Silver handled percussion pepperbox pistol crafted by Filippo Pantaro of Torino, Italy, mid 19th century.
Daily Paleo Art Month #2: Vetulicola
Known from the 525-520 million-year-old Lower Cambrian Chengjiang Lagerstätte, Vetulicola is a member of a strange group of creatures known as vetulicolians. About 9cm (3.5in) long, it’s thought to have been an active swimmer that fed on either plankton or seafloor debris.
And nobody’s sure just what these animals are. They were originally thought to be early limbless arthropods, but more recently opinions have swung in the opposite direct and they’re now considered to be early deuterostomes instead.
I posted a few of my THE SHADOW: YEAR ONE covers up for sale in my shop - http://wilfredotorres.bigcartel.com because a brutha’s gotta eat… and also buy more comics. #theshadow
The #Macbeth warning #broadway
This was my favorite thing.
no but the whole Macbeth thing is legit okay
my school was doing Pride and Prejudice last spring [I had some tiny little extra part, but that’s not important]. The girl playing Mrs. Bennet said “Macbeth” as a joke, which then was explained because seriously we’re high schoolers I was surprised even she knew about it we don’t just know random curse knowledge
the play was set back a week because Mr. Darcy got appendicitis, Elizabeth Bennet broke her right forearm, Mr. Bingley lost his voice, and Mrs. Bennet went head over handlebars on her bike all in the week of the play.
you don’t f*** with the Macbeth curse okay if Supernatural has taught me anything it’s not to f*** with curses
….omg can we have an episode of Supernatural about the Macbeth curse?
IT COULD BE THE MUSICAL EPISODE WE ALL WANT OMFG
once a guy said macbeth in our theater and then the entire set came falling down
several people got concussions
How the hell do they preform the play,
There are characters named Macbeth
You can say it but only in the context during the play.. No other time
Thank you for explaining.
(I’ve literally wondered about that for years)
“Hot potato, orchestra stalls, Puck shall make amends!" (Tweaks passer-by’s nose.)
(Wikiquotes have been arguing about this: should it be “off his drawers” and “pluck to make amends”, but I think the two theatrical references are the correct ones. Where the “hot potato” fits in is anyone’s guess…)
Oh, and don’t whistle in a theatre either. Though that may only be “when on stage…”
During the production of this play in college, the title character knocked his opponent unconscious one night during the climactic sword fight. Never has so many people panicked, thinking they might have to rewrite Shakespeare on the fly to give the performance a satisfying closure.
And there was one time in rehearsal when a sword flew out of the actor’s hand, travelling to the audience. It missed the AD by 6”.
Read up on Orson Welles’ experience with the play, if you have the chance. Fascinating.
Not that I believe in the curse, of course.
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Jonny Quest model sheets by Alex Toth…
Tsolo Munkh FW14/15
Alpha Flight #25, page 1 by John Byrne & Bob Wiacek. 1985.
John shared this story one why he decided Northstar would be gay:
I have often said that NorthStar was Gay from “Day Two”. He was not Gay when I created him. Like the rest of Alpha Flight, he was totally 2 dimensional when I created him. He was meant to be a character who could survive in a fight with the X-Men, nothing more. I shaped him and his sister to be a good counter measure to NightCrawler.
Then the characters turned out to be unexpectedly popular. Marvel started pressuring me for an Alpha Flight book. For a long time, citing the above, I resisted. When I finally caved, I set about looking for interesting things I could slip into the mix to give them maybe 2.5 dimensions. Shaman became a widower with a rebellious daughter. Snowbird got a lot of madeup mythology troweled in. Walt was divorced. I already knew that Jean-Marie was a split personality, but I did not know what to do with her brother.
Then I decided that one of the characters should be Gay. I’d been doing some reading on the subject, and was up on the latest thinkings, psychologically — ie, that homosexuality is caused by something being different in the way the brain is hardwired, not by your Mom making you wear dresses when you were a kid. If that was the case, if homosexuality was like male pattern baldness or having one blue and one green eye, and not a “sickness” that needed to be “cured” (as had been the prevailing psychological thinking for years), then there should be at least one Gay superhero.
So who would be Gay? Snowbird wasn’t human. Mac and Michael had wives, past and present, and I didn’t want to make the story too messy. Jean-Marie had a whole set of problems already in place. Sasquatch — well that was just too damn scary!! So Jean-Paul got elected to receive, as t’were.
Of course, the moment I picked him, it was one of those little serendipity instances that used to pepper Marvel in Ye Goode Olde Days — it seemed so natural it was like it had been planned all along.
Someone at Marvel fought against Northstar being gay. One writer gave Jean-Paul a wasting disease that everyone assumed had to be AIDS. Then it was revealed that he and Jeanne-Marie were half-Alfar, and was wasting away from being kept from Alfheimr. So he was a fairy! That was so much better.
Jim Henson working Kermit the Frog, talking to John Cleese.