Nov 25, 2012

The Swan's Not Ready for a Song

"The early 21st century was a unique time for business," said Barbillón, "but hear me, ladies and gentlepersons, we can bring back the good old days. We can profit from nightmares again."
Thus ended the avatar's address. Men, women and inbetweeners stood up and clapped their hands.    

Did anyone say 'nightmare'?
Adorable Bunny Krueger by Michelle Coffee

Here's a fun little time-waster.

1. Go to Google Translate.

2. Paste the following text into the box on the left.

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3. Pick German as the 'From' language.

4. Click on the 'Listen' button.

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I wonder how people come up with these things.

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As a coda to our little Sunday excursion, let's travel back in time and admire this Spanish lassie with her studied pose and far-off gaze. This picture was taken by Jules Gervais-Courtellemont, a French photographer who converted to Islam in 1894 and traveled extensively, documenting the charms of the Orient. Gervais-Courtellemont eventually became a photographer for National Geographic. He produced autochromes, 5,500 of which are still extant.

Malaga, Spain, circa 1924.
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