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Today — February 8, 2016

This May Surprise You (permalink)
It's been said that "Big Pharma is and has always been the best dog-and-pony show in town" (Dr. Stephen Arlington, "Introductory Comments to the Global Clinical Trials Conference," 2003).  But that is patently false.  It was originally a frog-and-Toddler-Time show.  Our evidence is this trade card from Henry Dalley's "Magical Pain Extractor" ointment, ca. 1850.


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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)
"They were not gazing at the Parthenon" -- an early example of "anti-tourism," from Maid of Athens by Justin McCarthy, 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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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)
From The Beggar's Vision by Brookes More and illustrated by Tracy Porter Rudd, 1921.


[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 phantom army from America's Black and White Book by William Allen Rogers, 1917.


[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)

Forget whether or not an artificially propagated rainbow trout will lead to an empty pot of gold.  Forget whether or not "A rainbow is a rainbow.  A striped perch is a striped perch" (as purported by Monkeyface News).  Celebrate only that a book about rainbow trout was penned by a seagull.



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Restoring the Lost Sense (permalink)

"None for Joe," from Overland Through Asia by Thomas Wallace Knox, 1870.



[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)

"Catacombs of Rome — the Three Brothers," from Underground, or Life Below the Surface by Thomas Wallace Knox, 1873.



[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 Spa-Fashion, 1882.



[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 The New Hyperion, 1875.



[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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