Your Civic Duty To Hit That Booty
- 3 months ago
castor dicitur a castrando
(the beaver’s self-castration)
There is an animal called the beaver, which is extremely gentle; its testicles are are highly suitable for medicine. Physiologus says of it that, when it knows that a hunter is pursuing it, it bites off its testicles and throws them in the hunter’s face and, taking flight, escapes. But if, once again, another hunter is in pursuit, the beaver rears up and displays its sexual organs. When the hunter sees that it lacks testicles, he leaves it alone. (The Aberdeen Bestiary)
Bestiary, Salisbury 13th century.
British Library, Harley 4751, fol. 9v
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- 4 months ago
I was recently reminded of Robin Clark, who did backup vocals on Simple Minds’ album Once Upon a Time. Holy cow I idolized her when I was a kid. I tried to emulate her style, and nothing was probably more hilarious than seeing a 7th grader in a giant sparkly shirt with a huge belt, leggings and monster earrings. I didn’t do make-up, and there’s no way I couldn’t have gotten my hair to do that, but still. I felt cool. Robin Clark was (and probably still is) awesome!
(scroll down)— FINALLY! A critical analysis about which has had more cultural impact— David Bowie’s package in Labyrinth, or Sting’s eagle underwears in Dune!