Shakespeare’s Deaths and Murders infographic, by Caitlin Griffin at Drown My Books.
This was sent to me this afternoon by my former English Lit. tutor. File under: classroom wall displays.
I was always told that a Shakespearean tragedy basically boils down to “Everyone stab the person to your left.” This is a little more precise.
Exit: pursued by a bear!
No really. Watch this.
Ancient Chinese instrument, the sheng, which originated back in 1,100 BC, and it can perfectly replicate the music in Mario.
It even makes the coin noises.
It’s not for a couple of weeks!
My friend decided that if she did it later, I might suspect something was up, so she organized everything for this weekend and it was terrifying. Worse than a haunted house.
But also one of the best nights of my life.
In Britain, make-up might have been hard to find, but it was worn with pride and became a symbol of the will to win. ‘Put your best face forward,’ encouraged a 1942 Yadley advertisement in Churchillian tones. ‘War, Woman and Lipstick' ran a celebrated Tangee campaign. Bright red was the favourite wartime colur for lips and nails and lipstick names were often patriotic: Louis Phillippe's Patriotic Red; Fighting Red by Tussy and Grenadier - The new Military red created by Tattoo, effective with air force blue and khaki.
During wartime, a subtle change had taken place in the marketing and the perception of make-up. It was no longer about making a woman seem ‘dainty’, but making her look and feel strong. Rosie the Riveter became a wartime icon in the USA, representing the six million women working in factories for the war effort. [Rockwell] portrayed Rosie as a vast figure in work dungarees, her short sleeves revealing arms the size of prize-winning hams. Behind her hangs the stars and stripes, squashed carelessly under her feet is a copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, and on her mighty lap rests a lunch box and a huge riveting machine like an enormous gun. [Her] henna red curls, lipsticked mouth and painted finger nails stress her femininity, emphasising the fact that make-up too was a weapon of war [Madeleine Marsh, Compact and Cosmetics: Beauty from the Victorian Times to the Present Day]
So my friend had a surprise party for me tonight.
They yelled, “SURPRISE!”
I turned around, walked to my car, and started crying.
I don’t think that was their intention.
I scare easily.