Sam Axton

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About Sam Axton

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  • Birthday 06/01/1955

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  • Location Northern Virginia
  • Interests Sculpting, building, any of Man's acheivements
  1. Happy Birthday to Sam Axton

    I've forgotten how this site operates, I need to visit more often. Thanks very much for all the BDay wishes, Ray, Royce and John. Love the card Betsy. Visit my FB Pinup album... when I get it up. Sam
  2. Stephen's Health

    Ayn Rand said something to the effect that, the fact that her novels were published (and written I will add) was proof that the heroes she created within them were in fact real. I only new him through his postings but I think Stephen was also living proof that her heroes existed. He indeed inspired me with his example. I had so many questions yet I wanted to ask him. I mourn your loss, Betsy. EXCELSIOR! Stephen. Sam Axton
  3. Jokes

    Stevie Wonder and Tiger Woods are in a bar. Woods turns to Wonder and says, -"How's the singing career going?" Stevie Wonder replies, -"Not too bad. How's the golf?" Woods replies, -"Not too bad, I've had some problems with my swing, but I think I've got that going right now." Stevie says, "I always find that when my swing goes wrong, I need to stop playing for a while and not think about it. Then, the next time I play, it seems to be all right." Tiger says, -"You play golf?" Wonder says -"Oh, yes, I've been playing for years." Woods says, -"But you're blind! How can you play golf if you can't see?" Wonder replies, -"I get my caddy to stand in the middle of the fairway and call to me. I listen for the sound of his voice and play the ball toward him. Then, when I get to where the ball lands, the caddy moves to the green or farther down the fairway and again I play the ball toward his voice." -But how do you putt?" asks Woods. -"Well," says Stevie, "I get my caddy to lean down in front of the hole and call to me with his head on the ground, and I just play the ball toward his voice." Woods asks, -"What's your handicap?" Stevie says, -"Well, I'm a scratch golfer." Woods, incredulous, says to Stevie, -"We've got to play a round sometime." Wonder replies, -"Well, people don't take me seriously, so I only play for money, and never play for less than $10,000 a hole." Woods thinks about it and says, "OK, I'm game for that, when would you like to play?" Stevie says, -"Pick a night."
  4. Jokes

    A MORAL QUESTION Please don't answer it without giving it some serious thought. By giving an honest answer you will be able to test where you stand morally. The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation, where you will have to make a decision one way or the other. Remember that your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous. Consider each line - this is important for the test to work accurately. You're in New York, New York City, to be exact . . . There is great chaos going on around you, caused by a hurricane and severe floods . . . There are huge masses of water all over you . . You are a CNN photographer and you are in the middle of this great disaster. The situation is nearly hopeless. You're trying to shoot very impressive photos. There are houses and people floating around you, disappearing into the water. Nature is showing all its destroying power and is ripping everything away with it. Suddenly you see a woman in the water, she is fighting for her life, trying not to be taken away by the masses of water and mud. You move closer, the woman looks familiar. Suddenly you know who it is - it's Hillary Clinton! At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take her away. . . forever. You can either save her or you can take the best photo of your life - you can't do both. And here's the question: (Please give an honest answer) Would you select Kodak color film (ISO 400), or go with the simplicity of classic black and white?
  5. Talking During Movies

    That's a good point, I do move first if possible. Many times I move because people not only talk loudly and kick but they also eat so loudly at times I think they've allowed animals in. As long as we are solving problems of the cinema I'll include; No crunchy popcorn as soon as the movie starts as well as any food with wrappings that crackle. (something I'll invent is crackle-less snack packaging) No talking above a whisper. No ringing cell phones. And no one may enter the theater once the movie has begun. (there's nothing worse than for someone to take their seat in front of you after the movie has started) If one needs all or any of these things they aren't interested in the movie and should stay home. One tip for picking a seat at the cinema; try to sit behind a tall or large person with one empty seat between you and them. Many times you'll end up with no one sitting directly in front of you as their view will then be obstructed by the tall or large person directly in front of them.
  6. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year To All

    So that's what Aristotle was gesturing; "Down Cali." Merry Christmas Stephen and Betsy.
  7. Talking During Movies

    It is a no win problem, Nicolaus. If you confront them they may get a rise out of bothering you as you said and just behave worse. What I have done Nicolaus was to go to the management and ask them to do something about it or refund my money. You miss part of the movie even if they do something about it but you get some satisfaction from having them removed or quieted or if you get your refund you have to reschedule watching the movie.
  8. Favorite Sculptures

    Two more of my favorite sculptures are Bud Bottom's "Joy Boy" and "Duet" in the same series.. Bottoms conveys a playful and adventurous sense of life with these works. Enjoy.
  9. Posting pictures

    Of course, thanks much.
  10. Posting pictures

    Whoops. I need to preview the post before I send it, yea, that's the ticket. Would somebody help me remember how to include an attachment image to a post? I've done it before but cannot for the life of me remember how to do it. I've searched in vain for help on the Forum. I've gone to "Manage my attachments" where I currently have an attachment but I don't see how I can create a new one. Thanks in advance.
  11. Posting pictures

    1. Each member has available a total of 500k for attachment photos. You can manage your attachments by clicking on "My Controls" and then "Manage Your Attachments." There you will see a list of the names and size of your attachments, as well the name of and pointer to the post that contains the attachment. You can delete any of these attachments by checking the box for each on the right, and pressing "Delete Selected." Note, however, that when you delete an attachment that image will no longer appear when others view the post that image was attached to. 2. You can directly include a picture in your post with the "img" tag. This requires a URL to where the picture is hosted. In your post, wherever you want the picture to appear, enter the following: [ img]URL-of-the-picture-[ /img] (NOTE: I included preceding blanks in the tags so that the system would not now process those tags.) ←
  12. Pictures

    Would somebody help me remember how to include an attachment image to a post? I've done it before but cannot for the life of me remember how to do it. I've searched in vain for help on the Forum. I've gone to "Manage my attachments" where I currently have an attachment but I don't see how I can create a new one. Thanks in advance.
  13. The Best Chocolates in the world

    I agree and believe the philosopher went further and said (paraphrasing of course); Tell me what chocolate a man likes and how he eats it and I will tell you his entire philosophy of life.
  14. The Best Chocolates in the world

    If you want to taste the best chocolate truffles in the world try André's Confiserie Suisse from the The Bollier family in Kansas City. Their Truffel Bittersweet will pop (when you lightly bite down on it) and then melt in your mouth and is simply one of the pleasures of this world you should not live without.
  15. Favorite Sculptures

    Thank you Rose. By the way, Harriet Frishmuth is one of my favorite sculptors. I love "The Hunt" and "Thread of Life" and "Extase" and "Joy of Waters" and "Reflections" and the Memorial "Aspirations". Her "Playdays" and "Scherzo" are precious and feminine. Frishmuth's work is so playful, vibrant, alive and beautiful. The beautiful and famous dancer Desha Delteil was her muse and model for many of her works. I recommend the book "Sculptured Hyacinths", if you can find it, a loving tribute to Ms. Frishmuth by Charles Aronson a long time admirer and collector. It is filled with her works and personal stories.