***September Golden Ticket Giveaway - Sonos HiFi System**
Sonos has been leading the way in wireless HiFi systems for some time now and has closed the gap on audiophile-quality sound with the convenience of a wireless system.
What’s more, the Sonos setup we’re giving away can integrate seamlessly with your vinyl setup:
Turntable —> Pre-amp —> Sonos CONNECT:Amp —> Sonos PLAY:5 Speakers
That’s right, a marriage of old & new, the warmth of analog & convenience of wireless technology living in harmony, providing unending sonic bliss for your eardrums anywhere in your house. We’ve tried it out…it’s pretty sick.
What one lucky member will receive:
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APPARENTLY TODAY IS MY LUCKY DAY BECAUSE I JUST WON THIS CRAZY THING!!!!!
The folks over at VinylMePlease are so awesome, and have such a cool thing going. Every month, one record with a special pressing, expanded artwork and a drink pairing. Been a subscriber for a couple of months now and love it. Every month they do a really cool “golden ticket” giveaway of something super cool. If you’re a vinyl lover, definitely check them out!!
#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…
I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.
The shade is real
i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.
The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.
Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.
I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.
I’m embarrassed and ashamed to add myself to the list of people who where taught that the noses “fell off” as a child and never once stopped to think about how incongruous that was to everything I had been taught about the Egyptian civilizations and their propensity for lasting works of art.
I was never taught this. In fact, by the time I entered an integrated school setting, the Egyptian portion of history was usually brief and skipped until the Roman Empire entered the story.
This is actually not true regarding why the Sphinx has no nose: “Finally, an article by Ulrich Haarmann, “Regional Sentiment in Medieval Islamic Egypt,” published in the University of London’s Bulletin Of The School Of Oriental And African Studies (BSOAS), vol.43 (1980) p.55-66, states that according to Makrizi, Rashidi and other medieval Arab scholars, the face of the Sphinx was vandalized in 1378 A.D. by Mohammed Sa’im al-Dahr, a “fanatical sufi of the oldest and most highly respected sufi convent of Cairo.” (x) The nose and ears are mentioned specifically as having been damaged at this time. According to one account, Haarmann states, the residents in the neighborhood of the Sphinx were so upset by the destruction that they lynched him and buried him near the great monument he ruined.” — It’s a pretty common myth that the nose was destroyed by Napoleon Bonaparte, despite there being sketches of the Sphinx sans nose from before Napoleon’s birth.
I couldn’t find any sources to prove or disprove the other missing noses, all I ran into were a bunch of super racist forum discussions. Just a word to the wise to do a little research on any unsubstantiated claims you read on the ’net. No need to be spreading misinformation!
Time for #wcw @litttlejennn 😘😘😘
Crucial hangs with the go_illa crew earlier. @litttlejennn and I holding it down.
Hello from a ferris wheel on the Navy Pier in Chicago! 💑
Riot Fest ‘14 in a nutshell.
Good afternoon to hang out with the Menzingers!