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the composer charles alkan wrote a pythonesque satire of funeral marches
it is even called ‘funeral march on the death of a parrot’ and has lyrics consisting entirely of the french equivalent of ‘polly want a cracker?’

i think it is absolutely vital that you listen to this

libretto:
as-tu déjeuné, jacot?
(have you eaten, jacot?)
et de quoi?
(and what?)
ah!

ArtistCharles Valentin Alkan
TitleFuneral March on the Death of a Parrot
AlbumAlkan: A Symposium
yoko ono once asked salvador dali if she might be allowed to have a hair from his famous mustachedali, however, out of a mixture of fears that she would use it for occult purposes and by virtue of being salvador dali, asked for $10,000 in return and when the money came sent her a blade of dried grass instead

yoko ono once asked salvador dali if she might be allowed to have a hair from his famous mustache
dali, however, out of a mixture of fears that she would use it for occult purposes and by virtue of being salvador dali, asked for $10,000 in return and when the money came sent her a blade of dried grass instead

'dancing lessons for the advanced in age' is a charming czech novel about a man’s retelling of his past - and it is written in one single long 128-page sentence

'dancing lessons for the advanced in age' is a charming czech novel about a man’s retelling of his past - and it is written in one single long 128-page sentence

chainsaws were originally invented for the sake of assisting childbirth

chainsaws were originally invented for the sake of assisting childbirth

the recently-deceased werner freund of germany led his own wolf pack and acted as the alpha amongst them, seeking to combat the myth that wolves are evil or particularly vicioushe did a good job of it, too. this is breathtaking dedication

the recently-deceased werner freund of germany led his own wolf pack and acted as the alpha amongst them, seeking to combat the myth that wolves are evil or particularly vicious
he did a good job of it, too. this is breathtaking dedication


'The entirety of human morals is contained in this one phrase: Render others as happy as one desires oneself to be, and never inflict more pain upon them than one would like to receive at their hands… you need neither god nor religion to appreciate and subscribe to [this], you need only have a good heart.'

- the marquis de sade on the nature of morality

'The entirety of human morals is contained in this one phrase: Render others as happy as one desires oneself to be, and never inflict more pain upon them than one would like to receive at their hands… you need neither god nor religion to appreciate and subscribe to [this], you need only have a good heart.'

- the marquis de sade on the nature of morality

alongside sex and love, the kama sutra also specifically promotes that women ought to be taught:
the art of how to become a good citizen
how to make lemonade
how to play musical glasses filled with water
tattooing
sorcery
study of ‘sentences difficult to pronounce’
making parrots out of yarn
composing poetry
carpentry
debating
and so on, for 64 items!

alongside sex and love, the kama sutra also specifically promotes that women ought to be taught:

  • the art of how to become a good citizen
  • how to make lemonade
  • how to play musical glasses filled with water
  • tattooing
  • sorcery
  • study of ‘sentences difficult to pronounce’
  • making parrots out of yarn
  • composing poetry
  • carpentry
  • debating

and so on, for 64 items!

darkle: (arguably) the totally unnecessary binary opposite of ‘sparkle’

darkle: (arguably) the totally unnecessary binary opposite of ‘sparkle’

god freaking damnit if they’d only been a few millimeters to the left

god freaking damnit if they’d only been a few millimeters to the left

german was once the second-most spoken language in the usa.then everything got done fucked up, and then it wasn’t, except in n. dakota

german was once the second-most spoken language in the usa.
then everything got done fucked up, and then it wasn’t, except in n. dakota

chef till says: doritos taste exactly the same with or without the dust, the residue has just been left as it was decided that it provides for ‘authentic experience’

chef till says: doritos taste exactly the same with or without the dust, the residue has just been left as it was decided that it provides for ‘authentic experience’

smoking gets a bad rep.pointlessfactsbelowrammpics thinks that this is justified, but at the same time, even worse things can be occurring to your lungs at a faster rate! such as having a pea plant growing in it

smoking gets a bad rep.
pointlessfactsbelowrammpics thinks that this is justified, but at the same time, even worse things can be occurring to your lungs at a faster rate! such as having a pea plant growing in it

old-timey miners sometimes used dead fish and the bioluminescence caused by their decay as a light source before safety lamps were invented

old-timey miners sometimes used dead fish and the bioluminescence caused by their decay as a light source before safety lamps were invented

behold, the delicious romanesco!

just as fractal-esque and psychedelic as couch fashion, but actually useful

behold, the delicious romanesco!

just as fractal-esque and psychedelic as couch fashion, but actually useful