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July 24 2014
Gonna keep a tally of messages I get from a) white feminists completely proving my point and b) people who think this comic proves feminism is worthless because I criticized one part of it. (Even despite me writing these words underneath the comic.) Then I’ll add them all up, see which column has more, and then drink myself to sleep either way.
Haha… this is why we can’t have nice things.
Oh look: Strexcorp art!
Oral:phabet – A strange and grotesque organic typography by
Photo: Kyoutaro Hayashi
just a few of the many reasons why I’m excited for when the tumblr generation becomes parents
I’m a parent and I already told my son that I’m gonna be upset when he goes to school and that I’ll try to keep him home on the first day like ‘You wanna stay home with mommy today? No? I’ll bake you cookies. You.. Don’t want cookies?…?????? Fuck outta my face. Have a nice day.’
Let’s talk about Meet the Hollowheads.
This was a 1989 film following a wholesome nuclear family who happen to live in an unspecified alternate world heavily inspired by David Lynch films like Eraserhead.
It doesn’t build to much - the whole story is kind of like a single random episode of a sitcom - but there are so many fascinating and tragic things revolving around this movie.
It remains the only movie created by writer Lisa Morton, who is still a little active on the internet and as an author, with an incredibly detailed and heartfelt week-by-week journal of its production. She has so much nostalgia and love for her creation, she was so proud of it and everyone she showed it to allegedly loved it at the time.
…But that was when it was still her cut, of course, and entitled “Life on the Edge.” Once it was out of her hands it was re-titled, sloppily edited, a shitty rap song was hastily written for its intro, it was marketed like some sort of family comedy, and the original cut is presumed lost for all time.
It barely even received a VHS release. It aired exactly once on television, and a recording of that is available on internet archive here.Even its wikipedia article is a pitiful stub describing just a single short scene as if it’s the entire plot (granted, that scene could be expanded into a pretty sweet film on its own).
It also carries the sad but seldom-mentioned distinction of being Anne Ramsey’s last movie role. They were still wrapping up production when she died in 1988 from esophageal cancer.
Probably best known for her appearance in the Goonies, her famously raspy voice was due to having part of her tongue cut out the first time her cancer was identified.The same studio that edited and re-titled “Life on the Edge” very tactlessly also added subtitles over Anne’s dialog, even though you can understand what she’s saying well enough.
Again, you can watch this movie here.Lisa Morton describes the final cut as still 70% of what she wanted, at least.
Alain Bellino was born in Nice in 1955. In the 80′s, he discovered the world of metal and ornamentation. The ornament that is torn from its original support then becomes the very structure of his sculptures. Bronze ornamentations assembled by extremely precise welding are the base material. Weighted with the nobility of the material joined to their own history, they support a fragmented memory and they bring to the sculptor a precious help as well as a constraint. Alain Bellino gets special inspiration from the Renaissance period. Vanitas are one of his favorite themes, typical of classical sceneries. In his work of re-directing and re-assembling, which is both iconoclast and highly rigorous from a formal point of view, at the crossroads between past and future, Alain Bellino sublimates and rehabilitates the ornamentation.
Cult Clock Face
It’s also on my DeviantArt.
If you look closely, though, you’ll see Tru has the blog linked as the source. Tumblr’s not too good at making that stuff obvious.
Yeah, they sent me a private message about it, I somehow missed the link (even though I was looking for it), but at least now you know how popular your work still is. xD
The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in Timbuktu, Mali, West Africa. The three mosques of Sankoré, Djinguereber Mosque and Sidi Yahya compose the famous University of Timbuktu. During the 14th -16th century, Sankore University enrolled more foreigen students than New York University today.
The Mali Empire gained direct control over the city of Timbuktu in 1324 during the reign of Mansa Kankou Musa also known as Musa I “King of Kings”. He designed and saw the construction of one of Sankore’s first great mosques and the Jingeray Ber Masjid in 1327.The foundations of the previous structure were laid around 988 A.D. on the orders of the city’s chief judge Al-Qadi Aqib ibn Mahmud ibn Umar. A local mandinka lady, esteemed for her wealth, financed his plans to turn Sankoré into a world class learning institution.
By the end of Mansa Musa’s reign (early 14th century CE), the Sankoré Masjid had been converted into a fully staffed Madrassa (Islamic school or in this case university) with the largest collections of books in Africa since the Library of Alexandria. The level of learning at Timbuktu’s Sankoré University was superior to that of all other Islamic centers in the world. The Sankoré Masjid was capable of housing 25,000 students and had one of the largest libraries in the world with between 400,000 to 700,000 manuscripts.
Today, the intellectual legacy of Timbuktu is neglected in historical discourse. These pages of WORLD history tend to get ripped out. .
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