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Hold that pose!…

Painter and Monty Python-inspiration Paul Gaugin, playing Alphonse Mucha’s harmonium

Madame and Monsieur Monet, birding

See more “Extremely Silly Photos of Extremely Serious Artists“… and as a bonus, check out “Extremely Silly Photos of Extremely Serious Writers,” e.g….

a kneeling Marcel Proust on air guitar

Readers might also enjoy Mark Crick’s Household Tips of the Great Writers, and his previous assays of advice, Sartre’s Sink: The Great Writers’ Complete Book of DIYKafka’s Soup: A Complete History of World Literature in 17 Recipes, and Machiavelli’s Lawn: The Great Writers’ Garden Companion

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As we say “cheese,” we might recall that it was on this date in 2002 that President George W. Bush invoked the 25th Amendment to transfer executive authority to Vice President Dick Cheney while the president underwent a colonoscopy.  President Bush transferred authority to Cheney again when he had another colonoscopy five years later.

from The Washington Post

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Written by LW

June 29, 2012 at 1:01 am

The Annals of Cryptozoology: The World a Million Years Ago…

The good folks at The Royal Reliquarian Museum (“For the Advancement of Aesthetic Anachronism”) have amassed a collection of 35mm stereographs–  images originally produced by Tru-Vue in the 1930s-1940s as 35mm positives meant to be viewed through their innovative bakelite ViewMaster-like apparatus.  Tru-Vue produced dozens of rolls on a wide variety of themes; the RRS and has begun with transfers of “Early Twentieth-Century Detroit” and the rather-more-amusing “World a Million Years Ago“:

As the RRM explains:

As its name suggests, this survey of the pre-historic world is more concerned with entertainment than real science or pedagogy. However, that does not explain the anachronisms, amateurish papier-mache  monster designs, or the gross misrepresentations of historical and scientific fact. It is difficult to tell whether the several cryptozoological  specimens, such as the “woolly rhinoceros” are a testament to the author’s special ignorance or to how far paleontology has come since the 40s…

See them all here.

As we admit that the dinosaurs have certainly changed a good bit since we were in elementary school, we might recall that it was on this date in 2008 that President George W, Bush signed the $700 Billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)– a program under which the federal government purchased toxic assets and equity from threatened financial institutions– into law.

President Bush and his Brain Trust (source)

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