Thanks to Mr. Waits, we know a few things about the Devil:
- He dances in empty pockets
- When you open it up, he can ride
- He made the world while God was sleeping
- You gotta keep him down in the hole
- Bullets lead straight to his work
- You can chase him through the corn
- You can step on his tail
- You can keep him on a leash
- The angels get to sleep while he leaves his porch light on
- Don’t listen to him, he will fool you
- He got ways to move you
- He can call you by name
- He does his polka with a hatchet in his hand
- He shovels coal
- His hands are so cold
- There ain’t no Devil, there’s just God when he’s drunk
Arabic Star Lists, c. 1065 CE. The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. The earliest compilation of Ptolemy’s constellations became codified only in the 9th century CE, after it was published in Arabic. + (via oupacademic)
Execution by elephant was a common method of capital punishment in South and Southeast Asia. It was particularly popular in India. Asian elephants were specially raised and trained to trampel prisoners to death. And if you really pissed off the local ruler, they could be ordered to trampel you slowly.
Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate, Helmut Newton
And for all these reasons, I’ve decided to scalp you, and burn your village to the ground.
"your people will wear cardigans and drink highballs."
"step right this way, sir."
43º41’30.71”N 7º17’26.60”E, 2010 from Grid Reference
skeletons come in a variety of shapes.
1966 Copan Building I & II | Architect: Oscar Niemeyer | São Paulo, Brazil