Found a spare 10 minutes at Steinway today and thought I’d record this to share with you guys - Sgambati’s piano transcription of Orfeo’s melody from Gluck’s opera Orfeo and Euridice.
Blimey that’s a lot of apostrophes…
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My absolute favourite cat ever. This is a manul, or pallas cat. Found in the Afghan mountains, they’re one of the oldest pure-blood cousins of our own goggies.
they look like fat balls of rage
Just gonna leave this here
That last picture looks so much like how I imagined the Cheshire cat. I didn’t know that expression was possible on a real cat. Whoa.
My life is made.
this could be the best cat i’ve ever seen
ChurchTanks by Kris Kuksi
People like to talk about how important the separation of church and state is, but nobody ever said anything about the separation of church and tanks. Probably an oversight they regret now. Kris’ mixed media constructs combine faith-based architecture with the dominating tread of military might, drawing obvious parallels between the two and paving the way for some badass G.I. Joe future vehicle sets.
As a result of the Boston Bombing, the entire city is essentially on lock down. They people of the town are trapped in their homes and have been stripped of their constitutional rights. Lew Rockwell’s commentary sums up what is going on.
The empire has invaded the homeland—the chickens have come home to roost, as Malcolm X put it—with more than a million people ordered to cower in their homes. Businesses, schools, universities, public transport are all ordered to close. All homes and other property can be searched without warrants. By what authority? Blankout, as Rand used to say. Army-style police, and a police-style army, combined with various secret police forces from the feds, state, and city, stomp around in total control, loving it. We have enhanced martial law, accompanied by media cheers. It’s American fascism on display, with the usual crony capitalism operating behind the scenes. Domestic terrorism so benefits the internationally terroristic government.
Abrams to Publish the First Official Guide to Cartoon Network’s Top-Rated Animated Show
The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia, translated by Martin Olson. Hardcover, 160 pages, 150 color illustrations. August. Geez, Louise, is this going to be cool.
Abrams will publish The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia, the first-of-its-kind, definitive guide to the show’s beloved characters and world. The book was written by Martin Olson, the voice actor for the Lord of Evil on Adventure Time, who narrates the book in character. It also features original illustrations by Renee French, Tony Millionaire, Celeste Moreno, Aisleen Romano, and Mahendra Singh, and is being designed by Sean Tejaratchi. The show’s creator, Pendleton Ward, is contributing original content to the book as well.
Created in conjunction with Cartoon Network Enterprises, The Adventure Time Encyclopaedia includes everything anyone will ever need to know about the Land of Ooo and its inhabitants—secret lore and spells, fun places you should visit and places where you will probably die, what to eat and not to eat, whom to marry and whom not to marry, how to make friends and how to destroy your enemies—plus “marginalia” and doodles by Finn, Jake, and Marceline.
Well, we know what we’ll be using for our book reports next semester.