- Lewis Carroll: "The Walrus and the Carpenter" (from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)
A bit late off the blocks but none the worse for wear, welcome to the 15th Cabinet of Curiosities Blog Carnival, a place where pigs have been known to fly above many a scalding sea.
My tender hearted daughter weeps bitter tears at the fate of Carroll's little oysters, even though you never actually see the moment of their demise in either the original artwork or the Disney version. Sometimes, as Alfred Hitchcock knew full well, what you do not see can make a greater impression on the mind than what you do.
With that in mind, what are we to make of this post and video offered up by Steven Germain at Rough Fractals, which concerns people's reactions to a work of installation art that we never get to see unless we go there ourselves? The Earth Room is 280,000 pounds of earth in a loft in Soho funded in perpetuity, and more than just dirt.
M. Diane Rogers of CanadaGenealogy introduces us to Hannah Maynard : British Columbia Photographer 1862-1912. This remarkable artist "experimented with many photographic techniques and effects – sometimes with almost bizarre or, as some will have it, surreal, results."
Currently in the pipeline is a new Snow Globe to be called "Cognitive Rocket Ship". Inside the Globe is a rocket ship that is about to take off and in the cockpit of the rocket ship sits the pilot (the pilot is a woman - for more about the pilot see the relevant parenthetical below) who is gazing into a Snow Globe of a rocket ship in which sits the pilot looking into a Snow Globe of a rocket ship. There are some technical problems in the manufacturing because the third Snow Globe in a Snow Globe is really, really tiny...
Having recently taken a crash course in delousing - one of the fringe benefits of universal primary school education - I was quite taken by this Bicentennial Cootie Cartoon by Bill Mauldin of Willie and Joe fame.
If "Schaefer is the one beer to have when you're having more than one", then how much Sherwood Premium Cider did Robin's Merry Men have to quaff to produce these sterling results?
Curiositycabi.net is a self-described trove of "bones, skeletons, dust, shadows, misremembering" and a gorgeous assemblage of images to boot.
I am certain I had a flying pig around here somewhere, but that will have to wait for a future edition.