Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Father Knew Best So He Left It To Beaver
If you're old enough, and I am, you'll remember TV shows like Leave It To Beaver, Father Knows Best and The Donna Reed Show. Each one had a stay at home mom who always wore a dress, high heels, and pearls. Not the best outfit for house cleaning. The Hollywood fantasy. After the photo lab I worked at went out of business, I started doing background work in the movies. The celluloid fantasy world is still going strong. A movie set is the only place in the world where women are always stylishly dressed.
Okay, I've got a question that no one can answer. (Probably) What do pictures on this blog look like? Saturday, just fifteen minutes or so after I posted some stuff on Fair Use, one of my other blogs, the monitor went kablooey. There I was, just sitting there, minding my own business, when my old CRT screen went, first all silvery, wavy lines, then black. The poor thing, first purchased in 1997, went to the great computer E-waste bin in the sky. It took me a couple of days of looking, but finally I found an almost new LCD monitor that I could actually afford. No mean feat on my income. To make a long story short, I was very disappointed after I plugged it in. Every image on this blog was all faded and washed out. When I noticed that the images looked alright when I stood up and kind of looked down, I tilted the thing up, and now I'm quite happy. Anyway, I got to thinking, what do people in blog world actually see? All those monitors, some that work well,and some that barely function, must present a lot of variation. I never thought about it before, but most viewers won't see what I see.