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From: Dave Blandston
Subject: Kool-Aid Computer Wallpaper (Final)
Date: 5 May 2017 01:05:01
Message: <web.590bcf86f389eb23c581d2c50@news.povray.org>
Here's a colorful computer wallpaper that would look great on anyone's screen.
Enjoy!

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Dave Blandston


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Kool-Aid Computer Wallpaper (Final)
Date: 5 May 2017 10:24:20
Message: <590c52d4$1@news.povray.org>
On 5/5/2017 2:04 AM, Dave Blandston wrote:
> Here's a colorful computer wallpaper that would look great on anyone's screen.
> Enjoy!
>

Thanks.
I think it would be better as a screen saver.
Maybe a bit of bloom on the grapes and the odd lens flare here and there?
I really want to mention the Green "C" but I don't know how to without 
being very rude.


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     Stephen


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From: Dave Blandston
Subject: Re: Kool-Aid Computer Wallpaper (Final)
Date: 5 May 2017 17:20:01
Message: <web.590cb2dc7e09c952c581d2c50@news.povray.org>
Stephen <mca### [at] aolcom> wrote:
> Thanks.
> I think it would be better as a screen saver.
> Maybe a bit of bloom on the grapes and the odd lens flare here and there?

Do you mean add animated lens flares? Or do you mean just have the picture
appear when the screen saver activates? I think you're right if that's what you
mean because the picture is very "busy" for a desktop background.

> I really want to mention the Green "C" but I don't know how to without
> being very rude.

You will not hurt my feelings, and if you find something offensive about the
picture then there may be a miscommunication and I will clarify the intended
meaning. Feel free to make whatever comments come to mind. In fact, I'm curious
to hear what your concern is!

Regards,
Dave Blandston


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Kool-Aid Computer Wallpaper (Final)
Date: 5 May 2017 18:55:59
Message: <590ccabf$1@news.povray.org>
On 5/5/2017 6:15 PM, Dave Blandston wrote:
> Stephen <mca### [at] aolcom> wrote:
>> Thanks.
>> I think it would be better as a screen saver.
>> Maybe a bit of bloom on the grapes and the odd lens flare here and there?
>
> Do you mean add animated lens flares? Or do you mean just have the picture
> appear when the screen saver activates? I think you're right if that's what you
> mean because the picture is very "busy" for a desktop background.
>

I did mean have the picture appear when the screen saver activates. And 
as a contrast to the rest of the image. Also make the grapes 
photorealistic with a static lens flair. I don't know if it would work 
but I can see it in my minds eye. Just a bit surrealistic.


>> I really want to mention the Green "C" but I don't know how to without
>> being very rude.
>
> You will not hurt my feelings, and if you find something offensive about the
> picture then there may be a miscommunication and I will clarify the intended
> meaning. Feel free to make whatever comments come to mind. In fact, I'm curious
> to hear what your concern is!
>

I have no concerns. It is just my "wrong side of the tracks" mindset. :)

 From my understanding Americans don't use the "C" word as a swear word. 
In the UK we do. But Shakespeare says it better than I do, in Twelfth 
Night (Act 2 Scene 5)

MALVOLIO
(picking up the letter) My goodness, this is my ladyâs handwriting.

These are her Câs, her Uâs and her Tâs, and thatâs how she makes her big 
Pâs. Itâs definitely her handwriting, no doubt about it.


Yes, you can get away with anything by blaming it on Shakespeare. ;-)

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     Stephen


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From: Dave Blandston
Subject: Re: Kool-Aid Computer Wallpaper (Final)
Date: 5 May 2017 23:30:00
Message: <web.590d09f67e09c952c581d2c50@news.povray.org>
Stephen <mca### [at] aolcom> wrote:
>  From my understanding Americans don't use the "C" word as a swear word.
> In the UK we do. But Shakespeare says it better than I do, in Twelfth
> Night (Act 2 Scene 5)

Hi Stephen,

The green "C" stands for "cyanide," which is a toxic chemical compound. The
cyanide-poisoned grape Kool-Aid (actually a similar product called "Flavor Aid")
that was drunk at Jonestown was stored in a vat labeled with a green "C." See,
just a miscommunication.

