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Pruned v2.0
Busby Berkeley


Appearing for the fourth time here on Pruned is Busby Berkeley's marvelous ziggurat of interlocking limbs, spraying jets and titillating ladyflesh seen at the climax of Footlight Parade's “By a Waterfall” musical number. It's Hollywood's secular reinterpretation of Michelangelo's Genesis and Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, those marvelous frescos with somewhat similar iconographies — interlocking limbs (of the damned and the saved), spraying jets (of Divine Glory) and titillating (man)flesh.

And oh yeah, after years of trying, we finally upgraded Pruned from Blogger's Classic Template to whatever the new templates are being referred to as, and this necessitated redesigning our layout. Let us know what you think.


POSTSCRIPT #1: New layout and new look implemented today.
7 COMMENTS —
  • rob
  • July 5, 2010 at 7:57:00 PM CDT
  • What I think is that Pruned v2.0 is gorgeous.


  • Georgia
  • July 5, 2010 at 8:11:00 PM CDT
  • It's a bit hard to read the subtitle in the yellow banner...purposeful?


  • Alexander Trevi
  • July 5, 2010 at 8:22:00 PM CDT
  • Cheers, Rob!

    And Georgia, I actually plan on posting something about that top banner, which changes color throughout the day making the parts of the subtitle readable and not quite so readable. It's not a permanent feature though.


  • Ethel Baraona
  • July 6, 2010 at 1:51:00 AM CDT
  • Congrats Alexander!! I love the new look, cleaner ans easier to read.
    Well done.


  • Jim Meredith
  • July 6, 2010 at 7:07:00 AM CDT
  • Looks very good...and most importantly, thank you for the always great content!


  • Daniel D. Pereira
  • July 6, 2010 at 2:33:00 PM CDT
  • Looks realy nice.
    Just the "ON LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED FIELDS" ins't easily readable because of the yellow.
    :) But the new layout looks really nice.


  • Alexander Trevi
  • July 6, 2010 at 4:25:00 PM CDT
  • Cheers for the comments, everyone!

    And re: the top banner, I've just posted a little bit about it:
    http://pruned.blogspot.com/2010/07/personal-artificial-sun.html

    It's not a permanent feature, in case anyone was wondering. Just a temporary infatuation. But how temporary? Depends when I have enough stamina again to hack my Blogger template. Not being a confident coder, that thing terrifies me!

    Again, thanks and let me know of any kinks.


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