Each day we bring you one stunning little glimpse of history in the form of a historical photograph. Enjoy!
Prepare for the strike, comrades in arms! We shall meet this challenge with a barrage of comments, and remain vigilant (and talkative) if we succeed in lifting the embargo.Those with me, to the good fight!
Love your pictures, PJM, just can't think of a thing to say sometimes.I especially like old pictures of things & events, not just people. Like when you did the delivery wagons and the dust storms.Do they make 'hit counters' that reset at midnight? Then you could see how many people view your blog each day.
Let's face it: "Bedouins be BORING"! It's just a bad subject.
Well, you know me. I always have a comment, but I'm with Judi. Love the photos, but really nothing to comment about. I did think that the woman on the left had a large gap in her teeth, but not worth a comment. Or I could have made a comment about the rocks that they have around their camp area. Or they were bare footed, or the patches in the foor or their tentsI guess I could comment that I don't have a comment about that photo. Would that count as a comment?I don't agree with RJM, but the photos were not that interesting
Only way to know these are truly old pictures is the absence of AK-47's.John
"Bedouins be BORING"!I concur.
I do know that when you were doing all that domistic stuff last year, you had a lot of comments. But we haven't had a photos of Handsome Jack or any of his harem for a long, long time. No news on how your garden is growing for a long time either.No news on your new project, the old cars.All these subjects always seemed to evoke comments by the handfuls.
ALERT!Insurrection and surliness could result in one day extension of picture embargo.PJM
So if I put in this comment now, does that help with the total
I did a lot of "thinking" about the photos, and I looked around the internet to try and find some info about their clothing -- but ran out of time and had to go. About a year ago I read a VERY interesting book about the Bedouins that talked about how and why their culture evolved the way it did. Fascinating -- and brutal. If I can remember the name of the book, I'll check back.
See, it was the photos that were not intersting. You got more comments on no photos than you did on a weeks worth the of Bedouin photos.
love the blog, subject is boring. Love your old America subjects
Seriously? You post a hum-drum picture and then get upset that we can't add anything to a subject that I personally never knew existed? That reminds me of a kid on my block when I was growing up. If we didn't let him pitch in baseball he'd take his bat and leave. Of course he was a terrible pitcher, but we didn't have another bat.I love 99% of your pictures. Please continue your find work.
boring subject !
I don't think the pictures are boring....They just kinda make me nervous. It is strange to see that old of pictures in color and the people look kinda miserable. So...if you can't say something nice..... :)
Did not get a chance yesterday to tell you I liked the mother and children photo. (and I am glad I live here and not there) Do I see a smile on the face of mother on the right. Sorry about the embargo. You know that we out here love all your pictures and look forward to seeing them even if there is no time to coment. I also want to know how Handsome Jack, Lovie and Miss Honey are doing. I thought Miss Honey was the prettiest chicken I have aeen in a long time (with the Texas Bluebells) lam
Guess there is always the 'unsubscribe' button
Maybe we will get pictures when it rains???
Love your website. Please continue your great work.
I can imagine it is frustrating to go to the effort to put up pictures every day and no one goes to the effort to comment. I, too, am guilty of this behavior and will work to correct it. I must admit, however, that this series of pictures seem to have been a bit overdone.Keep up the good work, PJM, and I am sure you see more comments in the future.
You tell 'em youngster!! Although I enjoy visiting your website, I do not always have the opportunity or time to.I admire your Texas grit--and I'm from NE Pennsylvania and we share the same "pick yourself up and dust yourself off" spirit!!I enjoy many of the different photographs, especially of the coal miners and other early laborers because they can teach kids today a thing or two about how tough it was.We had a hurricane up here in my neck of the woods this week and my power was off for a few days.That's a time when you test your will...and I always make it a point to stock up on food that doesn't need electricity to be eaten---not to mention a non electric can opener---who needs electric can openers!!!Anyway, you keep posting the pics young man and I'll keep lookin at em.ALl the best!
I loved the pictures. I didn't find them boring in the least. Sorry I didn't leave a comment, just didn't know what to say. I did notice the bare feet and thought how tough those feet had to be.Linda in Texas
Arrgghh Embargo! always stirs up us followers. Keep up the good work. (I check in daily, but rarely comment)....db
Are you serious? You'll punish people for not commenting? What do you think you will accomplish by punishing your audience.I find this insulting enough that I will remove your app from my iGoogle page (which has been there for over2 years). I will not be punished for using your service and not commenting.It's what the nuns at school would do if we didn't raise our hands, we would get recess and lunch taken away. You can guess how I feel about such mean behaviour.No reply necessary as I'm going to remove your app from all my computers iGoogle pages.
