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Posted 05 September 2016 - 07:49 AM







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Posted 05 September 2016 - 08:00 AM


20+ Art History Tweets That Prove Nothing Has Changed In 100s Of Years



Yup! In a sense nothing has changed. That's a good example of photocopy humour through the ages.  Ancient Egyptian and Roman graffiti are prime examples too


Classic Photocopy humour


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 09:00 AM

5 of the Dirtiest, Sexiest, Funniest Graffiti from Ancient Pompeii
Visitors and residents alike scrawled erotic and scatological graffiti on walls in public and in private, and many of these scrawlings have survived, interesting insights into ancient mindsets and urban literacy. Here are five of the dirtiest, sexiest, and funniest graffiti left behind in Pompeii.

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Japanese fart scrolls prove that human art peaked centuries ago
Approximately 200-400 years ago during Japan's Edo period, an unknown artist created what is easily the most profound demonstration of human aesthetics ever committed to parchment. I am referring to He-Gassen a.k.a. 屁合戦 a.k.a. "the fart war." In this centuries-old scroll, women and men blow each other off the page with typhoon-like flatulence. Toss this in the face of any philistine who claims that art history is boring.

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 08:16 PM

Don't worry so much about it. All religions are crap. They only serve to keep the masses in line to believe so it all can be controlled by a very few. Those at the top supposedly know the will of God. Their god: Mammon and his ilk. People are shit and deserve to be walked on like dirt.


All these people can really do is put the fear of 'god' into others through many tried and true means of control. Psychological systems of repetition since birth. If that fails???? Then, economic sanctions and violence are used. Believe or die! Fear, treachery, and the greed of TPTB keep these institutions alive to serve the purpose of keeping all men and woman on earth fighting each other so we can't see who the real devil is in all this bullshit.



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Posted 30 July 2017 - 05:03 PM

you are all a bunch of sick twisted swagaholics.





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Posted 02 August 2017 - 02:12 PM

God is watching!




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Posted 07 February 2018 - 07:35 PM

Europe’s First Pornographic Blockbuster Was Made in the Vatican
Copies of the 16 explicit paintings were turned into a booklet that circulated throughout the continent. 
Any pilgrims visiting Vatican City will spend some time in the Raphael Rooms. Decorated with iconic frescoes by Raphael and the artists of his workshop, these reception rooms in the Palace of the Vatican have left generations of tourists awestruck. They may also have inspired awe in the less high-minded.
According to legend, these Vatican showrooms, the apartments of the popes, once contained the now-lost artwork for the western world’s first pornographic blockbuster.
According to Lynne Lawner, an art historian who focuses on Renaissance Italy, “In 1523 Giulio began the decoration of the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican. It is said that in a moment of anger at Clement VII for a tardy payment, Giulio drew the sixteen postures on the walls of that unlikely place.”
This is not quite as insane as it sounds. Sex, art, and the Catholic church spent the 16th century as closely entwined as the lovers in Romano’s paintings. Rumor has it that Raphael was to be made a cardinal by Pope Leo X, but that he died of a fever caused by a night of sexual excess with his young mistress before the Pope could bring these plans to fruition. Records show that houses owned by the church or its officials were often occupied by young women with no last names, most likely the mistresses of church officials, kept quietly and anonymously near their lovers.
Even erotic art on the walls of the Vatican was not unprecedented. In 1516, a certain Cardinal Bibbiena earned himself a place in church history by commissioning Raphael himself to decorate a bathroom with naked nymphs bathing while anatomically correct satyrs spied on them.
The booklet had many names. I Modi or “The Fashion,” is the most popular. It’s also known as Aretino’s Postures, The Sixteen Pleasures, and De Omnibus Veneris Schematibus in Latin. Whatever it was called, people loved it. With the help of the printing press, the triumvirate (or trinity) of Romano, Raimondi, and Aretino had created the first printed porn blockbuster. Their work was first widely disseminated, then widely pirated, and finally widely imitated.
People all over Europe paid for the scandalous little book, but I Modi did more than just make money. It was one of those rare works of pornography that jumped from niche to popular culture. Like Fifty Shades of Grey or Deep Throat, it became something which could be discussed, if only as a joke, in polite society. Some believe that Shakespeare snuck a reference to I Modi into A Winter’s Tale, when he talks about “that rare Italian master, Julio Romano.” There was even a 16th century Italian phrasebook aimed at English tourists that allowed them to ask for the “works of Aretino” at Italian booksellers, according to Eric Berkowitz, who hunted down a copy for his book, Sex and Punishment: 4000 Years of Judging Desire.
Illegally-printed copies of I Modi remained popular for over a hundred years. There’s no way to know how many were printed. Sadly, there will be no modern-day revival of the work. Churches and governments hunted down and destroyed the copies as enthusiastically as people bought them. (This, ironically, might have been what kept the book in print for so long.) Only the sonnets survive intact.

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