“some historians think that michelangelo was drawing god in a human brain. very few people knew what one looked like at the time; but michelangelo had dissected cadavers and would have known. it even has the hint of a brain stem. if true this would have been a great “fuck you” to the pope whom he was not friendly with but also would have meant god was in a human brain, or created by man.”
Holy shit, we talked about this in Philosophy class literally last week.! Tumblr be knowin.
Taxidermia (2006): Gyorgy Palfi’s grotesque tale of three generations of men, including an obese speed eater, an embalmer of gigantic cats, and a man who shoots fire out of his penis.
This is one of the most beautifully grotesque movies I have ever seen. I recommend it to anyone with a strong stomach and an adventurous mind.
At least one way of measuring the freedom of any society is the amount of comedy that is permitted, and clearly a healthy society permits more satirical comment than a repressive, so that if comedy is to function in some way as a safety release then it must obviously deal with these taboo areas. This is part of the responsibility we accord our licensed jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy. If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted.
- Eric Idle
I have this really fond memory of not being able to go to the circus as a kid. Sounds weird now that I say it, but its true. Anyway, my family couldn’t afford to go, so my little sister, a friend, and I messed around on the playground behind the place where the circus was happening. When the circus ended, my friend went home, but my sister and I watched them pack their equipment up. That’s when the ringleader saw us. He asked if we had enjoyed the show and we said hadn’t been able to go. The ringleader, as if he were motherfucking Santa Claus himself, proceeded to give us both free tickets to their next show. Needless to say, we ran home the happiest kids who had ever lived.
Now I’m an adult, and I just now realized that children’s tickets were already free and this guy had basically trapped my parents into spending money they didn’t need to spend. Isn’t growing up awesome?