A sailor’s kiss in Times Square

A stranger's kiss lasts a lifetime

A stranger's kiss lasts a lifetime

The nurse in Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famous photo of a sailor kissing her in Times Square has passed away. Edith Shain was 92.

Eisenstaedt is quoted as saying this about the photograph: “In Times Square on V.J. Day I saw a sailor running along the street grabbing any and every girl in sight. Whether she was a grandmother, stout, thin, old, didn’t make a difference. I was running ahead of him with my Leica looking back over my shoulder but none of the pictures that were possible pleased me. Then suddenly, in a flash, I saw something white being grabbed. I turned around and clicked the moment the sailor kissed the nurse. If she had been dressed in a dark dress I would never have taken the picture. If the sailor had worn a white uniform, the same. I took exactly four pictures. It was done within a few seconds…”

Saudi butchers

A Lebanese television host who was arrested during a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia and sentenced to death as a sorcerer for making predictions on his TV show could be executed any day… 

Thursday, the last day of the Saudi week, is a traditional day for beheadings in the kingdom… –timesonline.co.uk

America gets the left hand, the rest of us get the right.These clowns don’t deserve to live in the 21st century, but since they produce oil, they’re welcome any time. Hell, even American presidents hold their hand for a photo op.

Not noticed or understood by most was that George Bush was given the left hand to hold. Sweet.


This little guy was in my back yard this morning. Earlier, he was snoozing under the crab apple tree in the shade. I wonder if he was just a little hung over from the fermented apples he might have been snacking on that were littering the ground.

I think he might be a little hung over

I think he might be a little hung over