Category: Art


Pic of the Day – 6/20/21

Poster for the New Follies, 1931.

Anvil shape has evolved greatly since the earliest anvil-like objects. These primitive objects used for anvils were typically made of stone, often just a slab of rock. The first metal anvils were made of bronze, then wrought iron, and, finally, steel, which is the material of choice today for anvils, though cast iron is also used in low-end anvils (cast iron is quite brittle for this particular use and absorbs more of the hammer blow’s energy than steel does, so it is not preferred).

The 1991 classic is such a thrilling crime drama but wouldn’t it be as creepy and (quite frankly) hilarious if Hannibal Lecter fell in love with Detective Starling?

Photo by Omar Z. Robles, 2016, NYC.

The spacecraft Nostromo has an unwanted guest wreaking havoc on the crew. No, it’s not a bloodthirsty Alien… but an adorable kitten? Watch what happens in this re-imagined trailer.

It was on November 18, 1985, when Calvin met Hobbes. As the first appearance of this legendary comic strip shows, Calvin sets a trap for a tiger using a tuna sandwich because “tigers will do ANYTHING for a tuna fish sandwich.” Sure enough, hanging by one foot and munching on the sandwich, Calvin’s freshly caught tiger confirms this, “We’re kind of stupid that way.”

Anyone who’s danced can relate to these hilarious moments in The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody). This movement is fondly called the “Mistake Waltz.” Choreographed in 1956, this Jerome Robbins’ ballet is a comic spoof of a classical music concert, and yes, every mistake was expertly choreographed that way.

Pic of the Day – 5/25/21

Paul Grunwaldt’s “Varieté” 1925, Germany.

Shy Youngster Blows Away Judges

Twelve-year old Beau Dermott blows Amanda away with her impressive cover of Defying Gravity from the musical Wicked with the Judge reaching for that all-important Golden Buzzer!

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