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October 01 2014
One of the most feared of all London’s street gangs in the late 1880s was a group of female toughs, known as the Clockwork Orange. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess’ most notorious novel.
(via irish stew)
Sounds like an urban legend to me. At least it doesn’t fit with any other explanation I’ve heard.
The spoopiest part of this skeleton bird decoration is the complete lack of knowledge in basic skeletal anatomy
somebody please draw this creature with skin on because i think it would be horrifying because those are basically long fingers
well that was fun
Have fun in your nightmares, kids.
experimenting w gender identity is always something to be encouraged. transness is not a precious commodity. it’s not something u can appropriate. and even if u discover that you’re actually cis, that you feel most comfortable as a cis boy or girl, exploring gender will always teach u something new and important about yourself.
you’re not a “transtrender” if u aren’t or haven’t always been completely confident in your transness. u and your identity are 1000% valid.
…I being initiated into the Divine Book so that I might see the glorifications of Thoth and enter into their secrets. I revealed all their difficulties, being asked for consuel regarding all their aspects…
Amenophis, son of Hapu - a biographical sketch, Boyo Ockniga
(The Rundle Foundation for Egyptian Archaeology, #18/Feb.1986
”(…), but into the divine book,
I have been initiated.
Of Thoth, I have seen glory,
and among mystery, I introduced myself.”
“Egypt and the primordial tradition” - C.Rebisse
Roscrucian digest vol.85 #1 2007
I was introduced into the divine book, I beheld the excellent things of Thoth; I was equipped with their secrets; I opened all their passages; one took counsel with me on all their matters.
ANCIENT RECORDS OF EGYPT […] BY JAMES HENRY BREASTED, Ph.D. VOLUME II THE EIGHTEENTH DYNASTY
CHICAGO THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS 1906
"Я был введен в знание священной книги и видел великолепия бога Тота. Мне открыты были все их тайны и все части их были передо мной положены (то есть объяснены). Я овладел искусством речи со всех сторон ее."
— Аменхотеп, сын Хапу и А-Ту (цит. из книги Г.Бругш, “Все о Египте” 1880 (репринт 2001г)
Robert May (1588?-1664) was one of very few cooks in England who received extensive training in English and French training (and even some Spanish and Italian). May was the son of Edward May the cook for the Dormers of Ascott Park, a wealthy Catholic family. “W.W.,” May’s biographer, believed that it was the Dormers’ and his father’s influence that led to May studying cookery in France for five years. After his training, May worked with his father and cooked for the Dormers. He was chef to a numer of other Catholic families within the Dormers’ social circle as well.
May’s biography prefaces his book, The accomplisht cook, or, The art & mystery of cookery. May included incredibly detailed descriptions on how to prepare flesh, fowl, fish, or any other manner of à-la-mode curiosities. The book includes small woodcuts throughout, but the most exciting features are the fold out diagrams for making all manner of pies. Two whole chapters are dedicated to the many ways to make pies! If you are making a fish pie the crust better show the shape of the fish you are preparing!
-Jillian (who now wishes she had found this book before making her first pie last weekend)
We have a copy of this in facsimile. It’s fabulous.
OMG, the “isht” in “accomplisht” makes so more more sense than than the “ished” in “accomplished” to spell that phoneme!
Yes, if the government “reasonably believes” you [will] engage in harassment at some point in the future, it can have you declared an extremist, bar you from TV and public events, and make sure that all your social media posts are pre-reviewed for approval. Supporters flat out admit that this would be done to get people who are currently doing things that are perfectly legal:The new orders will be part of the Government’s “Prevent” strategy, which tackles the ideology behind the terrorist threat. So-called hate preachers, who currently stay just within terrorism legislation, will be one of the targets of banning orders and Extremism Disruption Orders (EDOs).
Now that is a dangerous road to go down. When you stop enforcing the letter of the law and start enforcing the spirit of it, you have no choice but to become a prognosticator. It’s not enough not to murder, to live within the law and keep your rights, you must not want to murder. But how can they know what you want, or what you might do in the future? Bring in the witchsmellers and fortune tellers, or the modern equivalent, the “lie detector.” Slaughter a chicken and let an algorithm examine its liver for abnormal metadata.
The preemption of crimes before they can occur is almost always a cover for persecution. Likewise, the device that will guarantee that no innocents are wrongly punished is almost always some bit of magic or pseudo-science, no better than flipping a coin.
I mean, the NSA already said they killed people based on metadata. Step by step it get’s worse…
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