Congratulations ingenuity


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Congratulations Ingenuity

Ginny Flies!

I am so happy to see this, the first controlled flight on another planet. Stunningly cool!




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This 50-foot tall statue of a Native American woman in South Dakota titled “Dignity.”




5200 Brugg, Switzerland

This is a deep crop of a random Google Street View image of a 2nd floor balcony on the Stapferstrasse in Brugg, Switzerland.

Is it real? Or is it Memorex?


1974 Jensen Interceptor FF

1974 Jensen Interceptor FF, Formula Ferguson – four wheel drive- ahead of its time.

Used to see these around back in the day. Gorgeous cars.

Damn, I am going to miss it here in car nut heaven… sigh.


Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza (Don Quichotte et Sancho Pança), Pablo Picasso, c. 1937, MoMA: Drawings and Prints

Gift of Virginia H. and Frederick B. Deknatel

Size: plate: 13 9/16 × 9 9/16″ (34.5 × 24.3 cm); sheet: 17 5/16 × 13 1/2″ (44 × 34.3 cm)

Medium: Aquatint


Jonbenet’s drawings


Jonbenet’s drawings


Jonbenet’s drawings


Jonbenet’s drawings


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Jonbenet’s drawings

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Seeing her handwriting makes me tear up. With the media circus and mishandling of this case I think that so many people almost forget about Jonbenet in the center as more than just a case. She was a sweet little 6 year old- a baby, really. Her drawings and writing remind everybody what an innocent, little child she was despite all of the makeup and dresses she was often made up in.

Me, too. God. A beautiful, wonderful, innocent child was abused all her life by two of the sickest shits ever born. She was then killed and her body hidden in the basement. Profoundly disgusting. Just give me a few minutes with them to send them straight to Hell.


Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Mirror, Mirror – (The Chase 1994) – (BluesMen Channel “Blues Rock”)

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Mar 23, 2020

Smokin’ Joe Kubek (November 30, 1956 – October 11, 2015) was an American Texas blues electric guitarist, songwriter and performer.
Bnois King (born January 21, 1943) (pronounced “buh-noise”) is a Texas Blues and Jazz guitar player, vocalist, and composer. He most often played guitar and rhythm guitar, and acted as the main vocalist and original song writer for the Smokin’ Joe Kubek Band, touring and equally billed with Kubek after 1997.
Building a repertoire from old, neglected blues genre songs (such as from the likes of Jimmy Reed and Freddie King), the duo found a ready audience for Bnois King’s laid-back vocalizations and rhythm guitar playing, and Kubek’s hard-playing blues style. At this time, King discovered other talents he didn’t realize he possessed: singing and song writing. King hadn’t really sung much on stage until he teamed up with Kubek. King said about it: “We needed a singer so I sang… and every time I did the crowds went wild. We needed songs so I wrote about things that happened to me, to people I knew…” Audiences enjoyed the blending of the two’s very different playing styles.

Born in Grove City, Pennsylvania, Kubek grew up in the Dallas, Texas area. In the 1970s during his teen years, he played with the likes of Freddie King and in the 1980s began performing with Louisiana-born musician and vocalist, Bnois King.

In 1985, Kubek released his first record on Bird Records, a 45 RPM single with the tracks “Driving Sideways” (written by Freddie King and Sonny Thompson) and “Other Side Of Love” (written by Doyle Bramhall Sr.). The single’s executive producers were Clint Birdwell and Charley Wirz. The two tracks reappeared on Kubek’s 2012 album, Let That Right Hand Go, produced by Birdwell and issued on Birdwell’s label, Bird Records Texas. The album is a collection of mostly unreleased material recorded since the 1980s (with the 1985 single’s track, “Other Side Of Love”, entitled “The Other Side Of Love”).
In 1991, Kubek released his first full-length album, entitled Steppin’ Out Texas Style (Bullseye Blues Records), and later released over a dozen albums on various labels.
Kubek died October 11, 2015 from a heart attack at the age of 58

Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Mirror, Mirror – (The Chase 1994) BMW 325is Coupe – (BluesMen Channel “Blues Rock Super Hits”)
Official Site:

Just SO good…



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A guy went to Iceland and took a photo of volcano eruption and Northern Lights at the same time.




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Ingenuity Spins its blade for the first time | Perseverance moves away from Ingenuity | SOL 47, April 8th’ 2021…

Ingenuity Spins its blade for the first time | Perseverance moves away from Ingenuity | SOL 47

Apr 8, 2021

NASA released new interesting images of Ingenuity Helicopter. Ingenuity has spun its blade for the first time as a testing formality. Perseverance moves away from Ingenuity as planned as a safety measure. The count down begins for the historical first flight on martian soil. Image Credits – NASA /JPL-CALTECH…



Abarth SE 037


Abarth SE 037


Abarth SE 037


Abarth SE 037


Abarth SE 037

Abarth SE 037

Lancia 037 Prototype, 1980. The first version of the 037 which was originally produced and owned by Abarth, is to be offered at auction. The car underwent testing both in the wind tunnel and on track and was used as a reconnaissance vehicle in the Acropolis Rally. The car has subsequently been restored to original condition including the mid-mounted, supercharged 1995cc in its original prototype specification

auction listing

Love this car.




