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The Yogi Cat of Mamallapuram

Posted December 27th, 2017 at 06:23 AM by ghostexorcist
Updated December 27th, 2017 at 04:33 PM by ghostexorcist

The Yogi Cat of Mamallapuram

By Jim R. McClanahan

I love cats and so does most of the internet. They are the perfect mix of cuteness and ferocity, chubbiness and athleticism, laziness and boundless, fiery energy. Archaeological evidence suggests our feline overlords first self-domesticated themselves as far back as 10,000 years ago in Turkey. They are believed to have entered into a symbiotic relationship with farmers by hunting mice that endangered crops. DNA evidence...
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Thousand Cranes ... (in memoriam Dmitri Hvorostovky)

Posted November 28th, 2017 at 12:08 PM by deaf tuner
Updated December 8th, 2017 at 10:44 AM by deaf tuner

An old Japanese tradition, called Thousand Origami Cranes (千羽鶴 - Senbazuru) say that the one folding thousant origami will see his wish coming true.

Rasul Gamzatov, on his visit to Japan learned about the young girl from Hiroshima, a girl contracting leukemia after the atomic bombing. The girl that folded, as the old tradition wants, the thousand origami. Ofcourse, it wasn't enough for saving her young life ....

Hiroshima, Sadako Sasaki, the thousand...
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I have a problem.

Posted October 29th, 2017 at 05:37 PM by CrazyDinaric
Updated October 29th, 2017 at 05:41 PM by CrazyDinaric

As you can see from my location, I'm from Croatia. I have to admit that I'm somehow ashamed of my Slavic descent.

I have been spending some time reading posts on the forum called Skadi forum, about Germanic superiority over Slavs, even over ancient cultures like the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians etc. They were saying that the reason behind the Roman and Greek success is that the ruling class was comprised of people with blonde hair and blue eyes ruling over the tan skinned population....
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Review: Britain's Lost Masterpieces: Season 2 - Episodes 1 & 2

Posted October 21st, 2017 at 04:03 AM by HistoricalGeek

Review: Britainís Lost Masterpieces: Season 2: Episode 1: Glasgow.

So, this time Bendor is joined by Emma Dabiri. I would complain about the lack of Jacky but honestly? I love that we got to see more of Emma.

As before Bendor is joyful to watch although slightly overshadowed by his co-star.

Emma is naturally vibrant and just a real joy to watch.

A must-watch for Art History fans.

Rating: 10/10.

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Interesting Facts About Journey to the West - Part II

Posted October 1st, 2017 at 06:14 AM by ghostexorcist
Updated November 25th, 2017 at 08:05 PM by ghostexorcist

Interesting Facts About Journey to the West - Part II


By Jim R. McClanahan


This blog will serve as a repository of facts I find interesting about the famous Chinese Classic Journey to the West (1592) (JTTW, hereafter). It is based on a series of posts I've made on a Facebook group page dedicated to the novel's main character, the immortal monkey demon-turned-Buddhist guardian Sun Wukong. The point of the original...
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