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you know the excitement that can be had like Terri Horton had when she possibly found a Jackson Pollock masterpiece, as shared in 60 Minutes’ posting entitled, “A Thrift-Shop Jackson Pollock Masterpiece?  Ex-Trucker Claims She Scored a Multimillion-Dollar Painting for $5”.

CBS 60 Minutes did an excerpt on this story on tonight’s 60 Minutes show entitled “The $50Million Mystery”.  It is truly an amazing story and poses the question, “What if she did find that greatest find in the world of thrift-store hunting???”  A fingerprint expert on 60 Minutes confirms that he does indeed think it is by comparison of fingerprints on the back of Terri’s canvas to on that is in the museum on an old can of blue paint to one that is found on another known Pollock painting!!

After all, we know that old adage of “What is one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!” (origin unknown).  Often times, the staff at thrift stores have no idea of whether they are looking at an original or replication of a work of art.  They often treat it as if it were replication and put it on the floor with a ridiculously low price.  Sometimes, I feel, it may be somewhat intentional to draw those customers in who are looking for that unique treasure that may put their children through college and then some in order to keep the other things moving in their stores; if so, it is a great marketing gimmick as much of what they do receive in the thrift stores are not so remarkable treasures in most people’s eyes, but that $2 bear might be a child’s prize possession for years to come; and, that joy being spread is much of what the mission of the thrift stores is all about.

Will it create droves to the Thrift Stores?  Probably not.  Not many people think that they will be the one to find that treasure in what can be like finding a needle in a haystack.  However, lucky is the person who can!! 😀

See the CBS 60 Minutes Video on this Thrift Shop Find, here!

For fun, create your own Jackson Pollock masterpiece here!



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When I watched tonight’s episode (May 6, 2007) of Andy Rooney, on 60 Minutes, I couldn’t help but think about this when listening to his rants about some of the headlines he has been reading in the newspapers.

Does he only read newspapers that he can physically hold on to and see?  More than likely.  It seems that, throughout the years, I remember seeing an episode about that, too.

If he were to browse, though, through the the blogs that are out there on the world wide web of today, would he be just as equally or more critical, or would he be happy with our creativity?

Maybe some day, we will see Andy Rooney say, “Okay, the bloggers who are offering their opinions often about news and other events going on in the world are truly being very creative with the titles they head up on their postings!” Do you think it would be possible???? 😉

I have loved watching Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes for as long as I can remember because of his unique perspective on things, even though it can be a bit twisted with that dry, sometimes sarcastic sense of humor. You have to admit though that, as a fellow writer/blogger, it would certainly be an interesting episode to watch indeed!! 😀

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