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The local motto: “A little science. A little magic. A little chicken soup.”
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treasures-and-beauty: Japanese export silver bowl featuring...

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 23:52


Japanese export silver bowl featuring stylized koi fish hand chased to the body. Circa - 1900.

While doing research: thoughts on medieval popular culture

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 15:23
DD: (reads to PM from Guerber's MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE MIDDLE AGES) So Huon and Sherasmin the Cave-Dweller, who is this guy who, well, has been living in this cave, are in this enchanted forest. And they're sitting under a tree and 'They saw the golden castle of Oberon, king of the fairies and son of Julius Caesar and Morgan le Fay.'
PM: (blinks)...Don't ever tell me they didn't have shipping in the Middle Ages.
DD: (reading) 'Then as they gazed spellbound at the wonderful sight they beheld the glittering gates of the palace roll back as the king drove through them in a chariot of silver, drawn by leopards, himself appearing in the guise of the God of Love.'
DD: (blinks) Seems legit...

Zero to bitch in 30 seconds

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 16:14

Yeah, I get these too. (Also: maybe it’s a bot. But if it is, it doesn’t respond well to nonstandard answers. Which is also satisfying.)