The nine circles of hell from Dante’s Inferno recreated in Lego by Mihai Mihu
I. LIMBO: A place of monotony, here the souls are punished to wander in restless existence while they moan helplessly in echoes between the ruins of a temple.
II. LUST: Surrounded by erotic representations, those overcome by lust are forced to watch and experience disgusting things, ultimately being condemned to drown in the menstrual river.
III. GLUTTONY: The circle itself is a living abomination, a hellish digestive system revealing horrific faces with mouths ready to devour the gluttons over and over for eternity.
IV. GREED: This pompous place is reserved for the punishment of the greedy ones.
V. ANGER: In this depressing place the souls are trapped in the swamp, they can’t move and they cannot manifest their frustration which is making them even more angry.
VI. HERESY: The giant demon watches closely over his fire pit, dwarfing the damned that are dragging the new arrivals in the boiling lava. Those who committed the greatest sins against God are getting a special treatment inside the temple where they are doomed to burn for eternity in the scorching flames.
VII. VIOLENCE: A place of intense torture where the horrific screams of the damned are eternally accompanied by the hellish beats of drums.
VIII. FRAUD: In Fraud the Demons enjoy altering the shape of souls, this is how they feed.
IX. TREACHERY: Lucifer lies here chained by the Angelic Seal which keeps him captive in the frozen environment.
Di ieri, ma ecc. eec.
In this picture, you can see the fifteen-year-old Ray Bradbury — long before his famous author days — posing with the incredible movie star and singer Marlene Dietrich. How did this happen?
Over on Dangerous Minds, Tara McGinley contextualizes this odd coupling with a few telling quotes from interviews that Bradbury did over the years. He told Playboy that he’d moved to Hollywood with his family when he was fourteen, and that he loved to chase down movie stars on his roller skates:
I was madly in love with Hollywood … I skated all over town, hell-bent on getting autographs from glamorous stars. It was glorious. I saw big MGM stars such as Norma Shearer, Laurel and Hardy, Ronald Coleman. Or I’d spend all day in front of Paramount or Columbia, then zoom over to the Brown Derby to watch the stars coming or going. I’d see Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, Fred Allen, Burns and Allen—whoever was on the Coast. Mae West made her appearance—bodyguard in tow—every Friday night.
In a LIFE interview, he added:
I still have my autographs and a few roller skate ball bearings left over from those days so long ago. Almost all of the people I met then are gone, but miraculously Marlene and George have survived. The light that comes out of these pictures is a constant rerun of my life as a somewhat silly but always loving boy, terribly reluctant to enter manhood.
The thought of Bradbury as a teenage skater, getting a snapshot taken with Dietrich, made me feel nostalgia for a time I never even lived through. Absolutely adorable, but also wistful and beautifully unlikely, just like Bradbury’s best writing.
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The trailer for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is here!
After the six-second teaser earlier today, ABC has unveiled the full promo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Let the speculation begin, and don’t touch Lola.
Also check out Rising Tide, a little mystery blog seems to be keeping tabs on our agency.
‘Nuff said! ‘NUFF SAID!!!
Syrian Electronic Army Has A Little Fun Before Inevitable Upcoming Deaths At Hands Of Rebels
DAMASCUS, SYRIA—After hacking into The Onion’s Twitter account earlier today, members of the Syrian Electronic Army confirmed that the organization simply wanted to have a little fun before soon dying at the hands of rebel forces. “We figured that before they bust in here and execute every single one of us, we might as well have a good time and post some silly tweets about Israel from a major media outlet’s feed,” said a spokesperson from the pro-Assad group, adding that he and his cohorts “had a few good laughs” and are now fully prepared for their painful and undoubtedly horrific deaths in the coming days. “I mean, we definitely don’t have much time left, so we thought, hey, let’s just enjoy ourselves before getting blown away by rockets, decapitated, beaten to death, or hung during public executions. Why not, right?” At press time, violent screams and pleas for mercy were reportedly overheard as rebel troops broke into the Syrian Electronic Army’s hideout.
Ieri degli hacker governativi siriani hanno attaccato l’account Twitter della rivista satirica The Onion (vai a sapere perché poi proprio quella) per lanciare messaggi contro Israele. La redazione prima ha rimediato al danno e poi si è vendicata con un pezzo che di certo rimarrà negli annali.
Lo dico sempre: gotta love The Onion.
Shut Up and Take My Money of the Day: Plastic Finger Tripods for Messy Foods
Barbecue season is quickly approaching. What will you do this summer when you want to text or snap a photo while your hands are covered in sauce from a so-called finger food? Trongs are here to solve your problems. So-called “chopsticks on steroids,” they’re perfect for your next get together or for keeping your keyboard cheese-dust free during your next night blogging session.
[The Daily What]
Calvin and Hobbes: The Movie (Trailer)
Yeah, we wish.
Sempre il solito discorso: di due giorni fa, ma troppo bello per ecc. ecc.
[Gritty Reboots, via The Daily What]
Life Hack of the Day: Turn an IKEA Stool into a Kid’s Bike
IKEA instructions can be difficult enough to follow as is, but what happens if you didn’t follow them at all and made something else instead? Samuel Bernier and Andreas Bhend spent two days reverse-engineering the Swedish furniture company’s FROSTA stool into a kid-sized bike. According to the duo, the handlebars feel “a bit stiff” but the wheels “roll like a dream.” Wanna make your own? Check out Bhend’s step-by-step modification instruction on Instructables!
[The Daily What]
Marvel Phase Two Promo (via io9)
Meanwhile in Russa of the Day: “The Punisher” Polices Driving Etiquettes on the Road
Meet Alexei “The Punisher” Volkov, a Russian bus driver who has become a local celebrity in the city of Zelenograd for ramming rude drivers who cut him off in traffic. Equipped with a dashboard camera, Volkov says he wants to gradually improve people’s driving etiquette by documenting each collision and posting the footage online. Volkov claims his employer approves of his actions, as the bus typically only receives minor damages from the impacts.
[The Daily What]
Una discreta revenge fantasy per chi come me deve guidare a Roma tutti i giorni.