"birds and squirrels and earth and sky"
I freakin love my dogs.
Holy fuck. I love my dog. She ain’t ever going anywhere.
Does anyone else see “Dedicated to Rambo May he live a thousand years” at the bottom? Because I can’t. I’ve just got a dog treat in my eye is all
Butthole must sparkle
The joy of collies…
And even more confusing when you realise that Australia and New Zealand were acting in tandem, and following their failed attempt on Turkey, they join in the general free-for-all. Not to mention Canada. Canada was totally onside with Britain. And let’s not even talk about Ireland…
This does a good job at showing how ridiculously free-for-all and confusing WWI was.
Funnily enough, the “no hard feelings” thing was pretty true - my grandfather was a WWI Gallipoli vet, and his attitude was largely “fair play to the Turks - we were trying to invade!” Today there are many joint Turkish-Australian commemorative projects…the institution where I work is involved in one of them.
Repeat after me
"British investment" did not found Australia
Australia was not empty when Europeans came here
White Australians are not the first Australians
For fuck’s sake didn’t we cover this in ninth grade history come on
Tony Abbott, everyone. The man who said he would be a “prime minister for Indigenous affairs” and moved the portfolio into the prime minister’s office. Isn’t he doing a brilliant job /S ? Just as good as his job bringing Women’s Affairs under his remit.
Noice, Tone. Noice.
I did not know that I needed to see this.
The Complete works of Théophile Gautier, Volume Sixteen A history of Romanticism, translated and edited by Professor F C de Sumichrast
In which Gautier introduces the Jehan of his own circles, and another possible source for Jehan Prouvaire. I love this passage - poor, rosy cheeked Jehan, so lacking in fashionable wasting and deathly pallor! The Flame of Genius hairstyle! Also some interesting comments on collars - which of the Amis would share the disdain for those wearing upstanding collars as worthy of the epithet “grocer”?
Hugo balefully using all of his “olympic majesty” to convince Jehan to wear turned down collars is…beyond delightful. This is one of the moments in history I wish I’d been able to witness.
La Republique a páli…by Philippe-Auguste Jeanron, La Caricature 31 January 1833
Louis-Philippe surveys dead Republicans in the Paris Morgue, declaring that “The Republic pales…”
The dead are supposed to be from July 1832 in one commentary I found - probably June, I’d say, as I can’t recall another major insurrection in the following month, although there may have been isolated deaths. If it’s June, they’re victims of the same émeute that claimed Les Amis de l’ABC.
I’ve posted some 1830s Republican images by Daumier et al in my other blog, but as that’s now deleted I might revisit them. This Jeanron image is one of the ones I had in mind in the story I wrote about Grantaire’s body being claimed by his aunt.
Daumier’s 1831 parody of Louis-Philippe as Gargantua - his rapacious maw fed by the poverty stricken people of France. The July Monarchy responded by having Daumier arrested in August 1832, and his press and large quantities of his plates were seized. He resumed attacking the regime upon his release.
The Rue Transnonain massacre, as depicted by Daumier.
Hard on the heals of popular uprisings in Lyon and in response to anti-Republican measures by Thiers, in April 1834 another emeute broke out in Paris. Following an exchange of fire (from which building has never with certainty been determined) and the death of an officer, the National Guard attacked a building at 12 Rue Transnonain and slaughtered most of the helpless occupants. According to reports, the order “balayer la vermine” was given to the Guards.
No one was ever convicted for the slaughter, and one of the dead - a young man with Republican sympathies who was killed in the incident - was accused, in spite of lack of evidence and circumstances that argue for his innocence, of being one who killed the officer.