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zooborns:

Precocious Seal Pup Mugs For Cameras at Wroclaw Zoo

On June 10, Wroclaw Zoo welcomed a female South African Fur Seal. This is the first offspring for the zoo’s Seal group and keepers are pleased to report that the pups mother is taking great care of her newborn. Mother and child have been behind the scenes to allow the pair space and time to bond. After two weeks, keepers checked the sex of the pup and administered a medical examination. The female pup is healthy and curious about her surroundings, including her keepers.

Learn more at Zooborns.

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#seals

erikkwakkel:

Blueprint of medieval cathedral

This is cool. The top image shows a drawing on parchment from the 1260s. It is one of the earliest existing architectural drawings and depicts the façade, or front, of Strasbourg Cathedral in France. The “blueprint” almost stands a meter tall. What’s so special about this medieval artifact is that it still exists: single sheets rarely survive from the Middle Ages (with the exception of charters). Equally special is that we can compare the drawing to the real thing (lower pic): it is not hard to recognizes the big round window in both drawing and real building - note also the door underneath it and the pointy window to the right. How great that we are given a peek on the medieval architect’s drawing board. Ironically, he did not live to see his creation built, because the cathedral was finished in the 14th century.

Pic: Musée de l’Oeuvre Notre-Dame, Strasbourg, Inv. no. 2. More about the drawing here. The photograph is from this blog.

#architecture
#medieval
#harrison ford
#art
#Hiroshige

We may have turned the wounded woman into a kind of goddess, romanticized her illness and idealized her suffering, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t happen. Women still have wounds: broken hearts and broken bones and broken lungs. How do we talk about these wounds without glamorizing them? Without corroborating an old mythos that turns female trauma into celestial constellations worthy of worship?

The moment we start talking about wounded women, we risk transforming their suffering from an aspect of the female experience into an element of the female constitution—​perhaps its finest, frailest consummation. The ancient Greek Menander once said: “Woman is a pain that never goes away.”He probably just meant women were trouble, but his words hold a more sinister suggestion: the possibility that being a woman requires being in pain, that pain is the unending glue and prerequisite of female consciousness.

"Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain" - Leslie Jamison

My friend doseoflovely sent me this article. Jamison combines literary history with cultural critique and an individual narrative of identity. This is an article that begs to be read. 

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"These girls aren’t wounded so much as post-​wounded, and I see their sisters everywhere. They’re over it. I am not a melodramatic person. God help the woman who is. What I’ll call ‘post-​wounded’ isn’t a shift in deep feeling (we understand these women still hurt) but a shift away from wounded affect: These women are aware that ‘woundedness’ is overdone and overrated. They are wary of melodrama, so they stay numb or clever instead. Post-​wounded women make jokes about being wounded or get impatient with women who hurt too much. The post-​wounded woman conducts herself as if preempting certain accusations: Don’t cry too loud; don’t play victim. Don’t ask for pain meds you don’t need; don’t give those doctors another reason to doubt. Post-​wounded women fuck men who don’t love them and then they feel mildly sad about it, or just blasé about it; they refuse to hurt about it or to admit they hurt about it—​or else they are endlessly self-​aware about it, if they do allow themselves this hurting.”

Ahhh Christ.  Jamison is right all over the place in this essay.

#Leslie Jamison

My favorite joke, let’s see… Oh boy oh boy, let’s see. My own idiocy.

(Source: pontmercury, via emundell)

#jeff goldblum appreciation blog
#karen o'neil
#art

johndarnielle:

Buster Keaton watches one of his most infamous and memorable gags during his appearance on This is Your Life in 1957.

"How do you feel today seeing it, Buster? Would you do it again?" 

[shakes head] “No.”

so good

(Source: railwayshoes)

#buster keaton
Sorting my music library by title is always an enlightening experience.

Sorting my music library by title is always an enlightening experience.