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September 20, 2009

What the MC stands for

Jagger Escher

In 1969 Mick Jagger, who was a huge fan of M.C. Escher, wrote him a lengthy letter complimenting him on his excellent talent. He went on and on about how much he admired his work and how honored he would be if Escher would design the sleeve of the next Stones album. He went as far as to suggest a horizontal drawing so that they could have it as a long sleeve.

Escher’s reply was remarkably shorter than Mick’s letter. He sent a letter to Peter Swales at the Rolling Stones’ office saying:

Please tell mr. Jagger I am not Maurits to him, but very sincerely,

M.C. Escher

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A sand sculpture
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/FIESA_7_Freud_276.jpg
of Freud’s sofa
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/Freud_Sofa.JPG

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A tribute to the films of Joel and Ethan Coen, edited by Paul Proulx

http://bennettmedia.blogspot.com/2008/08/films-of-joel-and-ethan-coen.html

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Uniform freak - 859 different stewardess uniforms from 366 airlines

http://www.uniformfreak.com/

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Monty Python - Woody and Tinny Words

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gwXJsWHupg

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Parmo or Parmesan is a popular food dish primarily sold in take aways throughout North East England, especially popular in Middlesbrough, where it originated. Its original name was 'Escalope Parmesan' and is made from pork meat or chicken and is served both as a restaurant meal and a take-out snack, often accompanied by chips and a choice of salad, coleslaw or creamed cabbage

http://www.boroparmo.com/

from wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parmo

Posted by: Hanan at Sep 20, 2009 10:03:58 AM

M.C. Escher only made four 'Circle limit' drawings: tilings using hyperbolic geometry.
Here are 29 of his famous Euclidian tilings transformed into hyperbolic ones -
http://www.josleys.com/show_gallery.php?galid=325

Also, sculptures generated in Ultrafractal, by Jos Leys
http://www.josleys.com/show_gallery.php?galid=318

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Fractal zoom movies by Eric Bigas

http://www.ericbigas.com/fractals/index.html

Posted by: Hanan at Sep 26, 2009 7:22:26 AM

More soon -

http://www.moresoon.org/?l

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The meaning of the Pioneer Plaque

http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/P/Pioneerplaque.html

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Some relics from The Staffordshire Hoard on flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/finds/sets/72157622378376316/

Posted by: Hanan at Sep 26, 2009 7:30:52 AM

If you want to turn your toilet into a work of art, how about adorning it with this R. Mutt sticker?

Replicating the 'R. Mutt 1917' signature that Marcel Duchamp put on the original Fountain, does adding the sticker to your loo make it a work of art?

http://www.switchedonart.com/2009/02/r-mutt-sticker.html

Posted by: Hanan at Sep 26, 2009 8:00:10 AM

War is a Racket, by General Smedley D. Butler, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history

http://www.scuttlebuttsmallchow.com/racket.html

with images from the original publication (1935)

http://www.rationalrevolution.net/special/library/war_is_a_racket.htm

Posted by: Hanan at Sep 26, 2009 8:06:55 AM

A long wikipedia article about EATING DOGS around the world

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_meat

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One minute Apple pie

http://vimeo.com/6454513

Posted by: Hanan at Sep 26, 2009 8:15:36 AM

American Gothic subjects stand by their likenesses

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3181/2793147833_516c631a01.jpg

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All winners of The Pritzker Architecture Prize

http://www.pritzkerprize.com/laureates/index.html

Posted by: Hanan at Sep 26, 2009 9:34:51 AM

Seahenge is a Bronze Age monument discovered in 1998 just off the coast of the English county of Norfolk at Holme-next-the-Sea

http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~aburnham/eng/seahenge.htm

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Andrea Merkel X 18

http://szanalmas.hu/show_post.php?id=64035

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A huge list of "Supercuts", a genre of video meme, where some obsessive-compulsive superfan collects every phrase/action/cliche from an episode (or entire series) of their favorite show/film/game into a single massive video montage. (By Waxy)

http://waxy.org/2008/04/fanboy_supercuts_obsessive_video_montages/

Posted by: Hanan at Sep 26, 2009 9:45:00 AM

Remnants of 18 old suicide bomber cast in chocolate - "on the road to heaven the highway to hell"

http://www.stephenshanabrook.com/chocolate13.htm

and Chocolate-Covered Toy Soldiers by Stephen j Shanabrook

http://www.eatmedaily.com/2009/09/chocolate-covered-toy-soldiers-by-stephen-j-shannabrook-food-art/

Posted by: Hanan at Sep 26, 2009 10:57:28 AM

Top Ten Crazy Asian Pizza Crusts

http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2008/02/crazy-weird-asian-pizza-crusts-japanese-korean-hong-kong.html

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God hates protesters -

http://godhatesprotesters.wordpress.com/

Posted by: Hanan at Sep 26, 2009 2:00:40 PM

Casting de Jean-Pierre Léaud pour LES 400 COUPS

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3z4ka_casting-de-jeanpierre-leaud-pour-le_creation

- WOW!

Posted by: Hanan at Sep 26, 2009 6:05:43 PM

When is the baby coming, Hanan? Are you practicing getting up in the night?

Posted by: Cuidado at Sep 27, 2009 4:11:56 AM

Hello Anis Land! The baby is about 6 weeks away. She will probably arrive earlier. We are excited & very happy. Fortunately, we've both been able to spent the last 3 months at home, bonding with each other & cocooning in peace.

I will soon move my blogging attention to http://growabrain.tumblr.com/ ....

Posted by: Hanan at Sep 27, 2009 11:09:11 PM

Beer openers!! Picturing over 1,300 types and listing over 17,000 openers

http://www.just-for-openers.org/

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“When my grandfather passed away last year, my family gathered to go through his belongings. He had been in the foreign service and he had filled a whole wall of his study with hotel door hangers from all his travels throughout the world. They're really beautiful, in aggregate, and I wanted to share”…

http://lebowitz.net/hotel-door-hangers-collected-b-1

Posted by: Hanan at Sep 27, 2009 11:10:02 PM

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you boiled a Little Debbie Brownie or run over a Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pie with a car? The Little Debbie Death Match

http://www.cakespy.com/2009/08/sweet-surrender-little-debbie-death.html

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Gates of San Francisco

http://www.flickr.com/photos/repowers/sets/72157607116109308/

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To commemorate the 8th anniversary of Patriots Day, I’m once again posting an extensive, handpicked assortment of Nine-Elevenalia

http://www.aprilwinchell.com/2009/09/11/the-second-annual-mother-of-all-911-posts/

Posted by: Hanan at Sep 27, 2009 11:14:10 PM

Ugly Face Wednesday!

http://cvydesign.wordpress.com/category/ugly-face-wednesday/

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Chromeography - In praise of the chrome logos and lettering affixed to vintage automobiles and electric appliances — those unsung metal emblems and badges that are overlooked, forgotten, damaged, lost to time or the dump

http://chromeography.com/

Posted by: Hanan at Sep 27, 2009 11:51:28 PM

Nice post and useful comments!

Posted by: Soumyaranjan Dash at Sep 30, 2009 8:25:59 AM