Victorian Christmas card, wishing you Peace, Joy, Health and Happiness. Victorians were very interested in natural history, which may explain this unique illustration. 1880. (via)
THE MOUSE IS RIDING THE LOBSTER AND CARRYING THE MESSAGE
THIS IS A LOBSTER-MOUNTED MOUSE COURIER SERVICE, WHO DO I CALL TO GET A MESSAGE DELIVERED ON LOBSTERBACK, THAT’S WHAT EVERYONE’S GETTING FOR CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR
victorians were very interested in natural history
i think you’ll find the mouse and the lobster are equal partners in the french xmas message delivery biz
Here’s astronomer Phil Plait’s excellent post about this photoshopped image. The image is wrong, but there is at least a small grain of truth to it— and an amusing mistake!
Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012
i’ve never reblogged anything so fast
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- PM: (from upstairs) What?
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Click here to watch Jon Stewart discuss Stuart Varney’s comments on fair wages for fast food workers and The Pope’s denunciation of trickle-down economics.
1) Actually, I *do* believe that someone who graduated from high school should be able to earn a livable wage without government assistance. Maybe not comfortable. But they should be able to get by.
2) It seems to me that being a Fast Food worker is an important enough job to make the company CEOs and Shareholders quite a lot of money, and if it’s that important, it’s important enough that people should be able to make a living.
The economics are that workers need to be paid enough to eat so that they don’t have to depend on government subsidies to make up the difference. Or are you just gonna get rid of that whole American Dream about “work for a living” — for a LIVING, remember? — and only be in favor of corporate subsidies and tax breaks, not for keeping workers alive?
The economics are that if workers are starving and don’t have money to spend, YOUR COMPANY GOES UNDER AND CONSUMER-BASED ECONOMY TANKS, at which point we have the government having to spend billions of taxpayer dollars to bail out banks and car companies.