1. aardwolfpack:

    As a supplement to my last post, these tables from Historia Numorum: A Manual of Greek Numismatics by Barclay V. Head give you some idea of how variable the Greek alphabet used to be.

    Note the presence Greek letters besides the classic 24.  Wau (Digamma), San, and Qoppa were Semitic characters representing sounds that weren’t really part of Greek speech.  These letters disappeared from the lexicon, but persisted in the Ionian numbering system (and numerology).  Qoppa was also used as an ideogram for Corinth, once spelled “Qorinthos.”  More letters were added to the alphabet later on, but these never found widespread use, and only Sampi (Disigma) was given a numeric value.

    (Source: snible.org)

     

  2. jump-gate:

    Intron Depot ~ Masamune Shirow

     
  3. masamune shirow

  4. kimjonguntz:

    You Got Served 3: Battle Fever J

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  5. cryptofwrestling:

    The Electronic Man costume…
    (1950s)

     

  6. aardwolfpack:

    About the time it takes to read a stop sign, sir.

    (Source: cherokeecamp2010.blogspot.com)

     

  7. pulpcovers:

    John Carstairs: Space Detective http://ift.tt/1zwgUIn

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  8. frank belknap long

  9. In college we changed this to “When they see a Sink full of Curry” after a particularly bad decision

    (Source: twinpeakscaptioned, via bestnewtrack)

     
  10. twin peaks

  11. woutergort:

    I did this weird robot drawing in my sketchbook and wanted to do a digital version of it!

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  13. twin peaks

  14. vaginal-diabetus:

    Jim Carrey’s acting in The Truman Show.  I’m not over it yet.

    My reaction when people describe real objects with Pantone colors

    (Source: janet-snakeholes, via cheetahpeople)

     


  15. “The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has always been about human rights — for decades, we have worked individually and as a Tribe to make sure that each and every person is treated equally and with respect and dignity,” said a statement from the tribe. A spokesperson for the casino said that the company didn’t want to provide a platform for the “racist attitudes and views that Ted Nugent espouses.”

    Nugent responded to the cancelation by calling the Coeur d’Alene Tribe “unclean vermin.” “By all indicators, I don’t think they actually qualify as people, but there has always been a lunatic fringe of hateful, rotten, dishonest people that hate happy, successful people,” he continued. “I believe raising hell and demanding accountability from our elected employees is Job One for every American. I am simply doing my job.”

    Nugent famously called President Barack Obama — who is mixed-race — a “subhuman mongrel.” He declared in 2012 that it would have been best if the South had won the U.S. Civil War.

     


  16. cleofisrandolph:

    "The disgust that so many adults feel at the idea of everyone getting a trophy has to do with creating incentives. If everyone gets a trophy then no one will try hard; if everyone gets basic food and housing to survive, then no one will work. Of course, this isn’t true. A soccer team full of 10-year-olds who all get participation trophies won’t all sit down and stop playing soccer– the kids who are good at scoring points will still want to do so. But the kid who never scored a point will, for a moment, be recognized: You played soccer too.

    Instead, that kid is supposed to get the message: If you didn’t score a lot of points, no one gives a shit about you. And if that makes you sad, or if you feel that it’s not fair, get used to it. The world is a sad and unfair place. Score more goals next time. This message has always felt at odds, to me, with the equally ubiquitous platitude that children are the future. If children are the future, then why are we so gung ho about preparing them to be treated unfairly?”

     

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  18. benkevans:

    Happy Batday!

    You got NO IDEA how dark this knight is.

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  19. toomuchhorrorfiction:

    Artist/illustrator Lee Brown Coye born today, July 24, in 1907

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