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December 14, 2017

Night Chat

"This fascinating collection of images, taken between 1904 and 1905 by Edward S Curtis, documents a Navajo Night Chat - a healing ceremony that lasts for nine days and involves the patient being routinely sweated while rituals are performed by medicine men dressed as deities from tribal mythology."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 12:04 PM

B O K E H - Don't Leave The Fire

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 12:03 PM

December 13, 2017

Norman Foster Interview: Striving for Simplicity

"The great architectural mastermind of our time Norman Foster, who turns 80 in June 2015, here reflects on a long and prosperous career – and life – with prominent buildings and more than 1,000 employees all over the world."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:24 AM

It's over

"Plenty of space online in the form of polls and listicles has been dedicated to the proper way to orient our toilet paper.

"The subject even has its own section on Wikipedia filled with arguments for 'over' (reduces the risk of transferring germs, easier to find the end, looks better) versus 'under' (tidier appearance, harder for a pet to unravel the roll).

"And now, thanks to a patent for perforated toilet paper from 1891, we officially have our answer."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:23 AM

The Maple State - Things I Heard At A Party

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:22 AM

December 12, 2017

The Strangest Parrot in the World | Modern Dinosaurs

"The kakapo is a very rare, plump parrot that lives in New Zealand. It's inability to fly and that it's nocturnal make it the strangest parrot in the world."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:48 AM

Maxwell Young - Midnight

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 07:44 AM

December 11, 2017

TRAC2014: Roger Scruton and Odd Nerdrum - Contemporary Representational Aesthetics

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:29 AM

A late Roman mystery

"The medieval Italian city of Barletta in Apulia, has between its narrow streets, a 'little' hidden secret, which dates back to before the Middle Ages. In fact, near the Basilica del Santo Sepolcro, there is a mysterious and colossal bronze statue of an unidentified Roman emperor."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:28 AM

ionnalee; GONE

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 10:27 AM

December 09, 2017

Су-30 в Сирии

"The recent footage which found its way to the world wide web shows a Russian Su-30 fighter jet performing a quite risky but in another hand very amazing maneuver. The pilot almost flew into cargo space of the Russian transport plane.

"It was so close, but the grace of that dive in the end just takes a breath away. The footage also shows the cargo crew operating without any kind of restraint to keep them from falling."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 09:35 AM

Apocalyptica - Oh Holy Night

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 09:32 AM

December 08, 2017

Carthage: The Roman Holocaust

"Carthage was Rome's equal, rival and almost her conqueror. In 146 BC Roman general Scipio destroyed the city of Carthage so painstakingly and utterly that not a single building was left standing."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 12:19 PM

björk - utopia

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 12:17 PM

December 06, 2017

Carl Jung Speaks of Introverted Intuitives (Empaths)

"An interview in which Carl Jung speaks of his formation of typologies and the elusive Introverted Intuitive aka The Empath. He gives practical examples of Highly Sensitive people. This would be the point on the scale of empathy in which we label the person an empath."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:08 AM

Keira Knightley chante "Le Tourbillon de la vie"... en français

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 11:06 AM

December 05, 2017

Back To My Roots: Victoria Beckham, John Galliano, Simone Rocha | The December Issue | British Vogue

"Five luminaries from the British fashion industry return to the places that made them who they are today. Victoria Beckham paddles in her parents' pool in Hertfordshire; John Galliano reminisces on his earliest adventures in Elephant & Castle; Christopher Bailey revisits his favourite stretch of the Leeds and Liverpool canal; Simone Rocha remembers the lane behind her family home in Dublin; and Jonathan Anderson takes us on a tour of his secondary school in Northern Ireland."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 04:38 PM

Capital Cities - Vowels

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 04:36 PM