Memento Mori by High Dependency Unit
A sweeping and melodramatic post-rock album by Kiwi band High Dependency Unit that’s filled with light and dark.
If you recognise the voice and face of the narrator – it’s Heather Small who was the lead singer of the 90’s band M People. Infact M People with their optimistic and positive sounding music was a reason why I survived a terrible bout of depression in my teenage years. So I have a soft spot for Heather Small forever for that. The Big Cat Sanctuary is a rescue sanctuary in England for majestic big cats in Asia. The next time I am in England, I will definitely be going there!
Buddhist master and all-round inspiration Thich Nhat Hanh. I find even the sound of his voice and looking at his face profoundly calming.
Did you know that in Edo Japan (1603 and 1868), that people were consuming the mummified remains of other people for its medicinal benefits? Thanks to the always fascinating blog about Japanese culture English Rakugo NZ
Researchers have now counted nearly 5,000 of these pillars, which appear in groups and vary widely in shape, size and color over an area of 4000 acres, with some of the columns standing as erect as towering pylons.
I love the inlaid jade! This Chinese Qin Sword with gold openwork handle dates from 770–476 B.C. Although the bow and crossbow were the weapons of choice for much of China’s history, the sword played its part, especially when warriors were forced to dismount and face the enemy at close quarters. Via Archaeology and Art on Twitter
8. See you later, alligator
7. Fare thee well, sand gazelle
6. You take care, grizzly bear
5. Now on you jog, prairie dog
4. In the bin, pangolin
3. Step in shit, yellow tit
2. Eat a dick, lone star tick
1. Just get to fuck, bufflehead duck
What do you think? Have you seen anything you enjoyed this week?