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Where has this Amazing Comic Book Art Been all My Life?
By MessyNessy
June 30, 2016
François Schuiten, like the creator of Tintin, is Belgian, and he’s best known for his drawing in the series Les Cités Obscures, a collaboration with his childhood friend, Benoît Peeters. They first worked together at the age of 12 on a school magazine; Benoît wrote the fictional stories, Fançois made the imaginative drawings, and pretty soon the faculty tried to stop them from publishing it, preferring Latin translations and moralizing anecdotes as more appropriate subject matters.
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They look totally like people you could see walking around (in a fashionable place) today. Except for the marble.
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Pretty cool looking stuff:
With the theme “New Home: Fresh Ways to Live,” contestants were asked “to indulge their fantasies and show us new kinds of homes that perhaps no one has dreamed of before,” according to a press release.
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The woman who has been "outed" as a Caucasian, when she has claimed to be African American:

It details some of the things that she has claimed happen to her for which she has no proof.
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"The Chaos" by Gerald Gerard Nolst Trenité:

"This is a classic English poem containing about 800 of the worst irregularities in English spelling and pronunciation."
The Chaos represents a virtuoso feat of composition, a mammoth catalogue of about 800 of the most notorious irregularities of traditional English orthography, skilfully versified (if with a few awkward lines) into couplets with alternating feminine and masculine rhymes. The selection of examples now appears somewhat dated, as do a few of their pronunciations, indeed a few words may even be unknown to today's readers (how many will know what a "studding-sail" is, or that its nautical pronunciation is "stunsail"?), and not every rhyme will immediately "click" ("grits" for "groats"?); but the overwhelming bulk of the poem represents as valid an indictment of the chaos of English spelling as it ever did. Who the "dearest creature in creation" addressed in the first line, also addressed as "Susy" in line 5, might have been is unknown, though a mimeographed version of the poem in Harry Cohen's possession is dedicated to "Miss Susanne Delacruix, Paris". Presumably she was one of Nolst Trenité's students.
It was tiring to go through. I think Soviet spies should have learned it.
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This is what real scientists look like.

The author, Kate Clancy, takes NPR to task for using the phrase "boys with toys" when describing science.
.... As a scientist, I enjoy not only the broad theoretical questions of my field of biological anthropology—questions such as what it means to be human or what environmental pressures motivated our most interesting adaptations—but also the day-to-day fun of designing studies, collecting data, analyzing it in the lab, and creating statistical models to make sense of it all. My lab has freezers full of human piss and spit, my hard drive is full of ultrasound images of uteruses and ovaries, and I rub my hands with glee at the thought of buying both a new ultrasound machine and multiplexer—a piece of equipment that will allow my students to measure multiple hormones and biomarkers from a single sample at once—this summer. I am definitely a girl with toys.
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Dogs (and Cats) Can Love: Neurochemical research has shown that the hormone released when people are in love is released in animals in the same intimate circumstances.
likethebeer: (I am disappearing but not fast enough)
And that's the point:
A Museum in England Is Hiding a Forgery Among Its Masterpieces:
A South London gallery is asking its patrons to identify the fake in order to spark discussion about how and why we appreciate the art
... “It’s not just a ‘Hey, spot the fake’ stunt,” Fishbone told the Guardian. “It raises serious issues of how we view, appreciate and value art. Hanging it at Dulwich gives our picture some provenance, and it’s interesting to see if that changes its value.”

Nice quote

Jan. 13th, 2015 08:26 am
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"As life becomes harder and more threatening, it also becomes richer, because the fewer expectations we have, the more the good things of life become unexpected gifts that we accept with gratitude."
~ Etty Hillesum
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The Most Outrageous and Most Overblown Controversies of 2014, According to the Internet
By Chris Kirk
So much made Americans mad in 2014! Ray Rice. GamerGate. Bill Cosby. Ferguson. The NYPD. North Korea. That one Discovery Channel special that promised to show a man getting eaten by an anaconda but then didn’t. For each day of the year, Slate found a piece of news that people were mad about and put it on a calendar. Then we asked readers to vote: Was each controversy truly outrageous, or was it overblown?
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I read one of the "OMGOMGOMG stop reading at night you'll kill yourself!!" articles, in which it recommended "f.lux" which is a program that automatically turns down the lights from your computer screens (based on the time & your longitude & latitude) at night to help to prepare your brain for sleep, & turns up the lights in the day.

Here's the article (followed by the link to f.lux):
Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow?

Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen?

During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun.

f.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.

f.lux makes your computer screen look like the room you're in, all the time. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again.

Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. f.lux will do the rest, automatically.
I downloaded it & have put it. I can shut it off for an hour at a time, or change the colors/light possible. And it will take a few days to adjust. It might be interesting.
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And they're all doing incredibly domestic things, illustrated in a style that's ultra-modernist:

I'm loving Hitchcock shaving in a Cobusier, Monroe reading in a design by (who else) van der Rohe, Cary Grant ironing in a Niemeyer house, etc.
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A Helmet For Encouraging Concentration

Fortunately it has a hose that connects to an oxygen tank.


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