Favourite Batman artists: Norm Breyfogle
What the hell is wrong with your cape, Batman? I don’t even know, but I like it.
While in the lavatory on a domestic flight in March 2010, I spontaneously put a tissue paper toilet cover seat cover over my head and took a picture in the mirror using my cellphone. The image evoked 15th-century Flemish portraiture. I decided to add more images made in this mode and planned to take advantage of a long-haul flight from San Francisco to Auckland, guessing that there were likely to be long periods of time when no one was using the lavatory on the 14-hour flight. I made several forays to the bathroom from my aisle seat, and by the time we landed I had a large group of new photographs entitled Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style.
Missed this last picture that goes along with other ones about Buhl woman. The paper I cited also has lots of tables which I did not copy, and lots of good information about the Buhl excavation and analysis in general. Things about craniometry, dentition, isotopic analysis, etc. Lots of interesting determinations about diet. Her cranium morphology is in line with East Asian and American Indian populations (as well as Norse interestingly, but that’s in a different paper). Mentions the repatriation as well. Hope this helps anthro/archaeo people out there..
I was working on doing a presentation for a research project about Buhl woman (an important archaeological find; a Paleoindian woman from the late Pleistocene found in 1989 in Buhl, Idaho) and there are literally four pictures I could find online. Three of them were of casts of artifacts found with her and one was a tiny picture of part of her skeleton. Just nothing online about her almost at all. I was able to get my hands on the original published article about her excavation from the American Antiquity journal. So I’m, uploading pictures I took from that document so that other people looking for this might be helped.
I think this falls under fair use, since it’s purely educational and there are no good examples online. Here’s the source they all came from, though:
Green, Thomas J., Bruce Cochran, Todd W. Fenton, James C. Woods, Gene L. Titmus, Larry Tieszen, Mary Anne Davis, and Susanne J. Miller
1998 The Buhl Burial: A Paleoindian Women from Southern Idaho. American Antiquity 63(3):437-456
But endings are heartless.
An ending is a closed door no man can open.
There is no such thing as a happy ending.
I have never met a single one to equal “Once upon a time.”
Endings are heartless.
Ending is just another word for goodbye.
Late night listening: Everyone’s favorite nautical-whaling-1800s-themed German funeral doom metal band. I count their The Call of the Wretched Sea and The Divinity of Oceans among some of my favorite doom albums. On the latter album their vocalist also has a great variety of singing and guttural vocals, both of which are really good and he uses to great effect. The idea of their Moby Dick theme is cool, too. I need to listen to their new album based on an Edgar Allan Poe novel.
Incredible band, amazing atmosphere. Great balance of being punishingly heavy yet still very melodic and soft at times (great use of piano!). Good use of ambient intros/ interludes. Very emotionally evocative sounding. Really dark and depressing/ melancholy music.
tl;dr Ahab makes great heavy as fuck dark music.
"I felt then, as I feel now, that the politicians who took us to war should have been given the guns and told to settle their differences themselves, instead of organising nothing better than legalised mass murder." — Harry Patch, the last veteran of WWI, who died in 2009 at 111.
Possibly the only picture of a war veteran I’ll ever reblog.
A great quote but just as a technicality he was not the last veteran of The Great War. He was the fifth known last veteran. The other four died later between 2010 and 2012. He was the last known male European veteran of that war.