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Thirsty.

Monday, 2 December 2019

At the Drinking Fountain, New York, USA, 1930s.

[Found here.]

Roll On.

Thursday, 10 October 2019

“The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.” – Frank Zappa


[Image found here.]


Meanwhile, Cal-OSHA thinks that accessing a clogged roof drain with a 10-inch parapet and a scissor lift is too dangerous.


It’s true. The C students run the world.

The Drolatic Dreams of Pantagruel (1565)

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

“In 1565, twelve years after the death of François Rabelais (1494-1553) — the French Renaissance author best known for his satirical masterpiece The Life of Gargantua and of Pantagruel, the bawdy tale of two giants, Gargantua and his son Pantagruel — the Parisian bookseller and publisher Richard Breton brought out Les songes drolatiques de Pantagruel (The drolatic dreams of Pantagruel). The slim volume, save a short preface from Breton, is made up entirely of images — 120 woodcuts depicting a series of fantastically bizarre and grotesque figures, reminiscent of some of the more inventive and twisted creations of Brueghel or Bosch.”
[…]
“Despite the claims (echoed too in the book’s subtitle), the book’s wonderful images are very unlikely to be the work of Rabelais himself — the attribution probably a clever marketing ploy by Breton. […] The creator of the prints is now widely thought to be François Desprez, a French engraver and illustrator behind two other sets of imaginative designs, similar in style.”

Those prints remind me of Jim Woodring’s stuff.

[Images and commentary from here.]

Beluga Bliss

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

[Story and image found here.]

National Heterochromia Day 2019

Friday, 12 July 2019

Commuter traffic is expected to be 1% lighter, or not.

[From here.]

Not Handicap Code Compliant.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Hint: There’s no ramp to the 1st floor entry.

[Found here.]

A Humble Request.

Saturday, 11 May 2019

[pinned post] Some of you have heard about my sister’s plight. If not, please read this and pass it on. [Update 27 June 2019]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 578 – The Aurora Chase, Life & Death & a Graphic Turn

Friday, 29 March 2019

[Found here, here and here.]

Remote Asteroid K19OICU812 named “Kermit2019”

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Okay, it’s not an asteroid. I made that up. It’s a frog that was sucked into the upper atmosphere by a hurricane, froze solid, then fell from the sky. It reached a high velocity and embedded itself into concrete pavement.

Okay, I made that up, too. It’s a masonry term called “frogging,” but it applies to concrete finishes as well, and is a sign of good luck.

Okay, I made that up. Those may be my pants, but they’re not my shoes.

[Image found here.]

Okay, they’re not my pants, either.

Woman Attacked For Taking A Selfie In A Zoo.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

She entered the zoo enclosure illegally, turned her back on a predator to take a selfie and fortunately survived the attack. The jaguar was held for questioning and released on its own recognizance. Authorities are trying to determine if this was a hate crime as the jaguar is black.

[Image found here. Related vid here.]


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