Holly Bailey

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Random thoughts on photography, pop culture and politics. Who am I? This is my day job. But you might remember me from here. You can also follow me on Twitter, see a list of my stories via Google Plus and view all the posts I've liked on Tumblr. I am also the proprietor of this blog.
  • April 24, 2014 1:16 pm
  • April 24, 2014 12:25 pm

    Midland police say knife-wielding Carrollton woman flew into rage over corn dog

  • April 24, 2014 12:23 pm

    "We’re at ‘peak photographer’ at the moment. There is an entire idiot class of professional photographer who seem to believe they’re creating something essential every time they pick up a camera. It’s not the photographer’s fault. I blame the creative directors who commission them. There are way too many photographs in the world. Think of how many pictures have been taken all over the world in the time you’ve read this article – even this sentence. This is another sentence I’ve just typed, so that’s like a ton more. All these images multiplying and multiplying. All those shitty pictures of cats and beautiful sunsets that sit dying in the corner of your smart phone, shared with the hope of being liked by people who all have the same thousand pictures hiding on their phone. All these forgettable memories. I don’t see that’s much different from the endless stream of boring fashion pictures, boring travel pictures, boring still lifes of food that are commissioned by magazines, ad agencies, marketing firms. For every Juergen Teller there are a million Terry Richardsons. So let’s just stop. Or just use what’s there already. Or at least think about it. Sorry I’ve lost my thread. What was the question again?"

    Richard Turley (via soupsoup)

  • April 24, 2014 11:34 am
    
GUTHRIE, Okla.—The shaking came in the dead of the night on a recent Wednesday morning, vibrations so intense that it startled Faye Sayre out of a deep sleep. Her bed was lurching up and down and back and forth—and Sayre, in her drowsiness, initially thought it was Gunner, her 180-pound English Mastiff puppy, leaping on her mattress as if it were a doggie trampoline.

“I thought, ‘Why is my dog jumping in my bed?’” Sayre recalled. “The bed was really rocking. …And she doesn’t do that. She’s not excitable like that. She’s a very calm dog.”

But as Sayre sat up to figure out what was happening, she noticed Gunner was sprawled in her usual spot on the floor next to her bed. The dog was looking up at her quizzically, and Sayre suddenly realized it wasn’t just her bed that was moving. The entire room was shaking.

“Here we go again,” Sayre thought.

It was an earthquake—one of the more than 150 quakes measured at magnitudes of 2.5 or higher on the Richter scale that have hit Oklahoma in the last month alone. While most of the quakes have been small compared to the tremors that regularly rock California and other earthquake-prone states, the recent burst of seismic activity has made Oklahoma one of the shakiest states in the country, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
And that’s weird in a state better known for its wild springtime weather and where most people, until recently, had never even felt an earthquake, much less considered how to react to one.

My latest: Shaky Ground in Tornado Alley (via Yahoo News) View high resolution

    GUTHRIE, Okla.—The shaking came in the dead of the night on a recent Wednesday morning, vibrations so intense that it startled Faye Sayre out of a deep sleep. Her bed was lurching up and down and back and forth—and Sayre, in her drowsiness, initially thought it was Gunner, her 180-pound English Mastiff puppy, leaping on her mattress as if it were a doggie trampoline.

    “I thought, ‘Why is my dog jumping in my bed?’” Sayre recalled. “The bed was really rocking. …And she doesn’t do that. She’s not excitable like that. She’s a very calm dog.”

    But as Sayre sat up to figure out what was happening, she noticed Gunner was sprawled in her usual spot on the floor next to her bed. The dog was looking up at her quizzically, and Sayre suddenly realized it wasn’t just her bed that was moving. The entire room was shaking.

    “Here we go again,” Sayre thought.

    It was an earthquake—one of the more than 150 quakes measured at magnitudes of 2.5 or higher on the Richter scale that have hit Oklahoma in the last month alone. While most of the quakes have been small compared to the tremors that regularly rock California and other earthquake-prone states, the recent burst of seismic activity has made Oklahoma one of the shakiest states in the country, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

    And that’s weird in a state better known for its wild springtime weather and where most people, until recently, had never even felt an earthquake, much less considered how to react to one.

    My latest: Shaky Ground in Tornado Alley (via Yahoo News)

  • April 24, 2014 9:20 am

    Celebrity Parrot Missing in Brooklyn, Owner Tracked it to Canarsie - Metropolis - WSJ

    Update: The celebrity parrot has been found.

  • April 24, 2014 9:17 am
    I laughed about Gawker’s gif of Drake at the NBA playoffs for a good 20 minutes straight yesterday. And this morning, I am laughing again. I can’t control myself. And I don’t know why it is so funny. Maybe it is because I have never seen anybody use a lint roller so aggressively, much less at a major sporting event. Maybe it is because I am trying to imagine what the guy next to him is saying. I don’t know. But it is hilarious. Thank you, Gawker. Thank you so much.
Drake the Type to Lint-Roll His Pants Courtside at the NBA Playoffs (via Gawker) View high resolution

    I laughed about Gawker’s gif of Drake at the NBA playoffs for a good 20 minutes straight yesterday. And this morning, I am laughing again. I can’t control myself. And I don’t know why it is so funny. Maybe it is because I have never seen anybody use a lint roller so aggressively, much less at a major sporting event. Maybe it is because I am trying to imagine what the guy next to him is saying. I don’t know. But it is hilarious. Thank you, Gawker. Thank you so much.

    Drake the Type to Lint-Roll His Pants Courtside at the NBA Playoffs (via Gawker)