May 31, 2016

Sansa Stark - The Real Housewives of Westeros

Posted by the Flea at 06:09 PM

Lovestarrs - Get Your Sexy On

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 06:07 PM

May 29, 2016

Crossing the Rub Al Khali Desert (1967)

"Wilfred Thesiger - Legendary Desert Explorer; Crossing the Rub Al Khali
Directed by Richard Taylor for BBC TV 1967"

Posted by the Flea at 07:13 AM

May 28, 2016

Star Wars as told by Shoe0nhead

Star Wars Review - Featuring Shoe0nHead

Posted by the Flea at 04:24 PM

Sia - Alive

Posted by the Flea at 04:21 PM

May 26, 2016

Comicbookgirl19 - Game of Thrones REWIND S6E05 "The Door"

Posted by the Flea at 12:54 PM

Time crumbles things

"Archaeologists at Ancient Stagira, Central Macedonia, say they have found Aristotle’s tomb."

Aristotle was born in Stagira in 384 BC and died in Chalcis, Evia, at 322 BC. The great philosopher was originally believed to have been buried at Chalcis, however, archaeologists are now certain that the tomb they have found belongs to Aristotle. Two literary sources indicate that the people of Stagira may have transferred his ashes to his birthplace.

Reason: "I don't have all the facts, but just making an educated guess here."

We know the following: 1.) Someone important was buried there during the Classical Period; 2.) This person was very important to the (comparatively) small city of Stagira; 3.) The panoramic views and centrality offered by the location suggest a purpose that transcends a common resting place; 4.) This person was important enough to the Christian Byzantines to continue to honor the person memorialized there; 5.) An Arabic manuscript (which has apparently nothing to gain by suggesting Aristotle's ashes were moved to his birthplace) describes an above-ground resting place that jives with the locale and multipurpose functionality of the structure.
Posted by the Flea at 12:53 PM

Jamala - 1944

Posted by the Flea at 12:52 PM

May 24, 2016

Why Game of Thrones reads like history and not fantasy

Posted by the Flea at 09:04 AM

Ancient beer in China

"Archaeologists studying vessels unearthed in the Shaanxi province of China say they’ve uncovered beer-making equipment dating from between 3400 and 2900 BC - an era known as the late Yangshao period - and figured out the recipe to boot."

Posted by the Flea at 09:03 AM

Agalloch - She Painted Fire Across the Skyline

Posted by the Flea at 09:02 AM

May 23, 2016

Aeschylus - Agamemnon (1981)

"First play in The Oresteia trilogy, which concerns the end of the curse of the house of Atreus. This is followed by The Libation Bearers and then The Furies. Performed by The National Theater."

Posted by the Flea at 09:48 AM

The sublime Luca Turin

"There is a basic distinction between the sublime and the beautiful. The sublime is natural beauty, i.e. rose, lemon oil, oud, musk etc. The beautiful is what you do with it. Many niche houses think they can get away with selling little pieces of the sublime while steering well away from fully worked-out beauty."

Posted by the Flea at 09:45 AM

Lily Allen - LDN

Posted by the Flea at 09:44 AM

May 22, 2016

Seikilos Epitaph - Song of Seikilos

"I am a tombstone, an icon. Seikilos placed me here as an everlasting sign of deathless remembrance."

While you live, shine
have no grief at all
life exists only for a short while
and time demands an end.

Posted by the Flea at 07:43 PM

May 21, 2016

Sesame Street - Monsterpiece Theater "Twin Beaks"

Posted by the Flea at 08:18 AM

James Bay - Let It Go

Posted by the Flea at 08:16 AM

May 18, 2016

The Graham Norton Show S19E08

Guests: Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Johnny Depp, Jack Whitehall

Posted by the Flea at 06:24 AM

The backstory to that £195 DHL T-shirt

“We never expected a reaction like this,” says Demna Gvasalia in his eastern-European accented English. “That people would desire what we do. We live in a world where clothes… I mean they don’t really matter, do they? But then then they do if you can speak to someone like that.”

Last spring: "Today we present our interview with Demna Gvasalia, the fashion designer behind the clothing brand VETEMENTS."

Posted by the Flea at 06:22 AM

School of Seven Bells - Music Takes Me

Posted by the Flea at 06:21 AM

May 17, 2016

Alfred Schnittke - Concerto Grosso n.1 (1976/1977)

"The real legacy of Schnittke's music is its multidimensional exploration of what musical truth in the 20th century might be, from chaotic polystylism to heartfelt spirituality."

