Promoing at the beach
Ancient Roman prostitutes did something similar, but usually they would have phalluses inscribed in their sandals. So, if you were ever in the mood, you could just look down and follow the dicks.
follow the yellow dick-road
I love history lessons on tumblr.
Hilarious as that is, particularly from the follow-up comment, I can’t find any source backing that up.
Course, my comp’s lagging, so maybe it is out there. Be nice if the history lessons tumblr tries to give though were sourced.
Because it wasn’t Roman prostitutes that did this, but Greek ones. From Wikipedia: “Independent prostitutes who worked the street were on the next higher level. Besides directly displaying their charms to potential clients they had recourse to publicity; sandals with marked soles have been found which left an imprint that stated ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΕΙ AKOLOUTHEI (“Follow me”) on the ground.” (reference: cited in Wikipedia, but Halperin, One Hundred Years of Homosexuality, p.109)
Kate MacDowell Amazing Porcelain Sculptures
Through her porcelain sculptures, artist Kate MacDowell explores our romantic notions towards the environment alongside the human propensity for destruction. Her pieces are responses to the damage we inflict upon our habitats including climate change, genetic modification of organisms, and pollution. Human figures and animals act as symbols of the natural world, humorously and sometimes disturbingly transformed into new creatures that share qualities across the boundary of species. Hand crafted and exceptionally detailed, her work is a traditional medium that takes on contemporary significance in an age of ecological degradation.
Kate MacDowell and her ghostly sculptures are beautiful and somewhat haunting examinations of the human relationship with nature. Each piece is molded by hand and then hollowed. Choosing porcelain for its pallor, luminosity, and ability to show texture, it also allows her to represent “fragility of natural forms in a dying ecosystem, while paradoxically, being a material that can last for thousands of years and is historically associated with high status and value.”
tl;dr: spartacus has nothing to do with sparta. also it’s great and you should watch it. there are a hundred other great characters and aspects of the show but we already had 18 slides sooooo. (p.p.s. beware of the gore and stuff though the entire show is it’s own trigger warning tbh)
p.s. ari and i have lost control of our lives