What a typical childish yanky/amerikan attitude/action. As in your national game, the kid says, ‘Its my ball, if I can’t be the pitcher I’ll take my ball and go home”. it’s the same with your national foreign policy, Sell you oil to me at my price or I’ll send my CIA/militantly to beat you up’PJM you goofed, you picked a subject that many your visitors have little or no interest as overtly demonstrated by comments !!Now be the man/nation you would like the world think you are, Take the high road, admit your goof and get on with life.Stop your sulking. “trail boss”
I too love this blog, and honestly I don't understand all the "bedouins is boring" complaint, but I never post comments, because I wound't know what to say...(and I _never_ recognize the Mystery Person... And I rarely have anything intelligent to say about photos I see. But I love them!) Anyway I suppose I could have commented at least sometimes to thank you for all your excellent work, I know it must be frustrating to work for a silent audience...
i guess we can go to nates site hes not to snobby
bedouins suck, goodday.
As others have stated I am not a fan of the desert rats....I find the subject disturbing.
quietly enjoying your site.
First of all I think it is a little ignorant to post something like "Bedouins Suck" I selsom post and just recently became a member. The Bedouin culture is a rich one and should be respected as any other. No I am not a bedouin but have a friend or two that is from the Berber culture. As my mother once said if you find nothing of interest than you haven't looked. You should read about the culture and its customs and you may find them a bit more worthy of respect.
enough comments for you yet, PJM ?Please, please may we have the OPOD back ?We promise to be good !db
PJM- I love your website also, but this week I brought my daughter 4 hours away to college and started my new year where I teach. So I have been busy! Also, with the Hurricane Irene this past weekend, I've been occupied checking school closings and damage reports. I admit that I did not appreciate the Bedoin pictures as much as some of your other topics. I also, miss your domestic updates~Handsome Jack, Lovie, and all the other birds!!! Please bring OPOD back!!!
I was gonna leave a comment last evening, something along the line of: "better leave at least one comment or he'll get his dander up" but then I heard the word "dinner!!" and well, that was that. More domestic updates, PJM. Bedouin week has been just so-so.
Nice NUMBER of comments today.However, Mr. PJM (or a spoofer) did warn us about surliness and insurrection.Since we're commenting, I have some comments about some comments.Like JeepGirl, I find pictures that old in color to be somewhat strange.To anon at 12:35, it is his blog, so Mr. PJM can do with it as he pleases. Without undue respect, you're just being (and maybe are) a jerk.And to Robert at 12:34, the same as to anon, and adios.To anon at 1:20, LOL.And to all, a good night.
I hinted at it before but no comments were made.I may be alone in this or maybe nobody else wants to acknowledge the elephant in the room. Why are the Bedouin photos so unpopular? They aren't poorly taken photos. These pictures are timeless since there way of life has gone on for centuries. That's the problem. Given the global threat we are living under originating in their part of the world I find no warm fuzzy feelings for these folks. They have been singing the same song since ~ 600 AD and I don't care for the lyrics. John
NOOOOOO!!!!!! That is too funny!! I love your blog, I read it all the time, it has been on my sidebar for months. This is hilarious! I did not know what a Bedouin was. I have never posted on your site before, but I love the camaraderie you all have. I am with RJM though, I could have commented "no comment". Would that have helped you? :-)To the good fight!
Okay, I have to post again, after reading all the comments. Insurrection and surliness could result in one day extension of picture embargo. LOL awesome! I think this little shake up has gotten your blogging fans excited and smiling and talking. As for those who are crabby and uppity, don't let the door hit you on the way out. I thank God I live in a country where we can debate and discuss and I like this blog so much more now! Let the Insurrection continue! As in the words of Tina Turner:Embargo On.
an OPOD without an OP is like a sunday without football....that's soccer to everyone stateside.
Here I am all ready to subscribe and put a link on my blog too, and I see that there's an embargo with threats of an embargo extension. Sheesh.
Be interesting to see what happens tomorrow.
...but I'm a lurker and never comment...
ohnoes, some attentionwhore doesn't get to fap to how popular he is.SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING
Honestly, I think that PJM is only joking...I've been following this blog long enough that I believe I can detect when he is being sarcastic.