Graphic designer James Harris has taken the periodic table of the elements, which catalogs the basic building blocks necessary for all life in the universe, and done something useful with it. Harris’ Periodic Table Of Storytelling takes several of the film, television, and video game clichés assembled so thoroughly by the website TV Tropes, assigns them the equivalent of an atomic name and number, and gathers them together in a big, beautiful parody of the periodic table.
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Luke and I were looking at Hieronymus Bosch’s painting The Garden of Earthly Delights and discovered, much to our amusement, music written upon the posterior of one of the many tortured denizens of the rightmost panel of the painting which is intended to represent Hell. I decided to transcribe it into modern notation, assuming the second line of the staff is C, as is common for chants of this era.
so yes this is LITERALLY the 600-years-old butt song from hell
EDIT: I still can’t believe this took off like it did this is crazy??? Just wanted to let people know that there are indeed errors in the transcription and this is indeed not a very good recording (I threw this together in like 30 minutes at 1 in the morning,) but I’m working with the music department at my college to get the transcription more accurate!
in the meantime enjoy this fantastic choral arrangement by wellmanicuredman i’m in love
So…I recorded a poem for Valentine’s Day for the Poetry Foundation, a sort of gift for you because I love a day that celebrates love. It’s a little cheeky, a little sexy, and I was more than a little nervous recording it. But Valentine’s Day seems as good a day as any to take risks for things we love, so here goes…Happy Valentine’s Day!
I was invited to share three things that I like to read, watch, and use on this website: 27goodthings.com.
I invite you to take a look at my good things and peruse the answers of other writers, artists, and creative people who have participated.
Because we all need good things on a Monday.
(By Ali Shapiro)
Should you write a sonnet?
Lana (home sick today): Come with me upstairs please.
Me: Why? What are you afraid of?
Me: I won’t let Krampus in today, don’t worry.
Lana: I’m afraid of Death then.
Me: Same for Death, not today.
Lana (peering over her glasses): Mom, it’s not your choice. Death is the boss. Let’s go hug on the couch.
*Aaand that’s your taste of morning sunshine from my youngest daughter.*
Interesting article in The Atlantic on the positive effects of “placebo sleep.”
(Source: The Atlantic)
Rest in peace, Pete Seeger.
What is remembered, lives.