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Today — February 26, 2017

Only Funny If ... (permalink)
This is utter bullshit and the perfect example of my horror (not too strong a word) of the cold, soulless mentality of white-coat scientists (whom Robert Anton Wilson dubbed the New Inquisition).  From Popular Mechanics, 1924.
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
This can actually happen.  When Hurricane Matthew destoyed my home last October, a case of alcohol washed into my yard.  The garbage man asked if he could have it, so I gave it to him.  From an ad in Jugend, 1910.
[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)
"Idealist and realist."  From Die Muskete, 1925.
[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)
[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)
"The author was suffering from a combination of evils, want of rest and want of money being predominant."  From English Illustrated, 1907.
Is the cure a dose of ink?  (English Illustrated, 1890).
[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)
Here's a keyboard-activated bird dispatcher.  From Judy, Or The London Serio-Comic Journal, 1883.
[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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Images Moving Through Time (permalink)
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Tom Brown's School Days and Two Years Before the Mast
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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
From Punch, 1863.
[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)
A non-slip cat's paw (a detail from an advertisement, date uncertain).
[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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Strange Dreams (permalink)
"I dreamt I was in a trance, my folks thought me dead.  They put me in a coffin; they cried and said nice things about me.  All night long the old cat, whose kittens I had drowned that morning, sat on my coffin and gloated over my sufferings; she knew I was alive.  I was placed in a hearse and in due time arrived at the grave yard.  I could hear the mud hit the lid of the coffin and began to choke when I woke up."  From 1910.
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