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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

State Visit w/ sidewalk sanity plea: all tiny hands on deck for the micro imperium of mini europa (The short and the long of it) | William Carlos Williams: By the road to the contagious hospital

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Napoleon in Wagram
: Hippolyte Bellangé, 1841, oil on canvas, 57 x 73 cm (Private collection)


Sidewalk sanity plea "Feel zero like myself" | by ADMurr

 


US President Trump @realDonaldTrump and French President Macron @EmmanuelMacron put their #bromance on display. @GettyImageNews: image via Chip Somodevilla @somogettynews, 24 April 2018


#USA Standing markers are set for French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump before a state welcome at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo @b_smialowski #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 April 2018

"OK, Little Micro, you stand right over there, under the big magnifying glass, so we can all see you pretending to be more important than you are!"
 
"You've already built #Libya" ©️Pushkov #Micron: image via Dá Vinci @DaVinciVerita, 24 April 2018

"Melania, I've told you a thousand times. Vonky got over her Pretty Little Canadian Trousseau Bot, now it's time for you to stop showing off for the dwarf imperium of mini europa!"



U.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron prepare to have their picture taken at Mount Vernon, the estate of George Washington  Photo Jonathan Ernst: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 24 April 2018

"Come on Manny lighten up, you're ticklish I bet, give a little willya, you know, a bit of the old ooh la-la, it's practically our third date already! Don't worry about George! He never says a word!
 

U.S. President Donald Trump brushes off 'a little piece of dandruff' on French President Emmanuel Macron's collar during their meeting in the Oval Office. Photo Kevin Lamarque: image via Reuters Pictures @reuterspictures, 24 April 2018

The long of it: Warriors’ Kevin Durant drops $12.05 million on oceanfront home in Malibu: Neil J. Leitereg, Los Angeles Times, 24 April 2018

Warriors’ Kevin Durant drops $12.05 million on oceanfront home in Malibu

Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors paid $12.05 million for the modern four-bedroom house in Malibu's Broad Beach area.: photo by Redfindotcom via LA Times, 24 April 2018

Warriors’ Kevin Durant drops $12.05 million on oceanfront home in Malibu

Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors paid $12.05 million for the modern four-bedroom house in Malibu's Broad Beach area.: photo by Redfindotcom via LA Times, 24 April 2018 

Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors has shelled out $12.05 million for his own slice of beachfront in Malibu.

Set on a privately gated street, the multilevel contemporary home was originally built in 1976 and extensively remodeled five years ago. Features include open-concept living and dining rooms, wide-plank French oak floors and vaulted ceilings — a likely must-have for the 6-foot-10 basketball player. 

Also within more than 5,100 square feet of space is an updated kitchen finished in Calcutta marble, a media room with a glass wine wall, a library, a movie theater, a wet bar, four bedrooms and six bathrooms. A lofted space doubles as a massage and exercise area, and an elevator serves each floor.
  
The short of it: A tiny tree grows in Micronland
 

#France A tree is seen in a field at Pont-Audemer. Photo @JoelSaget #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 April 2018

"Look, up there! It's a bird no it's a plane no it's KD's beach house rigged up with those new self flying supermaxx wings... no! A Micron fly-by! The dwarf imperium of mini europa overflew little us! And we were actually alive all during it!"


#China Pedestrians stand on a pavement in Hong Kong. @AntAFP #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 April 2018


 President @EmmanuelMacron of #France arrives with his wife Brigitte at Joint Base Andrews as he begins his state visit hosted by @realDonaldTrump Photo @WinMc: image via Getty Images News @gettyimagesnews, 23 April 2018


@realDonaldTrump and first lady Melania Trump wait to greet French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron as they arrive for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. #potus #trump @FLOTUS  - at #North Lawn - White House: photo by Andrew Harnik/AP, 24 April 2014



Trump meets with Macron, praises US-French alliance: Photo Pablo Martinez Monsivais: image via AP Images @AP_Images, 24 April 2018



Trump meets with Macron, praises US-French alliance: Photo Pablo Martinez Monsivais: image via AP Images @AP_Images, 24 April 2018

 

