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Jul 23

robespierristwildean:

Oh my god I was comparing the censored and uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray again and in the uncensored version Lord Henry has 27 pictures of Dorian in his possession but they censored it to be 17. 27 whoa way too gay bring that down to a reasonable heterosexual number like 17 no homo! 

27 or 17, the funniest part about this is thinking about what an undertaking it was to get a photo taken of oneself in the late 19th century. These aren’t smartphone selfies, you know? By then, it was still faster than it had been with earlier techniques (which could take up to five minutes for an exposure), but it still wasn’t a cheap and fast hobby. And Dorian’s photos are probably proper studio portraits too.

And Lord Henry accumulates this wealth of images over the course of what, a month?

And now, let us take a moment and ponder the possibilities of a modern AU Lord Henry and his Instagram feed. Or his Facebook page. He’s totally the friend whose feed you quietly start to block because omg Harry you’re getting EMBARRASSING.

(via partymage)


19th Century Clients from Hell

clientsfromhell:

Charles Babbage received funds from the English Treasury between 1823 to 1842 to build his engine. Today, we would know that engine to be more akin to a mechanical computer.

Babbage recorded his interactions with two members of parliament. It went as follows:

On two occasions I have been asked,—

“Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?”

I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

(via immlass)


Jul 22

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Jul 21
erstwhilegirl:

natellite:

ladyofthelog:

clawfoottub:

theacheofmodernism:

GUYS I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING

That is so adorable.

TOO SOON

lole

oh no

This is satire, though, right?
…right?
ఠ_ఠ

erstwhilegirl:

natellite:

ladyofthelog:

clawfoottub:

theacheofmodernism:

GUYS I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING

That is so adorable.

TOO SOON

lole

oh no

This is satire, though, right?

…right?

ఠ_ఠ

(via peggylives)


Jul 20

A six note phrase stretched to exactly six times its original length. The voice is comprised of theremin layered with Minitaur, with ring modulation and reverb.

Karin: Moog Etherwave Plus Theremin + Minitaur
Bruce: Digital treatments

Recorded at The Library.

Moog Moogerfooger MF-102 Ring Modulator courtesy of
Dharmendra Sookram.

***

More on this 133rd Disquiet Junto project — “Compose an especially short and concise composition” — at:

http://disquiet.com/2014/07/17/disquiet0133-sixnotesong/

More on the Disquiet Junto at:

http://disquiet.com/?p=16588

Join the Disquiet Junto at:

http://soundcloud.com/groups/disquiet-junto/

Disquiet Junto general discussion takes place at:

http://disquiet.com/forums


Jul 17

Elaine Stritch, folks. Performing one of my favorite Sondheim songs (and arguably one of the finest interpreters of this particular song).

Raise a vodka stinger tonight for Ms Stritch.


Jul 16
rutabagaparsnip:

unnaturalist:

Sale NH1407 Lot 340
ENORMOUS AND RARE COPROLITE
Miocene-Oligocene
Wilkes Formation, Toledo, Lewis Co., Washington
This truly spectacular specimen is possibly the longest example of coprolite - fossilized dinosaur feces - ever to be offered at auction. It boasts a wonderfully even, pale brown-yellow coloring and terrifically detailed texture to the heavily botryoidal surface across the whole of its immense length. The passer of this remarkable object is unknown, but it is nonetheless a highly evocative specimen of unprecedented size, presented in four sections, each with a heavy black marble custom base, an eye-watering 40 inches in length overall.
Estimate $8,000-10,000

That is one fancy poop

rutabagaparsnip:

unnaturalist:

Sale NH1407 Lot 340

ENORMOUS AND RARE COPROLITE

Miocene-Oligocene

Wilkes Formation, Toledo, Lewis Co., Washington

This truly spectacular specimen is possibly the longest example of coprolite - fossilized dinosaur feces - ever to be offered at auction. It boasts a wonderfully even, pale brown-yellow coloring and terrifically detailed texture to the heavily botryoidal surface across the whole of its immense length. The passer of this remarkable object is unknown, but it is nonetheless a highly evocative specimen of unprecedented size, presented in four sections, each with a heavy black marble custom base, an eye-watering 40 inches in length overall.

Estimate $8,000-10,000

That is one fancy poop



rutabagaparsnip:

immlass:

birdsy-purplefishes:

therareandferociousswamprabbit:

Oh god, it burns.

It’s not a heart it’s like a horrific swollen rashy thing of grossness and it hurts so much.
But we can all heart each other. We can all share this burden. We can suffer through to together.

Just chiming in to say I love Bodyglide.

Even not-so-chubby girls (like me) get the chub rub. I use Gold Bond Friction Defense. Works like a charm!

These are pretty great. YMMV, but I find that they’re actually not too warm for Texas in the summer, and the fabric doesn’t stick to my dresses.

rutabagaparsnip:

immlass:

birdsy-purplefishes:

therareandferociousswamprabbit:

Oh god, it burns.

It’s not a heart it’s like a horrific swollen rashy thing of grossness and it hurts so much.

But we can all heart each other. We can all share this burden. We can suffer through to together.

Just chiming in to say I love Bodyglide.

Even not-so-chubby girls (like me) get the chub rub. I use Gold Bond Friction Defense. Works like a charm!

These are pretty great. YMMV, but I find that they’re actually not too warm for Texas in the summer, and the fabric doesn’t stick to my dresses.


Jul 15

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