And on that note, let’s go where the genuine 50 Shades fans probably won’t. Is my French good enough to read this book? Hell no. 

At this point I feel a moral obligation to pay to see 50 Shades of Grey in the theater because it will piss off and disappoint all the right people. 

greuze:

Attributed to Hugues Jean François Paul Duqueylard, Orpheus (Detail), 18th/19th Century

greuze:

Attributed to Hugues Jean François Paul Duqueylard, Orpheus (Detail), 18th/19th Century

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There’s not enough Tinto Brass on my blog and that’s a crying shame. My first Brass film was Salon KItty. Nope, I was not in any way prepared.

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therearenospectators:

This is one of my favorite episodes

I’m sort of tempted to see the James Brown movie, but I think I’ll wait because I’m pretty sure I’ll be disappointed because they’re probably going to leave most of the good stuff out. I understand, of course. Instead maybe I’ll watch the SINGLE GREATEST HOUR OF TELEVISION EVER MADE. Seriously, “Missing Hours” is full bonkers. I don’t understand how this is not the most celebrated episode of any TV series ever. It was, by the way, written by Thomas Disch, but it’s also Miami Vice. And it guest stars James fuckin Brown. Television was pretty much over after this aired. It straddles that razor-thin line between being so genius that it’s actually beyond the ability of most people to comprehend and completely bad and goofy. The hallucination scenes are magnificent. 

therearenospectators:

This is one of my favorite episodes

I’m sort of tempted to see the James Brown movie, but I think I’ll wait because I’m pretty sure I’ll be disappointed because they’re probably going to leave most of the good stuff out. I understand, of course. Instead maybe I’ll watch the SINGLE GREATEST HOUR OF TELEVISION EVER MADE. Seriously, “Missing Hours” is full bonkers. I don’t understand how this is not the most celebrated episode of any TV series ever. It was, by the way, written by Thomas Disch, but it’s also Miami Vice. And it guest stars James fuckin Brown. Television was pretty much over after this aired. It straddles that razor-thin line between being so genius that it’s actually beyond the ability of most people to comprehend and completely bad and goofy. The hallucination scenes are magnificent. 

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todf:

Hearing our hero tell a kid to PISS OFF is one of the little joys of the original version.

This movie is exactly the movie you’ve always wanted to watch and feel like maybe you have watched and which other movies kind of remind you of but will never compare with. 

todf:

Hearing our hero tell a kid to PISS OFF is one of the little joys of the original version.

This movie is exactly the movie you’ve always wanted to watch and feel like maybe you have watched and which other movies kind of remind you of but will never compare with. 

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michiganpast:

Early Detroit Images from the Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dpa1ic?page=index

Automotive History Related Images from the Detroit Public Library

http://mmm.lib.msu.edu/browse_library.php?library_id=51

Detroit Historical Society…

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"Let me briefly remind the reader how the gods of the older world at the time of the definite triumph of Christianity, that is, in the third century, fell into painful embarrassments which greatly resembled certain tragical situations of their earlier life. They now found themselves exposed to the same troublesome necessities to which they had once before been exposed during the primitive ages, in that revolutionary epoch when the Titans broke out of the custody of Orcus, and piling Pelion on Ossa scaled Olympus. Unfortunate gods! They had then to take flight ignominiously, and hide themselves among us here on earth under all sorts of disguises. Most of them betook themselves to Egypt, where for greater security they assumed the forms of animals, as is generally known. Just in the same way they had to take flight again, and seek entertainment in remote hiding-places, when those iconoclastic zealots, the black brood of monks, broke down all the temples, and pursued the gods with fire and curses. Many of these unfortunate emigrants, entirely deprived of shelter and ambrosia, had now to take to vulgar handicrafts as a means of earning their bread. In these circumstances many whose sacred groves had been confiscated, let themselves out for hire as wood-cutters in Germany, and had to drink beer instead of nectar. Apollo seems to have been content to take service under graziers, and as he had once kept the cows of Admetus, so he lived now as a shepherd in Lower Austria. Here however, having become suspected on account of his beautiful singing, he was recognised by a learned monk as one of the old pagan gods, and handed over to the spiritual tribunal. On the rack he confessed that he was the god Apollo; and before his execution he begged that he might be suffered to play once more upon the lyre and to sing a song. And he played so touchingly, and sang with such magic, and was withal so beautiful in form and feature, that all the women wept, and many of them were so deeply impressed that they shortly afterwards fell sick. And some time afterwards the people wished to drag him from the grave again, that a stake might be driven through his body, in the belief that he had been a vampire, and that the sick women would by this means recover. But they found the grave empty."

— Heinrich Heine, Gods In Exile (via todf)

fuckyeahvintageillustration:

'Beauty and the beast picture book' with the original coloured designs by Walter Crane. Published 1911 by Dodd, Mead and Company, New York. 

See the complete book here.

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dhivedetroit:

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Detroit’s 200th birthday celebration in 1901

Detroit is turning 313 on July 24th! We’ve put together a list of celebratory events happening throughout the week to bring in the city’s 313th year with a bang. Check them out below!

1. Detroit Historical Society is hosting events throughout…

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themagicfarawayttree:

demonagerie: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, - BSB…

themagicfarawayttree:

demonagerie: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, - BSB…

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"The human race will disappear. Other races in turn will appear and disappear. The skies will be glacial and empty, traversed by the feeble light of half-dead stars. These too will disappear. Everything will disappear. And human actions are as free and as stripped of meaning as the unfettered movements of the elementary particles. Good, evil, morality, sentiments? Pure ‘Victorian fictions.’ All that exists is egotism. Cold, intact, and radiant."

— Michel Houellebecq, H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life (via zopherus)

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50watts:

Birds by Chinese artist Huang Yao c. 1975

todf:

half of your posts are about how horrible capitalism is and the other half is shit you want to buy

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