Saturday, 24 May 2008
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
'This is probably the best known poem in the world and it has a fascinating history combining medieval Persia (Iran) with India, Victorian Europe and America, and much more.'
'...There is very little known about Omar Khayyam and his life, other than the knowledge of his treatises on mathematics and philosophy, some of which have been lost, and his involvement with the reorganisation of the Persian calendar at the behest of Sultan Malik-Shah. There are a few anecdotal stories of his adult life, written down by his contemporaries, and referring to his wisdom, memory and forecasting ability; but none relate to the composition of rubaiyat or other poetry.'
American City Flags, Ranked.
Gateshead Car Park Demolition Photos.
'Over the years, the Stitelers lived with other bunnies (all disapproving) and took photos of them documenting their disdain of the human race, but things came to a head when Sharon found Cinnamon at the St. Paul Humane Society. It was love at first sight on Sharon's part, aloof disinterest on Cinnamon's part...'
Margate's Mechanical Elephant.
Maneki Neko Museum.
'Home of Maneki Neko, Japan's Beckoning Cat!'
Paul Bunyan, Legendary Lumberjack.
Illustrated Viking Scenes.
Text in Norwegian.
Ad Blanking on the London Underground.
'It was then with surprise that whilst on our way to a Space Hijackers action, a group of agents spotted a Transport for London team blanking all of the adverts on the District Line. At first we could not belive our eyes, could this really be an official government sponsored team, taking part in a day of action against consumerism?'
Fun with logos.
13+ Inspirational Illustrators.
'Illustration is a vast range of artwork and styles of drawing, painting and digital art, however, it remains that illustration is inspirational, for any field of art or design. I composed this list of illustrators to help you find inspiration, if you need it, or just become introduced to the different works of these artists. '
Streets of India.
Querying the Hive Mind.
'How can I improve my art awareness (i.e paintings, sculpture, crafts, etc.)?'
'Why, when I drag the fleshy (i.e., not furry) part of my cat's paw across the trackpad on my MacBook, does the cursor not respond?'
'What small-ish changes have you made that greatly impacted your life?'
'Why am I so lazy?'
Arab Media & Society.
'Arab Media & Society is the primary reference for understanding the role of media in shaping Arab societies and the broader Muslim world. '
The Nanking Massacre Project.
'On December 13, 1937 the Japanese Imperial Army invaded Nanking and the ensuing six weeks became known to history as the Nanking Massacre. This web site provides access to first hand accounts and photographs from Westerners who remained in Nanking after the Japanese invasion. These resources do not provide a comprehensive understanding of what occurred in Nanjing during 1937-1938, but the observations made by these men and women provide an important historical lens to complement additional research.'
Ty and Renee Ziegel's Wedding.
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ty_Ziegel - 'Ty Ziegel (born in 1982) is a United States Marine Corps Sergeant who was seriously injured while serving in Iraq. During his second tour in Iraq in 2004, his group was attacked by a suicide bomber. Mr. Ziegel had been trapped in a burning truck, the heat melted the flesh from his face. He sustained massive injuries, but survived...'
What D&D Alignments Mean.
Comet McNaught over Chile.
The Bay of Rainbows.
Apogee Moon, Perigee Moon.