It’s nice to know that political incoherence isn’t an Anglo-Saxon monopoly.
«Je voudrais leur dire qu’on a reçu le coup de pied au derrière mais que c’est pas parce que vous voulez renverser la table que vous descendez de la voiture dont vous vous abstenez de choisir le chauffeur.»
“I want to let them know that we got that kick in the arse but that it’s not because you want to turn the table that you get out of the car whose driver you’ve given up choosing.”
You know (or maybe you don’t) how in Masters of Sex, Bill and Libby live in a groovy, modern, suburban, architect-designed, low ranch-style house in St. Louis?
Well, here’s where they really lived. In the well-to-do suburb of Ladue, where everyone has simply acres of lawn. Click through to Google Maps for a Street View gander.
The University of Cambridge Library has recently digitized this fragile book, reputed to be the world’s oldest example of multicolour printing. Perversely the image I’ve chosen is monochrome, but hey I like sparrows!
Dating from 1633, the Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Painting and Calligraphy (十竹齋書畫譜 Shízhúzhāi Shūhuàpǔ) contains around 320 prints by 30 artists including the printer himself, Hu Zhengyan (胡正言 Hú Zhèngyán) and was intended as a showcase as well as a primer.