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February 21, 2014 / Henning

the end of the world

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February 18, 2014 / Henning

last meals

the tradition of a last meal before execution is ages old and highly symbolical. it can be seen as a way to make peace in between the sentenced prisoner and the entity that condemned him. also some superstition might be part of it, manifested in the fear, the executed could return as an evil spirit.

the united states are – as far as i know – the only western country that still makes use of death penalty laws. although there are some limitations about what and how much an inmate may request, the custom of a last meal still exists in most u.s. states – with the exception of texas.

henry hargreaves is a photographer from new zealand. he got interested in this cultural phenomenon and researched famous last meals requested by death row inmates in american prisons. he recreated those meals, took photos, added some basic info and i think he did a great job.

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find more info about henry hargreaves’ no seconds project on beautiful decay.

February 10, 2014 / Henning

divine’s positions

the second piece of john waters for today. i apologise for posting yet another video clip, but this part of the classic pink flamingos needs to be circulated.

February 10, 2014 / Henning

john waters

john is in town today to introduce this filthy world and i already regret that i have different plans for tonight. what can possibly be better than an evening with john waters, you might want to ask? well, nothing really, but different plans are not necessarily better plans. damn this.

January 30, 2014 / Henning

three fine limericks

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photo the irish labour party (cc by-nd)

i know what you are thinking: “limericks? how old are you? seventy? filthy ryhmes are the domain of rap nowadays! leave the limericks to the retired sailors and creepy town drunks!” i do not know why so many people look askance at poetry – maybe even more so, if it has a tendency to be vulgar. well, you should know, that you are wrong. i want to take countermeasures; and for a start, enjoy these three fine limericks.


a young schizophrenic named struther,
when told of the death of his brother,
said: “yes, it’s too bad,
but i can’t feel too sad –
after all, I still have each other.”

– anonymous


a dying mosquito exclaimed,
“a chemist has poisoned my brain!”
the cause of his sorrow
was para-dichloro-
diphenyl-trichloroethane.

– anonymous


there once was a man named bertold
who drank tea when the weather grew cold
as he reached for his tea cup…
“NE’ER GONNA GIVE YOU UP!”
oh, damn! you got limerickrolled!

– anonymous

via this, this and this page.

January 26, 2014 / Henning

perfect timing

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right place, right time, right angle: here is a collection of weird and humorous photographs. some intentionally funny, others resulting of sheer luck. enjoy this repost of a repost of a repost. maybe it is news to at least some of you.

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January 19, 2014 / Henning

seize the day

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exactly. why not seize the day and buy this thing? or visit the blog where i came across this motivational wall decoration? or maybe – just maybe – you could actually seize the day instead. or whatever.

January 17, 2014 / Henning

james kerr

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james kerr aka. scorpion dagger made these beauties using renaissance paintings – presumably he did not cut through countless originals though. everyone with an interest in vulgarity, nudity and its bible (the bible) will be most amused. find many more of these gifs on james’ blog.

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January 13, 2014 / Henning

horse action figure

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“are you suggesting coconuts migrate?” – monty python and the holy grail

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January 7, 2014 / Henning

schwarzenegger

the schwarzenegger story. this is what i have been waiting for since the day of my birth. unfortunately i do not know who is responsible for it and where to get it. i need to make some enquiries; i have to watch this in its entirety.

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