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New words: Big. Vagina. Scared.

Peter sees the painting. "I could paint that", says Peter. "But you didn't", says Mummy. (mildly NSFW). In We go to the gallery, by British artist Miriam Elia, the titular characters of the Peter and Jane Keyword Readers of the 1960s visit a museum of contemporary art. Penguin, the publisher of the original books, is not amused, but the feathered creature may be actually dead in the water.
posted by elgilito on May 14, 2014 - 9 comments

A Problem in Emotionally Applied Semantics

The Billy Taylor Trio, live at Storyville. In 1951 legendary bass player Charles Mingus sat in with the Billy Taylor trio for a live broadcast. Here is thirty minutes of the broadcast. [more inside]
posted by Gygesringtone on Jul 29, 2012 - 8 comments

Ladybird Passes Away

Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson passed away today. During her infancy, a nursemaid commented, "She's as pretty as a ladybird", and that nickname virtually replaced her given name for the rest of her life. Perhaps her most important impact was her efforts to protect American wild-flowers and other natural places. She is also the namesake of the Hill family dog.
posted by Flood on Jul 11, 2007 - 43 comments

bugs minus the lute music

ladybird beetles behaving badly. When they have consumed all the resources they devour the competition. sigh.
posted by longsleeves on Dec 29, 2005 - 15 comments

Ladybird

Ladybird (aka Helen Nodding). You might have already heard about her moss graffiti project, but she has other projects worth checking out. Interview here.
posted by cali on Aug 26, 2005 - 15 comments

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