• Posts Tagged ‘Ancient Rome’

    Real Life Magic Artefacts: The Warren Cup

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    It's weird the sex toys that haven't lasted through the ages. Not the handle, the voluminous cum rag

    Did you know that there is an actual black grail? A physical object from antiquity that the was banned from entering a terrified America as late as 1953? (It was turned away from New York for being too controversial. Joke’s on whoever made that call.) Did you know that it was only publicly displayed...

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    Have Your Own Festival Of Festivals

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    In the Palazzo Medici. The ceiling is a veritable deitypalooza

    Let me start this post by insisting you all go and subscribe to Devi’s newsletter. I just got the December issue and it’s fantastic. Something in it triggered a plan… An ambitious plan. Like most of you, this is one of my favourite times of year. And even though I’m insanely busy it occurs...

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    Al-Andalus: Kingdom of Magic

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    The first Darwinian biologists -eager heads brimming with notions of natural selection- observed a startling amount of same-sex pairings in the wild. A lot more than they were expecting. Mother Nature, it appeared, was the first fag hag. For instance, giraffes are very gay. (But you can tell just by looking at them. They...

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