October 1, 2014

neuromorphogenesis:

The Psychology of Music

- by University of Florida. 

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Filed under: music UF think 
October 1, 2014
Dunbar Brook picnic area, Mohawk Trail, Massachusetts. PHOTO: ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/BOSTON GLOBE STAFF

Dunbar Brook picnic area, Mohawk Trail, Massachusetts. PHOTO: ESSDRAS M SUAREZ/BOSTON GLOBE STAFF

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September 30, 2014
Mom, 88 and going strong.

Mom, 88 and going strong.

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September 30, 2014
Stinky and the goldfish

Stinky and the goldfish

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September 29, 2014

Poncho the Parrot prays the Hail Mary. Kind of creepy.

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September 29, 2014

theowlswalkwithme:

Happy National Coffee Day!
May all the fish stay out of your percolators

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September 29, 2014
Katsushika Taito II, SPRAY RED MAPLE AGAINST DARK GREEN, Edo period, 1615-1868, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Katsushika Taito II, SPRAY RED MAPLE AGAINST DARK GREEN, Edo period, 1615-1868, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

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September 27, 2014

(Source: miss-cherryzomby, via flossblog)

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September 24, 2014

Halloween’s coming.

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September 24, 2014

Mazzy Star - She’s My Baby

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September 24, 2014

Shriekback - Nemesis

Priests and cannibals, prehistoric animals
Everybody’s happy as the dead come home
Big black nemesis, parthenogenesis
No one move a muscle as the dead come home

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September 23, 2014

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September 23, 2014

ohshouldawouldacoulda:

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September 23, 2014

ancientart:

A quick look at: Mictlantecuhtli, the Aztec god of death and lord of the underworld.

Mictlantecuhtli was believed to live in Mictlan, the cold, damp and gloomy underworld of the Aztecs, or lower part of the cosmos, where the remains of humans were kept.

This Templo Mayor Museum figure of Mictlantecuhtli, which is perhaps one of the most famous representations of the god, was found in the House of Eagles. Here he wears a loincloth, and stands grinning. Some have suggested that this grin of Mictlantecuhtli, who once harassed Quetzalcoatl on his journey to the underworld, may suggest his desire to torment. His claw-like hands are posed, as though ready to attack someone.

The holes on his scalp would have once been filled with black, wavy hair -which the Aztecs associated with chaos. Parts of his flesh has been teared off, and his liver falls from his chest cavity. This organ was connected to Mictlan, and housed the Ihiyotl soul (see Aguilar-Moreno 2007, chapter 7). Recent residue analysis has found traces of human blood on the statue. 

Artefact courtesy of the Museum of the Templo Mayor, Mexico City. Photos taken by Travis: oosik.

Recommended reading: Handbook to Life in the Aztec World (Oxford University Press, 2007) by Manuel Aguilar-Moreno. This is a very good overview and introduction to the Aztec culture, and expands on many of the points I briefly mentioned here.

September 23, 2014

mediumaevum:

Unusual portrayals of Adam and Eve in a XV century Book of Hours.

Read all about it on The Public Domain Review

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