During the Renaissance, cabinet of curiosities came into fashion as a collection of objects that would often defy classification. As a precursor to the modern museum, the cabinet referred to room(s), not actual furniture, of things that piqued the owners interest and would be collected and displayed in an aesthetically pleasing manner. Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes is my 21st century interpretation of that idea.
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- 10/9/1999 – Phoenix, AZ
- 10/22/1999 – i’m in love
- 11/04/1999 – Thank Yous
- 11/30/1999 – news
- 12/07/1999 – rants and raves
- 12/09/1999 – copy run start
- 12/12/1999 – non sequitur
- 12/13/1999 – starry night
- 12/14/199 – pr0n
- True Blood
The 7th, and final, season of True Blood is upon us, and there is a lot going on. Where the fuck is Eric? Is tara really dead? What is going to happen to Lafayette? Is Sookie and Alcid really “together.” Will Bill ever stop being mopey? Will Jessica find her place in this world. SO MANY QUESTIONS.
- Orphan Black
I mainlined this like a fat kid eats cake. We watched the first two episodes last year and couldn’t get into it, but now, now it is glorious. The storytelling is tight, the plotlines are engaging, the story is plausible and draws upon a number of profound questions. And Tatiana Maslany is bloody fantastic, she is. Why hasn’t she won an Emmy or a Golden Globe yet? And Season 2 needs to get its little butt cheeks to Amazon post-haste.
- The Battle for Stonehenge
Interesting documentary about the future of Stonehenge now that English Heritage has to make some major changes. It also attempts to answer the question: Who really owns the ‘henge?
- The Sheikh Faisal Museum
Tipped off by a blog post over at The History Girls, I browsed the museum’s for more treasures and it is breathtaking. While I won’t be able to head to Qatar anytime soon, this site gives a hint of the wonders that do await.
- Norse Power! Deodorant that makes you smell like a Viking
- London Then & Now, 1924 & 2014 (video)
What have you read/watched/listened to this week?
This day in Lisa-Universe in: 1999