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Dave Blandston


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Kool-Aid Computer Wallpaper (Final)
Date: 6 May 2017 00:17:10
Message: <590d1606$1@news.povray.org>
On 5/6/2017 12:25 AM, Dave Blandston wrote:
> Stephen <mca### [at] aolcom> wrote:
>>   From my understanding Americans don't use the "C" word as a swear word.
>> In the UK we do. But Shakespeare says it better than I do, in Twelfth
>> Night (Act 2 Scene 5)
>
> Hi Stephen,
>
> The green "C" stands for "cyanide," which is a toxic chemical compound. The
> cyanide-poisoned grape Kool-Aid (actually a similar product called "Flavor Aid")
> that was drunk at Jonestown was stored in a vat labeled with a green "C." See,
> just a miscommunication.
>

Or a metacommunication? ^_^

In images with so much irony. I like to look for subliminal messages. 
Whether intended or not. That is what art is about.
For instance: (Edited for clarity spelling, and grammar)
Is a legal disclaimer saying it is "Made up." A nice touch.

Or I could be up too late. ;)


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     Stephen


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From: Dave Blandston
Subject: Re: Kool-Aid Computer Wallpaper (Final)
Date: 6 May 2017 04:00:01
Message: <web.590d49a47e09c952c581d2c50@news.povray.org>
You have quite an imagination, my friend.

Regards,
Dave Blandston


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Kool-Aid Computer Wallpaper (Final)
Date: 6 May 2017 07:02:39
Message: <590d750f$1@news.povray.org>
On 5-5-2017 20:55, Stephen wrote:
> From my understanding Americans don't use the "C" word as a swear word.
> In the UK we do. But Shakespeare says it better than I do, in Twelfth
> Night (Act 2 Scene 5)
>
> MALVOLIO
> (picking up the letter) My goodness, this is my ladyâs handwriting.
>
> These are her Câs, her Uâs and her Tâs, and thatâs how she makes her big
> Pâs. Itâs definitely her handwriting, no doubt about it.
>
>
> Yes, you can get away with anything by blaming it on Shakespeare. ;-)
>

Great! I never noticed that! Twelfth Night was the very first 
Shakespeare I saw at the theatre in my youth and I remember clearly that 
very scene.  :-)

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Thomas


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Kool-Aid Computer Wallpaper (Final)
Date: 6 May 2017 09:06:31
Message: <590d9217$1@news.povray.org>
On 5/6/2017 4:57 AM, Dave Blandston wrote:
> You have quite an imagination, my friend.
>
> Regards,
> Dave Blandston
>

You are not the first person to tell me that. :)
I feel I may inadvertently caused offence. I meant to be complementary.
Sorry if I did.

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     Stephen


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From: Stephen
Subject: Re: Kool-Aid Computer Wallpaper (Final)
Date: 6 May 2017 09:23:42
Message: <590d961e$1@news.povray.org>
On 5/6/2017 8:02 AM, Thomas de Groot wrote:
> On 5-5-2017 20:55, Stephen wrote:
>> From my understanding Americans don't use the "C" word as a swear word.
>> In the UK we do. But Shakespeare says it better than I do, in Twelfth
>> Night (Act 2 Scene 5)
>>
>> MALVOLIO
>> (picking up the letter) My goodness, this is my ladyâs handwriting.
>>
>> These are her Câs, her Uâs and her Tâs, and thatâs how she makes her big
>> Pâs. Itâs definitely her handwriting, no doubt about it.
>>
>>
>> Yes, you can get away with anything by blaming it on Shakespeare. ;-)
>>
>
> Great! I never noticed that! Twelfth Night was the very first
> Shakespeare I saw at the theatre in my youth and I remember clearly that
> very scene.  :-)
>

It may have been bowdlerised. It often is.
When I first saw it. The letters of another slang word were used. I knew 
what the joke was by the audience reaction but could not understand it. 
Did you get the buttery-bar joke?

A Midsummer Night's Dream is the other one that is used to introduce 
Shakespeare to children.
That too has its questionable bits with the rude mechanicals.




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Regards
     Stephen


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