In the Concerto Grosso, Schnittke said he wanted to realise "one of my life's goals … to overcome the gap between 'E' (Ernstmusik, serious music) and 'U' (Unterhaltung, music for entertainment), even if I break my neck in doing so!". That means that beneath and within its frame of pseudo-baroque figuration, you'll hear, as Schnittke's biographer Alexander Ivashkin says, "the transformation of a cheerful song chorale of Soviet schoolchildren, a nostalgic atonal serenade, quasi-Corellian allusions" – as well as Schnittke's grandmother's favourite tango, and quotations from his film scores.
Posted by the Flea at 10:29 AM

May 15, 2016

BBC - Toronto

The most diverse city in the world.

Posted by the Flea at 12:33 PM

The Protomen - Hold Back the Night

Posted by the Flea at 12:31 PM

May 14, 2016

Tibetan Butter Tea | Thirsty For ...

Posted by the Flea at 08:24 AM

Haelos - Dust (Live on KEXP)

Posted by the Flea at 08:22 AM

May 13, 2016

The Self-Portrait of a Perfume - Inside CHANEL

Posted by the Flea at 09:53 AM

Foxes - Talking To Ghosts

Posted by the Flea at 09:51 AM

May 11, 2016

Exodus 13:21

May 7, 2016: "Extreme up-close footage of tornado just north of Wray, CO earlier today!"

Posted by the Flea at 10:49 AM

Luca Turin - MDCI

"Perhaps the most pertinent question is why the mainstream houses (with the possible exception of Lauder) routinely break Coty’s Law: 'Give a woman the best product to be made, market it in the perfect flask [..] ask a reasonable price for it, and you will witness the birth of a business the size of which the world has never seen.' Coty became the richest man in France doing just that, and today LVMH owner Bernard Arnault is the second richest by not doing it. It is astonishing that Dior markets its quality stuff as a Collection Privée whereas is should be in every drugstore as Coty once was."

Posted by the Flea at 10:47 AM

New Order - Thieves Like Us

Posted by the Flea at 10:44 AM

May 10, 2016

The 5-Step French Girl Workout With Model Caroline de Maigret

The 5-Step French Girl Workout With Model... by Vogue

"In Paris, there is no better gym than the street, no better sport than life itself. And though the French girl “workout” includes all of the same criteria as its American counterparts, it comes with a few minor adjustments, as demonstrated by stylist and model Caroline de Maigret."

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

St. Lucia - Dancing On Glass

Posted by the Flea at 08:41 AM

May 09, 2016

Who Needs Sleep? (2006)

"A documentary that highlights the deadly combination of sleep deprivation and long days of work."

Posted by the Flea at 09:16 PM

Kiiara - Gold

Posted by the Flea at 09:14 PM

May 08, 2016

Naked Space (1983)

Posted by the Flea at 09:17 AM

May 07, 2016

Sophie Turner discovers her inner Katness Everdeen

Posted by the Flea at 03:24 PM

Concrete Island

"Though less self-consciously lurid than its bookends, and nowhere near as violent, the middle entry in Ballard’s trilogy is perfectly cinematic: it places an accessible protagonist, due for his comeuppance, in peril — then introduces a series of complications. The novel begins with a car crash that maroons an architect, Robert Maitland, on a parcel of disused land, enclosed by several motorways. But in trying to flag down a ride, Maitland sustains an injury, which prevents further attempts at the steep embankment. No cars stop to help, and the architect, to his growing disbelief, finds himself trapped on the island, without food or water."

Posted by the Flea at 03:23 PM

Santigold - Before The Fire

Posted by the Flea at 03:22 PM

May 05, 2016

Comicbookgirl19 - Dr. Strange 2016

Posted by the Flea at 09:48 AM

Queen Street West, 1986

"Raw footage of Queen Street West in Toronto, spring 1986. Natural street sound. Back when the neighbourhood was still funky, before gentrification."

Posted by the Flea at 09:47 AM

Nick Zoulek - Rushing Past Willow

Posted by the Flea at 09:42 AM

May 04, 2016

We travel light. Let us hunt some Orc!

"I've really got into running recently. Most of my training runs take me through the prairies of southern Wisconsin (Rohan). As my mind wonders, I childishly imagine myself as a member of the Three Hunters tracking an Orc pack. Hey, I wonder how far they actually ran?"

Posted by the Flea at 09:34 AM

Magic Sword - Sword Of Truth

Posted by the Flea at 09:32 AM

May 02, 2016

18th century cooking with Jas Townsend and Son - Plum Pudding

Posted by the Flea at 12:29 PM


"The Pazyryk carpet was excavated in 1949 from the grave of a Scythian nobleman in the Pazyryk Valley of the Altai Mountains in Siberia. Radiocarbon testing indicated that the Pazyryk carpet was woven in the 5th century BC."

Posted by the Flea at 12:28 PM

Aes Dana - Leylines

Posted by the Flea at 12:24 PM