Reflections of a Polymath in an Age of Specialists

oodmoriarty:

SIR PATRICK STEWART’S CLASSY ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE x


"When I’m around my dad, I’m ‘Junior’ or ‘kid’. I’m a 49-year-old ‘kid’ and happily so."

"When I’m around my dad, I’m ‘Junior’ or ‘kid’. I’m a 49-year-old ‘kid’ and happily so."

scruffyzero:

"Rocket" - art by Steve Townsley

scruffyzero:

"Rocket" - art by Steve Townsley

digg:

“Keep callin’ me vermin tough guy!”

Rocket Raccoon, Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

digg:

Keep callin’ me vermin tough guy!

Rocket Raccoon, Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

merrydisposition:

Was listening to my iPod and decided to draw someone dancing… At some point it turned into a dramatic Peter Quill

merrydisposition:

Was listening to my iPod and decided to draw someone dancing… At some point it turned into a dramatic Peter Quill

shirtoid:

Galactic Evolution is $13.95 for a limited time at Naolito

shirtoid:

Galactic Evolution is $13.95 for a limited time at Naolito

videogaymers:

Full tilt nerd alert. I don’t know if I’m actually getting Disney Infinity, but I *needed* the Guardians Of The Galaxy figures.

videogaymers:

Full tilt nerd alert. I don’t know if I’m actually getting Disney Infinity, but I *needed* the Guardians Of The Galaxy figures.

theseshortlovestories:

We did a bunch of Guardians of the Galaxy themed cosplay comics!

More comics available at: https://www.facebook.com/think.nu.official

kelslk:

real life is stressing me out so i drew some buckynat

kelslk:

real life is stressing me out so i drew some buckynat

hoodoothatvoodoo:

Camille Silvy - Adelina Patti, La Somnambule, 1860-1861

hoodoothatvoodoo:

Camille Silvy - Adelina Patti, La Somnambule, 1860-1861

thecountalmaviva:

The Verdi’s favorite Adelina Patti.

thecountalmaviva:

The Verdi’s favorite Adelina Patti.

vulcan-lakes:

spock + quarters

#ThrowbackThursday @mpdsf

mpdsf:

On February 6, 1898, Sissieretta Jones (1869-1933) and her company began a two week run at the California Theatre in San Francisco. Known popularly as “Black Patti,” after Italian opera star Adelina Patti,  Jones was admired for her rich and powerful voice and was the first black singer engaged by the Metropolitan Opera Company.  Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Jones studied singing at the Providence Academy of Music and the New England Conservatory in Boston. She made her debut at Steinway Hall in New York City in 1888 and, in 1892, was hired by the Met for their upcoming production of Aida.  Unfortunately, that season was cancelled when the interior of the Opera House was gutted by fire.  By 1896, Jones was the star of the newly formed vaudeville company,Black Patti’s Troubadours, which toured across the United States and abroad.

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Image of Sissieretta Jones in an 1893 Central Music Hall program from the collection of the Museum of Performance + Design.