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"herakles’ gaze
on him was like a gold tongue. magma rising. …
the effort it took to pull himself away from herakles’ eyes
could have been measured on a scale devised by richter. call us, we’re at city hotel, said herakles.
the richter scale has neither a minimum nor a maximum threshold.
everything depends on
the sensitivity of the seismograph. sure okay, said geryon, and threw himself out the door.”

- anne carson, autobiography of red

he was born this way.

while michael jackson’s neverland ranch floated in real estate limbo, a group of photographers snuck onto the grounds and explored the abandoned kingdom, returning several times to document what they saw.

while michael jackson’s neverland ranch floated in real estate limbo, a group of photographers snuck onto the grounds and explored the abandoned kingdom, returning several times to document what they saw.


photographer sandro giordoan has created a hilarious photo series of people who look like they’ve just taken terrible falls, spilling all their stuff around them in a “yard sale” of sorts.
they’re not just silly images – there’s a message about materialism behind them. as giordoan explains, “each shot ‘tells’ about worn out characters who, as if a sudden black-out of mind and body took over, let themselves crash with no attempt to save themselves, unable, because of the fatigue of the everyday ‘representation’ of living, oppressed by ‘appearance’ instead of simply ‘existing.’”

photographer sandro giordoan has created a hilarious photo series of people who look like they’ve just taken terrible falls, spilling all their stuff around them in a “yard sale” of sorts.

they’re not just silly images – there’s a message about materialism behind them. as giordoan explains, “each shot ‘tells’ about worn out characters who, as if a sudden black-out of mind and body took over, let themselves crash with no attempt to save themselves, unable, because of the fatigue of the everyday ‘representation’ of living, oppressed by ‘appearance’ instead of simply ‘existing.’”

photographer sandro giordoan has created a hilarious photo series of people who look like they’ve just taken terrible falls, spilling all their stuff around them in a “yard sale” of sorts.
they’re not just silly images – there’s a message about materialism behind them. as giordoan explains, “each shot ‘tells’ about worn out characters who, as if a sudden black-out of mind and body took over, let themselves crash with no attempt to save themselves, unable, because of the fatigue of the everyday ‘representation’ of living, oppressed by ‘appearance’ instead of simply ‘existing.’”

photographer sandro giordoan has created a hilarious photo series of people who look like they’ve just taken terrible falls, spilling all their stuff around them in a “yard sale” of sorts.

they’re not just silly images – there’s a message about materialism behind them. as giordoan explains, “each shot ‘tells’ about worn out characters who, as if a sudden black-out of mind and body took over, let themselves crash with no attempt to save themselves, unable, because of the fatigue of the everyday ‘representation’ of living, oppressed by ‘appearance’ instead of simply ‘existing.’”

even her april 14 death couldn’t keep marycathyrn “mickey” easterling, 83, from being the life of the party.
the local philanthropist and regular party hostess was not your typical lady, so it stands to reason that she would not want a typical memorial service. rather than being confined to a casket, her body was seated on a park bench and dolled up with all the accoutrements of a dyed-in-the-wool bon vivant.



"she loved the limelight. she loved the attention," her daughter said. "she was flamboyant. she had flair. she was outrageous." a true daughter of the big easy… laissez les bons temps rouler.
daily news | april 23, 2014

even her april 14 death couldn’t keep marycathyrn “mickey” easterling, 83, from being the life of the party.

the local philanthropist and regular party hostess was not your typical lady, so it stands to reason that she would not want a typical memorial service. rather than being confined to a casket, her body was seated on a park bench and dolled up with all the accoutrements of a dyed-in-the-wool bon vivant.

"she loved the limelight. she loved the attention," her daughter said. "she was flamboyant. she had flair. she was outrageous." a true daughter of the big easy… laissez les bons temps rouler.

