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September 09 2013

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ourcatastrophe:

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Prime Minister of Australia kicking ass and taking names (mostly Tony Abbott’s). [x]

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June 19 2013

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December 19 2012

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everlarksberry:

Something similar happened here in 1996. Has not happened once again since. 

Well fucking done, ‘Stralia!

August 07 2012

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Australian writer whose TV series The Shock of the New took modern art to a mass audience

… I  described him in the Guardian once as writing the English of Shakespeare, Milton, Macaulay and Dame Edna Everage, and Hughes enjoyed the description. His prose was lithe, muscular and fast as a bunch of fives. He was incapable of writing the jargon of the art world, and consequently was treated by its mandarins with fear and loathing. Much he cared.

When he reached a mass audience for the first time in 1980 with his book and television series The Shock of the New, a history of modern art starting with the Eiffel Tower and graced with a title that still resounds in 100 later punning imitations, some of the BBC hierarchy greeted the proposal that Hughes should do the series with ill-favoured disdain. “Why a journalist?” they asked, remembering the urbanity of Lord Clark of Civilisation.

He gave them their answer with the best series of programmes about modern art yet made for television, low on theory, high on the the kind of epigrammatic judgment that condenses deep truths. Van Gogh, he said, “was the hinge on which 19th-century romanticism finally swung into 20th-century expressionism”. Jackson Pollock “evoked that peculiarly American landscape experience, Whitman’s ‘vast Something’, which was part of his natural heritage as a boy in Cody, Wyoming”. And his description of the cubism of Picasso and Braque still stands as the most coherent 10-page summary in the literature. …

(via Robert Hughes obituary | Books | guardian.co.uk)

July 22 2012

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Spotted-tail quoll - a strange native of Australia and Tasmania

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Another spotted-tail quoll came to visit the dogs’ yard the other day. Once it realised that the dogs were present, it stayed put about 10m (30ft) up a tree. We took the dogs into the house for a couple of hours and the quoll took the hint, and left for quieter trees.

(via Quoll visits dogs « lookANDsee)

June 19 2012

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These portraits of Australian criminals came from the archives of the Sydney police.
They were taken during the 1920s by a policeman/photographer while they where in custody in the cells of the police station.
 
 
 
A lot of these folks just look like folks, but some I’d loathe meeting in a dark alley! O_o

Via dear Edosan & Portraits of Australian criminals from the 1920s | La boite verte

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An archaeologist says he has found the oldest piece of rock art in Australia and one of the oldest in the world: an Aboriginal work created 28,000 years ago in an outback cave.

The dating of one of the thousands of images in the Northern Territory rock shelter, known as Nawarla Gabarnmang, will be published in the next edition of the Journal of Archaeological Science.

The archaeologist Bryce Barker, from the University of Southern Queensland, said he found the rock in June last year but had only recently had it dated at the radiocarbon laboratory of New Zealand’s University of Waikato.

He said the rock art had been made using charcoal, so radiocarbon dating could be used to determine its age; most rock art is made with mineral paint, so its age cannot accurately be measured.

Barker said the work was “the oldest unequivocally dated rock art in Australia” and among the oldest in the world.

The oldest known rock art is in Spain, where hand stencils and red discs made by blowing paint on to the wall in El Castillo cave are at least 40,800 years old, according to scientists using a technique known as uranium-thorium dating.

Sally May, an archeologist from the Australian National University who is not involved with Barker’s research, said his find was “incredibly significant”.

“I don’t think it will surprise anyone that rock art is that old in Australia because we know people have been here a lot longer than that, and there’s no reason to believe they weren’t producing art,” she said.

Barker said he had found evidence that the cave where he found the rock art had been occupied for 45,000 years.


(via Rock of ages: Australia’s oldest artwork found | World news | guardian.co.uk)

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March 26 2012

MerelyGifted
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MEANWHILE IN AUSTRALIA

BOBBLE-HEADED BIRDS

RABBITS MATING WITH RATS

TINY HERBIVOROUS BEARS

PLUSH TOYS MAGICALLY COME TO LIFE

LIZARDS-

 WHAT THE FUCK

WALKING FEATHER DUSTERS

THE FUCK IS THIS IDEK BUT IT DESERVES A HUG

THE MOST FABULOUS BIRDS SINCE FLAMINGOS

WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS THING IT’S LIKE A DOG BRED WITH A MEERKAT

WELL IT’S PRETTY CUTE I G- JESUSFUCK

AND MORE LIZARDS

FUCK MAN EVERYWHERE HAS LIZARDS WHAT’S THE BIG D- WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK

AND WHATEVER THIS THING IS WILL FUCK UP A HONEY BADGER

WHAT YOU THINK CUZ IT’S LIKE 80% DESERT HERE WE DON’T GOT PENGUINS FUCK YOU WE GOT PENGUINS IN SWEATERS

HEY I THINK YOU SAW THIS ONE IN A MUSEUM ONCE

ALSO HEY ENJOY OUR BEAUTIFUL BEACHES ALSO THIS FUCKER

AND THIS GUY

AND THIS GUY WANTS TO KILL YOU TOO

AND HOLY FUCK LOOK AT THIS THING

JESUS CHRIST THEY COME IN POCKET VERSIONS

SO YEAH, COME VISIT AUSTRALIA.

WE’RE ALL FUCKING WAITING WITH OUR WEIRD SHIT.

P.S.

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