Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mailbox Flyer

Love or Stupidity
You Decide

A parable of two brothers Mr. Law Breaker and Mr. Law Keeper.

These two distinct brothers loved each other inspite of their differences. Mr. Law Breaker killed a man over a gambling dispute and ran home to change from his bloody clothes and escape to a remote part of the country where there are no outside contacts.

Mr. Law Keeper, loving his brother, changed into the bloody clothes and picked up the knife. The Police had come to the home and arrested Mr. Law Keeper and charged him with the crime.

The trial was short. Mr. Law Keeper was found guilty and killed by lethal injection. Mr. Law Breaker eventually hears of these tragic events. He returns to the city. He receives an audience with the sitting judge of his brother's case. During their talk he confessed his crimes and anger over his brother's death.

The judge, with tears in his eyes realizes the great love displayed in this case. He assures Mr. Law Breaker of his freedom. He stated that the law demands were satisfied by his brother's death, and as far as the courts were concerned Mr. Law Breaker was innocent. Mr. Law Breaker cried out, "My Brother was stupid," the judge said firmly - NO! "It was love." The judge exhorted the brother to live his brother's life uprightly.

Well, the love of Mr. Law Keeper, won Mr. Law Breaker over, and it wasn't long before the entire town called the killer Mr. Law Keeper. Oh how this kind of love can change the worst of us.

Two thousand years ago, in a city of Bethlehem, a child was born and grew to be known as Mr. Law Keeper. He was born of a virgin. Sinless Son of God, called Immanuel, being interpreted, "God with us." This son put on our humanity. He went to the judgement. God, the judge, seen him as me. The law I broke was satisfied. I was told this account at the age of 27 years old. I went to the judge in prayer and confessed my sins that he went to judgement in my place. The judge said; (in His Word), that he would not judge me if I would believe what my brother had done. I immediately accepted the facts. I was from any judgement. The law was satisfied by brother's substitution. I told another friend of mine this story and he responded "How stupid is that", I said "NO!" "It's not stupid, it's love." John 3:16, II Corinthainas 5:21

This story is a picture of what Jesus Christ has done for the world. It does not take affect until we personally believe God's account, (The Bible), of this great love. There is one penalty for sin, Hebrews 9:26-28, Therefore only one payment. John 1:12, promises, to as many as received Jesus to them he gives the power, (authority), to become the children of God."

Any Questions? Comments? Please call.


Flyer typos kept as are, Contact info withheld.

Soup To Nutz cartoon published April 29th

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Email From The Oil Painting Studio

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The Oil Painting Studio

Friday, April 24, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

ICA Spring Exhibitions

Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun Ra, El Saturn & Chicago's Afro-Futurist Underground 1954-1968

Through August 2, 2009

Jazz pioneer, bandleader, mystic, philosopher, and consummate Afro-Futurist, Sun Ra (b. 1914 Birmingham, Alabama, d. 1993) and his personal mythology have grown increasingly relevant to a broad range of artists and communities. This exhibition presents paintings, drawings, prints, manuscripts, ephemera, and video produced by and about Ra and his associates—much of it previously unseen. Pathways to Unknown Worlds examines how Ra and his dynamic, continually-evolving ensemble, the Philadelphia-based Arkestra, crafted both their otherworldly image and fiercely independent approach to self-production.

Image: Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy LP cover, music recorded 1963; issued 1967. Courtesy of the Hyde Park Art Center.

Opening Reception with live music by DJ Hiding Place
Thurs April 23 @ 6-8pm

free and open to the public


Tavares Stratchan: Orthostatic Tolerance

Through August 2, 2009

The surf surrounding Tavares Strachan's (b. 1979, lives New York) hometown of Nassau, Bahamas is the site of an experimental rocket launch. Made of glass from island sand, and powered by sugarcane, the rockets mark a primary phase of the artist's Orthostatic Tolerance project: to explore the heights of space and the depths of the ocean. Video, drawings, photography, and sculpture document the launch and allow a glimpse into the future. Through the rubric of scientific exploration, Strachan engages both the resources and community of his home country, and investigates environmental, cultural, historical, and postcolonial issues.

Image: Tavares Stratchan, from Orthostatic Tolerance, 2009, photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 23 @ 6-8 pm

free and open to the public


Dirt On Delight: Impulses That Form Clay
Continues through June 21, 2009

Odili Donald Odita:
Third Space

Continues through December 6, 2009

* Free admission to the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania for the public is sponsored by the Glenn R. Fuhrman (W87/WG88) Fund.

Visit online at


Institute of Contemporary Art · University of Pennsylvania
118 S. 36th St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-3289 · 215.898.5911

Monday, April 20, 2009

Random - Found Photos

unknown jpgs/Fan Letters for Tae Da Singer left on desktop at Port Richmond Branch of Free Library of Philadelphia (4/15)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Upcoming Events at Book Corner

During the Philadelphia Book Festival, Book Corner will be selling everything in the store at 30% off.

April 18th & 19th, 10am to 6pm.

Book Corner will also be part of the festival - look for table #22!

And don’t miss the return of the BIG BOOK SALE!!

