Doctor Who poster art by Mike Collins
God I want this.
It’s a country that repeatedly and knowingly elected Silvio Berlusconi to office?
And, I mean, check if that high court ruling that declared that it can’t be rape if a woman is wearing tight jeans because she must have helped take them off ever got repealed.
Or you can just sit and ponder how one peninsula managed to be the birthplace of the Roman Empire, the Catholic Church, organized crime, and fascism.
And that’s before you get into the ghastly blend of machismo and conservatism that is Italian-American culture, or my irritation at things like the explicit and conscious perversion of justice to satisfy the media that is the Amanda Knox trial.
Basically, because Italy is a horrible place full of horrible people.
Ooh, I forgot their chronic inability to stop making monkey chants at black footballers.
Basically, ask yourself what the last time you read a news story and thought, “oh, well done Italy” was.
Excellent food, though.
As for the monkey chants, well, pick any mainland European country and you’ll find some pretty dubious racial opinions, even from otherwise liberal, intelligent people.
On the set of Brompton Rhodes: Rum, Sodomy and the Gash - coming soon!
Illustration Commission for I’ve Seen Things and Stuff, Man.com, plus two unused designs (full-colour and greyscale)
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Is it just me, or did you guys think the dinosaur burning was really horrible? I can’t imagine the series showing a dog or a horse or even a human burning alive, but somehow a dinosaur is okay? I didn’t really like the episode as a whole, but that…
WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE DINOSAURS?
Illustration Commission for I’ve Seen Things and Stuff, Man.com
Thames Cable Car, Thames Barrier Park, Limehouse, a set on Flickr.
Sorry for the delay. Here’s a new one!
The Rules of Sapology
FASHION IN THE DRC
Bold, Bright and Brilliant; just a few words to describe the stunning prints and fabrics used in creating Congolese fashion.
Unlike Western trends, Congolese styles are created to stand out from the crowd, making use of both vibrant hues and striking prints, reflecting African culture.
Traditionally,Congolese clothing is centred on the wearing of colourful materials referred to as ‘Liputa’. These types of fabrics are worn by both men and women, and can more often than not be found at the local market. They are usually cut into strips from two to six yards in length, and to complete the look are typically worn with a complementing headscarf.
‘Liputa’ are sometimes also designed for different purposes, and aimed at certain audiences, for example paying tribute to a leader, marking a special occasion or at a sporting event.
Moving away from the wearing of the more traditional Liputa, the 1970’s witnessed a new sub-culture emerging on the streets of Kinshasa known as ‘Les Sapeurs’. ‘Les Sapeurs’ or ‘Sapologists’ refer to a group of dapper looking Congolese gentlemen who dedicate their time and money to dressing strikingly, yet elegantly well.
African mods. Excellent.
Tardigrade, aka a microscopic water-bear. I think it’s cute.