daily news | april 23, 2014

in july of 1518, in full view of her neighbors, frau troffea began to violently dance in the streets of the city of strasbourg, france. there was no music and her face betrayed no expression of joy. she appeared unable to stop herself from her frenzy.
had this remained an isolated incident, the city elders may have put it down to madness or demonic possession, but soon after troffea began her dancing, a neighbor joined in. and then another. by the end of a week more than 30 people were dancing night and day on the streets of the city. and it didn’t stop there. by the time a month had passed, at least 400 citizens of strasbourg were swept up in the phenomenon.
medical and civic authorities were called in once some of the dancers began dying from heart attacks, exhaustion, or strokes. for some inexplicable reason, these men believed that the cure for the dancing was more dancing, so they erected a wooden stage for the dancers and musicians were called in.
this all sounds like some archaic bit of folklore, but the dancing plague of 1518 is clearly chronicled in medical, civic, and religious notes of the time. modern researchers pore over those notes to develop theories as to what caused this bizarre incident.
one of those theories postulates that the dancers were the victims of mass hysteria: instances when more than one person believes they are afflicted by an identical malady — often during times of extreme stress within the affected community. the strasbourg incident occurred during a time of rampant famine and malnutrition and subsequent deaths. but 400 people? a well-known recent incident generally seen as an example of mass hysteria is 1962′s “the tanganyika laughter epidemic” which affected only 95 people.
a second theory is in the realm of agriculture. the condition called ergotism occurs when grains of rye are attacked by a specific mold. eating the infected rye can lead to seizures, although the movements of strasbourg’s afflicted looked much more like traditional dancing than seizures of any sort.
a final school of thought states that the dancing was in result of some kind of religious ecstasy caused by veneration of saint vitus, the patron saint of epilepsy.
none of the theories completely explain the 1518 dancing.
bit by bit the dancers stopped, and the dancing would end as mysteriously as it began.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_plague

in july of 1518, in full view of her neighbors, frau troffea began to violently dance in the streets of the city of strasbourg, france. there was no music and her face betrayed no expression of joy. she appeared unable to stop herself from her frenzy.

had this remained an isolated incident, the city elders may have put it down to madness or demonic possession, but soon after troffea began her dancing, a neighbor joined in. and then another. by the end of a week more than 30 people were dancing night and day on the streets of the city. and it didn’t stop there. by the time a month had passed, at least 400 citizens of strasbourg were swept up in the phenomenon.

medical and civic authorities were called in once some of the dancers began dying from heart attacks, exhaustion, or strokes. for some inexplicable reason, these men believed that the cure for the dancing was more dancing, so they erected a wooden stage for the dancers and musicians were called in.

this all sounds like some archaic bit of folklore, but the dancing plague of 1518 is clearly chronicled in medical, civic, and religious notes of the time. modern researchers pore over those notes to develop theories as to what caused this bizarre incident.

one of those theories postulates that the dancers were the victims of mass hysteria: instances when more than one person believes they are afflicted by an identical malady — often during times of extreme stress within the affected community. the strasbourg incident occurred during a time of rampant famine and malnutrition and subsequent deaths. but 400 people? a well-known recent incident generally seen as an example of mass hysteria is 1962′s “the tanganyika laughter epidemic” which affected only 95 people.

a second theory is in the realm of agriculture. the condition called ergotism occurs when grains of rye are attacked by a specific mold. eating the infected rye can lead to seizures, although the movements of strasbourg’s afflicted looked much more like traditional dancing than seizures of any sort.

a final school of thought states that the dancing was in result of some kind of religious ecstasy caused by veneration of saint vitus, the patron saint of epilepsy.

none of the theories completely explain the 1518 dancing.

bit by bit the dancers stopped, and the dancing would end as mysteriously as it began.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_plague

a man died this morning in east los angeles when a tree on his neighbor’s property fell on him. the man had just said “hi” to his neighbor when the tree came crashing down on him. it is not clear what caused the tree to fall…
family members identified the man as tony calderon, 49, … the father to a seven-year-old boy. the tree fell around 8:30 a.m. … and took down some power lines with it. the outage is affecting 35 customers and southern california edison is expected to have it restored by 8:30 p.m.

a man died this morning in east los angeles when a tree on his neighbor’s property fell on him. the man had just said “hi” to his neighbor when the tree came crashing down on him. it is not clear what caused the tree to fall…

family members identified the man as tony calderon, 49, … the father to a seven-year-old boy. the tree fell around 8:30 a.m. … and took down some power lines with it. the outage is affecting 35 customers and southern california edison is expected to have it restored by 8:30 p.m.

freddy fabris, renaissance series”

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(Originally from Cross Connect, Reblogged from INSPIRATIONS FOR A WANDERING MIND)

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