MAY 15th, 16th, & 17th

Book Corner is a program of the Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia; an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to advocate for library services for city residents in every neighborhood. Book Corner offers an eclectic selection of quality used books. At a savings of 60 to 90% off list price, the stock is renewed daily and consists of a wide variety of books, records, videos, and CDs in all genres including many rare and out-of-print titles.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thanks For Signing On To The Ad!

Democracy Is About The Government Listening, Not Listening In

ACLU Challenges Unconstitutional Spying Law

In July 2008, Congress capitulated to the White House's demands and scare tactics by passing the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, giving the NSA even more power to spy on Americans without warrants than it exercised under its illegal surveillance program. The ACLU is asking the court to protect the privacy rights of all Americans and declare the FAA unconstitutional.

Electronic surveillance is a necessary tool in protecting our nation's security, but it must be conducted constitutionally. That is why the ACLU is in court fighting on behalf of non-profits, attorneys and prominent journalists to strike down the FISA Amendments Act of 2008.

There's still more you can do to help defend the Bill of Rights and the rule of law: take just a minute to ask just 5 friends to join you in standing up for privacy.

Urge your friends to sign on today!

Background Information:

The National Security Agency Oversteps on Call Surveillance


Government Officials Say U.S. Wiretaps Exceeded Law

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

For The Record

The Fishtown Community
Branch will be closed Thursday,
April 16th, to cover staff
shortages at other branches.

^signage posted at said branch^

Free Library Festival: Saturday & Sunday, April 18 & 19, 2009

The Free Library Festival — a burst of books, music, and inspiration on the Parkway—will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, 2009. Join us at the Parkway Central Library for two days full of stimulating talks by award-winning writers, live music, children’s entertainment, and a bustling literary marketplace thronged with booklovers and booksellers. A fun, free way to spend the day, the Free Library Festival connects booklovers from throughout the mid-Atlantic region with the culture makers of the literary world.

For festival updates, click here to join the mailing list!

Note: Free Library Festival Poster is © 2009 Tim Gough

Tim Gough is an artist living and working in Philadelphia, PA. He has created imagery for every sort of publication, from the New York Times to Bust magazine, from PC magazine to Swindle. Before striking out on his own, Tim worked for several agencies and design firms as a designer and art director. In between hitting deadlines, he could be found in the screen printing studio and working on his own zine called “cut and paste”. Alongside his current editorial work and the posters he designs for concerts, he shows his prints and drawings in galleries nationwide.

Monday, April 13, 2009

For The Record

The Fishtown Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia was closed Saturday, April 11, 2009 though no advance notification/reason was posted nor given at said library branch.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

On This Date In History


Today is Saturday, April 04th
The 094th day of 2009.
There are 271 days left in the year.


Today's Highlights in History

On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot to death in Memphis, Tenn.

On April 4, 1915, Muddy Waters, American blues musician, was born.


On this date in:

1818 - Congress decided the U.S. flag would consist of 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars, with a new star to be added for every new state.

1841 - President William Henry Harrison died of pneumonia one month after his inauguration, becoming the first U.S. president to die in office.

1850 - The city of Los Angeles was incorporated.

1887 - Susanna Medora Salter became the first woman elected mayor of an American community - Argonia, Kan.

1888 - Baseball Hall of Famer Tris Speaker was born in Hubbard, Texas.

1902 - British financier Cecil Rhodes left $10 million in his will to provide scholarships at Oxford University in England.

1945 - U.S. forces liberated the Nazi death camp Ohrdruf in Germany.

1949 - Twelve nations, including the United States, signed the North Atlantic Treaty.

1974 - Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves tied Babe Ruth's career home run record by hitting his 714th round-tripper in Cincinnati.

1975 - A U.S. Air Force transport plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashed shortly after takeoff from Saigon, killing more than 130 people, most of them children.

1981 - Henry Cisneros became the first Mexican-American elected mayor of a major U.S. city - San Antonio, Texas.

1988 - The Arizona Senate convicted Gov. Evan Mecham of two charges of official misconduct, and removed him from office.

1991 - Sen. John Heinz, R-Penn., and six other people were killed when a helicopter collided with Heinz's plane over a schoolyard in Merion, Pa.

1999 - The Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 8-2 in baseball's first season opener held in Mexico.

2003 - U.S. forces seized Saddam International Airport outside Baghdad.

2003 - Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs became the 18th major league baseball player to hit 500 career homers, connecting for a solo shot in a 10-9 loss to Cincinnati.

2006 - The Iraq tribunal charged Saddam Hussein and six others, accusing them of genocide and crimes against humanity stemming from a 1980s crackdown against Kurds.

2007 - Radio host Don Imus made offensive on-air remarks about the Rutgers University women's basketball team. Despite a subsequent apology, Imus was fired by CBS Radio and cable network MSNBC.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Chinese Cookie Fortune

Your Future is whatever you make of it, so make it a good one.

Learn Chinese:

Expensive - gui

Lucky Numbers: 26, 38, 2, 23, 27, 50

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Post April Fool's Joke

Q: How do you know the toothbrush was invented in Kensington?

A: If it had been invented anywhere else, it would be called a teethbrush.

Hat-tip to Nicholas @The Green Rock Tavern (Philly)

Bonus Round:

Patron 1: "I've got too much on my mind."

Patron 2: "Yeah... alcohol."

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Onions, Ketchup, & Cigarette Butts

Note: Will be replacing the plastic utensils with silverware in the near future.