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Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2013 - 11:01am PT
Redbubble was done by the Bloot like 6 years ago. I don't think he was real active on the site, but the pics remain and are probably some of his best stuff.

I have no way to rotate or flip any photos. I'm only looking at the pics, just like you guys.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Aug 24, 2013 - 02:40pm PT
I wonder if there is a way for whomever is executor of Blitzo's estate to access the Red Bubble site and update his settings. If people purchase from that site, Blizto received a commission. Likely it went to his PayPal, so I suppose that is the only point the executor need be concerned with, but it would be a shame if all funds due him weren't able to go towards his legacy.

He sure did have a great eye for capturing the beauty in both people and in nature.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2013 - 02:01pm PT
That there is a Mammy Nun, Bloot loved them.... from Zappa, Thing Fish

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thing-Fish
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2013 - 02:03pm PT
He was claiming that the Mammy Nuns were giving him sponge baths in the hospital. Probably just wishful thinking on his part.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
That ThingFish album is so wacked! Listening to it right now..... UNHOLY! The sh#t is truly LOL funny.

From Wiki:
Lyrics and story themes
"The simple thought behind Thing-Fish is that somebody manufactured a disease called AIDS and they tested it. They were developing it as a weapon and they tested it on convicts, the same way as they used to do experiments on black inmates, using syphilis. That's documented. They used to do these experiments with syphilis on black inmates in US prisons. That's fact. So we take it one step further and they're concoting the special disease which is genetically specific to get rid of 'all highly rhythmic individuals and sissy boys.' So I postulate that they do this test in a prison and part of the test backfires and these mutants are created."[3]
 Frank Zappa

The Thing-Fish characterization was performed by Ike Willis, who helped shaped the dialogue himself using African American Vernacular English[3] According to Willis, "in my family, we sort of joke around with dialects, and what it sounded like to me was [the poet] Paul Laurence Dunbar. [...] I asked Frank if he had ever heard of this guy, and he said, 'No,' so I started giving him examples of Dunbar's work, and eventually, that ended up being a big influence on the Thing-Fish dialect."[3]

Minstrel shows served as a source of satire within the storyline.[9] The Thing-Fish characterization is also seen as satirizing Amos 'n' Andy, a successful radio series and controversial television series which drew protests from the NAACP, who perceived the dialect spoken by the main characters and supporting character Kingfish as being portrayed as being "too dumb to speak English."[2] Additionally, Zappa satirized the Mammy archetype; the AIDS-like disease in the storyline turns prisoners into "Mammy Nuns" which are round and dress like Aunt Jemima.[2] The Mammy archetype derives from the fictional character Mammy, as portrayed by Hattie McDaniel in the film Gone With The Wind.[2]

Thing-Fish is delivered as a story within a story, focusing on a spoiled White Anglo-Saxon Protestant couple, Harry and Rhonda, who attend a play that initially begins as being about and starring the Mammy Nuns. The story ultimately ends up following these characters through a series of ideological fads.[2] It is revealed that Harry had become a homosexual as a result of the women's liberation movement, which caused him to lose all sexual desire for women; the younger versions of the characters are portrayed in the characters "Harry-As-A-Boy" and "Artificial Rhonda", with the young Rhonda being portrayed as a rubber sex doll, while her older counterpart becomes increasingly fascistic and feminist towards the end of the story.[2]
Fish Finder

Social climber
Aug 29, 2013 - 09:11am PT





"A drug is not bad. A drug is a chemical compound. The problem comes in when people who take drugs treat them like a license to behave like an as#@&%e."


Top 20 Zappa quotes:


http://rateyourmusic.com/list/stanley_the_bugman/top_20_greatest_frank_zappa_quotes/
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Aug 29, 2013 - 10:00am PT
Zappa will be remembered long after most folks will have forgotten the 60s
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Sep 5, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
I have some good news. There is a 99% chance that Blitzo's photographs will be displayed and available for purchase at a gallery here in the desert in November during the time of his memorial party. There is an art faire in 29 Palms that we are making plans to be involved in happening in December. I am also negotiating plans to have a solo show for his work at the same gallery next year! Details to follow.

It will be wonderful to see a slice of his work displayed for the public. Wish he could be here to see it and tell us stories at the reception.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Sep 5, 2013 - 10:48pm PT
pictures have been said to be worth a thousand words….


So Blitzo will speak to us through his visions of nature….
CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Sep 7, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
You're right Jingy!

I thought his winter/snow images of Joshua Tree covered in the great white blanket would be very appropriate for a winter showing.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 8, 2013 - 10:40am PT
hey there say, agent.... nice to hear this...

thanks for sharing....
:)
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 27, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Sep 27, 2013 - 11:34pm PT

^^^^Well, yeah!
F10

Trad climber
Bishop
Sep 28, 2013 - 11:53am PT
Thanks for reposting here Locker
MisterE

climber
Dec 9, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
Bump.

Just finished framing the wonderful second Blitzo picture we got at the memorial. Re-purposed oak mirror frame. Added a little remains to a cut-out in the backer board.

You will always live on in our hearts and on our wall, Bill.




CrazytownIndianCoveAKATheAGENT

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jun 5, 2014 - 11:40pm PT
Been a long while since a post was made here :)

Just wanted to shout at Blitzo. Your ashes will be in Alaska as promised my friend. In just a few short months, you will be there with me, like we planned. I've got two cameras, one film and one digital....because you insisted on the damn digital camera. And also as promised I will have 6 different kinds of beer just like you asked for. I quit smoking (cigs and pot) so if you wanna get high we have to go with edibles...not even sure if they have those in Alaska but I will work on it :)

Also, I will bury the book there. It's taken care of. Got it all wrapped up and made a nice little metal infinity sign to go on a post above it.

I miss you Blute. When my plants look like sh#t, I think of you...wishing you could fix them. When Amanda asks me to buy a print of yours, I cry. When Locker and I think about climbing...I wish so much you were here and so does he. When biz is crazy and kids are making me nuts, I wish your insane sense of humor were here to again to get everyone in their happy place.

Dude. You were the biggest pain in my a*# ever....and I love you everyday. Always.
other

Trad climber
San Diego CA USA
Dec 28, 2016 - 10:46am PT
What is Blitzo's real name? I just took a trip to Haiti. The poorest person in the USA has WAY more of a social safety net then do those in the third world.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Dec 28, 2016 - 12:35pm PT
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http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/872507/Clouds-are-Nice





RESPECT. . . . . .


RIP
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 28, 2016 - 04:15pm PT
hey there say, ... locker...

so very true... :(


today is my ex sister in laws, BIRTHDAY...

her husband died, suddenly, RIGHT before christmas holiday...

both days, that she'd have cherished to share with him,
are-- entirely different than hoped and planned for...


thankfully her son came done with his wife, and the little
grandson that he loved dearly...

the poor kid did not understand... :(


next, comes new years eve...
then, i hope, she can move on without these THREE 'festive'
days' make a WORSE aching in her heart, FAR too sudden
and completely unexpected...

she had just gone to the memorial for my ex:

which was his BROTHER... ONLY a few months, before...

we were all going to get together again, and of course,
now--we can't...



sending out comfort to all of us, dealing with the
loss of loved ones, from 'any year back' at this time
of the year...
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