Honour thy scientists.
These would make quite lovely tattoos, if botany and woodcuts were your thing.
Plants from Jacobus Meydenbach, Hortus Sanitatis, Mainz, 1491.
Madness ! So good.
Favorite madness song, baggy trousers. Reminds me of growing up in the 70’s and early 80’s
Although I will take coffee over tea, Professor Elemental and “Cup of Brown Joy” makes me reconsider my position.
"Cup Of Brown Joy" by Professor Elemental
Can I just say, the existence of chap-hop makes me feel far better about humanity and life in general?
WHEN I SAY “OO” YOU SAY “LONG”
For Peter Morwood
Star Wars invades Thomas Kinkade paintings by Jeff Bennett
YES ! It’s about time someone did this. Though this might mean a lawsuit.
I don’t often talk here about my work place. I am the manager of a small, terribly underfunded gem of a museum called The Secrets of Radar Museum. We were founded by World War Two RCAF and RAF radar veterans over ten years ago and we struggle to stay afloat. It makes me heartsick that museums like mine struggle so desperately, usually falling between the cracks of granting agencies.
Today was a wonderful day to be reminded why SoRM matters. Two WW2 radar veterans came to visit. The first was a British WAAF who served as an operator at several CH/CHL stations. Hilda came with her grand daughter and four great-grandsons so that the young boys could understand what she did during the war. The second was an RCAF radar mechanic, John, trained at Clinton Station, who served on radar with the allied Night Fighters. He came with his son. They were joined by our own museum volunteer, Roy, who is himself a WW2 radar mechanic.
Here were multiple generations sharing stories and experiences with each other, myself, and the museum volunteers. Children asked questions, learned about “Nanny” who’s wartime role was desperately important. Roy and John were able to share experiences from places where they served. Adult children learned about their aged relatives and could see them in a new light.
We were all able to remember in a deeply personal way, why people served, and the roles they played in the Allied victory.
Museums like mine are unique touchstones and deserve the funding that will allow them to tell those deeply personal experiences in an intimate setting, keeping our veterans’ memories alive, even after they are gone.
I remember when the old ROM membership dept upgraded our Raiser’s Edge…
No, it’s not bad at all! I feel like that’s almost inevitable once you actually learn what the real clothing looks like. I absolutely have issues with this - people joke that I ruin films and shows for myself since I get so upset over shoddy costuming. Don’t worry, you’re among friends in this!
I am also a film (and video game) ruiner ! Damn my expansive knowledge ! I imagine it must be the same for physicists and other science types when it comes to sci-fi.
Actually, I can probably hold on until we find one of those old-fashioned single-occupancy fellows.
How very “Ancient Roman” of them…