Collectioun of Cunnynge Curioustes for June 7, 2014

Johann Georg Hainz's Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Johann Georg Hainz’s Cabinet of Curiosities, circa 1666. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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.

 

Dear Internet,

It’s been a cra-zee week and entertainment has not been a huge priority.

P.S. You can follow me on Pinterest on what I’m readingwatching, and listening.

Watching

  • A Place To Call Home
    The Australian drama has returned and I was thrilled — until the opening scene of episode one. This season they decided to frame the story from retelling from Sarah’s point of view as she dictates her memories to her grand niece in the present day. The problem with this is it negates the other stories that are happening around Sarah that she could possibly not have access to. It also sets Sarah up as being in her past 100. The story kicked off not long after WW2 and Sarah at this point in the story is in her late 30s AT LEAST, by fast forwarding it nearly 70s years forward to frame the story in this format, seems clunky and  grasping. So instead of having a nice drama shot in various first person narratives, we get wretched third person flash backs. I’ll keep prodding along but so far I’m not thrilled with the set up.

Weekly watching:  Mr. SloaneFargo, Last Week Tonight with John OliverLouiePenny DreadfulGame of ThronesSilicon Valley, Veep, Cosmos: A SpaceTime OdysseyDoctor Blake MysteriesElementary

What have you read/watched/listened to this week?

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lisa

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