March 3, 2015

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The Photography Of Alan Towey
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A look at the countryside of Portugal through Alan’s lens.


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Eating In The Fifties

Eating In The Fifties
None of us had ever heard of yogurt. Healthy food consisted of anything edible. Cooking outside was called camping. Seaweed was not a recognized food.

'Kebab' was not even a word, never mind a food. Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold. Prunes were medicinal.

Surprisingly muesli was readily available. It was called cattle feed. Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.
Water came out of the tap. If someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than gasoline for it they would have become a laughing stock.

The one thing that we never ever had on/at our table in the fifties … was elbows or hats!

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A roundup of bits from the web.

* Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age.

* Ukrainian man thinks he has the world's longest eyelashes - and credits the incredible growth to a special food he wants to keep secret.

* Think you're bad at DIY? Bungling couple wire bathroom light up to HAIRDRYER.

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Remembering The Drive-In Theatre

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Never Too Early To Think About Your Own Death

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There is a mid-fifteenth century German woodcut called "Triumph over Temptation" that depicts a man lying on his deathbed. The denizens of heaven and hell surround him, fighting over his mortal soul. Demons with twisted porcine faces, claws, and hooves reach toward the bed to drag him down to the fiery underworld; above him, a horde of angels and a floating crucified Jesus pull a tiny version of the man (presumably his soul) upward to heaven. In the midst of all this commotion, the dying man looks positively blissed-out, filled with inner Zen. The little smirk on his face tells the viewer what he is thinking: "Ah yes, death. I've got this."

The question is: how do we get to be that guy? The one who is facing his own death with complete calm, ready to get on with the moving on? The woodcut represents a popular genre in the late Middle Ages: the Ars Moriendi, or the Art of Dying. Ars Moriendi were instruction manuals that taught Christians how to die the good death, repenting mortal sins and allowing the soul to ascend to heaven.

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