I was waiting for this to happen.
Kansuke Yamamoto - De la série ” Map of Labyrinth “, ca. 1950
The U.S. Navy Just Announced The End Of Big Oil And No One Noticed -
A viable technology now exists that will break fossil fuel’s stranglehold hold on America and no one is talking about it? Your corporate media hard at work.
Always concerning when the only info source is screechy antagonism, but this looks legit maybe? Any of my more qualified nerds wanna confirm?
Tumblr informs me that this is my 500th “liked” post.
You are in The Mushroom Kingdom walking along on the grass when you see a Koopa Troopa, it’s walking towards you. You hop over, you flip it over onto it’s back. It lies there on it’s back, baking in the hot glare of the Angry Sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it can’t, not without your help. But you’re not helping, nor do you stomp on it to earn points. Why is that?
"I want more mushrooms, Father."
Physics says: go to sleep. Of course
you’re tired. Every atom in you
has been dancing the shimmy in silver shoes
nonstop from mitosis to now.
Quit tapping your feet. They’ll dance
inside themselves without you. Go to sleep.
Geology says: it will be all right. Slow inch
by inch America is giving itself
to the ocean. Go to sleep. Let darkness
lap at your sides. Give darkness an inch.
You aren’t alone. All of the continents used to be
one body. You aren’t alone. Go to sleep.
Astronomy says: the sun will rise tomorrow,
Zoology says: on rainbow-fish and lithe gazelle,
Psychology says: but first it has to be night, so
Biology says: the body-clocks are stopped all over town
History says: here are the blankets, layer on layer, down and down.
(Source: theunquotables, via coldalbion)
Detail from The Fall of Man, Hendrik Goltzius
Cat totally knows what’s about to go down here.
Most New Yorkers don’t even know it exists. But a million forgotten souls are buried in mass graves dug by convicts on a tiny, forbidden island east of the Bronx. Since 1869, still-born babies, the homeless, the poor and the unclaimed have been stacked one upon the other, three coffins deep, on Hart Island. Corpses are interned in great, anonymous trenches. There are no tombstones. Small white posts in the ground mark each 150 adult bodies. A thousand children and infants are buried together per grave. It is one of the largest cemeteries in the United States. And the least visited. The men doing the digging are convicts from Rikers Island, petty offenders tasked with carrying bodies to their final resting place. Nearly 1,500 fresh corpses arrive each year, says visual artist Melinda Hunt, who heads the Hart Island Project, which campaigns to make the cemetery visible and accessible. The authorities say nearly a million people have been buried here since 1869. It is forbidden to film and photograph the uninhabited, windswept island. Visits must be authorized by the Department of Corrections, which runs the island. —
One million buried in mass graves on forbidden New York island | The Raw Story (via sarkos)
This puts me in a mind of the Spirit Paths @warrenellis has been talking about of late.A Forbidden Island of the dead…
I will forever love this movie.
Carnaval De Jacmel, Rituales En Haiti, Cristina Garcia Rodero
Otto Dix, Der Krieg, 1924
Doing research for the novel.
Young artist falls asleep with papier maché mask of Marlene Dietrich on her lap, 1950.
Saint Cecilia (Invisible Piano) - Max Ernst
I only now realized that the “Invisible *” meme started in 1924.