 Tables are set for Tuesday night's White House state dinner where the Trumps will host French President @EmmanuelMacron and his wife Brigitte: photo @Al_Drago: image via Getty Images News @gettyimagesnews, 23 April 2018



 Tables are set for Tuesday night's White House state dinner where the Trumps will host French President @EmmanuelMacron and his wife Brigitte: photo @Al_Drago: image via Getty Images News @gettyimagesnews, 23 April 2018



 Tables are set for Tuesday night's White House state dinner where the Trumps will host French President @EmmanuelMacron and his wife Brigitte: photo @Al_Drago: image via Getty Images News @gettyimagesnews, 23 April 2018


WEST BANK - Palestinians inspect the house of a man suspected of murdering an Israeli rabbi in January 2018, after it was demolished by Israeli forces in Jenin. Photo Jaafar ASHTIYEH #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 April 2018



#Nicaragua People, many who demand Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Vice-President Rosario Murillo, to step down, take part in the "Walk for Peace and Dialogue" in Managua Photo @intiocon #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 24 April 2018



All hands on deck for the Trump/Macron bromance Photo @alexwongcw: image via Getty Images News @gettyimagesnews, 24 April 2018



All hands on deck for the Trump/Macron bromance Photo @somogettynews: image via Getty Images News @gettyimagesnews, 24 April 2018



All hands on deck for the Trump/Macron bromance Photo Chris Kleponis: image via Getty Images News @gettyimagesnews, 24 April 2018



All hands on deck for the Trump/Macron bromance Photo Chris Kleponis: image via Getty Images News @gettyimagesnews, 24 April 2018

 
 
Franco-American relations, sealed with a kiss(es) Photo  Mark Wilson: image via Getty Images News @gettyimagesnews, 24 April 2018 



Franco-American relations, sealed with a kiss(es) Photo  Mark Wilson: image via Getty Images News @gettyimagesnews, 24 April 2018
 

 
Franco-American relations, sealed with a kiss(es) Photo  Mark Wilson: image via Getty Images News @gettyimagesnews, 24 April 2018



Franco-American relations, sealed with a kiss(es) Photo @somogettynews Mark Wilson: image via Getty Images News @gettyimagesnews, 24 April 2018

William Carlos Williams: By the road to the contagious hospital


Untitled (Newark): photo by Joshua Perez (StrangeGoodness), 14 April 2014

By the road to the contagious hospital
under the surge of the blue
mottled clouds driven from the
northeast -- a cold wind. Beyond, the
waste of broad, muddy fields
brown with dried weeds, standing and fallen

patches of standing water
the scattering of tall trees

All along the road the reddish
purplish, forked, upstanding, twiggy
stuff of bushes and small trees
with dead, brown leaves under them
leafless vines --

Lifeless in appearance, sluggish
dazed spring approaches --

They enter the new world naked,
cold, uncertain of all
save that they enter. All about them
the cold, familiar wind --

Now the grass, tomorrow
the stiff curl of wildcarrot leaf
One by one objects are defined --
It quickens: clarity, outline of leaf

But now the stark dignity of
entrance -- Still, the profound change
has come upon them: rooted, they
grip down and begin to awaken

William Carlos Williams (b. Rutherford, New Jersey, 17 September 1883, d. Rutherford, New Jersey, 4 March 1963): By the road to the contagious hospital, from Spring & All, 1923

 

Untitled (Dirty Jerzey): photo by Joshua Perez (StrangeGoodness), 3 August 2013

The Grim Brakeman, 1939 | by MichaelRyerson

Clarksdale snowflake | by ADMurr

Clarksdale snowflake [Clarksdale, MS]: photo by Andrew Murr, 4 July 2017

Untitled | by patrickjoust

Untitled [Middle East, Baltimore]: photo by Patrick, May 2017

mesa 01377 | by m.r. nelson

mesa 01377 [AZ]: photo by m.r. nelson, 15 April 2018

mesa 01377 | by m.r. nelson

mesa 01377 [AZ]: photo by m.r. nelson, 15 April 2018

mesa 01377 | by m.r. nelson

mesa 01377 [AZ]: photo by m.r. nelson, 15 April 2018