parislemon:

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

The four stages of life, via

Pretty much.

parislemon:

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

The four stages of life, via

Pretty much.

thepaintinghasalifeofitsown:

Art history challenge: 9 paintings (9/9): The school of Athens (1509-1510) by Raphael (April 6 or March 28, 1483 – April 6, 1520)
Figures:
Detail 1: Pythagoras (with book), Averroes (in green).
Detail 2: Heraclitus/Michelangelo.
Detail 3: Alcibiades/Alexander the Great (on the left),  Antisthenes/Xenophon/Timon (in dark red), Aeschines/Xenophon (in green), Socrates (on the right).
Detail 4: Strabo or Zoroaster (with red cap), Ptolemy (in yellow), Apelles/Raphael (with black cap), Protogenes/Il Sodoma/Perugino/Timoteo Viti (with white cap).
Detail 5: Euclid/Archimedes/Bramante (teaching) with students.
Detail 6: Plato/Leonardo da Vinci (on the left) and Aristotle/Giuliano da Sangallo (on the right).

thepaintinghasalifeofitsown:

Art history challenge: 9 paintings (9/9): The school of Athens (1509-1510) by Raphael (April 6 or March 28, 1483 – April 6, 1520)

Figures:

  • Detail 1: Pythagoras (with book), Averroes (in green).
  • Detail 2: Heraclitus/Michelangelo.
  • Detail 3: Alcibiades/Alexander the Great (on the left),  Antisthenes/Xenophon/Timon (in dark red), Aeschines/Xenophon (in green), Socrates (on the right).
  • Detail 4: Strabo or Zoroaster (with red cap), Ptolemy (in yellow), Apelles/Raphael (with black cap), Protogenes/Il Sodoma/Perugino/Timoteo Viti (with white cap).
  • Detail 5: Euclid/Archimedes/Bramante (teaching) with students.
  • Detail 6: Plato/Leonardo da Vinci (on the left) and Aristotle/Giuliano da Sangallo (on the right).
awesomepeoplereading:

Dorothy Parker reads. This is a repost, but it’s her birthday for God’s sake, so lighten up!

awesomepeoplereading:

Dorothy Parker reads. This is a repost, but it’s her birthday for God’s sake, so lighten up!

theparisreview:

“You have to write the way you see things. I tell people, Make a list of ten things you hate and tear them down in a short story or poem. Make a list of ten things you love and celebrate them. When I wrote Fahrenheit 451 I hated book burners and I loved libraries. So there you are.” —Ray Bradbury
Illustration from the first serialization of the novel in Playboy (March, April, and May 1954).

theparisreview:

“You have to write the way you see things. I tell people, Make a list of ten things you hate and tear them down in a short story or poem. Make a list of ten things you love and celebrate them. When I wrote Fahrenheit 451 I hated book burners and I loved libraries. So there you are.” —Ray Bradbury

Illustration from the first serialization of the novel in Playboy (March, April, and May 1954).

@pickover: Look at this formula.  And shiver in ecstasy. http://t.co/IVpAeRTm1b

@pickover: Look at this formula. And shiver in ecstasy. http://t.co/IVpAeRTm1b

wolframalpha:

Science teaches us that the moon is not, in fact, made of cheese. But what if it was made of cheese pizza? wolfr.am/1pRv4yF

wolframalpha:

Science teaches us that the moon is not, in fact, made of cheese. But what if it was made of cheese pizza? wolfr.am/1pRv4yF

@pickover: The 1st ever printed Rhombicuboctahedron was by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). http://t.co/TF9p5zC6Rg

@pickover: The 1st ever printed Rhombicuboctahedron was by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). http://t.co/TF9p5zC6Rg

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Once the equation of state is specified, the Friedman and fluid equations are all we need to describe the evolution of the Universe. — An Introduction to Modern Cosmology, Andrew Liddle
pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 4, 1901: Louis Armstrong is Born
On this day in 1901, Jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong, nicknamed “Satchmo,” was born in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Armstrong is best known for his inventive and energetic performing style which focused primarily on solos rather than ensembles.  In addition to singing and playing the trumpet, Armstrong also appeared in over 30 movies and wrote two autobiographies during his lifetime.
Check out PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank video on how Louis Armstrong became “Satchmo.”
Photo: Library of Congress

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 4, 1901: Louis Armstrong is Born

On this day in 1901, Jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong, nicknamed “Satchmo,” was born in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz. Armstrong is best known for his inventive and energetic performing style which focused primarily on solos rather than ensembles.  In addition to singing and playing the trumpet, Armstrong also appeared in over 30 movies and wrote two autobiographies during his lifetime.

Check out PBS Digital Studios’ Blank on Blank video on how Louis Armstrong became “Satchmo.”

Photo: Library of Congress

this-day-in-baseball:

August 4, 1982
After driving in the winning run in the Mets’ 7-4 victory over the Cubs, Joel Youngblood, who is traded to the Expos during the game, flies to Philadelphia and singles for Montreal to become the first player to have a hit for two different teams on the same day in different cities. The 30-year All-Star collects his two historic hits off two future Hall of Famers, a single off Ferguson Jenkins in Chicago, and a single off Steve Carlton of the Phillies.

this-day-in-baseball:

August 4, 1982

After driving in the winning run in the Mets’ 7-4 victory over the Cubs, Joel Youngblood, who is traded to the Expos during the game, flies to Philadelphia and singles for Montreal to become the first player to have a hit for two different teams on the same day in different cities. The 30-year All-Star collects his two historic hits off two future Hall of Famers, a single off Ferguson Jenkins in Chicago, and a single off Steve Carlton of the Phillies.