Thursday, February 07, 2008

Random quote and pictures

I've been playing a variant on the album cover game - its a retitling of images. I found a PG Wodehouse quote generator and stuck with the flickr interestingness archive though the ones I'm showing here are just the ones with a creative commons license.

The top image came up in response to:
...he might have been a motion picture star whose face had launched a thousand bags of popcorn.
The next quote:
Her voice trailed away in a sigh that was like the wind blowing through the cracks in a broken heart.
matched with:


I love this image and the quote gives it such a different feel to the original description with it on flickr - which is well worth a read.

A picture I can't show you of a butterfly came up in response to:
Her departure left behind it the sort of quivering stillness you get during hurricane time in America, when the howling gale, having shaken you to the back teeth, passes on to tickle up residents in spots further west.
Maybe this is the very butterfly responsible... and in case you don't know what I'm referring to there is something in mathematics called the butterfly effect:
Due to nonlinearities in weather processes, a butterfly flapping its wings in Tahiti can, in theory, produce a tornado in Kansas. This strong dependence of outcomes on very slightly differing initial conditions is a hallmark of the mathematical behavior known as chaos.
And lastly this quote:
It just shows, what any member of Parliament will tell you, that if you want real oratory, the preliminary noggin is essential. Unless pie-eyed you cannot hope to grip.


Which I find apposite because so many drunks do seem to find themselves fascinating - something that may not be shared by the more sober in their audience.

And also yesterday I saw this post at Andrea's on colouring outside the lines- go and see if you can tell which paintings were done by artists and which by apes - and its not a trick question so write down your guess before checking the answer at the top of her comments.

I might mention I like the above image much more than the ones from either apes or artists! Though as we all discover tastes vary...

16 comments:

andrea said...

I love this and I think the quote with the old dog is perfect. Very creative (as usual), C. (And now I wish I hadn't made today's post as it could colour someone's response to yesterday's. The responses from my favourites -- like you -- were the only non-predictable ones. I love that, too.)

Caroline said...

Andrea - you fret too much - if anyone goes to your posting from here they'll probably go direct - its why I mentioned about the answers in the comments - too visible too soon really from a direct link...

Anonymous said...

HAHA, like the 'launching bags of popcorn face'. My favourite drawing teacher strongly believed in the butteryfly effect and chaos! Class was FUN!

Caroline said...

Anonymous - winged creatures all... just look at the three pictures we three in this comment thread so far are using to represent ourselves... sounds like you did have fabulous drawing classes!

Anonymous said...

*flutter flutter*
:)

tinker said...

I had to try the P.G. Wodehouse random quote generator - this is the one I received:

It was the look which caused her to be known in native bearer and halfcaste circles as 'Mgobi-'Mgumbi, which may be loosely translated as She On Whom It Is Unsafe To Try Any Oompus-Boompus' - which made me laugh...

Then I clicked on the flickr interesting photos link, there were photos of a bridal couple, a girl drinking through a straw (looking directly into the camera) and a close-up of a young baby. The others were either trees or buildings, which gave yet another interesting interpretation to the quote.

Thanks for the fun - and the fluttering ~xo

Caroline said...

anonymous - were those your eyelashes or your wings you were fluttering at me?

tinker - are you 'Mgobi-'Mgumbi?

Anonymous said...

Wings silly! Although I have long eyelashes ... :)

Caroline said...

Have you ever wondered about the phrase - batting her eyelashes?

I wonder what sort of bat it refers to...

On looking it up all I've got so far is:

;;)

Anonymous said...

HAHHAAA, no it means "flapping" or "fluttering"! Like the butterfly effect! Watch out - chaos ahead!
;;;;;)

Caroline said...

Chaotic eyelashes... sounds almost as unpleasant as gecko suction.

Caroline said...

I did wonder if it meant eyelash flutters were batty.

Anonymous said...

Eyelash flutters are batty also! HAHAHHAAAAA

Caroline said...

I can't get the image of someone opening and closing their eyes with a cricket bat... guess I'm the one going batty here.

Anonymous said...

Errrrrm, no games of cricket included Caroline!

Caroline said...

What a strange creature the cricket bat is.