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Posted:18th May 2015

Of Cabbage Whites and Things

Walt Whitman holding a butterfly. We think it's fake. Who says they didn't have photoshop back then? Look at this pic of Walt Whitman, the 19th-century poet. He's holding a butterfly. Yeah, right. Either that butterfly was drugged, or Whitman was a hypnotist. Life's full of little puzzles like that, and we aim to find them all. So much weirdness, so little time.

This week's Post is full of wonderful weirdness. Look at Willem's falanouc, who knew that such a wondrous creature existed? Or that there was a 'lowly aloe'? And have you read Whitman's poetry? He was pretty divisive back in the day. His fans said he was a mad genius. His detractors said the fans were half right. Read our commentary to his poem, and you be the judge.

The 42 Words geniuses are quite mad, as well. Enjoy the fruits of their folly. Speaking of folly, have you sent in your essay/artwork/poem for the Create Challenge yet? May only has so many days…

The Duck artist is back with more strange beauty. We're quizzing you on groups of animals. This is more fun than that taxonomy exam you took in Biology 101, trust us. Art History continues to instruct us, and we're still raiding the war archives for more wit and wisdom. Meanwhile, Awix brings us celluloid dreams, and Nigel dreams of Mad Jack.

Read, comment, and send us Stuff. We appreciate, and as you can see, you can't be too weird for us.

Enjoy your week!


Dmitri Gheorgheni

THE PROUD AND THE HUMBLE
  • Falanouc by Willem.
  • The Lowly Aloe.


THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

ART THAT SPEAKS TO US

  • Head full of rocks.
  • Zomcrow.

CAMPFIRE TALES

YOUR TURN
  • May Create.
  • Sir Terry Pratchett.
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