Monthly Archives: September 2016

Evening Art Break

“Cocktail Drinker”
Max Ernst (1945)


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Your Morning Cup of Links

I’m going to run on a platform of “All Millennials to Gitmo” in 2020.

Replace the words “Donald Trump” with “8-year-old spoiled brat” and then read it. It’s more fun that way.

What the actual fuck: “Duped New York Concert Audience Gives Standing Ovation to North Korean Propaganda”

Curious George celebrates 75 years of monkey business

Correct. Shame on Congress.

Someone might get upset so we must make sure no one is allowed to have fun.

Knott’s Berry Farm and its parent company, Cedar Fair, announced Tuesday that they are shutting down the Halloween attraction Fear VR after the feature caused concern among mental health advocates, including Saddleback pastor Rick Warren and his wife, Kay, who sent an email to the park Tuesday. Mental health advocates nationwide emailed Knott’s and Cedar Fair administrators expressing their concern over the last week, that the portrayal of a possessed girl in a hospital as part of a virtual-reality horror show stigmatizes and denigrates individuals with mental illnesses.

Dying. “South Park” is just the best.

High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history

RIP comet orbiter Rosetta

Meanwhile, while we talk about a dumb beauty queen’s weight, a 21st century genocide is happening.

Across U.S., police officers abuse confidential databases

Stop it. Just stop.

Two stolen Van Gogh paintings recovered after 14-year investigation

The demands of singing Tristan

Trump can keep trying, but this will remain the dumbest thing that’s happened this week.

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Evening Art Break

“L’Odalisque Brune”
François Boucher (1745)


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Throwback Thursday


A young Maggie Smith, circa 1960.

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Afternoon Art Break

“The Crystal Ball”
John William Waterhouse (1902)


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No matter who wins the election, we all lose

KU bars gorillas from jungle-theme decoration due to ‘masculine image’

As expected, the debate was an embarrassment for all involved

I’ve always liked this kid

Ted Cruz strikes a blow for small government

BREAKING: Woman gives birth to baby

This really is the worst goddamn year

Lee Rosenbaum finds the Brooklyn Museum’s overhauled collection of American art oddly selective

A nearly essential Goethe

And they deserve to be slapped

Trump’s insanely low debate expectations were still too high

One day Assad and Putin will burn in hell together and that will be a great day.

Ancient Roman coins found buried under ruins of Japanese castle leave archaeologists baffled

The lesson Ted Cruz taught us

Eight takeaways from Trump’s awful night

Bear at Polish zoo finds WWII mortar grenade

Fantastic Ilya Somin piece absolutely dismantling pro-Trumpers garbage “BUT JUDGES” argument

Commander-in-Chief Trump? It’s a terrifying prospect.

“An unprepared Trump proved that he’s not ready to be commander-in-chief. He’s most dangerous where he has the most power, and that should send a chill down every American spine.”

Anyway, vote Evan McMullin if you still care about the founding principles, and the country, and national security and shit. You know, the things Americans have apparently decided they no longer care about. He’s on the ballot in about 30 states now.

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Evening Art Break

“The Dance”
Paula Rego (1988)


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