Slow Sunday

It’s the usual slow news Sunday, so I’m going to keep it short and sweet today.

First, I really, really, really want this comic about Etruscan life by 6 Italian comic book authors, but I don’t think they ship overseas. 🙁 (Google Translate English version)

Second, I’ve spent many hours today browsing this fantastic blog of iconic photographs. There are some great moments of history captured on this site, and the entries provide deeply satisfying explanations of the photographs and photographers, not just quick captions.

For an awesome overview of some of the icons covered in the blog, see “We Didn’t Start the Camera Fire” which links to any entries referred to in Billy Joel’s paean to the history of his lifetime, We Didn’t Start the Fire.

Lastly, OMG Playmobil Gladiator!!1


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Comment by jonathan
2009-10-26 11:25:50

All Sundays should be slow days for blog writers.


The End is Coming
History will be Back…
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Comment by livius drusus
2009-10-26 12:09:39

And so they are. I might do something like this entry regularly, because I often spend Sundays link-hopping through historically themes sites.

Comment by Sarah
2009-10-26 16:39:20

That comic looks awesome, if you hear about it coming out in English, let me know

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Comment by livius drusus
2009-10-26 16:58:42

You bet I will. I’ll try not to corner the market on them. :giggle:

Comment by Sarah
2009-10-26 16:40:50

Also, it must have taken someone about 6 years to make that Palymobil video

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Comment by livius drusus
2009-10-26 16:59:17

I know, right?! No hands or nuthin. That took a lot of work.

Comment by Anonymous
2009-10-27 10:45:43

That does look like a nifty little comic. Hope they bring it over, haven’t read a good graphic novel in awhile. This and the full book of Genesis as illustrated by R.Crumb that just came out. Both seem worth buying; At least one of the two is in English! 😆

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Comment by Mr Lemming
2009-10-27 10:47:04

^anon is Mr Lemming (which for some reason doesn’t quite feel as anon to me, though I suppose it is just as.) :giggle:

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2009-10-27 23:08:23


Comment by livius drusus
2009-10-27 23:09:37

I was just reading about the R. Crumb Genesis. It looks fantastic, like a long, hardass, non-preachy Chick tract.

Comment by Leesifer
2009-10-28 16:26:32

playmobil gladiator is awesome!

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Comment by livius drusus
2009-10-28 16:46:18

Yes. Yes it is.

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