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I haven’t had much to say about the trial of Trayvon Martin (yes he was the one on trial) because like many of you— this shit was emotionally destructive. What you may not know is me and Trayvon are from the same neighborhood. Literally. That I went to the elementary school and middle school that…
Lianne la Havas — “Tease Me”
I did not expect that voice…. wtf. O_O
black jesus give me strength
Well this was GORGEOUS. Reminds me of a little girl who was a violin student at my music store maybe, 5-6 years ago. One day we were chatting a little before or after her lesson and she told me that what she really wanted to play was acoustic guitar, but that she didn’t think she could because black girls didn’t play acoustic guitars. I told her that wasn’t true, and that she could play anything she wanted! I asked if she had heard India Arie, and she had, and she admitted that that was a point (maybe) but still, she didn’t think she could around her peer group. I don’t think she ever got her guitar. Representation matters.
Vintage Animal Photographer Harry Whittier Frees
Harry Whittier Frees (1879–1953) was an American photographer who created novelty postcards and children’s books based on his photographs of animals. He dressed the animals and posed them in human situations with props, often with captions. These were famously popular as postcards and posters at the turn of the century. The books and postcards are both highly collectible today.
These comical images are from his 1915 book, The Little Folks of Animal Land. He created images with animals, mostly kittens recreating everyday life scenarios. The images were titled:
- “Lily Bufkins Cuts a Wisdom Tooth”
- “Barker was Busy in the Kitchen”
- “Mrs. Bufkins Takes Barker’s Place”
- “Purra Plays a Joke on Prowler”
- “Mrs. Bufkins had a Busy Day”
- “Rosie was a patient model”
- “Prowler and Purra Try the Jam”
Unlike many of Frees contemporaries, he used live animals and not taxidermy. This allows guilt-free enjoyment of the pictures without the “yuck” factor of knowing that you are looking at something dead.
and I thought the whole dressing up your cat or dog in a dress was a new thing..
Page from Mr. Mystery #7, “The Brain-Bats Of Venus”, 1952, story and art by Basil Wolverton
did you do something new with your hair, honey?