Julie D’Aubigny was a 17th-century bisexual French opera singer and fencing master who killed or wounded at least ten men in life-or-death duels, performed nightly shows on the biggest and most highly-respected opera stage in the world, and once took the Holy Orders just so that she could sneak into a convent and shag a nun.
Tyree Callahan has recycled (or upcycled, perhaps) a classic 1937 Underwood typewriter by replacing letters with sponges soaked across the spectrum with bright yellows, reds, blues and combinations thereof.
Okay this video is too good not to share. I’m not sure why I’m totally fascinated by Lee Min Ho. It’s the same kind of fascination I have for babies, and baby animals but more so. The closest thing I can liken it to is an elementary school crush — which is really weird to say when I’m 55. What I mean is that it’s a really powerful attraction, but not a sexual attraction. I don’t “have the hots” for Minho. That part of me isn’t what is drawn to him. But it’s really powerful. It’s a sort of spirit-mind-feeling attraction that makes me love watching him and care about him. It gives watching his dramas something extra special because I’m so captured by his charisma that there’s a sort of powerful instantaneous connection to his character whenever he’s on screen. Does anybody else know what I’m talking about?
neverending list of visually amazing moments (x) the princess and the frog, 2009
Self-taught fine art photographer Mikko Lagerstedt has a stunning collection of photos that apprehend the essence of stillness and solitude. Inspired by the simplistic Finnish landscapes, Mikko Lagerstedt successfully creates visually and emotionally interesting photographs that capture the feeling of a moment.
In addition to essentially inventing the computer, Alan Turing also broke the German Enigma Code during World War II which paved the way for the D-Day invasion. The man was a hyper-genius. I’ve read descriptions of his work by mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose. He’s been a hero of mine ever since.
The level of thought required to come up with the stuff he came up with is totally beyond my comprehension. I actually did not even know about his orientation until much later. He was prosecuted and ordered to undergo chemical castration. Soon thereafter, he committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.
The government forced him to take estrogen as a punishment (or “cure”?). He began to develop breasts and other side effects.
He committed suicide by biting into a cyanide laced apple. This is supposedly the inspiration for the name/logo of Apple computers.
and old Apple computers
the apple was a rainbow
Reblogging again because more people need to know about Turing dammit.