This is the cutest thing ever!
I believe he is definitely an abnormal....
More for the Curiosity Cabinet! (that I don't have, yet)
Found this on the beach-
It looked runic-ish to me (though more likely some natural singular striation), so I looked up what rune it would symbolize, and found, curiously enough, it stood for 'water' in the eldest form.
The following is info from Wikipedia-
Elder Futhark (2nd to 8th centuries) it is the symbol for 'water', in the Anglosaxon Futhorc (5th to 11th centuries) it stands for 'lake' [or possibly leek.])
In Marcomannic (8th to 9th centuries), Younger Futhark (9th to 11th centuries), Medieval (12th to 15th centuries) and Dalecarlian runes (16th to 19th centuries), it stands for the letter 'L'.
Here are some other finds-
I thought they looked like miniature alien ship landing sites. You know, how they leave some sort of impression or burnt/irradiated ground :)
Hmm, maybe I'll make some teensy weensy alien ships (saucer and cigar shaped) to sit next to them! Yesss!!!
or 'Goo goo goo joob'? ANYWAY, A few posts ago you may have watched the trailer for 'Horns' with Daniel Radcliffe, well, now we have 'Tusk' (which, in my opinion, looks a lot more enjoyable.) It's by Kevin Smith!
AND, speaking of Coo coo (cuchoo), figured I'd post this, too-
'Edinburgh, 1874. Jack is born on the coldest day the world has ever seen and his heart remains frozen. Doctor Madeleine saves him by replacing his defective heart with a mechanical clock. He will survive with this magical contraption so long as he respects three rules: he must never touch the hands; he must control his anger; he must never, ever fall in love. His encounter with Miss Acacia, a little street singer, makes the clock's hands turn more quickly. Jack is prepared to do anything to find her again and so, like a Don Quichotte, he sets out on a quest for love that will take him from the Scottish lochs to Paris, and from there to Andalusia.'
It is not new, regardless, it deserves a renewed interest.
'Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is an animated feature film based on the concept album by the French rock band Dionysos, and on the illustrated novel La Mécanique du cœur written by the band's lead singer Mathias Malzieu. The music of the film was entirely composed by Dionysos.
The original French language version Jack et la mécanique du cœur, which translates literally as Jack and the Mechanics of the Heart, was released in October 2013, with English, German, Finnish, and Spanish-language versions following in 2014.' (Wikipedia)
And what does that quote have to do with this post? You will see.
Got two fish to keep Doctor Zoidberg company.
One is a silvery-white, orange and black Fancy Longfin Tetra, whom I’ve named ‘Jack Skellington’, the other is a Blushing Longfin White Tetra (that looks rather ghostly, you can see it’s insides) that I named ‘Zero’.
I want to get one more, dunno what kind or colour (not sure if there are any blue ones), I will know it when I see it, and I shall call her ‘Sally’.
I will post photos when my camera charges.
There are so many suspects in this case, from Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll), to the actor Richard Mansfield, as well as the artist Walter Sickert. Even Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, was considered a suspect at one time.
All given various, sometimes plausible/sometimes not, reasonings for suspicion. It has even been proposed that all were not committed by the same hand, though five are pretty much attributed to one.
The following is merely my opinion from what I’ve read.
It’s not so much who did the actual murders, but my ‘conspiracy’ as to why they were committed.
I believe it did involve the crown, specifically Prince ‘Eddy’ (Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward..) It has been inferred that he was gay and involved in the Cleveland Street Affair. If so, and a few prostitutes knew of it, and possibly had some proof, to save the embarrassment of the
crown and the fact he would have had to stand trial, as homosexuality was considered a crime punishable by imprisonment (as was done to Oscar Wilde), their silence would be 'arranged'. Especially, if undeniable proof was given, it could cause a great scandal, so any threats were eliminated in one way or another.
Perhaps the murdered prostitutes tried blackmail. Who’s to say.
Catherine Eddowes, who also went by the alias ‘Jane Kelly’, was perchance killed mistakenly for ‘Mary Jane Kelly’ (though they looked nothing alike), and perhaps the perpetrator had some remorse and that is why the actual Mary Jane Kelly was mutilated so horrendously, or was it merely the murderer was given privacy and uninterrupted time?
