I am a man, and I should dress like a woman if I were not such a coward.
That is, I should revel in velvets, in silks and satins, in plumes and ruffles, in rich or delicate colors, in daring and dashing modes, in endless variety suited to my whim, to the weather or the occasion. It would be great fun. It would be an artistic gratification. But I don't dare.
In the days of knighthood, when men were really breve, they out-dressed the women; but in these degenerate days we do not venture our fancies beyond cravats. No man in modern times has dared to dress as he pleased, except Oscar Wilde, and we buried him with craven hisses.
We men rail at women's fashions, but in our hearts we know ourselves to be the slaves of fashion, of one dull, deadly, monotonous fashion, which we hate, but from which we are too cowardly to free ourselves.
-- Life magazine, February 1916
humorous, food, death, language fun
every time we go by the canned fruit shelves in a particular grocery store, @alva reads "Tortenpfirsiche" (cake peaches) as "Totenpfirsiche" (death peaches) so i had to make this.
Oh my god - Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music is still about (back? updated?), and is no longer a Flash app!
I spent a stupid amount of time exploring this back in the dark times of the early 2000s.
In our universe, England is named after a Germanic tribe called the Angles. The language of England is called English and speakers of this language are called Anglophones.
In another universe, Sexland is named after a Germanic tribe called the Saxons. The language of Sexland is called Sexish and speakers of this language are called Saxophones.
I've been a Skinny Puppy fan since way back, and when this song came out I didn't like it because it was too different from their earlier works.
However, with significant numbers of years of hindsight, this is a great song. The video is also great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RLoP8hQ2_8
screwing w google's algorithms in order to cover up your sleazy behavior should be a fucking criminal offense
spicy film take, habanero level
mad max 2 had a more iconic set but it also is a much more simplistic kind of story compared to 1. basic story of a drifter that helps out people who need it, beats the bad guys.
mad max 1 on the other hand is a slowly paced kind of descent. it looks like normal society and further and further it just unravels. and max is a normal person, and dealing with the events around him he loses his faith for humanity, and thats his arc. its thoughtful, and grim.
Old Goth, Hacker, and Amateur radio operator.
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