Short blurbs of my life.

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acehotel:

Sun Ra whirling and reining the cosmos into order. 

acehotel:

Sun Ra whirling and reining the cosmos into order. 

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michaelmoonsbookshop:

A dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson

London 1760

Johnson’s dictionary has some unusual definitions in it. 

Distiller: One who makes and sells pernicious and inflammatory spirits.

Dull: Not exhilaterating (sic); not delightful; as, to make dictionaries is dull work.

Excise: A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid.

Far-fetch: A deep stratagem. A ludicrous word.

Pastern: The knee of a horse. (This is wrong. When Johnson was once asked how he came to make such a mistake, Boswell tells us he replied, ”Ignorance, Madam, pure ignorance.”)

Patron: One who countenances, supports or protects. Commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, and is paid with flattery.

Pension: An allowance made to any one without an equivalent. In England it is generally understood to mean pay given to a state hireling for treason to his country.

To worm: To deprive a dog of something, nobody knows what, under his tongue, which is said to prevent him, nobody knows why, from running mad

I particularly enjoy his definition of dull. 

He reminds me both of Jack Aubrey, and of Blackadder. Good company for him.

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It keeps getting better!

Oh lord, how I love this. It goes from strength to strength and then adds the Blackadder cherry on top. (Don’t care what anyone says, the best Blackadder series is the 18th C. series.)

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This is a GREAT way to spend your work day. (PS: Print your own list here!)  #Repost from @causticwonder —- This is what I did at work today. Spent far too much time at @powellsbooks website and then printed this out for my next bookstore visit. I’m at 6 of 25, but working on completing this list slowly. #powells #books #pictureofaprintedpdf

powells:

This is a GREAT way to spend your work day. (PS: Print your own list here!)  #Repost from @causticwonder —- This is what I did at work today. Spent far too much time at @powellsbooks website and then printed this out for my next bookstore visit. I’m at 6 of 25, but working on completing this list slowly. #powells #books #pictureofaprintedpdf

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Lynd Ward’s sinister wood engravings for Madman’s Drum, 1930

Lynd Ward produced wordless graphic novels in the 1920s and 1930s, creating stories made up entirely of illustrations.  Although the genre was pioneered by Frans Masereel, Ward is perhaps the most influential of the early wordless novelists.  Art Spiegelman, Will Eisner, Allen Ginsberg and many others have cited him as an inspiration in their own work.

Ward worked primarily in wood engraving, which allowed for a refined line and detail.  These images are from Madman’s Drum, the story of a slave trader, an African drum, and a devastating family curse.

Ward, Lynd, 1905-1985.  Madman’s drum, a novel in woodcuts by Lynd Ward. New York, J. Cape, H. Smith [c1930]. MERLIN catalog record

- Kelli Hansen

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fuckyeahbrutalism:

Alley Theatre, Houston, Texas, 1966-68
(Ulrich Franzen)

fuckyeahbrutalism:

Alley Theatre, Houston, Texas, 1966-68

(Ulrich Franzen)

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smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Neck Scratch
Photo by Kimberli Robinson (Baton Rouge, LA, USA); Naples, FL, USA

smithsonianmag:

Photo of the Day: Neck Scratch

Photo by Kimberli Robinson (Baton Rouge, LA, USA); Naples, FL, USA

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