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The Secret Darker Art of Dr. Seuss

Who knew that Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, did paintings in his spare time for relaxation?

Kusamono potted in a grenade that exploded in WW1, by Rudy Siedlecki.

Kusamono refers to a Japanese botanical art that developed alongside bonsai. Kusamono are potted arrangements of wild grasses and flowers in unique pots or trays selected to suggest a season or place. The name is composed of two Japanese characters– “grass” and “thing”—which together suggest humble, everyday plants.

Eddie Murphy joins Jerry Seinfeld for a special Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee to discuss the evolution of comedy from the past to the present. Who is going to be on the “Mount Rushmore” of comedy?

Marlene Dietrich in a publicity still for Shanghai Express (1932), by photographer Don English.

“I Got Nowhere Else to Go!”

Lou Gossett Jr. does his best to break Richard Gere in this famous scene from “An Officer and A Gentleman.”

Kung Fu Squirrel masters water!

Eddie Murphy, considered by many to be one of the top comedians of all time, is getting ready to return to stand-up comedy. He’s been away from the comedy stage since 1987. Murphy is preparing for a comedy tour, and will (reportedly) sign a big deal with Netflix for a series of comedy specials.

The Marmorslottet (Marble Castle) located in Mo i Rana, Norway, by photographer Therese Jaegtvik.

Music used in this mashup:

  • Buffalo Springfield – For What it’s Worth
  • Young MC – Bust a Move
  • Def Leppard – Rock of Ages
  • Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
  • Van Halen – Jamie’s Cryin’

A kumquat (aka fortunella hinds) bonsai in a handmade pot by artist Cheong Sung Ken.

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