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Today — August 29, 2016

Separated at Birth? (permalink)
Our custom widget that checks for duplicated images suggested this pairing.  We note several similarities: pointy ears, snakes/tendrils, full moon/clock face.  Click each image for its source.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"Look at the 'boidy.'"  From the Arthur O'Connor scrapbook, 1949, courtesy of the NDSU Archives.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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Postcard Transformations (permalink)
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American Falls, Niagara Falls
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"Beautiful Birmingham."  From c. 1907.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Interagency Bison Management Plan for the State of Montana and Yellowstone National Park, 1998.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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This May Surprise You (permalink)
"We know that flying horses don't exist" (Bertrand Russell's Philosophy of Logical Atomism).  (Contrary proof courtesy of the San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive.)
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"Britain needs you at once."
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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Colorful Allusions (permalink)
The colors of "any reasonable rainbow" include "white for inside and outside."  From c. 1890.
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A Fine Line Between... (permalink)
Here's a fine line of screech owls from Bird Lore, 1919.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From De Kapelle der Dooden by Abraham a Sancta Clara, 1741.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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