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Lewis Hines:  Birrmingham Messenger   (1914)


Kingston, Ontario

If I take the shortcut around the lake I can walk here from my house in about 10 minutes. Went to school down the road too.

Isn’t this from Jan Svankmajer’s Alice in Wonderland film? (hope I spelled his name right)

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“ The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn. ”

—    T.H. White, from The Once and Future King (via inshoeboxes)

“ It is no doubt very wrong to long after a naughty thing. But nevertheless we all do so. One may say that hankering after naughty things is the very essence of the evil into which we have been precipitated by Adam’s fall. When we confess that we are all sinners, we confess that we all long after naughty things. ”

—    Anthony Trollope, ‘Framely Parsonage.’ Got to love a bit a lot of 19th century humour. Mixed with very astute observations. (via thecolourofmagic)

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I want a house like those

Wow this is my city! According to the original post, it was taken from the high school across the street.

These were once a set of quite nice houses but they’ve long been converted into student housing.

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So I made a nice, reasonable statement about how Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton are both highly talented and, while it is perfectly proper to prefer one over the other, it is ridiculous to try to force everyone to conform to your opinion or argue about something that is purely a matter of taste.

And, like clockwork, someone said, “Yeah, but Keaton is better and I will go to the death on this.”

And so then I looked like Boris Karloff, as seen above. Sheesh, people!

I totally agree with this, and I find the Chaplin/Keaton comparison especially meaningless because they were each working in very different styles of comedy. It’s silly to compare one as “better” than the other (most people will agree that they were both great anyway) when their comedic aims were so different.


Young woman holding helium-filled balloon

ca. 1890
tintype with applied color
Image/Overall: 9.7 x 5.8 cm

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