2005-01-18 11:57 am (UTC)
ain't that irony for you. when i'm in the dentist chair it feel's like i'm in the electric chair!
I know. My novacaine wore off as he was drilling. I had some medieval torture device gripping my mouth to keep it in the same spot so all i could do was whimper until he realized I was hurting, and he gave me more. He gave me some pain pills for my trouble, bless him, but nothing's as bad as those awful drills cutting into your pearly whites.
2005-01-18 12:31 pm (UTC)
This is what I was told but did...
...You know that the 2 lions that are in front of the Art Institute in Chicago were scuplted by Edward Kemeys... Now you ask what does this have to do with anything? Well Mr. Kemeys used to be a dentist... Yup... I wonder if I was told correctly... Hmmm...
2005-01-18 12:48 pm (UTC)
Re: This is what I was told but did...
Edward Kemeys (1843 - 1907) was born in Savannah, Georgia but spent his youth in New York City. He received no early formal training in art and was for the most part a self-taught artist. His first job was as an iron worker until the outbreak of the Civil War. Kemeys served in the Union Army during the Civil War attaining the rank of Captain of Artillery. After the war he traveled to Illinois and became a farmer, a venture that failed after just a few years. Kemeys moved back to New York City and was employed in the construction of Central Park. This is when he first became interested in animals at the Central Park Zoo. It was here by chance that he happened upon someone modeling a wolf's head at the zoo and decided to try sculpture himself. His first sculpture titled The Hudson Bay Wolves was so successful that in 1872 it was commissioned as a monument in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. After this first success Kemeys used the money he made to travel to the Far West where he studied the wild animals of North America, pursuing them like a hunter with brush and paper instead of powder and lead. When his funds ran out he returned to New York City where he opened a small studio. It was there that he created some of his finest sculpture and exhibited them at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876. In the following year he traveled to Paris to study sculpture with the French masters and was to exhibit his model of Bison and Wolves at the Paris Salon of 1878 receiving critical acclaim. Kemeys was very disappointed both by Paris and the art schools, having a distaste for the formal, confining form of modeling zoo animals which he considered lifeless. He returned to the United States in 1879 where he continued to study animals both alive and dissecting dead ones to gain the intimate knowledge of their bone and muscle structure. His model of Still Hunt was purchased by New York City and erected in Central Park. Kemeys moved to Chicago in 1892 where he had his studio which he called Wolfden and continued to travel to the West annually for inspiration. Edward Kemeys exhibited twelve sculptures at the 1893 Worlds Colombian Exposition in Chicago and fifteen sculptures at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, winning medals at both fairs. In 1900 he moved to Washington DC where he lived until his death. His last work was a large outdoor fountain in Champagne Illinois of a panther, a deer, and an Indian, one of the few examples of his use of a human subject in sculpture. Edward Kemeys was the first American Animalier and a powerful inspiration to the following generation of American sculptors, many of whom sought him out personally and admired his work
The life of Edward Kemeys is documented in the following books:
The Animaliers by James Mackay (1973)
Animals in Bronze by Christopher Payne (1986)
American Sculpture by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1965)
Dictionary of American Sculptors by Glenn Opitz
Masters of American Sculpture by Donald M. Reynolds
Bronzes of the American West by Patricia Broder (1973)
- Doesn't say anything about that there.. and it seems to be a pretty inclusive biography.
My dentist scares me sometimes... The drilling hurts like Hell, and I know no one can be THAT happy without being high...
Have you seen "Little Shop of Horrors" ?
NONSENSE! Benjamin Franklin invented the electric chair
2005-01-18 05:09 pm (UTC)
I did not know that a Dentist invented the electric chair. Tbe honest if ya look at a Dentist exam chair and then look at ol' sparky, the resemblance is pretty close. I think I would ride the lighting instead of goin to the dentist fer a root canal
Seriously. Man, I'm hurting so bad.. I'm gonna end up taking all the pain pills tonight. This blooows...
I want to see that movie... White Noise...
Hey VP. Are you a fan of the dentist?
Or the electric chair?
I know your buddy Georgie Porgie is. :)
wow how did ya find dickcheney !? wow that just wow...
how's the head btw?
Well I haven't given Dick Cheney head in awhile, but I think he enjoyed himself la-- OOoh! My migraine! *clears throat* Well, my head hurts.. but not nearly as bad as my mooooouth. Waaah. :(
Actually, Thomas Edison did. He invented it to prove the dangers of Alternating Current.
In actuality, Thomas Edison didn't really invent it. Edison had a factory full of people to invent things for him. Edison himself didn't test 3000 substances to go in the light bulb. He had his minions do it for him while he filed patents.
We all know the famous Edison quote, "Invention is ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration." It is rumored that Tesla (a much better scientist and inventor and an advocate of Alternating Current) said "Perhaps if Edison thought smarter he wouldn't sweat so much."
This is especially true for the invention of the light bulb. If Edison had thought about what a material that needed to glow white needed (a very high melting point) he could have saved his sweatshop (pun intended) a lot of time.
That went on a lot father than I expected it to. Hopefully it shed some light (again, pun intended) on the situation.
For some more information you can go here
Indeed. My life is just a little better now, thanks to this knowledge. Thank you. :) :) :)
Man, Your entries are hihgly amusing to me. I love them. Especially the Avenque thing.. (yes i read back.. i be a loser) But guess what! Your my new friend!
YAY! You've got a friend in me! (2. :) ) And yay, reading back is fun, because then you get all the older stuff too. And you can comment on those, then it reinvigorates them, no worries. Yay for Ave. Q. :)
I just bought the Wicked music today. I can't believe Popular. I didn't see the show and I've heard the soundtrack a few times, but Kristen's voice is so different then mine, it sounds like an entirely different range.. it sounds so much higher when I sing it. Very interesting. :) Anyway..
What's new pussycat?
Yeah, Sometimes you can hear him screaming.
Damn you reply fast. ^.^
That's me. I believe in quickies...
You know hon, if you reply directly to the comment.. thjen I know what you're replying too. You're replying to the post each time, and I am replying to so many different comments and posts, I get confused. Right below each post it says "Reply to comment"...
Dentophobia- Fear of dentists.
I can relate to that one. :(
I've heard of killing two birds with one stone, but this is a bit ridiculous. ^_^
2005-01-19 10:18 pm (UTC)
Re: "A dentist invented the Electric Chair."
Or one bolt... hehe