I first discovered this fantastic resource in May 2005. Amazing how one can navigate unexpectedly from Clinical depression to Hairy ball theorem in 2 hours, perhaps one causes the other ... :-) This is the quick way to do it, but it's not the route I used!!
I have now discovered the Symbolist painter Odilon Redon and his fantastic early charcoal works, including the incredibly appropriate Cactus Man. Also, check out the utterly brilliant Spirit of the Forest - this leaves Munch for dead. Not to mention Julio González, cubist sculptor, a contemporary of Picasso, and his enigmatic Monsieur Cactus.
Some Words of Wisdom
|“||... An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support. ...||”|
|“||... There are two rules for drinking whisky.
First, never take whisky without water, and second, never take water without whisky. ...
|“||... This is our land, this is our Scotland, these are our people, these are our men, our works, our women and children: can you beat it? ...||”|
Contributions and things to do
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|Floors Castle • John MacLean • Mary Barbour • Mellerstain House • Peter Howson • Ray Winstone • Drummond Castle • Wilhelmina Barns-Graham • Ben Nicholson • Trevor Bell • Sandra Blow • David Bomberg • Beryl Cook • Jessica Dismorr • Alfred East • Stanhope Forbes • Terry Frost • Patrick Heron • Howard Hodgkin • Bill Brandt • Kevin Carter • Alfred Eisenstaedt • Peter Lanyon • Bob Law • Tom Phillips • Annie Leibovitz • Niko Pirosmanashvili • Jane Bown • Robert Capa • Larry Burrows • 1943 Naples post office bombing • Foulis Castle • Balvaird Castle • Drummond Castle • Braemar • Duns Castle • Stirling Castle • Hammerbeam roof • Rannoch Moor • Dunbar Castle • Castle Campbell|
The Wikipedia Signpost
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Simon Neil (b. 1979) is a Scottish vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. Born in Irvine, he established the band Biffy Clyro in 1995 with James and Ben Johnston. He has also played with JP Reid of Sucioperro in Marmaduke Duke, using the pseudonym "The Atmosphere", and started a solo career.
Did you know...
- ... that the Croatian Natural History Museum exhibited the remains of a cave lion (skull pictured) from Vrtare Male pit cave in Croatia, claimed to be one of the biggest ever found?
- ... that the 38-year tenure of Bernard "Berny" Stone as Alderman from the 50th Ward in the Chicago City Council spanned seven Chicago Mayors, including two Mayors Daley?
- ... that the Routhian of analytical mechanics is a hybrid of the Lagrangian and the Hamiltonian?
- ... that Shehzad Sheikh, son of Javed Sheikh, has played a lead role in the upcoming film Karachi Se Lahore after debuting in Main Hoon Shahid Afridi?
- ... that airborne silica exposure in Tanzanian mines is more than three hundred times the limit set by NIOSH in the United States?
- ... that the Province of Lodi was first inhabited during the fifth century BCE?
- ... that gridiron football player Derel Walker was the last wide receiver to catch a college pass from Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel?
- ... that Paul Wild, who spearheaded the Very Fast Train Joint Venture in the 1980s, traced a preliminary route using dinner plates and numerous topographic maps spread out on his living room floor?
In the news
- Flash floods and mudslides caused by Tropical Storm Erika (satellite image pictured) kill at least 20 people across Dominica in the Lesser Antilles.
- Wildfires across the U.S. state of Washington, including the Okanogan Complex fire, destroy more than 200 homes and burn 920 square miles (2,400 km2).
- The ancient Temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra is destroyed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
- At least 11 people are killed when a Hawker Hunter crashes onto a busy road during an airshow in Shoreham-by-Sea, UK.
- A bomb explosion in Bangkok, Thailand, kills 20 people and injures more than 120 others.
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Images of Scotland to make you smile
More words of wisdom
|“||... It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to have to paint it. ...||”|
|“||... Every line of strength in American history is a line coloured with Scottish blood. ...||”|
|“||... Look to your consciences and remember that the theatre of the world is wider than the realm of England. ...||”|
|“||... We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation. ...||”|
|“||... We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other wedded couples, they sometimes live apart. ...||”|
|“||... Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open. ...||”|
|“||... I am not young enough to know everything. ...||”|
|“||... Oh, what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practice to deceive. ...
|“||... God help England if she had no Scots to think for her. ...||”|
|“||... He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it. ...||”|
|“||... All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies. ...||”|
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