Sunday, July 1, 2007

Theme Day: Red

Neat, or on the rocks? It is a gratuitous sexist comment, but former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath, once said, "I like my women blond and my Johnnie Walker red." Look where it got you, Joe.

By the way, I seem to be one of the very few people in the US who really likes Campari. On a visit to Italy, I became entranced by the cocktail called a negroni, made from equal parts Campari, gin and sweet vermouth. I think my wife once took a sip from my glass and spit it out. Lots of American bartenders have never heard of it. It's one of those special pleasures.

So, as they used to say in the Old West (or old Western movies), what's your poison?

TOMORROW: Life On the Mississippi Series

IT'S RED DAY AROUND THE WORLD ON CDPB. PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR PIXELS! L'étandard sanglant est levé! CHECK THESE BLOGS THAT ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE PROJECT:

Shanghai, China - Mumbai, India - New York City (NY), USA - Manila, Philippines - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Hamburg, Germany - Stayton (OR), USA - Los Angeles (CA), USA - Hyde, UK - Oslo, Norway - Brookville (OH), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Stavanger, Norway - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Joplin (MO), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Selma (AL), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Chandler (AZ), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Seattle (WA), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Arradon, France - Evry, France - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Boston (MA), USA - Grenoble, France - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Hilo (HI), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - La Antigua, Guatemala - Brisbane (QLD), Australia - Singapore, Singapore - Tel Aviv, Israel - Hong Kong, China - Sequim (WA), USA - Paderborn, Germany - Saarbrücken, Germany - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Tenerife, Spain - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Sydney, Australia - Naples (FL), USA - Cologne (NRW), Germany - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Mainz, Germany - Toruń, Poland - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Singapore, Singapore - North Bay (ON), Canada - Jakarta, Indonesia - Montréal (QC), Canada - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Baziège, France - San Diego (CA), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - New York (NY), USA - Kajang (Selangor), Malaysia - Sharon (CT), USA - Newcastle (NSW), Australia - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Nottingham, UK - Villigen, Switzerland - Chicago (IL), USA - Torquay, UK - Brussels, Belgium - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Paris, France - Seoul, Korea - Manila, Philippines - Milano, Italy - Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India - Austin (TX), USA - Chennai, India - Madrid, Spain - Seoul, South Korea - Wailea (HI), USA - Toronto (ON), Canada - Ajaccio, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Zurich, Switzerland - Sydney, Australia - Budapest, Hungary


26 comments:

lv2scpbk said...

I love how you captured this shot.

~tanty~ said...

Wow, so red! Great choice for the theme.

Kate said...

I think Joe Namath is really a funny guy. Haven't had Johnny Walker in ages; oh, those were the days!!

Lavenderlady said...

I haven't either, Kate. Yep...too old for that foolishness now. I liked mine on the rocks.

Mandi said...

Very good! My hubby's a black label fan.

Jilly said...

Great choice of photo - and yes, I love campari. A really refreshing drink and one that gets you ready for a good meal!

Gerald England said...

not my taste but each to their own

Kuanyin said...

Excellent photo!

Emily Lin said...

Nice shot! What a sexy hot Red Label. I don't drink usually. :)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice photo. I don't know what the drink is like. I gave up drinking except one or two beers a year, gave spirits up in 1954.

Abraham Lincoln
—Me as Moses—

Chris & Deb said...

I think my standard glass of red wine sounds a bit less 'dangerous' than your poison!
Excellent photo today....could easily be an advertisement shot!

Ben said...

Neat, Please. The label getting smarter than what I remember.

alice said...

You could sell this beautiful shot for an advertisement! I don't drink these sort of things but I must admit I eat too much chocolate, that's my poison!

zannnie said...

wonderful choice of photo for today's theme ;) happy theme day!

karine said...

Great picture Bob!! That red is so intense almost captivating. Superb!

Olivier said...

Bonne idee, meme si en rouge, je prefere le vin rouge. bravo
Good idea, same if in red, I prefer the red wine. cheer

Eric said...

Very funny comment Strage tates! And, of course, I love your "L'étandard sanglant est levé!"

Excellent!

isabella said...

Love negroni and kir royale as an apéritif!
Fun post!

slinger said...

Great subject to photograph

RamblingRound said...

A beautiful and creative photograph!

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Strangetastes, you have a good taste: Campari (and Negroni) are great, you're in right. Then Johnnie Walker remind me my "teen" age :-)

santy said...

I think it's a classy shot! love it :)

Chris in Madison said...

Beautiful - I love it! I have a classic Wisconsin rural scene for Theme Day today.

iBlowfish said...

Bob, not only your pictures that interest me, but your opinions and comments that sometime cracked me up. BTW, I'm not fancy with Johnnie Walker not even the red one.

Nathalie said...

Your three consecutive red posts are beautiful, but this one has a deep rich texture to it which is wonderful. And the rotation adds a creative touch! Well done !

Bergson said...

campari for me with disc of lemon and ice