Girls hanging around…?

February 15, 2013

Girls hanging around 1963

From a 1963 Italian comic, this study of gils just hanging round.

Robot-Blues-Exhibition

To commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of his death, the Robot Blues Exhibition : Homage to Philip K. Dick proposes, from the 4th February to 2nd of March 2013, to trace the imaginary around his work with the presentation of covers of his novels and collections, but also with a part of his bibliography.

harry&malfoy

Over a hundred people have been injured after a meteor or meteors reportedly exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia this morning. Although there are no confirmed deaths, the full extent of the situation is still being assessed.

But for those of you are worried, asteroid DA14 is still projected to miss Earth.

Chelyabinsk is a city of about a million people, located just to the east of the Ural Mountains. This morning, several people captured video of a bright trail streaking across the sky, followed by a blindingly bright light. Although some people say that the lights were caused by a meteor shower, others believe that it was a single meteor that cut across the sky and exploded in the atmosphere.

Accounts of injuries vary, but it appears that anywhere between one hundred and four hundred people were injured, most of them by glass from shattering windows. (Reuters is saying 400.) The explosion shook the buildings, and it seems as though the 6000-square-foot roof of a Zinc Plant collapsed. Some people say that fragments of the meteor rained down on the town.

Although there is no definite connection between this meteor strike and the near approach of asteroid DA14, it is notable that they happened within a day of each other. DA14, which will pass below the orbits of geosynchronous satellites, is predicted, by all reliable sources, to miss the Earth entirely.

Link to youtube video HERE

More details, from Reuters:
“I was standing at a bus stop, seeing off my girlfriend,” said Andrei, a local resident who did not give his second name. “Then there was a flash and I saw a trail of smoke across the sky and felt a shockwave that smashed windows.”

A wall was damaged at the Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant but there was no environmental threat, a plant spokeswoman said.

Such incidents are rare. A meteorite is thought to have devastated an area of more than 2,000 sq km (1,250 miles) in Siberia in 1908, smashing windows as far as 200 km (125 miles) from the point of impact.

The Emergencies Ministry described Friday’s events as a “meteor shower in the form of fireballs” and said background radiation levels were normal. It urged residents not to panic.

Memorable Artwork…

February 13, 2013

1960Chiclosos

Those old Mexican comics are surely the best!

The Myth of Medusa

February 13, 2013

Medusa

According to Hesiod the Gorgons were three sisters: Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa, daughters of the sea god Forcis, and the ocean monster Ceto. Medusa was the only one of the Gorgons who was mortal; the sisters lived at end of the world in a cave near the Garden of the Hesperides.

The Gorgons are described and depicted as winged monsters, with fiery eyes, with tusks similar to those of wild boar tusks, and the claws of a lion – a forked tongue, nails of bronze and hair of snakes, all this coupled with a gaze capable of changing to stone anyone who happened to meet it, made them something to fear!

The blood of Medusa, according to legend, had magical powers. Blood flowing from the left side was a deadly poison, while that of the right side resurrected the dead. The myths tell of the transformation of Medusa from a beautiful woman into a monstrous creature because Poseidon kidnapped her and seduced her in a small temple dedicated to Athena. The Goddess, offended by such behaviour and angry that the beauty of the Gorgon rivaled her own, turned Medusa into a monstrous bringer of death! The soft, long hair of the Gorgon, described as the most beautiful in the world, was changed by Athena into a terrible tangle of poisonous snakes…

How cruel thhese Goddesses can be…

Pert Kelton

February 13, 2013

Pert Kelton

So moody, so sombre…So beautiful!

Girls will be…

February 13, 2013

Monica Fambrough

Girls Will Be Girl Scouts

White girl, we raided your locker and got your paper peonies
and your panties the colour of a skylight on a cloudy day.
We found your Snow White lipstick,
your tampon jewellery
and the yellowish teeth you keep hidden in your skirt.
You can keep your styrofoam smudged legal books,
the tipples of your finishing school fingers dripping with bubonic plague,
your periodic table on hotel sheets.
If you do that with a lighthouse,
you’ll get pregnant,
and you’ll have to eat onion flowers for days.

Is this rude?

February 12, 2013

gonna crumb

Accidents can happen.

February 11, 2013

Accidentshappen1988

From a 1988 Italian comic strip.

Someone didn’t look right, left, then right again.