July 26, 2014


The awesome Illustrated Guide to the Paschal Candle by Jonathan Teixeira

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July 26, 2014







This was recorded by the Portsmouth Sinfonia in an experiment where all the members of the orchestra would swap instruments with each other and attempt to play them to the best of their ability.

favorite things about this

  • literally all the brass starts to get the hang of it and then the crescendos happen and everyone is like FUCK FUCK FUCK??? FUCK. JUST. BLOW RLY HARD.
  • the strings are lazy but also the same. like u can tell a lot of the ppl w/ the stringed instruments may already basically know how to play stringed instruments. like there’s definitely a section at the beginning where you hear a good portion going “oh yeah this is like. a smaller/bigger version of what i do.”
  • all you hear of any woodwinds is just “pffffttt??? pFFFTTTT???? PFFFFFTTTT I SAID PFFFFTTTT!!!!!” bc woodwinds are fucking HARD and you hear after like the first crescendo half of them just give up. they give up. they’re done. fuck this it tastes weird and my lips hurt.
  • that trumpet. that person is fucking TRYING man they fucking GOT this. they may not have figured out notes but they figured out LOUD and they GOT this.



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July 24, 2014


'Galdrakver': Lbs 143 8vo (1670).

This seventeenth-century Icelandic parchment manuscript has been called Galdrakver, which can be translated as ‘little book (or booklet) of magic’. I thought I would share it since another of my posts on an Icelandic book of codes and runes has been so popular.

This small manuscript has a soft leather binding from the mid-nineteenth century (seen in the last photo). The slim volume was written on animal skin (unusual for the seventeenth century, when manuscripts were more often written on paper); it contains many diagrams, such as the ones seen in these photos, alongside prayers, charms, and related texts. The first 7 folia of the manuscript (not pictured here) contain hymns.

The book was owned at one point by Hannes Finnson, who we know was born 8 May 1739 and died 4 August 1796 at age 57. He was the Bishop of Skálholt in southern Iceland, and some 95 different manuscripts have been associated with him (listed here).

All pages of the manuscript can be seen here, at Handrit.ishttp://handrit.is/en/manuscript/imaging/is/Lbs08-0143#0000r-FB.

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July 23, 2014


WHY would you want weed socks where you gonna wear those?? to church???? to school? to work? no you’ll wear them at home by yourself and take pics of them for the internet bc there’s little marijuanas on them

My coworker bought her son a pair for Christmas because she thought they were little Christmas trees. Her teenage son didn’t want weed socks for whatever reason so she ended up wearing them to work.

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July 23, 2014


July 23, 2014

dsalvatorecosta said: Re: Your tags on that last OTP prompt--My first mental image was of the two of them with a bunch of goslings in bed. I like your idea better.


Heehee.  The flock of attack goslings will stay in the yard with their parents, while the snarkbabies are snuggled up with Haymitch and Johanna and learning the ways of outsmarting everyone and issuing witty quips.  ;)

Jumping tracks…I kind of want to imagine Founding Fathers with attack geese now.  I think John and Abbie could actually do quite well with them?

Perfect. Those kids are going places.

The Adamses invented attack geese. Less well known were their specially bred character attack geese, whose feathers were made into the finest quills specifically for the use of writing long, rambling diatribes against one’s political and personal enemies with varying degrees of subtlety, and whose unending hissing, biting, and bread-theft would inspire the writer into fits of inspirational rage.

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July 23, 2014



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July 22, 2014

C2C- Down the Road

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July 22, 2014


Joseph Simons

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July 22, 2014


These beautiful moths and butterflies look like they’re ready to flutter up and away, but they won’t be doing so because they’re wonderful textile sculptures painstakingly created by North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita. She sews, embroiders and stitches all sorts of multi-colored fabrics to create these oversized insects, which measure nearly a foot wide. She also adds painted details along with feathers and artificial fur. With great care Okita has achieved an awesome balance between astonishing realism and fanciful invention.

Click here to view more of Yumi Okita’s gorgeous textile insect sculptures.

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