Mad Men on The Simpsons →
Painted Greek →
“Everybody knows that even though we prefer it white, Greek sculpture used to be painted, but who’d [have] thought this is what it looked like. Bit of a shock.”
In your technical opinion, how long will it be...
Excellent question. I understand that babies generally cannot sit up unaided until after three months of age, so I would add at least another month on to that for mastery of that skill. In the case of Norwich Terriers, their legs are quite short (shorter than a baby’s), so the window for riding may itself be quite small. In addition, she would need to ride a mature NT as a puppy would run...
Robin Hyde for Dry July →
Part of Deborah’s Star Chart. Star Change I know thee, all thou art - A dream has told me. What matter, wild-bird heart, If day’s net cannot hold thee? Go marry where you will, Ebon or golden head, Come vespers, and he still By stars is cuckolded.
The raising of a daughter; the decline of Hamilton →
Stephen’s usual eye for detail, in the Waikato this time.
Ozzy Osbourne's Driving Test →
This with a special dedication for my husband, who I hope will not need to smoke quite so much in order to pass his driving test.
NSFW Owl-Lulz →
via @ehjc, via @TheRotund.
@johubris @mattgeeknz Some call it the forbidden dance, others call it the dance...– harvestbird hearts @robyngallagher and her Mighty Boosh-flavours.
Robin Hyde Tweets
@harvestbird: But in the cities ... / We could live better, warm and safe as the sparrows, / Twittering through the evenings like young sparrows #RHTweets
@nzdodo: So ahead of her time! Also a Prince fan. "Today I heard the doves cry, in a cloud/ Of dreaming voices..." #RHTweets
The Artist is Present
Slideshow of participant portraits, from the MoMA Flickr stream.
All the artists of the world: The case of Milli... →
Robyn is a hero of cultural studies in-the-field for me. This is a prose poem for the later members of Generation X.
Education Minister directs primary school teachers... →
The good stuff from Danyl: In a move that has deepened the dispute between primary school teachers and Education Minister Anne Tolley, the Minister has directed teaching staff and principals to love, cherish and respect her, cautioning them that the current environment in which they regard her as stupid and hold all her policies in contempt is not sustainable.
Plagiarism, Inc. →
Joey deVilla links to an article in which a business of sleazy product and worse employment practices is revealed. There’s a payoff in the final paragraph of the original article, through to which it’s worth reading.