Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

06 May 2002, 12:45 p.m.

Today, Sydney Omarr says of Martha Stewart that she's "a…

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Today, Sydney Omarr says of Martha Stewart that she's "a remarkable Leo; she has implanted the following thought in many: 'To do things right, it must be done the Martha Stewart way!'....She does things the 'right way' because it is her way."

In less lockstep news, I enjoyed Komposition in Blau so much at the Exploratorium that I saw it again today in the Media Resources Center (first floor of Moffitt Undergraduate Library, the one that looks like a biblio-parking lot). You can watch some of his stuff, too, if you can get into the MRC - Video/C 999:2168 and Video/C 999:2737 are compilations of Fischinger short films. I liked Study No. 12 and Muntz TV.

During his US days (after fleeing German persecution, Leonard tells me), Fischinger evidently made one of his signature the visuals for an ad for a television manufacturer named Muntz. The lyrics to the 1952 jingle include:

Muntz TV
In so many different ways
Muntz TV
Will earn your lavish praise