Celebrity Death Watch 2015 #0065

Mary Doyle Keefe, 92, model for Norman Rockwell‘s painting Rosie the Riveter.

Fucks given: .1.

So when I first saw this, I thought she was the model for this poster:


But no, that’s the “We Can Do It!” poster by J. Howard Miller, modeled by Geraldine Hoff Doyle (who died in 2010).

The Rockwell painting was, of course, a cover for the Saturday Evening Post.


This may be a common error, as they mention it in Mrs. Keefe’s obituary:

The Rosie painting, not to be confused with a poster by a Pittsburgh artist depicting a woman flexing her arm under the words “We Can Do It,” would later be used in a nationwide effort to sell war bonds.

Friday Night Video LXXXIII

Somewhat topical: the Crimean War is back on!

Less topical: had a phone interview on Tuesday which I fucked up a bit, then a second phone interview (this one with technical questions) today which I fucked up slightly less.  I’m really hoping to get a job offer in the next two weeks so that I can hand in my notice in time to avoid my next scheduled week of on-call duties.

I’m also slightly less depressed this week, but that could change.

Review: Beer Wars

A 2009 documentary on the beer industry, made by some woman who is allergic to alcohol but used to be the CEO of Mike’s Hard Lemonade.

Mostly they’re talking to the guy who started Dogfish Head (which is going through a big expansion at the time of filming) and some woman who used to work for Sam Adams, then went out and started her own company (which is basically a one-trick pony, a contract-brewed beer with caffeine).

Not great, as it focuses on two companies, one of which is not really a craft-brewer. But, I have to say I do enjoy the fact that as it goes on, it becomes more and more of a big fuck you to Anheuser-Busch.