Joan Crawford in Sudden Fear, 1952.
This is either going to be really sweet or genuinely awkward. Regardless of in what way you manage to make me blush, I’ll post all the ones that successfully manage to accomplish this.
David Niven (and Errol Flynn) in The Charge of the Light Brigade (Michael Curtiz, 1936)
Sukhishvili dancers| Rob Hurson
Dancers from the Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet company perform Samaia, a traditional Georgian dance rooted in ancient pagan tradition that has come to represent the transformation of King Tamar, the legendary medieval ruler of the Christian) kingdom of Georgia.
King Tamar, the first woman to rule that nation in her own right, is its most revered historical figure. She established a pan-Caucasian empire that stretched “from the Sea of Pantus to the Sea of Gurgan, from Speri to Derbend, and all the Hither and Thither Caucasus up to Khazaria and Scythia”—under her command, Georgia became a regional power capable of massive military movement.
But Samaia is a delicate dance. Three women, clad in traditional medieval Georgian costumes, symbolize Tamar’s evolution: from innocent maiden to wise mother to powerful king.
Everyone here will have this to keep this between you and I but I just did the numbers for the Art Studio I run and since I’ve taken over I’ve nearly doubled the revenue since I took over officially in June. I’ve got a spot coming up in the local newspaper in the coming week too.
My next venture I’m trying to get together is an account with a Comic Book shop that will host a Fandom night for our students. Meaning the local Cosplayers can come in at a discounted price and paint and drink whatever they want. I mean, I’d do that. Dress up as Jack Harkness, sip Sambuca and paint the Normandy from Mass Effect? It can’t fail, lol.
That being said — my one obstacle in letting that happen is finding a Comic Book shop that isn’t full of mouthbreathers who look down on Cosplay and will agree to host it. I’ll pull it off, you wait.
The Dragonfish, Grammatostomias flagellibarba.
Like most deep sea fish, the dragonfishpossesses bioluminescent or light-emitting photophores. These photophores are used for tracking mates, camouflage, and luring prey. The scaleless dragonfish uses its barbel, a fleshy threadlike growth from its chin, to lure it’s unsuspecting prey. It waves the barbel around until a crustacean or other small organism is close enough to snatch and eat.
Dragonfish have very large teeth and strong jaws to feed on their prey. While they are successful hunters, they are still prey to other deep sea creatures. Most organisms in the deep sea generate light so the dragonfish’s stomach is lined with black coloring so their predators can not see them when they are digesting. This is a clever adaptation that keeps the dragonfish’s food from giving away its location to predators like the viperfish!
Even though they strike a frightening pose with their long sharp teeth, there is no need to fear this creepy-looking fish. They live as deep as 5000 feet below the surface – not to mention they can only grow as much as 6 inches long. That’s only a little bit longer than an iPhone! There is not too much known about a lot of deep sea animals but scientists work every day to study and discover new and unique species in the deep sea.
(video via Indoona)
Chess prodigy Samuel Reshevsky at age 8, defeating several chess masters at once in a simultaneous exhibition in 1920