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lowmorale: Time International Magazine Cover “Sweden’s Socialist Surrealism” 1977
March 20, 2012
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Eizo, a manufacturer of medical imaging equipment, has released a revealing new calendar to promote their wares.
… these make great reference pictures
December 6, 2011
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June 15, 2011
Control Control by Jonathan Coward
(Source: Flickr / jonathancoward)
Totem animal #64: living bird fitted in child’s toy, “in its struggles gives to the figures all kind of motions”
Via 50 Watts. From Children’s Toys of Bygone Days: A History of Playthings of All Peoples from Prehistoric Times to the XIXth Century (1928):
Well into the nineteenth century it was the custom in Italy to tie a string to the leg of living birds or big cockchafers and give them to children to play with. The custom was so universal that we even see such living playthings represented in the hands of the Christ Child, especially in pictures of the Italian Renaissance. A curious example of a similar kind was to be found among the usually so simple and harmless German toys, as a Nuremberg catalog of the eighteenth century proves [above]. These were comic figures with space inside to hold a bird which in its struggles gives to the figures all kind of motions. As the catalog says: ‘No one would imagine that a living bird was inside, but would suppose that it was clock-work which made the head, eyes, and beak of the bird move.’
June 10, 2011
this is the next book on my list
(after Eating Animals, Anna Karenina, and the Intellectual Devotional Biographies… can’t have people thinking this is all i read, especially when this is actually all that is in my bookcase from 8 years of my life.)
men rap and the way they articulate their words sounds like the sort of crazy fast bass solo that just sounds like wet, smacking strings.
i just like that.
Prince - Gett Off. (by HunterBear1974)
9 am prince attack. i think it’s his hair that does it for me.
June 9, 2011
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8 Year Old Jonny Mizzone - Flint Hill Special - Sleepy Man Banjo Boys (by sleepymanbanjoboys