Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
The Housemartins - Happy Hour (1986)
Buzzcocks — Ever Fallen In Love
Ian Dury - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick [Official Video] (by IanDuryVideos)
A shining example of why British music in the 1970s was superior to their transatlantic rivals, especially in the early post-punk era.
John Thomson, King Mongkut of Siam, Bangkok (European Dress), 1865 - 1866.
Source: National Library of Scotland
Ainu man, Japan, ca. 1880.
Yes. Yes I am. Regent Street, you say? Why, that’s right on my way home!
I don’t know - I’d prefer a Holiday in Cambodia.
Paris Bordone (1495-1570) : Saint Georges tuant le Dragon (Source : Pinacoteca - Italy).
Thomas Francis Dicksee, Juliet
(Note: Dicksee, British, 1819-1895, was a portrait, historical and genre painter with many subjects from Shakespeare. This completely engaging oil on canvas portrait of Juliet was inspired by Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet.
The painting is housed in the Sunderland Art Gallery in Sunderland, England. — A Thousand Winds)
In the world it is called Tolerance, but in hell it is called Despair, the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.
--Dorothy Sayers (via zerogate)