247 Lark Street
Albany NY 12210
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Everything these days seems to be colored yellow. From the Simpsons' skin to the phonebook, and from the robot named Bumblebee in the Transformers film to Lance Armstrong's Livestrong wristband -- yellow is everywhere.
Yellow has been used as a derogatory color to refer to people as chicken or cowardly, as a slang term for Chinese and Asian peoples, and to mark Jews in Nazi Germany with a yellow gold star. In Frank Miller's Sin City comic, he gave us That Yellow Bastard, using yellow to color the skin of the villain.
Despite the few negatives, yellow stands out as one of the most positive of all colors. Our sun is yellow, and is a source of our energy and life on this planet. Yellow is bright, cheerful, and simple. It is one of the three primary colors of the visual spectrum and has given life to works of art such as Van Gogh's "A Starry Night" and the famous Andy Warhol Velvet Underground banana on the album cover Peel Slowly and See. It was made famous in films, such as the Yellow Brick Road in The Wizard of Oz and The Yellow Submarine. It can brighten a room and give positive energy to anyone's day.
We have yellow M&Ms, yellow flowers, yellow VW beetles, yellow bumblebees, yellow birds, and yellow peppers. Much of our construction equipment is yellow, and our kids' school buses are yellow, too. Even our orange juice is somehow colored mostly yellow. The famous happy face symbol is yellow, and so are NYC taxis. Our most treasured element, gold, is yellow. Radiation symbols are yellow, and so are lemons, bananas, squashes, and corn. Our urine is yellow, and sometimes, embarrassingly, so are our teeth and nails. We pop yellow pills and eat yellow candy. We suffered from yellow fever and drank yellow medicine. Crack cocaine has been called yellow, and being high on drugs has sometimes been referred to as yellow as well. We highlight our documents in yellow marker and our Post-it notes are yellow, too. The double stripes down the middle of our roads and highways are yellow, and so is Captain Kirk's shirt. There was a pirate named Yellowbeard and a superhero named Yellow Jacket. There is even the Yellowstone National Park.
In Sesame Street we have Big Bird who is yellow, and there is a famous Pok?mon named Pikachu, who is also yellow. There is a yellow Power Ranger and a yellow Voltron lion. Shazam has a yellow lightning bolt on his chest as does the Flash. Even Superman has a bit of yellow on his chest. Rubber duckies are yellow and so are LEGO people. Pacman is yellow, and so is Sponge Bob SquarePants, as is the Teletubbie Laa-Laa. Charlie Brown wore a yellow shirt and Ronald McDonald wears yellow pants. There is even a song about an itsy bitsy, teenie weenie, yellow polka dot bikini. You should now be seeing yellow spots before your eyes, desiring yellow foods, while wanting to listen to that song "Oh Yeah" by the group Yello. Go with it. Speed through that yellow light at the intersection on your way to work today! Yellow is your friend! Have a
nice yellow day!
UAG presents The Yellow Show with featured artist Keira Lemonis.
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