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Saturday, May 31, 2003

A picture named skeletor.jpgA skeleton in the cupboard. Fantastic medical animations (Quicktime and Avi) are at hybrid. Via JWalk.
2:03:25 PM     |     

A picture named hav01.jpgRed. Stefan Landsberger collects Chinese Propaganda Posters. And they are amazing.

"This site is dedicated to the Chinese propaganda poster as it has been produced from 1949 till the present day. So-called propaganda art has played a major supporting role in the many campaigns that were designed to mobilize the people, and throughout the People's Republic, the propaganda poster has been the favored vehicle through which art conveyed model behavior. I've been collecting these Chinese political posters for many years now, and have brought together quite a nice collection of some 1,400 titles, spanning five decades of Chinese poster production. From time to time, new sections will be added, devoted to the political, social and economic movements and developments that have found their way into visual propaganda over the years."

Via linkfilter.
9:35:12 AM     |     

A picture named crazy.gifGood grief. Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Straw, Powell had serious doubts over their Iraqi weapons claims

"Jack Straw and his US counterpart, Colin Powell, privately expressed serious doubts about the quality of intelligence on Iraq's banned weapons programme at the very time they were publicly trumpeting it to get UN support for a war on Iraq, the Guardian has learned."
9:14:23 AM     |     

Friday, May 30, 2003

A picture named ruysch1.gifHow bizarre. Original engravings from a book by the Dutch anatomist Frederick Ruysch (1638-1731). Go and have a look. This is more than just weird. This is megaweird.

"Frederik Ruysch (1638-1731) was a Dutch anatomist and a pioneer in techniques of preserving organs and tissue. In addition to his scientific contributions, he made artistic arrangements of his material. He had his own museum of curiosities, and among the displays were a number of dioramas assembled from body parts and starring melodramatic fetal skeletons. A few of these were captured in meticulous detail "drawn from life" by the engraver Cornelius Huyberts. These engravings were inserted as foldouts in various early 18th century editions of Ruysch's works."

Found via the highly recommendable Dublog
7:16:41 PM     |     

A picture named top2.gifGalactus. John Buscema, one of the really great comic book artists, died last year of cancer. Another big loss. Here is the official website with lots of galleries.
3:44:25 PM     |     

A picture named Fools.gifOh, really? Tony? A liar? No way ... Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Did Blair lie to us? The PM's warning that Iraq could strike in 45 minutes now looks bogus, and we may never trust him again.
7:19:51 AM     |     

Thursday, May 29, 2003

A picture named dante1.jpgWood. A wonderful material. Here's an interesting exhibit about the History of Wood Engraving. More about wood engraving and even more about books themselves can be found at aspects of the victorian book, another fabulous online exhibit at the British Library.
8:42:56 PM     |     

A picture named lombf.jpgGent with interesting facial hair. I can't thank Robert enough for this particular link. The website I'm talking about is simply called British History Pages and features: Chronicle of Occurrences October 1855 to November 1859; Weekly Entertainer 1793; Old Photographs; Edwardian Actresses; Victorian Men in Uniforms; and much, much more.

And by the way: I used to know such a gent with those interesting hairy features. But that was in 1994 and the person in question was proofreader at Hamilton Carver Lee in Cambridge.
8:17:44 PM     |     

A picture named colgate.jpgAdvertising can be fun. At x-entertainment you can watch your favourite commercials of the 80s. Window Media Player. Via the unbeatable linkfilter.
8:04:08 PM     |     

A picture named crazy.gifExactly. The case for war is blown apart [Independent: World News]

"Tony Blair stood accused last night of misleading Parliament and the British people over Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, and his claims that the threat posed by Iraq justified war."
7:52:05 PM     |     

A picture named shit.gifThis man seems to be somehow detached from reality. Tony's own 'Reality Distortion Field'. Blair thanks troops in Iraq for 'definfing moment of our century' [Independent: World News]
7:40:07 PM     |     

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

A picture named robots.gifBusy. I'm incredibly busy. No new entries before tomorrow. And now zzzzz ...
10:45:27 PM     |     

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

A picture named hugh.jpgNew Clips. Down at The Bunker: The Stranglers with 'Grip', the Buzzcocks, a very early Kraftwerk gig and more. And they're all Quicktime now, no longer the dreadful Real Player format.

Still trying to get rid of that cold. Grrr ...
6:04:19 PM     |     

Monday, May 26, 2003

A picture named wdt.jpgBilder. On this huge, big, enormous, gigantic website you will find German Cigarette and Trading Cards, from eighteenandwhatnot to the fifties. Fantastic. Hours of browsing.

Enough links for today? Good. Because I'm busy tomorrow and have no idea if I'll be able to post anything. Even worse is the dreadful cold I have. I'm going back to bed. Cough. Sneeze. CoughCoughSneeze. Cough. Sniff.CoughCough. Where's my Lemsip? Have another Beechams Power Capsule then ...
3:19:47 PM     |     

A picture named BlockerSC68X.jpgStars. Here are Dutch Gum Cards, from the 1950s up to the 1970s. Lots of movie and TV stars. Found at J-Walk.

BTW: The best song about Dan Blocker is by Gurf Morlix, on his album Toad of Titicaca. Best lyrics ever.
3:01:10 PM     |     

A picture named spaghetti.jpgAnother tasteless link. Frank's Vinyl Museum is The Internet Home of Weird Records. And weird they are!
12:05:41 PM     |     

A picture named stokesblimpsm.jpgIt's our Friend the Atom again! At Atomic Central you can watch Quicktime movies of Atomic Tests, have a look at the Photo Galleries and find out everything you ever wanted to know about the dreaded little thing called Atom. I found the website actually through the xq weblog, who posted a link to the amazing Rapatronic Photographs of nuclear explosions. So there's another website for you to browse.
9:25:02 AM     |     

A picture named daisy.jpgDuckburgh is everywhere. Find out how the citizens of Duckburgh have influenced the culture of our world. Text is in German, but the pictures are more important anyway. Found this sparkling little gem mentioned at koewi.
8:46:50 AM     |     

A picture named cow.gifUseless Software. Ha! Check out PerversionTracker: Apparently useless Mac software.
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A picture named 0,1020,227058,00.jpgRobots,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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