Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: A fun job for a day

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Too far inland.
    Posts
    8,674

    Default A fun job for a day

    I don't know that I could stand to make a career of it, but for one day at least I'd like to be the guy who gets paid to name paint colors.



    No adversary is worse than bad advice.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Pleasant Valley NS Canada
    Posts
    15,334

    Default Re: A fun job for a day

    "Bright Sailing Sky Blue"

    "Scent of Purple"

    "Window Garden Green"

    "Whispering Wheat"

    ... all CIL interior paint colours.
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    huntsville, al, usa
    Posts
    3,099

    Default Re: A fun job for a day

    my boat colors ended up being Salty Dog on the hull and Oyster on the interior.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Marietta, GA
    Posts
    9,350

    Default Re: A fun job for a day

    Painting the old house and the new so we’ve seen a lot of this lately.

    Most interesting was what all the realtors we interviewed said we needed to paint the current interior. Sherwin Williams “Agreeable Gray”
    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Too far inland.
    Posts
    8,674

    Default Re: A fun job for a day

    I'll go along with that.
    No adversary is worse than bad advice.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    48,596

    Default Re: A fun job for a day

    I love words, and the hints, nuance, and the various meanings and shading... both the explicit and implied... of words. I'd LOVE to have such a job for a bit.
    David G
    Harbor Woodworks
    http://www.harborwoodworking.com/boat.html

    "It was a Sunday morning and Goddard gave thanks that there were still places where one could worship in temples not made by human hands." -- L. F. Herreshoff (The Compleat Cruiser)

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Hell
    Posts
    88,728

    Default Re: A fun job for a day

    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    I love words, and the hints, nuance, and the various meanings and shading... both the explicit and implied... of words. I'd LOVE to have such a job for a bit.
    Dear Sir:

    I like words. I like fat buttery words, such as ooze, turpitude, glutinous, toady. I like solemn, angular, creaky words, such as straitlaced, cantankerous, pecunious, valedictory. I like spurious, black-is-white words, such as mortician, liquidate, tonsorial, demi-monde. I like suave "V" words, such as Svengali, svelte, bravura, verve. I like crunchy, brittle, crackly words, such as splinter, grapple, jostle, crusty. I like sullen, crabbed, scowling words, such as skulk, glower, scabby, churl. I like Oh-Heavens, my-gracious, land's-sake words, such as tricksy, tucker, genteel, horrid. I like elegant, flowery words, such as estivate, peregrinate, elysium, halcyon. I like wormy, squirmy, mealy words, such as crawl, blubber, squeal, drip. I like sniggly, chuckling words, such as cowlick, gurgle, bubble and burp.

    I like the word screenwriter better than copywriter, so I decided to quit my job in a New York advertising agency and try my luck in Hollywood, but before taking the plunge I went to Europe for a year of study, contemplation and horsing around.

    I have just returned and I still like words.

    May I have a few with you?

    Robert Pirosh
    385 Madison Avenue
    Room 610
    New York
    Eldorado 5-6024


    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    48,596

    Default Re: A fun job for a day

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Dear Sir:

    I like words. I like fat buttery words, such as ooze, turpitude, glutinous, toady. I like solemn, angular, creaky words, such as straitlaced, cantankerous, pecunious, valedictory. I like spurious, black-is-white words, such as mortician, liquidate, tonsorial, demi-monde. I like suave "V" words, such as Svengali, svelte, bravura, verve. I like crunchy, brittle, crackly words, such as splinter, grapple, jostle, crusty. I like sullen, crabbed, scowling words, such as skulk, glower, scabby, churl. I like Oh-Heavens, my-gracious, land's-sake words, such as tricksy, tucker, genteel, horrid. I like elegant, flowery words, such as estivate, peregrinate, elysium, halcyon. I like wormy, squirmy, mealy words, such as crawl, blubber, squeal, drip. I like sniggly, chuckling words, such as cowlick, gurgle, bubble and burp.

    I like the word screenwriter better than copywriter, so I decided to quit my job in a New York advertising agency and try my luck in Hollywood, but before taking the plunge I went to Europe for a year of study, contemplation and horsing around.

    I have just returned and I still like words.

    May I have a few with you?

    Robert Pirosh
    385 Madison Avenue
    Room 610
    New York
    Eldorado 5-6024


    Lovely!!

    But does he know anything about color?? <G>
    David G
    Harbor Woodworks
    http://www.harborwoodworking.com/boat.html

    "It was a Sunday morning and Goddard gave thanks that there were still places where one could worship in temples not made by human hands." -- L. F. Herreshoff (The Compleat Cruiser)

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    The Garden State
    Posts
    2,178

    Default Re: A fun job for a day

    Working in theatre, I am always amused by the names given to lighting gel

    Colours like:

    "Pale Bastard Amber"
    "Gypsy Red"
    "Urban Blue
    "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito"

    -Dalai Lama

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    28,112

    Default Re: A fun job for a day

    "Towards More Picturesque Speech"

    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

    Remember voting age is 18. Read it and weep reds.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    UK. Cornwall, Suffolk.
    Posts
    4,334

    Default Re: A fun job for a day

    Pthalocyanine, Indanthrene, Chromium-yellow, Cremnitz white, Aureolin, Alizarin, Quinacridone.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Barrie, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    4,768

    Default Re: A fun job for a day

    When I was in kindergarten I was given a packet of Crayola Crayons.

    Those are the only colours, combined with "light" or "dark".

    Taupe doesn't exist.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    28,112

    Default Re: A fun job for a day

    Olive drab. Perfect name!
    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

    Remember voting age is 18. Read it and weep reds.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Hell
    Posts
    88,728

    Default Re: A fun job for a day

    chartreuse

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    seattle
    Posts
    14,198

    Default Re: A fun job for a day

    255, 56, 123

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •