon.

We’ve been researching this but have not found the answer: is that Armstrong or Aldrin in “Hello Houston” shown above?