it's spelled: gaudy.
Ha! I thought my spelling (gawdy) was gaudier. But thanks. Changed it.
Josh, the Seattle Times made up for it a little bit with their online version of a Gerald Ford photo, complete with unbelievably loud gold curtains. That says '70s to me.
If it's the same b/w photo that was posted earlier today in SLOG, then I actually liked it. I thought to myself that it looked very artful. With a photographic background, I appreciate the artfulness of b/w photography.
Different strokes, and all that.
B&W is just an arbitrary aesthetic for cover photos that's used to this day, usually for more poignant issues. Lady Di cover?
Mountains, molehills, etc., Josh
Uh, I think the only thing they were attempting to do there was print the photo they have in their archives. Life was in color in the seventies, but newspapers absolutely were not.
Yes, yes. I know it's a file photo. But a pet peeve of mine is how mass media tends to blur and confuse history. The Seattle Times is playing to the treacle, rose-tinted view of the recent past with its black and white blow up of Ford.
It's not a big deal. But it bugs me. And unfortunately for you, I've got Slogging rights.
I know I wouldn't have said a thing had it not been for the knockout "This is colorizing IN REVERSE" line, which made it seem like it did more than just bug you.
Matthew Fisher Wilder,
Ackkk. You're right, actually. It is important to me. Yikes.
KISS? Black and white. Bowie? The Thin White Duke. Alice Cooper? The inventor of corpsepaint. Evil Knievel? Sure, some red and blue, but mostly white. Three's Company? Very white. Dr. J? Very black. Love American Style? Wonderbread.
Well, geez, Josh, get your story straight: Is it black and white, or is it rose-tinted?
There are 15 photos of Gerald Ford on MSNBC.com, 14 in b&w and one in color. I don't think a web site/cable channel that was launched 1996 would be limited to an archive of only black & white photos.
Vive le B&W
That b&w Ford photo in the Times basically ruined my entire year.
If you consider your year to be ruined only now, then you are truly blessed and I envy you.
I was spoofing Josh, who made a mountain out of a molehill in his original post.
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