The Cranky Professor

Western Civilization - you know, it's always about to end.
centuriespast:

Walter Greaves (1846-1930), British       
Whistler by the Thames, 1871    
Oil on canvas   
La Salle University Art Museum

centuriespast:

Walter Greaves (1846-1930), British       

Whistler by the Thames, 1871    

Oil on canvas   

La Salle University Art Museum

signorcasaubon:

Master of Cruïlles - Saint James the Great and the Decapitation of Saint James; Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain; 15th century

signorcasaubon:

Master of Cruïlles - Saint James the Great and the Decapitation of Saint James; Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain; 15th century

There is a moment in “The Spanish Tragedy” when Hieronymo, all of whose children have been killed by conspiracies, locks all the doors, bites his tongue out, spits it out, and sets the house on fire with all his enemies inside it. That way they can never find out WHY he’s killing them.

The professor I took the Jacobean drama course with once saw a production of the play in which the actor playing Hiernoymo concealed a piece of liver in his mouth. When the time came he spat it out. It bounced twice and landed in the lap of a very nicely dressed woman in the front row.

She fainted. 

(Source: sandandglass, via erlkonigtraum)

willcub:

I wound my French press.  
Bring on the cold brew coffee.  

one of my favorite homonyms is “hurt” vs “twist” wound. Not sure.

willcub:

I wound my French press.  

Bring on the cold brew coffee.  

one of my favorite homonyms is “hurt” vs “twist” wound. Not sure.

ippinka:

Looking for camping with luxury, nature and beauty in mind, these hanging tree tents shaped like dew-drops are just right for you!

Look like figs to me. I hate figs.

auspiciousplatypus:

Thomas Eakins, “Il campione di canoa singolo Max Schmitt”, Olio su tela, 1871.

Funny to see such an American painting labeled in Italian. And then funny to remind yourself about our labels. Canoa singolo?

auspiciousplatypus:

Thomas Eakins, “Il campione di canoa singolo Max Schmitt”, Olio su tela, 1871.

Funny to see such an American painting labeled in Italian. And then funny to remind yourself about our labels. Canoa singolo?