As we face a number of days with cold and snow, I figure a butterfly is a good photo for a calendar.
As I looked at it, it seemed a bit bland . . . so I played around with a few post-processing filters.
That has nine or ten different filters layered to create the effect of . . . well, I’ve not named it.
I then thought a drawing or painting effect would work for this image . . .
I suppose some people might like it. But, did I stop? Nooo!
Heck, I had no idea which version I should use . . . and then figured I’d use them all.
Before we get to the calendar, I should mention something I did not mark in the calendar but is of tremendous importance to humanity.
That’s right . . . the 14th of this month and this year is Super Pi Day. That’s because the first five digits of Pi are:
π = 3.1415
Why the time? . . . because that’s Super Pi Day Super Time. That’s right, the first ten digits of Pi are:
π = 3.141592653
I’m sure if you look around the Internet you are likely to find a T-Shirt you can buy to celebrate the momentous occasion.
Remember, it has never happened before and will never happen again in our lifetime . . . well, not quite. It happens every century, but few of us will see it twice in our lifetime.
I mean, I’m pretty sure I do not have anyone reading this blog that is 100 years old in March. I’m also pretty sure there are no teens reading this blog.
I suppose that someone who is in their 20’s might be reading this blog . . . all they have to do is live for an additional 100 years. At the rate life expectancy is increasing, it’s not outside the realm of possibility.
Realistically, the odds are that by the next Super Pi Day (the one after this year’s) you will be, at best, a fond memory. I’m confident I will not be a memory at all, fond or otherwise.
And with that cheerful thought, here’s the calendar.
Right-Hand Click anywhere on the pictures, and Choose “Save Link As . . . “.
Note that clicking “Save Image” will download the resampled image (640×954, 72dpi) WordPress created for the post. Suitable for viewing on the screen, but not suitable for printing.
“Save link as” downloads the native size of 11×17, 300dpi, but can be printed smaller. Printing larger may have mixed results depending on how knowledgeable you are.
Of course, saving is not required . . . one can just ignore the post. If you are adventuresome, and it does not work, let me know, and I’ll try to fix whatever WordPress screwed up.
Disclaimers: I do not guarantee accuracy of the calendar. My general understanding of time is limited to it being (mostly) an arbitrary demarcation of the unidirectional flow of existence. Many instances in my life have demonstrated to me the disconnect between any hard measure of intervals of time, and the perception of said time intervals.
I’ve been seeing a disturbing increase in the level of ignorance and stupidity in the general population. This goes for liberals and conservatives, Republicrats and Democans, young and old, rich and poor.
I believe I have narrowed down the cause. I bet you think I’m going to say “the cable channels and the blowhards they hire”. Nope.
It’s celebrities. For some reason celebrities have acquired the status of Oracles to the non-thinking many, and the fact is . . . celebrities are just getting dumber and dumber. The scary thing? No one is looking into it!
It’s just an accepted fact, and one people seem comfortable with. Today, as I write this, the collective force of the Internet is concerned with the color of a dress. Understand, ISIS is slaughtering people on the ground, we’re killing people from the air, Senators are arguing against global warming with a snowball in their hand, and Congressmen pass a bill excluding experts from being able to advise or work for the EPA. And we worry about the color of a dress.
Plus, a majority of polled Republicans believe Christianity should be declared the National Religion of the US. I’m going to take a wild guess they also strongly support the Constitution. Idiots.
Remember, you don’t have to use the calendar portion . . . you can cut out the bottom part, and you have a picture to hang on your wall.
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Astute persons might have noticed these doodles, and correctly surmised they hold some significance for me, and perhaps for humanity at large.
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