June 30, 2021 at 09:12AM

The Grid Enforcer has found a place off grid to take a breather. A cool cave building is just the spot on a hot day like today. I hope they brought a nice lunch.

#battletribes #spymonkeycreations #gridenforcer #tron #mcpwarrior #modulartoys #parcodeimostri #parkofmonster #glyos #toystagram #toyhomage #onelldesign #wave20 https://instagr.am/p/CQvtyudsdSd/

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I am missing my boys today. Pye’s birthday is soon.

I keep looking to see if they are on the stairs, or thinking to check water levels for them with the warm temps, or I just want on or both of them to sit on my lap and cuddle.

My heart is really breaking. Pye has been gone for a month now. Newton passed over two years ago. When does it get easier? I don’t want to get a new pet until our mourning has eased at least some, but that might be quite a while.

June 29, 2021 at 09:52AM

Samurai facial armor (sōmen), mislabelled “executioner’s mask,” iron, 18th–19thcentury (?), London, Science Museum Group Collection, obj. no. A129822, The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum.

Two ‘executioner’s masks’ housed in the collection of the pharmaceutical entrepreneur and philanthropist Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936) have recently been exposed as historiographical forgeries manufactured in the nineteenth-century.
Previously these objects were believed to have covered the face of the executioner during capital punishment, either to disguise his identity or to protect him from the ‘evil eye’ of the dead convict. In an article for History Today, Alison Kinney argued that such notions do not match with early modern written and visual documentation but rather with Victorian ‘gothic’ sensibilities.

#creativehistory #revisionisthistory
#mask #armor #samurai #face #executioner https://instagr.am/p/CQtNjsesUMK/

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June 26, 2021 at 08:16PM

Hey, a friend of ours gave us a bobblehead of her! Karen is the first doll / toy we have of a person we know and currently socialize with on the regular. She will get a place of honor somewhere near Edgar Allan Poe and Count Chocula, I suspect. (unless she would rather hang out with Mothman and Bigfoot )

Grilled out with her, @maximillian_deersteak , Leslie and the Inlaws for a nice day of tasty corn on the cob, veggie burgers (the rest got ribs), cornbread, baked potatoes, and baked beans! The local farms don’t have 5hat quality corn just yet, so I suspect it was brought from the Carolinas. We don’t usually get good corn here until around July 4 via Swann Farms.

They all went on a walk by the bay, but my back is tricking up, so I remaing back here with Larry to post this and talk about trains, ships and history.

#bobblehead #karencorr #visiting #bbq #fatherinlaw #motherinlaw #spouse #friends #snooker #billiards #worldchampion https://instagr.am/p/CQmmp5isbTS/

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June 25, 2021 at 10:35PM

Our first game of #smallworld in a few years and we are pretty well-matched. Next trick, drag Amy into the mix.

Also in the works, catan, potion explosion, carcassonne and pandemic

Any other android tablet compatible board games? I’m thinking galaxy trucker and seeing if I can find a version of m.u.l.e.

#smallworld #daysofwonder #asmodee https://instagr.am/p/CQkRvCAs0jB/

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June 24, 2021 at 11:29PM

Just found out that knitter friend Betty McGrane passed away earlier this week, succumbing after a heart attack and stroke. I regret not seeing her since before covid broke.

She was very kind to me and I didn’t mind helping her with tech support one bit. She was easy going and was always happy for the help. She had a running joke that if I ever tired of my wife that she was an old lady with a big pension.

We will miss you, Betty. https://instagr.am/p/CQhzKTOAjzF/

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