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Brazil, Geoff & Maria Muldaur (1970) In 1939, Ary Barroso was stuck in his house during a rainstorm, so he wrote Aquarela do Brasil.  Three decades later, multi-talented musician Geoff Muldaur and his wife Maria (nee D’Amato) recorded it as Brazil. In 1985, Terry Gilliam adopted the song for his cinematic vision of a retro-future dystopia, and now it’s immediately recognizable as the Theme to Brazil.

Live Bat cams.

Alpine football [via].

Charming the worms.

Pre-WWII smoke screen.
[h/t Bunkerville]

Mr. Hitler, Leadbelly (1942).

Rocket cats from the 16th century.
[via Mme. Jujujive]

It’s legal in Brazil to kill motorcycle thieves.

I have turned into Moira Rose, Queen of the Crows.

[Top image:  László Löwenstein, aka Peter Lorre, in promo for movie Crime and Punishment, 1935.


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