Saturday, January 10, 2009
10 stoooooooopid DAYS of georgee to go
all the living presidents do lunch
dickie tries to beat reality with a punch
10 stooooooooooooooooooooopid DAYS of georgee to go
RANDOM XMAS PHOTO
milwaukee city hall. they just finished a multi-million rehab. had to replace stuff and major tuckpointing.
Friday, January 09, 2009
the 1 mexican stuff i hate is talavera pottery, tho the tiles are better, but oy, this squirrel.
FRIDAY ART BLOGGING
vanilla. mall silkscreen of an old custard shop. old photo my grandpa had. i did some with red cars-chocolate. xmas presents.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
basil just had a sneezing fit. he gets them occassionally. but he had a snot...spooge? from his nose to his wiskers. cats have snot? pitiful.
itty bitty art. with the frame, ot's about 3 x 4ish inches. mini paint brushes. indian? a rare condo sale. but the paper had an obit on him. scuptor/jeweler. died soon after his wife in is 90's. he had a small artsy hoard. also had a packed art wall. stuff i bet he bartered for or got at art fairs.
RANDOM PM MEXICAN CRITTER
I resisted! actually, i saw the blue on the chest and i hate those 2 colors together, so i was saved.
CROSS- p.610-615. no read. illustrations.
CRUSADES- oh lordy. 622-632. weel, not TOO long. wars to take the holy land from infidels, because christian pilgrims being accosted(as if they weren't assholes). for a soul'd health, must visit the holy land-like mecca. christian duty. saracens be damned. the whole of PALESTINE sacred soil. augustine taught not to seek righteousness in the east or mercy in the west + a voyage to the holy land useless when faith was what got you to god. jerome taught the same, but went to live in a cave in bethlehem + did not discourage roman ladies who followed him. blah blah a special shirt. pilgrimages grew til stopped by the armies of persian king Khoru III, grandson of Nushirvan. jerusalem takeen in 611 ad. 90,000 xtians kileed + the 'true cross' taken to persia. Kh marched into egypt. got a letter from mecca citizen, charging him to acknowledge Mahomet as the prophet of the 1 god. Kh tore it to pieces. Mahomet peaved by this + said the same for Kh's kingdom + heraclius defeated Kh. destroyed birthplace of zoroaster. Kh murdered by his son Siroes. blah blahHaken 1010 abhasside caliphs of bagdad. H very anti Xtian. hungary converted to Xiantity. seljukian turks 1076 jerusalem opeened to seljukian turks,, pilgrims thrown out or massacred. inflamed popes. gregore VII, then Victor III. 1081 Gaiscard from brindisi 150 ships+ 30,000 men. defeated at siege of durazer + defeated by bohemond- tried again + killed.
Urban II inflamed by m=hermit peter, the people in mood for crusade. peter a drawfish man blah blah germans not interested. english busy with wiiliam-1066! lesser kings, dukes, counts, + lords 1096- 200,000 men, women, + children. turned on jews too. hugh of vermandoia seized hulabaloo battle death waste. holy lance(found buried) fall of antioch took jerusalem with much horrible laughter XTIAN! jews burned
2nd crusade- st bernard the apostle 1146ish louis VII of frnace took on the shirt crusade shirt + months later emperor conraad joined him-disasters-C lost thousands of troops. gave up saving edesso + instead attacked damascus 1148 siege failed.
children's crusade 1212. 30,00 under boy stephon + 20,000 german b+g under nicholas killed, shipwrecked or slavery.
saladin. blah blah BLAH!
4th crusade 1193
5th crusade pope innocent III blah blah BLAH
the uterior results of the crusades were the breaking up the feudal system. abolition of serfdom. supremacy of a common law over the independent jurisdiction of chiefs who CLAIMED THE RIGHT OF PRIVATE WARS; + if for the time they led to deeds of INIQUITY which would be monstrous even to palliate, it must be admitted that in their influence on later ages the evil has been outweighed by the good.
CRUSTACEA- p.632-666 sea critters. illustrations of crabs + shit.
CSOMA DE KOROS, ALEXANDER- 1790-1842. or in hungarian Koros csoma sandors. traveller, philologist. b in koros in transyvania, nobel, but poor family. educated. wanted to find out origin of hungarians + medicine + oriental languages. went to egypt, tibet, (4 years there w/ buddists, bengal, worked on translating tibetan books)
i got this at the antique dealer's estate sale. at 1st thinking it was a dough beater, but doesn't have enough wear. sent a pic to my favorite ebayer who know's a lot. he suggested a tire tapper. huh? or was it tire thumper?
anybody here have a better idea?
RANDOM NOON EBAY OBJECT
espanol letter blocks. they have BRAILLE blocks too. arabic. ect. father goose.