April 5, 2011
Yes, THAT Edward Lear. No wonder he developed such an eye for the absurd…

Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo, AKA tricolor-crested cockatoo (Lophochroa leadbeateri, synonym: plyctolophus leadbeateri).

Edward Lear, from Natural history of parrots, by Prideaux John Selby, Edinburgh, 1836.

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Yes, THAT Edward Lear. No wonder he developed such an eye for the absurd…

Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo, AKA tricolor-crested cockatoo (Lophochroa leadbeateri, synonym: plyctolophus leadbeateri).

Edward Lear, from Natural history of parrots, by Prideaux John Selby, Edinburgh, 1836.

(Source: archive.org)

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April 1, 2011
Underwater operations.

Albert Robida, from Un caricaturiste prophète (a prophet cartoonist), by Henri beraldi and Albert Robida, Paris, 1916.

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Underwater operations.

Albert Robida, from Un caricaturiste prophète (a prophet cartoonist), by Henri beraldi and Albert Robida, Paris, 1916.

(Source: archive.org)

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March 27, 2011

Space: 1999 sitar freakout via Unmann-Wittering at Island of Terror:

“Big Jim Sullivan, on the Moon, torn from orbit and spinning through space, playing a Coral Electric Sitar. That’s possibly the most exciting sentences I’ve ever read, let alone written.” 

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Just picture it all being done with puppets. It’s even better that way.

February 22, 2011
Never forget. 
Handsome. Deadly. Colonel.
from his Vanity Fair fashion profile, 2009.

Never forget.

Handsome. Deadly. Colonel.

from his Vanity Fair fashion profile, 2009.

January 14, 2011
kung fu grippe: HOWTO make me sad

At least three of the headlines below could refer to stories which have already run in the publication by which I am employed. Several more could run in upcoming editions. The tabloid publication.

I am so ahead of the game.

viafrank:

Real Headlines from the Homepage of Boing Boing

  • HOWTO teach your small children to swordfight
  • Ketchup dispensing mobile robot
  • Demon rug
  • Insects made of human hair
  • HOWTO make a motorcycle out of cigarette lighters
  • HOWTO make an ultra-gross melting-head cake
  • HOWTO make monster…

December 9, 2010
Everything about this article seems like science fiction.

To anyone who was paying attention in the 1980s, at least.

November 9, 2010
Peanuts, 9 November 1950.

Peanuts, 9 November 1950.

November 8, 2010
Grant Patten will die by 2040.

November 5, 2010
In Demand: A week inside the future of journalism

(Source: kimmacqueen1)

October 1, 2010
NICE FEZ, BUDDY.

European Turkey, male and female costumes.

From Geschichte des Kostüms (The costume history), vol. 5, by Auguste Racinet, Berlin, 1888.

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NICE FEZ, BUDDY.

European Turkey, male and female costumes.

From Geschichte des Kostüms (The costume history), vol. 5, by Auguste Racinet, Berlin, 1888.

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