10 December 2013 @ 12:51 pm
John Waters Has a Cool House  
...not all that surprising.

18 April 2013 @ 06:58 am

The bedrooms of famous authors...

...and the prison cells of German criminals.

Almost sad to say that most of those cells look more inviting and warm than half of the university dorm rooms you see in the States. (Most of which you pay a whole lot of money to stay in, anyway.)
01 April 2013 @ 03:41 am

'Taking a Bath in Hitler's Tub for Vogue'

”Almost anyone with a medium income and no heirlooms could have been the proprietor of this flat,” Miller wrote in her diaries, “The place was in perfect condition, including electricity and hot water and heat available and [an] electric refrigerator. It wasn’t empty enough to be ‘sub-let’ as it stood, but a quarter of an hour’s clearing cupboards would have made it ready for any new tenant who didn’t mind linen and silver marked AH.”
05 March 2013 @ 10:45 pm

Mournful (2013): 2013, Staged Portraits, 2nd prize stories, Ebrahim Noroozi

In different Shiite areas, mourning for Moharam takes various forms. One of the traditional ways in Iran is 'fourthly pulpits', held every year in Lorestan province, especially in Khoram-Abad, a city 310 miles away from Tehran. In this ceremony on the ninth day of Moharam, the first and most important Shiite month, women from different classes gather barefoot - traditionally wearing black mourning clothes - with covered faces and go to 40 different pulpits called 'saqa–khaneh'. They light a candle in silence to show their respects for Imam Husain, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad who was slain in battle during the month, while waiting for him to accept their wishes.
14 June 2012 @ 06:20 am

'Sacred Bones'; death culture, and belief in reanimation and bone magic across human cultures.

'Like a Hole in the Head'; a study in trepanation

Huges came to believe that trepanation, by creating an opening akin to a baby’s fontanelle, would allow the blood to freely pulse around the brain with every heartbeat, thereby creating a permanent high. In an eight-foot scroll articulating his ideas, Huges declared that those with holes in their skulls would be representatives of the new species Homo sapiens correctus.

Huges’s foremost disciple was a friend of Amanda Feilding named Joseph Mellen. Mellen, who had been educated at Eton and Oxford before he "tuned in and dropped out," met Huges in the hedonistic party scene of 1960s Ibiza, where Huges introduced him to LSD. He went on to describe himself as "a sort of John the Baptist" and introduced Huges to Feilding in London in 1966. That summer Feilding helped Mellen drill a hole in his head, which served as a dress rehearsal of sorts for her own operation.
20 March 2012 @ 01:52 pm

A few more )

I really like MacPaint. You know, very old MacPaint. I never used it growing up because we only had Windows boxes in the house or IBMs running MS-DOS in the very early 90s...but I've always just loved what people have produced using it. There's a very interesting little page on the development of MacPaint here, and there are actually galleries of old MacPaint drawings all over the net... I've saved a number of them because, well, I just think they're neat. I actually have the MiniVMac emulator for openSUSE and other Linux distros, so if any of you Linux users would like to have a crack at it, I can send along the folder with the emulator and .DSK files and such. (It may work as it is on Windows and Macs, too. I wouldn't really know.) It's pretty easy to run! I've been fiddling with it for a few days now.

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17 June 2009 @ 11:40 am
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23 June 2008 @ 04:37 am
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art by tessar lo

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