Tumblr round-up, August 30th

I think my favourite thing I posted to Tumblr this week was this Minoan coin from Knossos. It has a minotaur on it!

I thought this article about the dropping of the case against Dominique Strauss Kahn and the differences between the French and US legal systems and legal cultures was interesting.

A flapjack octopus — a spiny flower mantis — some cephalopodsanatomy — crystals of gypsum and kapellasite — Shoebill skull

The Grindelwald Glacier — a Californian canyon — the Grand CanyonChartreuse Arch

Shoe warehouse trade card — Mexican film posterstained glass in India — natural historyinfrared Congo

5 Comments

  1. m
    1 September 2011 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    look at those brawny thighs!!

  2. Harry
    1 September 2011 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    All the better to chase you around a labyrinth with.

  3. 2 September 2011 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    sorry about Twitter call-out. I got the dark humor of it–it just sounded very 1960s to me. Black (possibly, going by name) guy steals something and gets pummeled beyond all logic (broken everything and concussions) and is listed as having “stumbled”, wink wink. Happened all the time in the good ol South.
    Just hit me wrong way that that woman (whoever she is she’s american!) would not be aware enough to stop short of tweeting “funniest thing”.

    PS the shoe trade card–that’s “me.”

  4. Harry
    2 September 2011 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, it’s not a story with any heroes. But, when I read it, the way it was written made me laugh.

    As it happens I didn’t make the race connection when I first read it because, well, I’m not American and I don’t necessarily pick up on names like that unless I’m paying attention. Whether it would have made any difference… who knows.

    Nice blog you have there. I subscribed to the RSS feed some time ago.

  5. 4 September 2011 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the kind words on the blog, I appreciate that. I check on your sites as well.
    Twitter thing was an odd tourettes-like outburst on my part.//
    As you were.

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