If you’re like most people, you are probably asking yourself, “What can Poodleology do for me in my everyday life? Sure, it may help me at the hairdresser’s or when I’m choosing a greeting card, but how can Poodleology be applied in my day to day life?”
As a long time Poodleologist, let me start by saying that it’s pretty obvious your life sounds like a boring and sad routine repeating over and over in an endless cycle of meaningless days. Greeting cards? – ummmm that’s really thoughtful (yawn.)
Here’s an example of Practical Poodleology in action.
Recently I was doing a little re-re-re-decorating and hanging a borrowed painting was the task du jour. I wanted this painting to be hung perfectly straight and invisibly from a slanted beam in my ceiling. As everybody who has ever worked in display will tell you, the only answer was a plumb line. Now, where did I put that old plumb line? After a three second search I realized I was going to have to improvise. I had a good string and I had a poodle. Those would do it. Easy now boring person, it wasn’t a real poodle, it was an old birthday present in the form of a poodle shaped silver charm that had a nice weight to it… from Tiffany’s actually. After establishing plumb the job was a breeze and the painting was invisibly suspended exactly where it wanted to be. That little poodle worked like a charm. Poodleology in action.
Now if I could just find that bottle of Tarnex…
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Everyone answers to someone.
He’s with Truffle now.
God bless that beautiful creature.
including have lunch with Angie Dickenson. I miss Doris, and I have never even met her. She seems related to me somehow, which is odd because I’m such a night person….
It’s back after twenty years! Symphonie Fantastique is a theatrical abstraction to the music of Berlioz using all underwater puppetry. Sounds interesting? Well it’s not interesting, it’s enthralling. It’s transportation. It’s theater in the form of food for your mind, vitamins for your spirit and a happy pill for your soul. If you have not yet experienced it there are only two words I have for you.
It is only playing for a short while longer. Fly here if you have to. It’s that good. If you are an artist of any kind you will find a renewed enthusiasm in creating. If you are a dancer you will want to move in a new way. If you are a garbage truck driver who quit school in Jr, High, you will “freakin’ love this shit!” Honestly – this is very powerful abstraction that sends your mind to a place where nobody else’s can go. It’s personal. Warning : If you are an overly emotional lover of beauty itself like me – THERE WILL BE SILENT TEARS.
Please go and see Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist. It’s as good as Mummenschanz on Broadway. OKAY! There it is! I said it!
It really is.