Another zebra in the wall
…we know nothing about Sappho. Or worse: everything we know is wrong. Even the most basic “facts” are simply not so, or in need of a stringent critical reexamination. A single example. We are told over and over again that Sappho “was married to Kerkylas of Andros, who is never mentioned in any of the extant fragments of her poetry” (Snyder 1989:3). Not surprising, since it’s a joke name: he’s Dick Allcock from the Isle of MAN. It’s been over 139 years since William Mure pointed this out… yet one finds this piece of information repeated without question from book to book, usually omitting the dubious source, usually omitting any reference at all.
Holt Parker, ‘Sappho Schoolmistress’, Transactions of the American Philological Association 123 (1993)

karnythia:

note-a-bear:


#is this a scarecrow or a scarepeople

nope nope nope NOPE

This neighbor is an asshole.

tompeyer:

Being romance editor is but one of her myriad activities.  

tompeyer:

Being romance editor is but one of her myriad activities.  

kars:

I am awake but at what price

askgoodolmothy:

lego-joker:

askgoodolmothy:

How is it possible to both try way too hard to appear funny and self-referential, yet at the same time, obviously not be trying hard enough?

This is still probably the best DCnU Harley we’ve gotten so far, though.

She’s smiling right at the fourth wall in that final panel. She might as well have a little wink afterwards.

And why shouldn’t she? I mean, nothing’s better than poking gentle fun at your editorial hierarchy via dated, lukewarm puns, am I right? Jim Lee’s ballcap says “FDNY LA”! It’s brilliant because they moved their headquarters! Comic genius!

ivaan-ffxiv:

deershadow:

i bet that cat doesn’t even game, it’s just doing it for attention. 

Fake gamer cats, ugh

ivaan-ffxiv:

deershadow:

i bet that cat doesn’t even game, it’s just doing it for attention. 

Fake gamer cats, ugh

griseus:

The spotted handfish (Brachionichthys hirsutus), an amazing creature that walks the ocean floor, is a rare Australian fish from the family Brachionichthyidae. It is classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List 2002. is the first Australian marine species to be threatened with extinction.

The greatest threats to the handfish appear to be siltation and invasive species. The Derwent Estuary where the fish lives is highly urbanised and industrialised, and a range of marine pests have been introduced through shipping.  One key pest is the Northern Pacific Seastar (Asterias amurensis), a particularly large and voracious predator that is now abundant in the estuary. Studies by CSIRO show that the seastars eat the stalked ascidians that the handfish use to attach their eggs.

why-i-love-comics:

Joker #7 - “Luthor — You’re Driving Me Sane!”

written by Elliot S. Magginart by Irv Novick & Frank McLaughlin

why-i-love-comics:

Joker #7 - “Luthor — You’re Driving Me Sane!”

written by Elliot S. Maggin
art by Irv Novick & Frank McLaughlin

why-i-love-comics:

Joker #7 - “Luthor — You’re Driving Me Sane!”

written by Elliot S. Magginart by Irv Novick & Frank McLaughlin

why-i-love-comics:

Joker #7 - “Luthor — You’re Driving Me Sane!”

written by Elliot S. Maggin
art by Irv Novick & Frank McLaughlin