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Stańczyk by Jan Matejko; source: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/Stanczyk_Matejko.JPG
Oct 25
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The Stumblng Tumblr pulls stumps

  • to “pull stumps” is to end play for the day in the game of cricket and, by extension, to end other things as well
  • the Stumblng Tumblr’s decided to pull stumps on this tumblelog
  • he hopes regular readers enjoyed it
  • goodbye
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Oct 20
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The East St Louis Toodle-oo was the signature song for the Famous Duke Ellington Orchestra in the happy twenties. Today, the song may seem odd with its jumps between suggestive jungle moods and strutting oldtimer jazz, but back in the day this was as hot as a donkey’s knickers (and it suits us perfectly, of course). The bells in the beginning (and the slightly slower tempo) are directly inspired by “The New East St Louis Toodle-oo”, Ellington’s updated swing version from the 30’s.

  • you can hear the original Ellington version from 1926 here

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  • the Stumblng Tumblr’s posted about Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests before, but this video’s new to him; it’s well worth watching, though longer than the usual YT video
  • via this
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an AP image of a display being set up for the Frankfurt Book Fair
from here
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  • an AP image of a display being set up for the Frankfurt Book Fair
  • from here
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an image by Getty Images of a sculpture off Canary Wharf in London
from here
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  • an image by Getty Images of a sculpture off Canary Wharf in London
  • from here
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  • a trio consisting of Duke Ellington, John Lamb and Rufus Jones, performing in Denmark in 1967
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Oct 19
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this image, via this, caught the Stumblng Tumblr’s attention because it seemed so peculiar
he’s now worked it out
at least 3 of the signs saying “No discount” also say “Tension-free shop”
"No discount" is apparently the Shivam Shawls way of saying "No haggling" or "we sell at a fixed price"
it seems possible that the Shivam Shawls shop shown is in Amritsar, India: see this
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  • this image, via this, caught the Stumblng Tumblr’s attention because it seemed so peculiar
  • he’s now worked it out
  • at least 3 of the signs saying “No discount” also say “Tension-free shop”
  • "No discount" is apparently the Shivam Shawls way of saying "No haggling" or "we sell at a fixed price"
  • it seems possible that the Shivam Shawls shop shown is in Amritsar, India: see this
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cvxn:
(via suitep)

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cvxn:

(via suitep)

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well that’s cleared that up nicely
from here
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  • well that’s cleared that up nicely
  • from here
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the original death mask of Walt Whitman, from here; the multitudes which he had once famously claimed to contain (see this earlier post) had now fled
the mask comes from a large collection of similar masks of many world-famous persons (almost all men) at Princeton University, written about and linked to here
here's a Wikipedia entry on death masks generally
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  • the original death mask of Walt Whitman, from here; the multitudes which he had once famously claimed to contain (see this earlier post) had now fled
  • the mask comes from a large collection of similar masks of many world-famous persons (almost all men) at Princeton University, written about and linked to here
  • here's a Wikipedia entry on death masks generally
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from here: “a Common Kingfisher with a fish in his beak. … (MANFRED DELPHO/AFP/Getty Images)”
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  • from here: “a Common Kingfisher with a fish in his beak. … (MANFRED DELPHO/AFP/Getty Images)”
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