Wednesday, 30 November 2016

OK, let's have a bit of a laugh...

Here's a mixed bag of funny stuff, much needed when real life is not so funny!

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Taking a second look at everyday things

Illustrator Tineke Meirink creates an alternative reality by taking photos of everyday things that don't normally deserve a second look and adding her own twist. The results are surprising and amusing.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Adorable little owl

Photographer Tanja Brandt captured some lovely moments in the life of this little owl.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

A big hug

I love this sculpture by Peruvian artist Emil Alzamora.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Interesting old photos

A very creative way to keep dry during some floods in Paris, 1924.

Back in 1929, somebody designed wooden swimming costumes for added buoyancy.

Here are some strange competitions of the 1930's: pretty ankles in England, and lovely eyes in Florida.

A "lightweight" personal, portable TV set, from 1967.

Finally, in 1983, a black policeman protects a certain individual from an angry crowd. A case of white lives matter?

Thursday, 24 November 2016


You can have your Thanksgiving bird in any of these languages. 

Gall dindi

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Taking risks

View sent us this joke. Thanks, View.

An old blind cowboy strolls into a bar one day. Without knowing it, he has actually entered an all-girl biker bar by mistake.

He wanders over to a bar stool and asks the bartender for a shot of Jack Daniels.

He sits there for a while, then calls out to the bartender. “Hey, you wanna hear a blonde joke?”

At that point the entire bar falls deadly silent.

In a very deep, husky voice, the woman next to him says, “Before you tell that joke, cowboy, I think it is only fair, given that you are blind, that you should know five things:

1. The bartender is a blonde girl with a baseball bat.
2. The bouncer is a blonde girl with a club.
3. I’m a 6-foot tall, 175-pound blonde woman with a black belt in Karate.
4. The woman sitting next to me is blonde and a professional weight lifter.
5. The lady to your right is blonde and a professional wrestler.

Now, think about it seriously, cowboy… Do you still wanna tell that blonde joke?”

The blind cowboy thinks for a second, shakes his head and mutters,
“No… Not if I’m gonna have to explain it five times.”

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Larger than life

Turkish hyperrealist painter Mustafa Yuce had an exhibition in Ankara in 2015, inspired by Syrian refugees. The images are very powerful.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Wovewy widdle girl

A precious little girl walks into a pet shop and asks in the sweetest little lisp, "Excuthe me, mithter, do you keep widdle wabbits?"  As the shopkeeper's heart melts, he gets down on his knees, so that he's on her level, and asks, "Do you want a widdle white wabby or a thoft and fuwwy bwack wabby or maybe one like that cute widdle bwown wabby over there?"  She, in turn blushes, rocks on her heels, puts her hands on her knees, leans forward and says in a quiet voice, "I don't fink my pet python weally gives a thit.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Paris, ooh-la-la!

Photos by Paul Almasy, of young people in Paris in the 1950's and 60's.