The face of defeat

December 12, 2008


Joshua Polera. 2nd, Primary Category, Spelling Bee of Canada, Ontario Championship Finals. City Hall, Toronto

“There was no way in hell I could lose if I ran up the wall and broke a beer bottle over my head. In my mind I had won, to me it was done. The guy announced the winner, and he said the other dude’s name. I was sure I had won, but sometimes the bloodiest guy doesn’t win.”
— Cole Manson (Johnny Uta)
2nd, Air Guitar Finals
Sneeky Dees Club, Toronto

In 2nd: The Face of Defeat, Sandy Nicholson documents the competitors who are forgotten about and under-celebrated – the second-place finishers.

Read the review in Lens Culture

Time pass type battle

December 12, 2008



Follow these steps below:

1. The first article title on the Wikipedia Random Articles page
( is the title of your book.

2. Go to the LIFE photo archive ( and enter the title (or part of the title) as your search term. Use any image from the search result for your book.

My title: wiki random returned:
Image: Got no search returns on Life archives, till I narrowed it down to just ’power’

Put image and headline together, to create this. Searched for aircrafts in the US Navy in the 1950s, for the intro.

Enjoyed it all, going to add some more…

Layout 1

Image searched with ’believe’
Font: Aachen bold

The Best of LIFE

December 9, 2008


a new blog, pictures culled from Google Life photo archive and Flickr: The Commons


Pradip Saha posts at the new CSE blog . Follow his adventures at The 14th session of the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention (COP 14) at Poznan.

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