We are designed to party This is it!


Music !


Scontrosa dolcezza.


Relief plaque with face of an owl, made in Egypt, 400-30 BC (source).


Myron Wood (1921-1999): Mobile by Alexander Calder 

Georgia O’Keeffe’s house in Abiquiu, New Mexico, 1980 (via)


Automated reading device using microfilms, circa 1935:

"The future of the book has quite a few failed predictions in its wake. From Thomas Edison’s belief that books of the future would be printed on leaves of nickel, to a 1959 prediction that the text of a book would be projected on the ceiling of your home, no one knew for sure what was in store for the printed word.

"The April, 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics included this nifty invention which was to be the next logical step in the world of publishing. Basically a microfilm reader mounted on a large pole, the media device was supposed to let you sit back in your favorite chair while reading your latest tome of choice…” [more]


The Transcendent Pig caught out strolling…

(Remixed from here. Thanks to human-merelybeing for the heads up!)




1. pertaining to a swallow; of or resembling a swallow.

2. belonging to the bird family Hirundinidae, which includes swallows and martins.

Etymology: from Latin hirundo ‘swallow’.

[Annie Stegg]