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Pair of ancient Roman gold snake bracelets, 1st century CE. [1799×1560]…



Bust of a Woman with Ponytail: Jacqueline

Bust of a Woman with Ponytail: Jacqueline (Buste de femme à la queue de cheval: Jacqueline), Pablo Picasso, 1955, MoMA: Drawings and Prints

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Saidenberg Size: plate: 25 3/8 x 19 7/16″ (64.5 x 49.4 cm); sheet: 29 1/2 x 22 3/8″ (75 x 56.8 cm) Medium: Aquatint and engraving


Equestrian Portrait of Carmen Martínez-Bordiú

Salvador Dalí

March 25 at 9:30 PM

Salvador Dalí. Equestrian Portrait of Carmen Martínez-Bordiú. 1972.


Creedence Clearwater Woodstock Complete (Enhanced Video)

Cal Vid
Apr 11, 2018

High-def color enhancement and improved lighting of Creedence Clearwater Revival full video Woodstock performance. Born on the Bayou, I Put a Spell On You (5:09​), and Keep on Chooglin’ (9:28​) were live by Creedence Clearwater Revival at Woodstock Festival Day 2 starting at 12.30 AM, Sunday, August 17, 1969. San Francisco Bay Area-based CCR band members are John Fogerty – vocals, guitar, harmonica, Tom Fogerty – rhythm guitar, vocals, Doug “Cosmo” Clifford – drums and Stu Cook – bass. Watch CCR’s previous August 2, 1969 performance of Commotion:​ and more classic CCR videos:​

The official Creedence video outtakes were not included in the Woodstock motion picture. Only audio recordings exist for their remaining Woodstock setlist and were omitted from the film’s soundtrack.

The Creedence filmed song selections were taken from their first three albums. Born On The Bayou is from 1969 second album Bayou Country. “I Put a Spell on You” was written by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and is the opener on their self-titled debut album. Creedence Clearwater’s last Woodstock number “Keep on Chooglin'” includes a 9-minute harmonica solo.

Watch CCR Playlist of Creedence Clearwater Revival and solo hits performed by the group’s songwriter and CCR founding member John Fogerty live at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA July 15, 2015. Fogerty’s “1969” concert pays tribute to three classic CCR albums released that year: Bayou Country, Green River, and Willie And The Poor Boys.…​

CCR Woodstock 1969 Setlist
1. Born on the Bayou
2. Green River
3. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won’t Do)
4. Commotion
5. Bootleg
6. Bad Moon Rising
7. Proud Mary
8. I Put a Spell on You
9. The Night Time Is the Right Time
10. Keep on Chooglin’
11. Suzy Q (Encore)



David Bromberg & Keb’ Mo’ – Walkin’ Blues – April 3 2016

Apr 8, 2016

I’m still wondering how he did Walkin’ Blues without Jorma who was also there



Bust of Charlemagne which contains the top part of his skull. c. 1350


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Bust of Charlemagne which contains the top part of his skull. c. 1350 [2443×3564]

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On display in the Aachen Cathedral Treasury, Germany.

Pic of his skull inside the bust.

Created 500 years after the death of Charlemagne, the bust is an idealized representation, the facial structure, hairstyle, and fleur-de-lys crown of which reflect 14th c., not 9th c. tastes. The skin is chased with silver and partially gilt; hair and beard are gilt. Damascened silver Reichsadler, the heraldic charge of the Holy Roman Empire signifying Charlemagne’s imperial dignity, decorate the tunic. The eagles are surrounded by a border of filigree and precious stones, some of which are ancient intaglios. The bust stands on an octagonal pedestal equipped with an opening on either side for a wooden carrying frame and is decorated with fleurs-de-lis.

The same cathedral is also home to his arm and leg bones, as well as a marble sarcophagus containing most of the body. Smaller bits Charlemagne’s skeleton may have been distributed elsewhere over the centuries. A 14th-century church in Prague even lays claim to some of Charlemagne’s teeth.

The Bust of Charlemagne was a donation from Charles IV, who was crowned king in Aachen Cathedral on 25 July 1349. This donation is not mentioned in documentary evidence, but it is considered probable, given Charles IV’s deep veneration for Charlemagne.

It is possible that the creator of the reliquary bust, a goldsmith in Aachen, had been trained in his art in France. The reliquary was carried in processions and placed opposite the king at coronations, who was spiritually affirmed in this way as a legitimate successor of Charlemagne. The use of ancient cameos on the reliquary indicates the special significance of Ancient Rome to the medieval imperial ideology. Both Charlemagne and Charles IV saw their rule as part of that tradition.

Recent historical research holds that it is very probable that Charles IV was crowned with the same crown which is worn by the reliquary since the Imperial Crown was then in the possession of Charles’ rival Louis IV. It is probable that the hoop with its cross was added on the occasion of his coronation. Sigismund of Luxemburg was crowned with the same crown in 1414. A parallel to this crown is seen in the Crown of Saint Wenceslas in Prague, which decorated the reliquary containing the skullcap of St. Wenceslas and was used at Charles IV’s coronation as King of Bohemia in 1347.

Original image by Beckstet