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It started on January 10 with a Food Quote, and resulted in a book about dieting. Or better yet anti-dieting.
The name Totie Fields didn’t ring a bell for me, I had to find out on the net who she was and what she did for a living. She was an American comedienne who was not afraid to poke fun at her own weight problems. In 1972 she published this little book “I Think I’ll Start On Monday” subtititled: The Official 8½ oz. Mashed Potato Diet.
This is what you need to do to lose at least a pound!
And all of that for 50 dollar cent!
Still life with flowers from 1639 by Hans Bollongier, collection Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
It’s still a bit chilly outside. I stayed indoors yesterday but visited several museums by doing so. It’s something you could do too and all with the help of the Art Project of Google.
Most of you are familiar with StreetView in the maps section, but there’s also ArtView were you walk through some of the worlds best visited museums.
From the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin, the Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian in DC, Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid or The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. You can go through all of them without leaving your chair.
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Also you can get so close to the artwork that in case you should do that in a museum, security would escort you out or worse.
Visit the Art Project and go places you otherwise wouldn’t or couldn’t go to. More museums will follow in the future. Of course this shouldn’t stop you from going to the real thing. Just to sniff up the atmosphere and all the other artworks you don’t see in these virtual museums.