Several peeling billboards provide a softer bite for this "Lion King" advertisement
I reported to a flight attendant that a man in seat 20c was doing something unusual with his fingers underneath the tray table
Just a reminder to keep an eye out for wild animals in this otherwise tame London neighborhood
MORE about uniquely British road signs in this BBC article
This ogre —er, I mean windmill— casts a shadow over this endless field of Dutch daffodils
Never forget! Windmills are dangerous
Personally, I'm more afraid of getting hit on the head by a blade as I walk underneath. It never occurred to me to grab a blade and ride it up over the top
ANOTHER windmill warning?
Remember ... what happens in a windmill STAYS in the windmill!
I tried it, and it wasn't bad ...
but I bought a different (newer) cheese
I don't know what that creature is, but I'm glad that man's first reaction was to slay it
This image is from a magic lantern slide at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
This guard beside Rembrandt's "The Night Watch" can't take a joke and I don't blame him ... it's tough job!
Over the years museum goers have:
For reference, here's the painting he's watching over
THIS WEEK "The Night Watch" came under the eyes of the Secret Service and the international community when Obama spoke in front of it while in Amsterdam for the Nuclear Security Summit
Here's a great "Improv Everywhere" style advertisement where a flashmob recreates "The Night Watch"
ONE MORE factoid ...
"The Night Watch" didn't used to be so dark. The colors have dimmed with age
Oh! AND the painting was rolled around a cylinder and hidden in Radboud Castle, slightly north of Amsterdam
Captain Reinier Reael in this 1633 painting
"Meagre Company," looks an awful lot like
modern "actor" Nicolas Cage
If you're going to steal the Declaration of Independence you better dress the part
Here is the full painting by Frans Hals
This painting was actually Wikipedia's "Image of the Day" on October 27th, 2009
My new 3rd favorite CD after "Acid Jazz Megillah" and "Gospelypso Seder"
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