A series of nine photographs in which the artist Zhang Huan’s face gradually becomes covered in ink and traditional calligraphy.
The text on the artist’s face consists of words, names, and stories related to his cultural heritage—words with personal meaning to him. The dots on his face in the first photograph represent moles and their connection to one’s fate. In Chinese cultures, it is said that having moles in certain areas on the face symbolizes good luck and fortune.
By the last picture, Huan’s face is completely covered in ink. Though the words on his face are about his character and fate, they ultimately obscure his entire identity. The piece seems to say that traditional words and ways of thinking can erase the things that make us individuals.
[Image and description found here.]
Updated: Corrected spelling of performance artist’s name Zhang Huan & added link: https://www.theartstory.org/artist/zhang-huan/
The larva of the Pacific fruit-piercing moth eat leaves and are usually kept in check by Trichogramma, tiny parasitic wasps.
The moth stage does the real damage. The adult moth flies at night and sucks out the juices of ripe mango, banana, tomato, melon, citrus, guava, papaya and other fruit through its nose, and is considered an economic pest in the Pacific Basin Area.
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…with a California handicap license plate. Step right up. 😀
He’s Gone, The Chantels (1957) One of the first R&B “girl groups” to hit the charts, the Chantels were Arlene Smith. Sonia Goring, Lois Harris, Jackie Jackson and Rene Minus, all schoolmates from the Bronx. They had been singing together since 1950 and honed their harmonies practicing hymns (and Gregorian chants). In 1957 they scored their first hit with He’s Gone, written by lead singer Arlene Smith.
Opening Windows in 1985; MS Paint at 13:20.
[h/t Corinne L.]
Man found the stoplight cameras were activated during yellow lights so he cut the wires.
[Top image source lost at the drive-in long ago.]
On Friday, 3 August 2007, the date of our first posted post that was posted, the world twitched imperceptibly, a global nanoflinch, an earthquake with the power of a morning fart, or less.
3 August 2007 – Whelped
3 August 2008 – 1st year Blogoversary
3 August 2021 – 14th year Blogoversary!
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We’ve featured the Top 11 Posts every year since 3 August 2008 and this year is no different.
The numbers adjacent to the titles indicate ranking for the previous 12 months, followed by the previous year’s ranking, and the third number is for all-time popularity (August 2007 – August 2021).
“NR” denotes “Not Ranked.”
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No. 11/NR/393 – The .Gif Friday Post No. 627 – Ms. Iron Pants, Beer Bobbles & Diving Miss Ditzy
No. 10/NR/380 – Doktorskaya kolbasa
No. 9/NR/397 – R.I.P. Erdélyi Tamás, aka Tommy Ramone
No. 8/NR/44 – Kluck Klams – The Ghost of Walt Kelly Speaks
No. 7/11/411 – Open Your Mouth, Stick Out Your Tongue and Say, “Hot Links.”
No. 6/4/26 – Beads, Beer, Boobs & Blues = Heureux Mardi Gras!
No. 5/NR/267 – Swiss Fish Ladder
No. 4/NR/46 – Tweety Bird Dead at 67
No. 3/NR/NR – Pelicans Trying To Eat Other Animals
No. 2/1/35 – Bigass Ammonite Fossil is not a Bigass Ammonite Fossil
And the Number One Post for the past 12 months is:
Posted on 23 November 2020, this wins with a score of 1/NR/54. Another surprise dark horse entry, it made 1st Place in a mere eight months. Amazing.
All but three dropped off the list from last year.
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