Also, concerning Montague John Druitt (who plays an important role in this imo, as you will see), was considered at the time to have committed the murders, and supposedly chose suicide. He was also believed to be gay, and if he frequented ‘Cleveland Street’ and perhaps knew of, or was even intimate with the Prince, his supposed ‘suicide’ made him the perfect scapegoat?
It is suspicious that rocks were found in his pockets and that the police made the statement that the Ripper was dead, after finding his drowned body in the Thames.
(And it kind of annoyed me with the show 'Sanctuary', making him out to be the Ripper.)
Anyway, the fact that the entire case was handled so shabbily, and only late did the Queen comment on it, I feel it was all a cover-up to protect the honour of the crown. Especially since much of the evidence and paperwork was 'lost'.
I think the true identity of the Ripper was known, perhaps even hired, by a select few to protect the crown. Threats may have been made to those of royalty that might have known, and the poor misfortunates were simply eliminated. Why it was done so brutally? To spread fear and keep mouths shut.
K, that is my thoughts on it.
My best friend has told me I should write a book about my theory, problem is someone like Patricia Cornwell ('Portrait of a Killer'), for instance, is a seasoned author and had funds at her disposal to travel the the UK/Scotland Yard and pour through what documents survived, to have DNA samples taken from letters and sequenced or whatever, even purchased one of Walter Sickert's paintings. I do not have the means to do such research, therefore, all I could do would be write it as fiction. And I'm not even that good of a writer.
I did, however, have an idea for a Jack the Ripper film, which I will post sometime in the near future, along with some of my Ripperabilia. Yes, I find the case very interesting.
I wonder what someone from another planet would think of our tendency to find ways to divide ourselves from one another? We do so nationally, internationally, socially, politically, religiously, ethnically, and the list goes on.
Maybe it will do us good if we find other intelligent life out there, because then, perhaps, we will all consider ourselves ‘Earthings’.
At least for awhile. Before inter-planetary settlement. Then, I wonder, even if they (and their children and their children’s children and so forth) become citizens of Earth, if they will still associate themselves with their ‘home’ planet? I guess then we would all have to call ourselves Universalites or something. Dunno.
Maybe they will think like us? Just so they don’t consider us a food source, as we do other living things. Of course, we have no choice. Everything, at least here on earth, must eat something else.
K, completely went off topic, and anyway, that’s all I have to say about any of this.
(I googled 'The Great Divide' and found the above song rather pertinent to my reason for the above post. The original band's video was not available in my country, so I have not heard it sung by them. Honestly, I never heard of them before.
So, is division a good thing? I suppose, if it is a guaranteed beneficial separation for all persons/parties involved, but I really don't know. And is there anything that is completely guaranteed?
I am, and probably will forever be, confused by human reasoning in general.)
Had to free Nelson, Rod and Todd back to the pond from which they came. Nelson looked ill, just lingered at the bottom of the tank and wouldn’t eat. Rod and Todd were fine, but after thinking about it, I wondered if they, being wild things, weren’t getting the proper nourishment they needed. They weren’t like fish you buy at the pet store. All they would eat is the live creepy worms, they would not eat flaked food or anything else, so I returned them to their real home :(
There were other’s, maybe even brothers and sisters, of their own kind where I let them go. And also a lot of small snails, so maybe they eat those, too. Dunno. Or maybe they also needed real living vegetation to munch. Anyway, they all darted off, including Neslon. Maybe they were home sick. *sigh*
I kept Dr. Zoidberg because he was bought and not a native. Maybe I’ll buy a goldfish to keep him company.
I guess, unless it is hurt and unable to fend for itself, some wild things should not be kept...although everything was wild once, it is we who have domesticated them, as we, ourselves, have chosen domestication.
It makes me sad. I'll miss them.....
A holiday dedicated to those who, well, labor. 'Labor' Day, birthed by a Union, to honor the organic machines of civilization, the toilers that keep the wheels of 'progress' turning, i.e. the economy. They are it's foundation, though are sorely unappreciated as such....except for today...and most just see it as the closing of summer, the last barbecue, school begins again and then back to laboring the following day, year in, and year out.
Peter McGuire was the founder and is buried in New Jersey, though there is controversy (isn't there always? about something or other?) as to whether it was he, or was actually one Matthew McGuire.
You can read more about the history of the holiday at-
U.S. Department of Labor.
^Monument and Grave of Peter McGuire^
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