Deja Vu, or....Happy Conquer Your Fear of Whitewater Rafting Day!

Deja Vu.
I admit it. I'm guilty. I posted several photos of the work of Sidewalk Artist Julian Beever over the course of a few days. I did this for a couple reasons:
1. The Art is Really Cool!
2. I had never seen a lot of these pieces before.
3. Many of you in the blogosphere posted comments and emailed me regarding how cool these works of art are.

Being the obliging kind of bloggist that I am, I just posted more and more, taking you at your word that you had not seen these works of art, such as this one, before.


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But today, a couple of bloggers have informed me on comments left on my blog that I need to move on because all of these pictures have already been posted on many blogs several months ago.

I see. Well, I would just like a moment to repsond.

First, please excuse my crime of not reading the same blogs that you do.

And secondly, just out of curiosity, what is wrong about posting something that has been posted before and looking at it again? Maybe it seems kind of stupid to you, but then: How many times have you watched "I Love Lucy", "The Brady Bunch," "Gilligan's Island," "Bugs Bunny," or "Star Trek" reruns?

How many of you purchase CDs and listen to your favorite songs and albums more than one time?

How many of you have ever re-read your favorite novel, or studied one more than once throughout your high school and collegiate career? Really, I want to know who has only read "Romeo and Juliet" or "Julius Caesar" just once.

How many of you buy DVDs and watch them over and over again? How many of your children do? C'mon, I know each and every one of you owns a copy of "Finding Nemo," right?

How many times have you seen "Star Wars," or "Titanic," or "Miracle on 34th Street," or "Gone With The Wind," or "The Wizard of Oz," or "The Ten Commandments?"

How many of you return to your favorite fishing or vacation spot year after year?

How many of you return to your favorite restaurant week after week?

How many of you hang paintings and pictures on your wall to look at each and every day?

Have I made my point yet? If not, then I suspect you are the person who left those comments, anonymously, on my blog today. But you're right. If you've seen one sunset, you've seen them all.

Happy Conquer Your Fear of Whitewater Rafting Day!

Charlie, over at the Happy Blank Day Blog has proclaimed today, April 7, to be a holiday that is dear to my heart. In honor of which, he has designed a special cartoon, featuring a caricature of me circa 1996 with a funky hat and a beard from my first rafting trip on the South Fork American River in California.



Happy Conquering Your Fear of Rafting Day!



Thank you very much for this honor, Charlie! You rock! And I'm very flattered.

Thanks for reading.


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8 comments:

Dramedy Girl said...

I've never seen the art before, so thanks for putting it on here. Who gets tired of art????

April 07, 2006 9:44 PM
Jetting Through Life said...

Eh... it's no biggy!! It's always nice to see neat stuff like that! Who has said I have seen the Mona Lisa 1,000 times too much??

XXOO,
JTL

April 07, 2006 11:29 PM
Mandy said...

I have seen this art before, but I LOVE to see it again and again. It doesn't matter if it's been posted before on other blogs. I mean why do people even bother to comment if they don't like it.. why can't THEY just move on.. not you :)

Mandy

April 08, 2006 11:49 AM
Scottage said...

I think that one of the great things about blogs is that people appeal to different audiences. I see something on a site I visit, I like it and post to my site; suddenly a whole new group of people have seen it. This is a wonderful thing about blogging, and it means one should never feel like they have to not post something because it was on another site. I saw that comment last night, and commented I liked seeing the art. And anyone who ever tries to restrict your free speech on your site needs a serious dose of reality!

April 08, 2006 11:49 AM
Scottage said...

I think that one of the great things about blogs is that people appeal to different audiences. I see something on a site I visit, I like it and post to my site; suddenly a whole new group of people have seen it. This is a wonderful thing about blogging, and it means one should never feel like they have to not post something because it was on another site. I saw that comment last night, and commented I liked seeing the art. And anyone who ever tries to restrict your free speech on your site needs a serious dose of reality!

April 08, 2006 11:51 AM
b said...

I've never seen those pictures posted before and come on now, what ISN'T repeated in the blogging world? How many times do you see crap about AI posted? Or the same news story?

April 08, 2006 12:06 PM
michele said...

Well said matt,just because you've
seen something before doesn't mean
the rest of the population has seen it before.

April 08, 2006 1:37 PM
Mr. Fabulous said...

I have never seen The Ten Commandments.

Ha!

April 09, 2006 8:11 AM

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