(My computer, August 21, 2018)

[left to right:] SUBWAY
(Atlantic Avenue near 4th Avenue, on my way back to the YWCA on 3rd Avenue, after shopping at Stop & Shop, August 20, 2018)

Map showing the generally defined area of the Fertile Crescent in red

The Fertile Crescent (also known as the “cradle of civilization“) is a crescent-shaped region where agriculture and early human civilizations like the Sumer and Ancient Egypt flourished due to inundations from the surrounding Nile, Euphrates, and Tigris rivers.[1] Technological advances in the region include the development of writing, glass, the wheel, agriculture, and the use of irrigation.

Modern-day countries with significant territory within the Fertile Crescent are Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, as well as the southeastern fringe of Turkey and the western fringes of Iran.[2][3] The term is also used in international geopolitics and diplomatic relations.

J.B. JHUNT Final Mile
(Atlantic Avenue near 4th Avenue, on my way to Stop & Shop, August 20, 2018)


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J.B. HUNT Dedicated Contract Services
I asked this man who was in Stop & Shop if I could take a picture of his jacket, I explained that I am trying to become a photographer. He is now a plaintiff in a legal case against Berkshire Hathaway, Microsoft, Accenture, Apple, Bain, Citi, Disney, IBM, T-Mobile, Verizon and many other corporations including and most especially the Mormon Church of Satan.  cc all Mormon barristers

I’m having a lot of difficulty gathering pictures from my Googles Photo picture gallery that I need to post here at my website.   There’s a virus on my computer; computer screen freezes, and pictures are blurred for 30 seconds or longer  before appearing on my computer screen, if at all.  But of course, it doesn’t matter because this work that I do is nonsense work.

The Sleeping Gypsy (French: La Bohémienne endormie) is an 1897 oil painting by French Naïve artist Henri Rousseau (1844–1910). It is a fantastical depiction of a lion musing over a sleeping woman on a moonlit night.

Rousseau first exhibited the painting at the 13th Salon des Indépendants, and tried unsuccessfully to sell it to the mayor of his hometown, Laval. Instead, it entered the private collection of a Parisian charcoal merchant where it remained until 1924, when it was discovered by the art critic Louis Vauxcelles. The Paris-based art dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler purchased the painting in 1924, although a controversy arose over whether the painting was a forgery. It was acquired by art historian Alfred H. Barr Jr. for the New York Museum of Modern Art.[1][2]


Rousseau described his painting as follows: “A wandering Negress, a mandolin player, lies with her jar beside her (a vase with drinking water), overcome by fatigue in a deep sleep. A lion chances to pass by, picks up her scent yet does not devour her. There is a moonlight effect, very poetic.”

Popular culture references

  • A print of the work appears in the movie The Apartment (1960) above the comatose Fran Kubelik.
  • The painting has served as inspiration for poetry and music, and has been altered and parodied by various artists often with the lion replaced by a dog or other animal. In the Simpsons episode “Mom and Pop Art” (1999), Homer dreams of waking up in the artwork with the lion licking his head.
  • The paintings is seen in the house of Dr. Robert Neville in I Am Legend (2007), after being taken from the MoMA when New York City was abandoned. The painting is ultimately destroyed when his house blows up.
  • The painting is the inspiration for the Mutts comic strip of Sunday February 18, 2018.
  • This painting appears in the episode of Madeline which is called, “Madeline At The Louvre” where Madeline sees herself as the gypsy who sleeps in the painting that Henri Rousseau painted in the old days. See if you can spot it in the song, “No One Else Is You”.