Pride & Pragmatism

laphamsquarterly:

 ”I remember once having read of certain outstanding orators of the ancient world who, among the other things they did, tried hard to make everyone believe that they were ignorant of letters, and dissembling their knowledge, they made their speeches appear to have been composed very simply and according to the promptings of nature and truth rather than effort and artifice. For if the people had known of their skills, they would have been frightened of being deceived. ”
Baldassare Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier
Oct 23

laphamsquarterly:

 ”I remember once having read of certain outstanding orators of the ancient world who, among the other things they did, tried hard to make everyone believe that they were ignorant of letters, and dissembling their knowledge, they made their speeches appear to have been composed very simply and according to the promptings of nature and truth rather than effort and artifice. For if the people had known of their skills, they would have been frightened of being deceived. ”

Baldassare Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier

barthel:

foodforbears:

LOVE

UNLIKELY ANIMAL FRIENDSHIPS = SOCIALISM
Oct 23

barthel:

foodforbears:

LOVE

UNLIKELY ANIMAL FRIENDSHIPS = SOCIALISM

(Source: nycwildcat)

astropoltergeist:

Chamunda, the Horrific Destroyer of EvilIndia, Madhya Pradesh (10th–11th century)

This is a fragment of a full-length sculpture portraying the ferocious Hindu goddess Kali in the form of Chamunda, an epithet derived from her act of decapitating the demons Chanda and Munda. Chamunda embodies bareness and decay. Her hair is piled up into a chignon decorated with a tiara of skulls and a crescent moon. She scowls, baring her teeth, and enormous eyeballs protrude menacingly from sunken sockets in her skeletal face. As a necklace, she wears a snake whose coils echo the rings of decaying flesh that sag beneath her collarbone. Just above her navel on her emaciated torso is a scorpion, a symbol of sickness and death. She presumably once held lethal objects in the hands of her twelve missing arms.
Chamunda is naked except for a short diaphanous dhoti partially covering the two tiger skins complete with heads that hang from her waist to her knees. Although her extremities are missing, it is clear from comparison with related images that this Chamunda stood with legs straight, the right turned outward. The starkness and uncompromising horror of this sculpture are representative of one aspect of Indian theology.

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There’s gotta be a movie featuring her somewhere out there.
Oct 23

astropoltergeist:

Chamunda, the Horrific Destroyer of Evil
India, Madhya Pradesh (10th–11th century)

This is a fragment of a full-length sculpture portraying the ferocious Hindu goddess Kali in the form of Chamunda, an epithet derived from her act of decapitating the demons Chanda and Munda. Chamunda embodies bareness and decay. Her hair is piled up into a chignon decorated with a tiara of skulls and a crescent moon. She scowls, baring her teeth, and enormous eyeballs protrude menacingly from sunken sockets in her skeletal face. As a necklace, she wears a snake whose coils echo the rings of decaying flesh that sag beneath her collarbone. Just above her navel on her emaciated torso is a scorpion, a symbol of sickness and death. She presumably once held lethal objects in the hands of her twelve missing arms.

Chamunda is naked except for a short diaphanous dhoti partially covering the two tiger skins complete with heads that hang from her waist to her knees. Although her extremities are missing, it is clear from comparison with related images that this Chamunda stood with legs straight, the right turned outward. The starkness and uncompromising horror of this sculpture are representative of one aspect of Indian theology.

(Source)

There’s gotta be a movie featuring her somewhere out there.

(Source: astroprojection, via asianhistory)

iloveoldmagazines:

Life
1955 Vol. 38, No. 17

Nice to know that, almost 60 years later, people are still falling for flashy razor ads.
Oct 23

iloveoldmagazines:

Life

1955 Vol. 38, No. 17

Nice to know that, almost 60 years later, people are still falling for flashy razor ads.

"Quien no llena su mundo de fantasmas, se queda solo."

Oct 23
smartplandesign:

The Downtown Project
The 350 million urban experiment to build “the most community-focused large city in the world” in downtown Las Vegas.
75 percent of the world’s population will call cities home in our lifetime. “So,” he concluded, “if you fix cities, you kind of fix the world.” - Tony Hsieh
Oct 23

smartplandesign:

The Downtown Project

The 350 million urban experiment to build “the most community-focused large city in the world” in downtown Las Vegas.

75 percent of the world’s population will call cities home in our lifetime. “So,” he concluded, “if you fix cities, you kind of fix the world.” - Tony Hsieh


(via humanscalecities)

fastcompany:

Are you on the fence about working from home? Is your boss? This infographic features some numbers to put in context how good it is for you and your job. Unless you don’t want to be a less stressed, more productive worker, of course.
Oct 23

fastcompany:

Are you on the fence about working from home? Is your boss? This infographic features some numbers to put in context how good it is for you and your job. Unless you don’t want to be a less stressed, more productive worker, of course.

(via moneyisnotimportant)

fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

Diego Armando Maradona made his professional debut playing for the Argentinos Juniors football team ten days before his sixteenth birthday, on October 20, 1976. He was featured in Argentina’s Clarín newspaper the following month.
Oct 23

fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

Diego Armando Maradona made his professional debut playing for the Argentinos Juniors football team ten days before his sixteenth birthday, on October 20, 1976. He was featured in Argentina’s Clarín newspaper the following month.

(Source: fylatinamericanhistory)

Oct 23

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