A Christmas story in which Beelzebub sends a little demon to harass a pickle salesman, Clive Barker’s “The Yattering And Jack” (season 4, episode 7 of Tales From The Darkside) is an odd delight.
I usually ignore Valentine’s Day, but it seems the best time to post this fantastic video by Ukraine’s drag wonder:
♫ “Ya Popala Na Lubov” by Verka Serduchka
I don’t want to diminish anyone’s New Year celebration, but I can’t imagine a better one than Ukrainian drag sensation Verka Serduchka performing Rammstein’s “Du Hast” on New Year’s Eve with Christmas trees, dancers in folk and mining outfits, and gouts of fire.
I just read the weirdest description of anti-semitism I’ve ever seen: “[E]xcept perhaps the flying fish, there was no race existing on the earth, in the air, or the waters, who were the object of such an unintermitting, general, and relentless persecution as the Jews of this period.” (from Ivanhoe by Walter Scott)
A quick search turns up nothing about medieval views of flying fish, so I’m still baffled — but I did find the Bosch VR app which purportedly lets one explore Hieronymous Bosch’s painting The Garden Of Earthly Delights in 3D: “allowing viewers to ride a flying fish through the Garden of Eden, endure illicit temptation and be transported into Bosch’s terrifying vision of hell.”
♫ “Random Canyon” by The Holy Modal Rounders
“Where the crystal coyote calls / over sleepy garden walls / and the wireless wombat wanders on the wing”
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The bust is a changed copy of Plutarch of Chaeronea-03.jpg by Odysses. The quote is the name of a section of Plutarch’s Morals vol. 5. You can copy and change this image but you have to put it under this license: Some rights reserved (CC BY-SA 3.0) and give credit by linking to colintedford.com/s/3764 because of the license on the bust photo. Phew!
Related: another gem from Morals.
I found this gem on Wikipedia yesterday:
Lucius Licinius Crassus was mocked by Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (cos. 54 BC) for weeping over the death of his pet lamprey [as told in Plutarch’s Morals, vol. 5 at the end of section 14 of “POLITICAL PRECEPTS”]
This song is so great! (And I don’t say that just because I used to live with one of the band members.)
♫ “Would Not Float” by Gideon Freudmann
No song link, sorry :(
I went out to sail my boat I was not sure it would float I put it into the pond, It sank, like a rock It was not such a surprise These things happen, I surmise Sometimes, though, it gets my goat It would not float
♫ “I’ll play a strange song” — “Come Along” by Yat Kha