I was looking up headlines for quiz night and I’ll be honest, that’s not something I thought I’d find.. Oo

I was looking up headlines for quiz night and I’ll be honest, that’s not something I thought I’d find.. Oo

(Source: bbc.com)

posted 11 hours ago on 9/2/2014 + 3 notes
#i have no idea how to tag this

Charlie Brooker’s Legendary Wipe Shows
↳ Series 1 (2006)

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posted 11 hours ago on 9/2/2014 + 412 notes
#charlie brooker

via innerbohemienne:

The Codex Gigas

The Codex Gigas (or ‘Giant Book”) is also known as “The Devil’s Bible.” A curious illustration of Lucifer gives the tome its nickname.

The 13th-century manuscript is thought to have been created solely by a Herman the Recluse, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of Podlažice near Chrudim in Czech Republic. The calligraphy style is amazingly uniform throughout, believed to have taken 25 to 30 years  of work. There are no notable mistakes or omissions.  Pigment analysis revealed the ink to be consistent throughout. The book is enormous - it  measures 36.2” tall, 19.3” wide, and 8.6” thick; it weighs approximately 165 pounds. There are 310 vellum  leaves (620 pages).  The leaves are bound in a wooden folder covered with leather and ornate metal.

The manuscript is elaborately illuminated in red, blue, yellow, green and gold.  The entire document is written in Latin, and also contains Hebrew, Greek, and Slavic Cyrillic and Glagolitic alphabets. The first part of the text includes the Vulgate version of the Bible.  Between the Old and New Testaments are Josephus' Antiquities of the Jews and De bello iudaico, as well as Isidore of Seville's encyclopedia Etymologiae and medical works of Hippocrates, Theophilus, Philaretus, and Constantinus.  Following a blank page, the New Testament commences.

Beginning the second part is a depiction of the devil.  Directly opposite is a full picture of the kingdom of heaven, juxtaposing the “good versus evil.”  The second half, following the picture of the devil, is Cosmas of Prague's Chronicle of Bohemia.  A list of brothers in the Podlažice monastery and a calendar with necrologium, magic formulae and other local records round out the codex.  Record entries end in the year 1229CE.

In 1648 at the end of the Thirty Years’ War, the Swedish army invaded Prague and the Codex was stolen as plunder.  It is now held at the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm.  For more information, check out this short National Geographic documentary and/or flip through this digital copy.

( Wikipedia entry, et. al)

Several short National Geographic videos ~

One Helluva Book

Who Wrote The Devil’s Bible?

Super-human Scribe

The Devil’s Bible - Part 1.flv  (9:59) (derived from full video bleow)

The Devil’s Bible - Part 2.flv  (9:59) (derived from full video below)

** If you have the least amount of intellectual curiosity or interest in history, the short vids above will only whet your appetite: might as well grab a cold drink & some popcorn, then settle in to watch the whole thing ~

NatGeo : The Devil’s Bible - Full video  (44:58)

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posted 11 hours ago on 9/2/2014 + 777 notes
#i already know i'll spend all my spare time this week looking through the digital copy and watching the documentary #Books are <3

posted 2 days ago on 8/31/2014 + 207 notes
#(the quality isn't great but i needed him with the coffee. and the face he makes in the second gif) #peter capaldi #doctor who

posted 3 days ago on 8/30/2014 + 51 notes
#big school #Philip Glenister #my big school

posted 3 days ago on 8/30/2014 + 28 notes
#roisin conaty #an extra slice #The Great British Bake Off #(no idea what happened to the colours here -.-)

posted 3 days ago on 8/30/2014 + 28 notes
#paul hollywood #The Great British Bake Off #an extra slice

The Blues Brothers (USA, 1980)

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posted 4 days ago on 8/29/2014 + 1090 notes
#we had a blues brothers night yesterday #music i'll never tire of. and the film oh the film (s) #blues brothers

I love this great British outrage. So amusing


You’ve got to love all the media coverage about it.

Like this

This is not the first time claims of baking espionage have rocked the BBC show. Last year one contestant, Howard, became the victim of an apparent accidental custard theft in the Bake Off kitchen.

posted 5 days ago on 8/28/2014 + 6 notes

The Great Baked Alaska Drama of 2014

posted 5 days ago on 8/28/2014 + 331 notes
#kudos to iain and a fu to diana #The Great British Bake Off #iain watters