So apparently some rich French guy was sitting around one day and wanted to sit in the middle of the desert and watch Dune with his friends. So he made a theater and then it turns out It was a really, really bad idea and not a single movie was shown there. The local’s in the middle of somewhere Egypt didn’t like the idea for some reason and sabotaged it. Now there’s a random theater in the middle of the desert and some day no one will know why.
All of this on my body. now.
It was from this condition that the issue of experimentation and tradition emerged as the central focus of many of the postwar artists, and Jikken Kōbō was certainly not oblivious to it. For example, during the mid-1950s, Suzuki Hiroyoshi and Yuasa Jōji, among other Kōbō members, were enthusiastic about investigating Eastern philosophies such as Buddhism, and particularly the sermons of Suzuki Daisetz (D. T. Suzuki, 1870–1966), an international missionary of Zen Buddhism after the prewar period. They were avid readers of this celebrated Zen master’s publications, especially Zen and Japanese Culture (zen to nihon bunka). (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1940)
18th Century Midwife Teaching Model
Angélique-Marguerite du Coudray was a famous 18th century midwife and designed this medical model to teach midwife trainees about delivering babies. Louis XV learned of her expertise and asked her to set up courses throughout France. From 1759-1779, she traveled the country with her mannequin and published her Abridged Art of Chid Delivery.
Here you go: A giant squid with the creepiest fucking arms ever caught on video on an undersea oil rig.
That isn’t a giant squid; it’s a bigfin squid! And that’s actually way, way cooler!
Because! Bigfin Squid are really rarely seen past the juvenile stage. And, because we’ve never actually sampled an adult and they look radically different from the juvenile stage, we don’t really have a definitive idea of what this thing even is. We only think it’s an adult bigfin. And that’s cool as hell ‘cause it looks like an alien.
But the juveniles look like this:
Look at its little tenta-nubbins!
And I’d never seen a gif of the video or the video itself; I’d only seen this still of it:
So you just made my freakin’ day.
God fuck you fuck you fuck awful no shit god bag every time I see creepy marine life I have to make sure I still have toes and I will not let them leave my sight for the next 45 minutes fuck you fuck.
this thing is cool as hell