Immer am Wochenende (Bleiben wir realistisch: soweit möglich.) gibt es hier einen Sammelpost mit allem, was es nicht zu einem eigenen Artikel gebracht hat. Das ist mal mehr, mal weniger. Mal gucken, wie’s klappt.

How I Became The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The full story of how an ex-girlfriend, Arsenio Hall, Quincy Jones and flowing libations all led to the creation of „The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.“

The greatest Foley artist ever

!aouo !a!a wa

„!aouo !a!a wa“ – meaning „The Stumbling Cheetah“ in traditional San Bushmen language – tells the origin story of the fastest animal on land and interweaves it with the difficult situation today, in which these big cats are considered a pest by many livestock farmers.

You’ve seen Venice’s gondolas. But have you seen its doors?

Einfach nur ein paar schöne Türen.
During a visit last month, I became obsessed with doors. They came in all sizes, shapes, colors, and states of disrepair. Each of the weather-beaten portals, many of which open directly onto the water, seemed to have a story to tell from many years serving their masters. If I were a poet, I could have filled a book imagining the world these doors have witnessed.

Dubai – The Return of Fog

There’s something very special about fog season in Dubai where the whole city looks like floating above the sea of clouds.

True Facts: Frog Fish

Ze Frank ist wieder da und hat wieder tolle Videos über noch tollere Viecher im Gepäck.


Showering in Molten Iron

For the past 30 years, Wang De has been practicing the ancient art of Da Shuhua, a 500-year-old tradition that first began with blacksmiths in the Nunquan village of China. Wanting a way to celebrate Chinese New Year, but without the means to afford traditional fireworks, these blacksmiths devised a new form of entertainment. By tossing molten iron against the walls, they created beautiful showers of sparks, beginning a practice that would soon become a part of their cultural heritage. Now, it’s a special part of Nuanquan’s legacy as there’s no place else on Earth to witness the fiery spectacle.

jeremy messersmith – Monday, You’re Not So Bad

The Fine Art of Television Repair

Chi-Tien Lui is an electrical engineer and technician whose craft has evolved to the realm of high art. Born in China, he trained as a technician in Taiwan before moving into the U.S. and setting up his own shop in downtown Manhattan in 1969. During this time, televisions began to evolve and video became an important part of the experimental art scene, especially for big players like Andy Warhol and John Lennon. But, over time, wear and tear and years sitting in museums can cause machinery to fail, which means the potential of losing priceless art forever. That’s where Chi-Tien Lui comes in. He’s become the go-to guy for institutions like the Smithsonian and MoMA to preserve these legendary electronics.

I Know I Shouldn’t Like It, But I Do

Written initially as part of a collection of poetry, I Know I Shouldn’t Like It, But I Do, is an adapted list poem, written and directed by Ben Williams-Butt. It explores the depravity of the everyday human psyche, and the complex Freudian wants and needs of everyone – whether they like to admit it or not.


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