It was bloody time for you to get to me... Many years after my first encounter with this piece in a glass case in Tiffany 5th ave.
What I saw there was the gold version, but... I like the stainless steel version too.
Since its humble beginning in 1837, American jewelry manufacturer Tiffany and Co. has expanded its market to watches and is the official trophy creator for nearly all American professional sports.
Swiss manufactured, Tiffany and Co. Mark T-57 Tri-Retrograde mechanical automatic watch is a sporty and robust timepiece.
The large brushed stainless steel case measures 44 mm in diameter with a height of 15 mm. There is a rotating bezel that can be adjusted by the crown located at the 10 o’clock position. This grand case rests upon a black vulcanized brand new uncut rubber strap with a brushed stainless steel deployant clasp buckle and a black vulcanized rubber inset.
Other features include a 100 m / 10 atm water resistance, a push/pull crown, a transparent case back that allows one to see the workings of the movement, and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.
Alan Ford is an Italian comic book created by Max Bunker (Luciano Secchi) and Magnus (Roberto Raviola), in print since 1969. The comic book is a satirical take on classic secret agents laden with surreal and black humour, sardonic references to aspects of the contemporary Italian and Western society.
Although it became widely popular in Italy shortly after its introduction, Alan Ford remained relatively unknown outside Italy. The French, Danish and Brazilian editions soon failed but the only other foreign edition, in SFR Yugoslavia, was a huge success, becoming and remaining one of the most popular comic books in the former country and its successors.
Although the initial plot in the first few episodes develops around an agent called Alan Ford, he is later just one of the central group of characters: Group TNT is an assembly of misfit secret agents, who operate from a flower shop in New York City, USA, which they use as a front for their secret headquarters. They are incompetent and lazy, yet intelligent and cunning, especially when it suits their own personal interests. Their outlandish biographies are dwarfed by that of their iron-fisted and shrewd leader, the wheelchair-ridden Number One, a Methusalem character who embezzles the millions paid to the group by American government or city fathers for secret missions, while paying a pittance to his agents.
The comic book ridicules aspects of American society, including capitalism and racism. There were also direct references to local Italian reality, whose social ills were often satirized by Magnus & Bunker, as well as terms in Milanese dialect.
Whenever I go to the Big Apple, I buy a can of Campbell Soup, each time picking a different variety amongst the many available on the market.
I started this "tradition" becasue I like some of the pop art work made by Andy Warhol, and in particular the Campbell Soup Cans paint. I bought the first can in 1999, therefore I didn't buy a can in 1992 and neither I did in 2012 when I forgot to buy it. I could buy two extra cans in one of my next trips, and fix the problem, but... I don't know how fair it would be.
For sure I'll go on with the tradition, provided that going through security with a can of soup in the luggage will be always possible.
I went to the MOMA only once, and the Campbell's Soup Cans was one of the main reasons of my visit. I'll surely go there again in the future, I miss the view of the real thing!
Speaking about tastes, I tried the onion soup sold in Italy by Campbell : not bad I could say, but.... like in most of the cases, my mum's home made version tasted better.
That is surely what I miss even more.
Dexter an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a blood spatter pattern analyst for Miami Metro Police Department who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of the justice system. Set in Miami, the show's first season derived from the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter (2004), the first of the Dexter series novels by Jeff Lindsay. It was adapted for television by screenwriter James Manos, Jr., who wrote the first episode. Subsequent seasons evolved independently of Lindsay's works.
Orphaned at the age of three and harboring a traumatic secret, Dexter was adopted by Miami policeman Harry Morgan who recognized his homicidal tendencies and taught him to channel his gruesome passion for human dissection in a "constructive" way — by killing only heinous criminals (such as child molesters, mob assassins, rapists, serial killers of the innocent etc.) who have slipped through the justice system. To satisfy his interest in blood and to facilitate his own crimes, Dexter works as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department (based on the real-life Miami-Dade Police Department). Although his drive to kill is unflinching, he is able to affect normal emotions and keep up his appearance as a socially responsible human being.
Dexter was nominated for 23 Primetime Emmy Awards, in the category of Outstanding Drama Series four times in a row, from 2008 to 2011, and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (for Michael C. Hall) five times in a row, from 2008 to 2012. It has also been nominated for nine Golden Globe Awards (winning two) and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards.