Saturday, December 26, 2015

Saturday fun activity: Where IS this?


     Betcha forgot about this contest, right?
     I sure did.
     But I had this photo laying around, and felt that Lucy-and-the-football tickle of suspicion. "I wonder..."
     Besides, I promised that I would bring the contest back, now and then. 
     So where is this sedate living room? With 2015 about to run out, I thought I would hold one last contest for the year, dispatch one last poster. No 2016 posters in the works—it was a cool prize, and fun to mix a batch of wheat paste and slap them up around the West Loop. But not staggeringly effective as a marketing tool. I'll have to think of something else.
    So post your guesses below. I imagine this'll get solved at 7:01 a.m. But you never know. There's a first time for everything.  Have fun. Good luck. 

9 comments:

  1. My regular answer for this, one of the Thorne miniature rooms at the Art Institute.

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  2. Except in this case you happen to be right. Congratulations Clark St Send me your address, at dailysteinberg@gmail.com, and I'll mail you your poster, unless you turn up your nose as such things.

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  3. Maybe not good marketing, but I was really looking forward to the 2016 poster.

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    1. My apologies Al, though I'm glad someone was. A few factors: a) no good slogan presented itself, as in the past two years; b) scant interest -- I sold eight posters this year; c) I wasn't sure that Eli's was buying ads again this year until late, and that's the money I use for the posters d) I might create a poster for the book instead, which comes out in September, or I might do a poster for an August posting of my unpublished book about my trip out West with the boys. I could see that looking really cool. So hope isn't lost for a 2016 poster. There just didn't seem much of a point to push it.

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  4. I already have a poster, so save it for another week.
    I also answered that as a joke, as I must have used it 5 or 6 times in the past & lost.
    What did you do, go there & take a photo of one just because I kept using that answer?

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    1. That reminds me of my favorite quote from antiquity, from Bion: "Little boys throw stones at frogs in jest, though the frogs die, not in jest, but in earnest." No, I didn't have that in mind.

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    2. Which reminds me, for some reason, about analyzing humor being like dissecting a frog. "Few people are interested and the frog dies."

      Tom Evans

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  5. I neglected to properly attribute it. It is from E.B. white. Too much egg nog.

    TE

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  6. Yes,I thought it was one of the Thorne rooms. Did you know that the Phoenix Museum has some of them? And the Orangerie in Paris has a collection of miniature rooms,too.

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