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Once again I have 40-something tabs open in my browser and my computer is s lowing to a crawl, so you all know what that means! Time for another dump of Linky-Links into my LiveJournal, for your viewing pleasure.

First up, we have some scans from the 1938 Dating Guide for Single Women. And a treasure trove of useful advice it is, for some value of "useful."

Careless women never appeal to gentlemen. Remember that, ladies. As a completely unrelated side note, I am not a gentleman.

Next up: One of the most beautiful, and most expensive, properties in New York City, the Brooklyn Tower Clock Penthouse, a three-floor, $25 million condo in what used to be an old clock tower.

On the subject of sexual informatics (which will be a whole new wing of my Xeromag site once I get it moved to the new server) is this brilliant flowchart of Medieval sexual morality, which sad to say I did not create, but wish I had.

In the surrealist humor department, we have Sleep-Talkin' Man, home of the midnight sleep-talking ramblings of a particularly...eccentric individual. "You've got to save the curtains! Save the curtains... They hold so many secrets."

And finally, a blog post about Light Art Performance Photography, in which one opens the shutter on a camera, and then uses LEDs or lighted batons or whatever to paint with light on the canvas of a nighttime scene. The results are quite lovely, and quite labor-intensive.


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Feb. 28th, 2010 11:31 am (UTC)
Matt (my husband) and I are assuming since the clock is on the Brooklyn Tower that it still works... but we're curious if it ticks. Would they knock a few million off the price if it does? Wouldn't that get annoying?!
Feb. 28th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking the Superheroes/Supervillians that kept coming by unannounced would be MORE annoying...

Because stuff like this drives me nuts, I looked it up: "The buyer of the apartment need not worry about the nightmare of having four giant clocks each showing a different time. The four clocks are electronically synchronized to show exactly the same time, Mr. Walentas said."

Feb. 28th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
I added you after nounsandverbs linked to something you'd written and I liked it- hope you don't mind.

That clock tower apartment made me gasp. It's so beautiful!
Feb. 28th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
Flickr user kalaam does some wonderful Arabic calligraphy using long exposures and lightsticks, I believe.
Feb. 28th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
That loft? WANT! I'm thinking that's some prime real estate for some steampunk interior design. Primo I say!

I've been playing with photography techniques lately, and one I've come across seems to be 'new' in that I'm finding most photographers are asking me how the hell I did it...

Speed reflections

I think the entire set is cool, but that one is definitely my favourite. It's essentially a long exposure with a zoom lens, and you zoom in (or out) through the exposure. You can then further mix things up by making stops through the zoom to capture elements or create points of light (rather than straight light streams)

What I'd love to do is find some cool space and try light streams with a Roomba or some kind of RC vehicle.

Come to think of it, an RC plane with LED's could be hella fun too...
Mar. 3rd, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)
Mar. 5th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
When I read your line "I am not a gentleman" my nipples got hard. Interesting.
Mar. 7th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
Up on the mountains once, we ran in to some people doing Light Art. It's really fascinating to watch :)
Mar. 8th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
30 commandments for wives to follow (translated Korean, from the original Zen):

1. Respect your husband more than God, be humble to your husband, and be a wife who gets all your husbands love.
2. When your husband buys something for you, you should thank him and then show him that you are proud of it.
3. When your husband gets angry with you, don't argue with him.
4. When you want to give some advice to your husband, consider doing so at a favorable time.
5. Don't compare your husband to other husbands.
6. Don't praise your fiends' husbands, your brothers or your father in front of your husband.
7. Be more kind to the one who is on bad terms with your husband.
8. When your husband works late and will be late coming home, wait up for him, turning on lights.
9. It is your mistake when your husband wears dirty clothes.
10. Plan and think how you can make your husband more happy.
11. Praise your husband's good points often.
12. When you husband is in great difficulties, you should be with him devotedly.
13. Take care of your husband (serve your husband) yourself.
14. Prepare meal, which your husband likes, with your whole heart.
15. Don't fumble in your hubands pockets.
16. Don't ask your husband about his lady friends carelessly, pretend not to know about it.
17. Let hour husband keep his prestige in front of visitors.
18. Sometimes prepare drink for your husband at dinner table.
19. Don't make your husband make illegal incomes (a wife's vanity makes her family honor go down).
20. Don't make your voice high and to hear from outside.
21. Don't look at other mens' face when you walk with your husband.
22. Don't start a quarrel with your husband before (in front of) your children.
23. Don't gamble. Wife's gambling is the same as stealing.
24. Receive your husband with smile even though he stayed out away from home (out late).
25. Don't try to win at arguement with him. If not, you will be a plain woman.
26. Don't make yourself too tired.
27. Try to talk with your husband on happy topics.
28. Don't tell him about money and don't nag at him.
29. Don't talk about your husbands slander to your parents, brother/sisters and friends.
30. Try to feel happiness by receive love from your husband.

Recite above commandments before your husband comes home from and goes to work.
Mar. 20th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
The 1938 dating guide just made me think of the comparison to the flappers of the 1920s, and I LOVE the link to the sleep talking man, as someone who knows a couple sleep talkers! Even more fun than listening is trying to talk to them... they get so irritated when you don't understand what they're talking about...
Sleep "did you get the tickets?"
Me "what tickets"
Sleep " you know! The tickets from the towers."
me "what towers"
Sleep "the cities, out on the sea"
me "cities on the sea? you're sleeping"
Sleep "No I'm not" (sounds angry) "I already told you about the towers on the sea, they're coming!"

Thank you for your wonderful posts.
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