Aboriginal art in Australia can be dated back as far as thirty thousand years, the oldest confirmed rock paintings in the world. The Maliwawa Figures In Western Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, there resides a vast collection of curious … Continue reading Ancient Art: The Maliwawa Figures (November 13 Night Thread)
Keep away the chill with some warming GIFs! If you don’t know how to play, I’m here to let you know! Post a Safe For Work (or hidden behind spoilers) GIF Identify the source ??? Profit! This is a light-hearted … Continue reading Identify This GIF!
It’s Friday the 13th! You know what that means: Which one of the twelve films is your favourite? Did you play the game, and what did you think of it? Unfortunately it was announced just a day ago that the … Continue reading The Friday the Thirteenth Day Thread
Tonight’s ancient art artefact isn’t painted upon a wall. Obviously, the art of prehistory that has survived into the present day is usually found in isolated areas of the world, safe from harsh weather conditions and urbanisation; in dry caves … Continue reading Ancient Art: The Shigir Idol (November 12 Night Thread)
Welcome to night three of my look at ancient art from around the globe. The Serra da Capivara Cave Paintings Photograph: Pedra Furada The vast Serra da Capivara National Park in the state of Piauí, Brazil, encompasses an area of … Continue reading Ancient Art: The Serra da Capivara Cave Paintings (November 11 Night Thread)
“Never Again” was the message commonly held by the survivors of the Great War that had finally come to an end on November 11th, 1918. The red poppy was adopted as a symbol of remembrance in 1921, and poppies were … Continue reading The Day Thread of Peace (November 11)
Welcome to night two of my investigation into prehistoric art! The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka The Indus Valley is one of the cradles of civilization, at least a hundred thousand years old by some accounts. The earliest cave paintings are … Continue reading Ancient Art: The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (November 10 Night Thread)
The global society in which we live in today is just a ceiling tile on the top floor of the towering skyscraper that is human history. It stretches back two hundred thousand years, from the point in the fossil record … Continue reading Ancient Art: The Diepkloof Eggshells (November 9 Night Thread)
Dashiell Hammett’s pulp novel ‘The Maltese Falcon’ was adapted for the screen by Warner Brothers three times within ten years between 130 and 1941 – and we think we have it bad with remakes and reboots these days! Of course … Continue reading Satan Met a Lady Night Thread (November 8, 2020)
Have a great day, Avocado! Continue reading The Saturday Day Thread is Glad He’s Gone (November 7, 2020)
Tonight’s Night Thread is dedicated to the Mi-12, a monstrous twin-rotor helicopter which was developed by the Soviet Union to span vast distances in the 1960’s. All Soviet aircraft were given codenames by NATO beginning with the letter “H” – … Continue reading The Homer Night Thread (November 6, 2020)
Here we go! Can you feel the magic in the air? Post a Safe For Work (or hidden behind spoilers) GIF Identify the source ??? Profit! This is a fun an inclusive game where everyone should feel comfortable, so please … Continue reading Identify This GIF!
Tonight’s thread is dedicated to the British electronica duo Fred Deakin and Nick Franglen, aka Lemon Jelly. Lemon Jelly released three critically acclaimed EPs which won them a record deal with XL Recordings in 2000. Lost Horizons was their big … Continue reading The Lemon Jelly Night Thread (November 5, 2020)
Did you know music is like dance? It’s a link to the soul. It can make people laugh. It can make people cry. High Strung is a cheeseball dance romance flick from 2016, directed by Michael Damian. Fresh-faced ballerina Ruby … Continue reading The High Strung Night Thread (November 4, 2020)
So … yeah. I had something else planned for today. Here’s Fiona the Hippo instead. Stay safe and try to stay sane, everyone. Continue reading November 4, 2020 Day Thread
I think we can all do with the most positive thoughts possible today … so what gives you a little boost when you need it? The song ‘GO!’ by Public Service Broadcasting does for me. From their 2015 album ‘The … Continue reading The Day Thread is GO! (November 2, 2020)
Woo! It’s time for your MAIN EVENT!! Post and guess GIFs!!! Post a Safe for Work (or hidden behind spoilers) GIF Identify the source ??? Profit! Please remember that this is a welcome space for all. In that spirit, please … Continue reading Identify This GIF!
“When an unlucky star wanders too close to a supermassive black hole in the center of a galaxy, the extreme gravitational pull of the black hole shreds the star into thin streams of material.” When it was reported earlier this … Continue reading Share Your Work With The Class: ‘A Plummet Intae Space’
The new season of The Mandalorian has begun! Discuss it here. Continue reading Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 1
Mouthwatering taste, exceptional service. But enough about the Avocado! Tonight we’d like to tell you about the only coffee we drink here at Avocado HQ: Hallowed Grounds. Established in 2004, Hallowed Grounds kiosks can be found in a mall near … Continue reading A Word From Our Sponsors: The Hallowed Grounds Night Thread (October 28, 2020)
Consumers still buy products whose advertising promises them value for money, beauty, nutrition, relief from suffering, social status and so on; at least that’s what advertising guru David Ogilvy said, anyway. Is it true? I don’t know. But I do … Continue reading A Word From Our Sponsors: The Cake Canaveral Night Thread (October 27, 2020)