Sunday, October 5, 2014

Lydia, Oh Lydia, That Encyclopedia



















I found this photo on Twitter (here), and thought it way too good not to share.

That young lady is following in a long tradition of educational body art, something that was celebrated way back in 1939 in a song written by Harold Arlen and Yip "Brother Can you Spare a Dime" Hapburg.





19 comments:

James said...

Cover up GWB, this is a family site!

TSB said...

James: I always try to be open-minded. That photo is making me rethink my dislike of tattoos on women.

Anonymous said...

TSB: I knew James would be impressed by this great performance art. Thanks for bringing it back because I think when I first saw it I was too young to understand the nuances. I love those 30's and 40's babes! gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: I heard someone say we have 1300 personell at Embassy Baghdad to protect as ISIS closes in. Remember the days when they were talking about having 20,000 there? Is there a video tour of the place anywhere for the public to view? Spectacular art? Shoe museum? gwb

TSB said...

GWB: The closet thing to a tour is the embassy's Facebook page. That's mostly in Arabic, but there are photos, and they link to the embassy website (in English). It's sparce on art.

Anonymous said...

TSB: Joe Biden is on fire! Obama must have told him to take charge of the whole foreign policy portfolio. Of course he was excited to tell Harvard the whole shebang!! gwb

http://rt.com/usa/193596-usa-biden-harvard-speech/

Anonymous said...

James! Remember,we're fighting for this woman's honor..Which is probably more than she ever did! (That's a quote from Groucho.) gwb

TSB said...

GWB: So many things from those old Marx Bros movies just crack me up! My kids loved them when they were little - still do - and jokes like that went right over their heads. I think the old Hayes office movie code made the movies even better, and we lost something when the dirty jokes became blatant.

Another one: Groucho is carrying Margret DuMont's luggage up a gang plank to an ocean liner, and she asks him "are you sure you have everything?" He replies "I haven't had any complaints yet." If that was shown to a Daily Show audience, I bet there would be a time lag while they tried to decide whether that was a joke or not. They don't understand subtlety anymore.

TSB said...

GWB: So many things from those old Marx Bros movies just crack me up! My kids loved them when they were little - still do - and jokes like that went right over their heads. I think the old Hayes office movie code made the movies even better, and we lost something when the dirty jokes became blatant.

Another one: Groucho is carrying Margret DuMont's luggage up a gang plank to an ocean liner, and she asks him "are you sure you have everything?" He replies "I haven't had any complaints yet." If that was shown to a Daily Show audience, I bet there would be a time lag while they tried to decide whether that was a joke or not. They don't understand subtlety anymore.

Anonymous said...

TSB: You can say that again! gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: Medical tourism is just getting started in Spain but as you can see from these pictures the accomodations are not the best. gwb
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-07/tuesday-humor-spains-ebola-containment-protocols

James said...

TSB: I like the Marx Bros, but my taste and personality runs toward W.C. Fields.
GWB: You are a sick man, Heh!

Anonymous said...

TSB: Speaking of nuanced humor, this is the 4 month anniversary of 'A Daring Adventure's last post. This seems to be a severe case of 'Blogger's Malaise'.

I think we should ask Jimmie Carter to send her a message of encouragement. There is life after Obama isn't there?
gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB:13,000 US Boots Now On The Ground
In Iraq! I'm surprised Wolf Blitzer doesn't know about this.gwb

http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/urgent-13000-american-troops-deploy-speicher-base/

Anonymous said...

http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/13000-american-troops-to-deploy-to-speicher-base-in-tikrit-iraq/

TSB: This is baffling because ISIS took over Speicher in June and killed 1700 iraqi cadets and soldiers. gwb

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Speicher_massacre

Anonymous said...

TSB: http://diplopundit.net/2014/10/09/sanaa-hit-by-suicide-bombers-houthis-accused-us-embassy-yemen-for-attacks/

Looks like AQ on Houthi action in Sanaa and they are both blaming the new US Ambassador for the suicide bombings.
Now who was that protecting our embassy in Yemen? Looks like we will get to see those new security measures in action soon. gwb I would call in Tonto and the Lone Ranger!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCQCAtxi7xI

Anonymous said...

James: Now even the LAT thinks the MH-17 investigation is a farce. gwb
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-09/mh-17-false-flag-exposed-after-revelation-passenger-was-wearing-oxygen-mask

James said...

GWB: The LAT always had a grasp of the blazingly obvious.

Anonymous said...

Atta Boy James! Now all we need is WAPO
to get a grasp and Obama will have to make some upgrades to his advance teams. gwb