Peter Glazebrook is out of control.
Colossal carrot - 2014 (Picture: Nigel Roddis/REX (via Pictures of the day: 12 September 2014 - Telegraph))Giant cabbage - 2012 (© PA Images / John Giles / PA Wire)Giant potato - 2010 (source)Giant cauliflower - 2014 (Caters News)
this guy is so happy, he’s just doing his weird thing and no one can stop him
Casual reminder that in one of Leonardo da Vinci’s many notebooks containing innumerable artistic and scientific sketches and notes of incomprehensible important, there is a sketch of two penises with legs and tails walking towards a crudely drawn anus.
The sketch was most likely done by Leonardo’s apprentice Salai, who was not only very likely one of Leonardo’s lovers, but who was also infamously mischievous. Better yet, the anus is literally labeled “Salai.”
So either Salai drew these while Leonardo wasn’t looking just to annoy his boyfriend, or Leonardo himself put actual time and energy into drawing these. Either way, the human race is truly blessed to have made such a discovery.
There are dick drawings like the ones you see on desks in school in Leonardo da Vinci’s notebooks. Please cherish this information.
In the midst of exploring Renaissance Italy history for reasons, I have found a wonder.
he sank the boat he was working on just to kill the captain
Hossein Naqqash, Archangel Raphael, (c. 1590, Mughal; Musée Guimet, Paris)
This 1911 photo of Marie Curie in a roomful of dudes (including Max Planck, Henri Poincaré, Ernest Rutherford, and young Albert Einstein, lurking in the background, second from right) bespeaks so much both about the gendered state of science and about the enormity of cultural bias Curie overcame to become the “Martyr of Science,” the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person to date to win a Nobel in two different sciences.
Also see Curie on science and wonder.
My spread in TIME Magazine on the current anti-vaccination movement. Fabulous art direction by Martin Gee.
Ilana + adoring Abbi
School of Rock (2003)
God of Rock, thank you for this chance to kick ass. We are your humble servants. Please give us the power to blow people’s minds with our high voltage rock. In your name we pray, Amen.